October 13th News and Notes

 
Thanksgiving Gift Cards

The Mission and Service Committee will be collecting gift cards again for any grocery store in the area for Thanksgiving.

Please leave them in the Food Pantry basket or give them to Mary Jo or Janice by Sunday, November 14th. We will deliver them the next day.

SEEDS

SEEDS needs magazines for a craft project they will be doing on October 13.   If you have any you can donate, you can either drop them off in the CE room or let Sue Kennedy know and arrangements can be made to get them. suepiano49@gmail.com

Weekly Prayer Meeting

Join us for the weekly Prayer Meeting on Tuesdays at 7:30PM via Zoom. Look out for the weekly email with the Zoom link.

 
Electronic Sign

An anonymous donor has made a donation towards an electronic sign at the street.  We are putting together a team to explore what this might entail, how much it cost, and how to best utilize the donation.  If you are interested in helping out, please contact Diane Eades.

Tech Team

Ever dream of being a producer or a director?  Now is your chance!  We are looking for people to learn how to work the livestreaming camera during worship.  If you are interested in helping out, please contact Russ Doughty.

 
Food Pantry Collection
 

The Mission and Service Committee will return to in church food donations for the Bowie Food Pantry. Please leave food either in the hall by the side door closest to the Pastor’s office or in the basket in the Narthex.

 
 
Sabbatical
Chris is on sabbatical until October 18th. 
 
During his absence,  contact Jim McDonald – jlmcdc@gmail.com or 415-747-1663 – for emergency pastoral care. 
 
If you have anything to send out via UPBannounce, please contact Mike Mehl – rcjhawk@gmail.com.  
 
Dina Bickel – rundcb02@gmail.com will be sending out the News and Notes every other week, or as needed.   
 
You can contact any of the board members with any other concerns.  Herb Sheppard – herbshep@aol.com will be the point person for the board.   
 
For more information, you can read this letter from Chris and this introduction letter from Jim.
 

Covid Protocols

The board reviews the Covid protocols every month.  Beginning this Sunday, we will have hymnals available again.  They will be on a cart as you enter the sanctuary and ask that you be sure to return them after worship.

The following protocols are still in place:

  • If you are not feeling well or have come into contact someone who has tested positive for Covid that you stay home and join us via livestream.
  • We are not printing bulletins.  They will be sent out Saturday evening and Sunday morning.  You can print them or use the screens.
  • Masks will be required of everyone regardless of vaccination status.
  • We will have hand sanitizer available at the door.
  • We will not pass the peace or pass the collection plate.
  • We will not have coffee before worship or chat & chew after worship for the time being.
  • We will be limiting singing to two hymns, as well as the offertory.
 

Worship Livestream

Now that our worship is back in the sanctuary, we are also livestreaming every Sunday on our YouTube channel – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqqDRraxyFzFTQNz9ppOuWg

Giving

If you are unable to join us in person, but would like to continue to make your tithe or offering, there are several ways to do so.  You can mail a check to the church.  You can give online through paypal https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=KJTC62AUPNWCE&source=url   You can also set up a payment through your banks online bill pay feature.  Paypal charges the church approximately 3%, so please consider either consider giving through one of the other two ways or adding 3% to your offering to offset the fee.

 

October 3rd News and Notes

 
SEEDS

SEEDS needs magazines for a craft project they will be doing on October 13.   If you have any you can donate, you can either drop them off in the CE room or let Sue Kennedy know and arrangements can be made to get them. suepiano49@gmail.com

Trivia

Mark your calendar!  Our next trivia night will be Wednesday, October 6th at 7:00PM.  Here’s the link
Weekly Prayer Meeting

Join us for the weekly Prayer Meeting on Tuesdays at 7:30PM via Zoom. Look out for the weekly email with the Zoom link.

 
Electronic Sign

An anonymous donor has made a donation towards an electronic sign at the street.  We are putting together a team to explore what this might entail, how much it cost, and how to best utilize the donation.  If you are interested in helping out, please contact Diane Eades.

Tech team

Ever dream of being a producer or a director?  Now is your chance!  We are looking for people to learn how to work the livestreaming camera during worship.  If you are interested in helping out, please contact Russ Doughty.

 
Food Pantry Collection
 

The Mission and Service Committee will return to in church food donations for the Bowie Food Pantry. Please leave food either in the hall by the side door closest to the Pastor’s office or in the basket in the Narthex.

 
 
Sabbatical
Chris is on sabbatical until October 18th. 
 
During his absence,  contact Jim McDonald – jlmcdc@gmail.com or 415-747-1663 – for emergency pastoral care. 
 
If you have anything to send out via UPBannounce, please contact Mike Mehl – rcjhawk@gmail.com.  
 
Dina Bickel – rundcb02@gmail.com will be sending out the News and Notes every other week, or as needed.   
 
You can contact any of the board members with any other concerns.  Herb Sheppard – herbshep@aol.com will be the point person for the board.   
 
For more information, you can read this letter from Chris and this introduction letter from Jim.
 

Covid Protocols

The board reviews the Covid protocols every month.  Beginning this Sunday, we will have hymnals available again.  They will be on a cart as you enter the sanctuary and ask that you be sure to return them after worship.

The following protocols are still in place:

  • If you are not feeling well or have come into contact someone who has tested positive for Covid that you stay home and join us via livestream.
  • We are not printing bulletins.  They will be sent out Saturday evening and Sunday morning.  You can print them or use the screens.
  • Masks will be required of everyone regardless of vaccination status.
  • We will have hand sanitizer available at the door.
  • We will not pass the peace or pass the collection plate.
  • We will not have coffee before worship or chat & chew after worship for the time being.
  • We will be limiting singing to two hymns, as well as the offertory.
 

Worship Livestream

Now that our worship is back in the sanctuary, we are also livestreaming every Sunday on our YouTube channel – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqqDRraxyFzFTQNz9ppOuWg

Giving

If you are unable to join us in person, but would like to continue to make your tithe or offering, there are several ways to do so.  You can mail a check to the church.  You can give online through paypal https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=KJTC62AUPNWCE&source=url   You can also set up a payment through your banks online bill pay feature.  Paypal charges the church approximately 3%, so please consider either consider giving through one of the other two ways or adding 3% to your offering to offset the fee.

 

September 16th News and Notes

 
Buddies

The Children, Youth and Family Committee is looking for adult volunteers to be buddies to the children in our church family by checking in on them once or twice a month with a card or note. We hope this will build and strengthen relationships between our children and adults. With the events of the past eighteen months, we think it is more important now than before that our children know we love them, are there for them, and they are an important part of our church family.

Last year, buddies changed every month. However, this year, in order to build better relationships, everyone will have the same buddy for three months before getting a new one: October-December, January-March, and April-June.

If you are interested in being a buddy, please let Sue Kennedy know by Tuesday, September 21. In addition, if you have any questions or concerns, talk to Sue – suepiano49@gmail.com

Weekly Prayer Meeting

Join us for the weekly Prayer Meeting on Tuesdays at 7:30PM via Zoom. Look out for the weekly email with the Zoom link.

 
Electronic Sign

An anonymous donor has made a donation towards an electronic sign at the street.  We are putting together a team to explore what this might entail, how much it cost, and how to best utilize the donation.  If you are interested in helping out, please contact Diane Eades.

Tech team

Ever dream of being a producer or a director?  Now is your chance!  We are looking for people to learn how to work the livestreaming camera during worship.  If you are interested in helping out, please contact Russ Doughty.

 
Food Pantry Collection
 

The Mission and Service Committee will return to in church food donations for the Bowie Food Pantry. Please leave food either in the hall by the side door closest to the Pastor’s office or in the basket in the Narthex.

 
 
Sabbatical
Chris is on sabbatical until October 18th. 
 
During his absence,  contact Jim McDonald – jlmcdc@gmail.com or 415-747-1663 – for emergency pastoral care. 
 
If you have anything to send out via UPBannounce, please contact Mike Mehl – rcjhawk@gmail.com.  
 
Dina Bickel – rundcb02@gmail.com will be sending out the News and Notes every other week, or as needed.   
 
You can contact any of the board members with any other concerns.  Herb Sheppard – herbshep@aol.com will be the point person for the board.   
 
For more information, you can read this letter from Chris and this introduction letter from Jim.
 

Covid Protocols

The board reviews the Covid protocols every month.  Beginning this Sunday, we will have hymnals available again.  They will be on a cart as you enter the sanctuary and ask that you be sure to return them after worship.

The following protocols are still in place:

  • If you are not feeling well or have come into contact someone who has tested positive for Covid that you stay home and join us via livestream.
  • We are not printing bulletins.  They will be sent out Saturday evening and Sunday morning.  You can print them or use the screens.
  • Masks will be required of everyone regardless of vaccination status.
  • We will have hand sanitizer available at the door.
  • We will not pass the peace or pass the collection plate.
  • We will not have coffee before worship or chat & chew after worship for the time being.
  • We will be limiting singing to two hymns, as well as the offertory.
 

Worship Livestream

Now that our worship is back in the sanctuary, we are also livestreaming every Sunday on our YouTube channel – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqqDRraxyFzFTQNz9ppOuWg

Giving

If you are unable to join us in person, but would like to continue to make your tithe or offering, there are several ways to do so.  You can mail a check to the church.  You can give online through paypal https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=KJTC62AUPNWCE&source=url   You can also set up a payment through your banks online bill pay feature.  Paypal charges the church approximately 3%, so please consider either consider giving through one of the other two ways or adding 3% to your offering to offset the fee.

 

September 2nd News and Notes

 
Help for Haiti

The 7.2 magnitude earthquake that struck Haiti west of the capital, Port-au-Prince, earlier this month has shattered the country, with at least 2,189 people dead and approximately 1.5 million people with few resources left to fend for themselves. The survivors lack medical assistance, shelter, running water and food. Compounding their plight are the flooding and mudslides resulting from Tropical Storm Grace and the violent gangs that have been intimidating the convoys with equipment and supplies attempting to bring relief to the residents.

During the offering, we will have a special collection for Haiti. If you’d like to contribute, add “Haiti” in the memo line and place your offering in the wicker baskets.

If you’d like to donate directly, here are several different organizations that are working on the ground to help:

  1. U.C.C. Disaster Relief Fund – https://www.ucc.org/ucc-haiti-appeal/
  2. Presbyterian Disaster Assistance – https://www.pda.pcusa.org/
  3. Church World Service – https://www.cwsglobal.org/donate/Haiti-2021/
  4. World Vision – https://www.worldvision.org/disaster-relief-news-stories/2010-haiti-earthquake-facts
  5. CARE – https://www.care.org/
  6. Save the Children – https://www.savethechildren.org/us/where-we-work/haiti
  7. Mercy Corps – https://www.mercycorps.org/
Weekly Prayer Meeting

Join us for the weekly Prayer Meeting on Tuesdays at 7:30PM via Zoom. Look out for the weekly email with the Zoom link.

Trivia Night
The next Happy Hour and Trivia Night will be Wednesday, September 8 at 7:00PM. (Note the change in date) Click here for the Zoom link.
 
 
 
Electronic Sign

An anonymous donor has made a donation towards an electronic sign at the street.  We are putting together a team to explore what this might entail, how much it cost, and how to best utilize the donation.  If you are interested in helping out, please contact Diane Eades.

Tech team
Ever dream of being a producer or a director?  Now is your chance!  We are looking for people to learn how to work the livestreaming camera during worship.  If you are interested in helping out, please contact Russ Doughty.
 
 
 
Food Pantry Collection
 
The Mission and Service Committee will return to in church food donations for the Bowie Food Pantry. Please leave food either in the hall by the side door closest to the Pastor’s office or in the basket in the Narthex.
 
 
Sabbatical
Chris is on sabbatical until October 18th. 
 
During his absence,  contact Jim McDonald – jlmcdc@gmail.com or 415-747-1663 – for emergency pastoral care. 
 
If you have anything to send out via UPBannounce, please contact Mike Mehl – rcjhawk@gmail.com.  
 
Dina Bickel – rundcb02@gmail.com will be sending out the News and Notes every other week, or as needed.   
 
You can contact any of the board members with any other concerns.  Herb Sheppard – herbshep@aol.com will be the point person for the board.   
 
For more information, you can read this letter from Chris and this introduction letter from Jim.
 

Covid Protocols

The board reviews the Covid protocols every month.  Beginning this Sunday, we will have hymnals available again.  They will be on a cart as you enter the sanctuary and ask that you be sure to return them after worship.

The following protocols are still in place:

  • If you are not feeling well or have come into contact someone who has tested positive for Covid that you stay home and join us via livestream.
  • We are not printing bulletins.  They will be sent out Saturday evening and Sunday morning.  You can print them or use the screens.
  • Masks will be required of everyone regardless of vaccination status.
  • We will have hand sanitizer available at the door.
  • We will not pass the peace or pass the collection plate.
  • We will not have coffee before worship or chat & chew after worship for the time being.
  • We will be limiting singing to two hymns, as well as the offertory.
 

Worship Livestream

Now that our worship is back in the sanctuary, we are also livestreaming every Sunday on our YouTube channel – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqqDRraxyFzFTQNz9ppOuWg

Giving

If you are unable to join us in person, but would like to continue to make your tithe or offering, there are several ways to do so.  You can mail a check to the church.  You can give online through paypal https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=KJTC62AUPNWCE&source=url   You can also set up a payment through your banks online bill pay feature.  Paypal charges the church approximately 3%, so please consider either consider giving through one of the other two ways or adding 3% to your offering to offset the fee.

 

AUGUST 25TH News and Notes

 
Help for Haiti

The 7.2 magnitude earthquake that struck Haiti west of the capital, Port-au-Prince, earlier this month has shattered the country, with at least 2,189 people dead and approximately 1.5 million people with few resources left to fend for themselves. The survivors lack medical assistance, shelter, running water and food. Compounding their plight are the flooding and mudslides resulting from Tropical Storm Grace and the violent gangs that have been intimidating the convoys with equipment and supplies attempting to bring relief to the residents.

During the offering, we will have a special collection for Haiti. If you’d like to contribute, add “Haiti” in the memo line and place your offering in the wicker baskets.

If you’d like to donate directly, here are several different organizations that are working on the ground to help:

  1. U.C.C. Disaster Relief Fund – https://www.ucc.org/ucc-haiti-appeal/
  2. Presbyterian Disaster Assistance – https://www.pda.pcusa.org/
  3. Church World Service – https://www.cwsglobal.org/donate/Haiti-2021/
  4. World Vision – https://www.worldvision.org/disaster-relief-news-stories/2010-haiti-earthquake-facts
  5. CARE – https://www.care.org/
  6. Save the Children – https://www.savethechildren.org/us/where-we-work/haiti
  7. Mercy Corps – https://www.mercycorps.org/
Weekly Prayer Meeting

Join us for the weekly Prayer Meeting on Tuesdays at 7:30PM via Zoom. Look out for the weekly email with the Zoom link.

Trivia Night
The next Happy Hour and Trivia Night will be Wednesday, September 8 at 7:00PM. (Note the change in date) Click here for the Zoom link.
 
 
 
Electronic Sign

An anonymous donor has made a donation towards an electronic sign at the street.  We are putting together a team to explore what this might entail, how much it cost, and how to best utilize the donation.  If you are interested in helping out, please contact Diane Eades.

Tech team
Ever dream of being a producer or a director?  Now is your chance!  We are looking for people to learn how to work the livestreaming camera during worship.  If you are interested in helping out, please contact Russ Doughty.
 
 
Backpack/School Supply Drive
The Mission and Service Committee would like to thank the  congregation for the overwhelming response to the backpack/school supply drive. We ended up with 14 back packs and at least 10 bags of school supplies. The Bowie Food Pantry decided they would pack the bags according to grade levels.
 
Food donations were equally appreciated.
 
 
Food Pantry Collection
 
The Mission and Service Committee will return to in church food donations for the Bowie Food Pantry. Please leave food either in the hall by the side door closest to the Pastor’s office or in the basket in the Narthex.
 
 
Sabbatical
Chris is on sabbatical until October 18th. 
 
During his absence,  contact Jim McDonald – jlmcdc@gmail.com or 415-747-1663 – for emergency pastoral care. 
 
If you have anything to send out via UPBannounce, please contact Mike Mehl – rcjhawk@gmail.com.  
 
Dina Bickel – rundcb02@gmail.com will be sending out the News and Notes every other week, or as needed.   
 
You can contact any of the board members with any other concerns.  Herb Sheppard – herbshep@aol.com will be the point person for the board.   
 
For more information, you can read this letter from Chris and this introduction letter from Jim.
 

Covid Protocols

The board reviews the Covid protocols every month.  Beginning this Sunday, we will have hymnals available again.  They will be on a cart as you enter the sanctuary and ask that you be sure to return them after worship.

The following protocols are still in place:

  • If you are not feeling well or have come into contact someone who has tested positive for Covid that you stay home and join us via livestream.
  • We are not printing bulletins.  They will be sent out Saturday evening and Sunday morning.  You can print them or use the screens.
  • Masks will be required of everyone regardless of vaccination status.
  • We will have hand sanitizer available at the door.
  • We will not pass the peace or pass the collection plate.
  • We will not have coffee before worship or chat & chew after worship for the time being.
  • We will be limiting singing to two hymns, as well as the offertory.
 

Worship Livestream

Now that our worship is back in the sanctuary, we are also livestreaming every Sunday on our YouTube channel – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqqDRraxyFzFTQNz9ppOuWg

Giving

If you are unable to join us in person, but would like to continue to make your tithe or offering, there are several ways to do so.  You can mail a check to the church.  You can give online through paypal https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=KJTC62AUPNWCE&source=url   You can also set up a payment through your banks online bill pay feature.  Paypal charges the church approximately 3%, so please consider either consider giving through one of the other two ways or adding 3% to your offering to offset the fee.

 

AUGUST 11TH News and Notes

 
 
Backpack/School Supply Drive
 
The Mission and Service Committee would like to thank the  congregation for the overwhelming response to the backpack/school supply drive. We ended up with 14 back packs and at least 10 bags of school supplies. The Bowie Food Pantry decided they would pack the bags according to grade levels.
 
Food donations were equally appreciated.
 
 
Food Pantry Collection
 
The Mission and Service Committee will return to in church food donations for the Bowie Food Pantry. Please leave food either in the hall by the side door closest to the Pastor’s office or in the basket in the Narthex.
 
 
Sabbatical
 
Chris is on sabbatical until October 18th. 
 
During his absence,  contact Jim McDonald – jlmcdc@gmail.com or 415-747-1663 – for emergency pastoral care. 
 
If you have anything to send out via UPBannounce, please contact Mike Mehl – rcjhawk@gmail.com.  
 
Dina Bickel – rundcb02@gmail.com will be sending out the News and Notes every other week, or as needed.   
 
You can contact any of the board members with any other concerns.  Herb Sheppard – herbshep@aol.com will be the point person for the board.   
 
For more information, you can read this letter from Chris and this introduction letter from Jim.
 

Covid Protocols

The board reviews the Covid protocols every month.  Beginning this Sunday, we will have hymnals available again.  They will be on a cart as you enter the sanctuary and ask that you be sure to return them after worship.

The following protocols are still in place:

  • If you are not feeling well or have come into contact someone who has tested positive for Covid that you stay home and join us via livestream.
  • We are not printing bulletins.  They will be sent out Saturday evening and Sunday morning.  You can print them or use the screens.
  • Masks will be required of everyone regardless of vaccination status.
  • We will have hand sanitizer available at the door.
  • We will not pass the peace or pass the collection plate.
  • We will not have coffee before worship or chat & chew after worship for the time being.
  • We will be limiting singing to two hymns, as well as the offertory.
 

Art and Music camp

Thanks again to all the campers and volunteers who helped make the week so much fun! Here’s a link to the Art & Music Camp Video.
 
 

Electronic Sign

An anonymous donor has made a donation towards an electronic sign at the street.  We are putting together a team to explore what this might entail, how much it cost, and how to best utilize the donation.  If you are interested in helping out, please contact Diane Eades.  
 
 

Worship Livestream

Now that our worship is back in the sanctuary, we are also livestreaming every Sunday on our YouTube channel – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqqDRraxyFzFTQNz9ppOuWg
 
Tech team
 
Ever dream of being a producer or a director?  Now is your chance!  We are looking for people to learn how to work the livestreaming camera during worship.  If you are interested in helping out, please contact Russ Doughty.
 
 
Giving

If you are unable to join us in person, but would like to continue to make your tithe or offering, there are several ways to do so.  You can mail a check to the church.  You can give online through paypal https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=KJTC62AUPNWCE&source=url   You can also set up a payment through your banks online bill pay feature.  Paypal charges the church approximately 3%, so please consider either consider giving through one of the other two ways or adding 3% to your offering to offset the fee.

 

July 22ND News and Notes

 
 
 
Food Pantry Collection
 
The Mission and Service Committee will return to in church food donations for the Bowie Food Pantry. Please leave food either in the hall by the side door closest to the Pastor’s office or in the basket in the Narthex.
 
School Supply Collection
 
The Mission and Service Committee is collecting school supplies and backpacks for those in need. Please donate any kind of school supplies by Tuesday, August 10th. 
 
Sabbatical
 
Chris is on sabbatical until October 18th.  During his absence,  contact Jim McDonald for emergency pastoral care.  If you have anything to send out via UPBannounce, please contact Mike MehlDina Bickel will be sending out the News and Notes every other week, or as needed.   You can contact any of the board members with any other concerns.  Herb Sheppard will be the point person for the board.   For more information, you can read this letter from Chris and this introduction letter from Jim.
 

Covid Protocols

The board reviews the Covid protocols every month.  Beginning this Sunday, we will have hymnals available again.  They will be on a cart as you enter the sanctuary and ask that you be sure to return them after worship.

The following protocols are still in place:

  • If you are not feeling well or have come into contact someone who has tested positive for Covid that you stay home and join us via livestream.
  • We are not printing bulletins.  They will be sent out Saturday evening and Sunday morning.  You can print them or use the screens.
  • Masks will be required of everyone regardless of vaccination status.
  • We will have hand sanitizer available at the door.
  • We will not pass the peace or pass the collection plate.
  • We will not have coffee before worship or chat & chew after worship for the time being.
  • We will be limiting singing to two hymns, as well as the offertory.
 

Art and Music camp

Art and Music camp begins next week on Monday, July 26th!  Please stay after worship on Sunday, July 25th to help move chairs and set up.  The more we have the less work there will be!
 

Newspapers needed

We are collecting newspapers for Art and Music camp.  Please bring any newspapers you might have and leave them in the CE room.
 

Electronic Sign

An anonymous donor has made a donation towards an electronic sign at the street.  We are putting together a team to explore what this might entail, how much it cost, and how to best utilize the donation.  If you are interested in helping out, please contact Diane Eades.  
 

Trivia

Mark your calendar!  Our next trivia night will be August 4th at 7:00.  A zoom link will be sent out closer to that date.
 

Worship Livestream

Now that our worship is back in the sanctuary, we are also livestreaming every Sunday on our YouTube channel – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqqDRraxyFzFTQNz9ppOuWg
 
Tech team
 
Ever dream of being a producer or a director?  Now is your chance!  We are looking for people to learn how to work the livestreaming camera during worship.  If you are interested in helping out, please contact Russ Doughty.
 
 
Giving

If you are unable to join us in person, but would like to continue to make your tithe or offering, there are several ways to do so.  You can mail a check to the church.  You can give online through paypal https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=KJTC62AUPNWCE&source=url   You can also set up a payment through your banks online bill pay feature.  Paypal charges the church approximately 3%, so please consider either consider giving through one of the other two ways or adding 3% to your offering to offset the fee.

 

July 15th News and Notes

 
 
Sabbatical
 
Chris begins his Sabbatical following worship this Sunday unitl October 18th.  During his absence, you should contact Jim McDonald for emergency pastoral care.  If you have anything to send out via UPBannounce, please contact Mike MehlDina Bickel will be sending out the News and Notes every other week, or as needed.   You can contact any of the board members with any other concerns.  Herb Sheppard will be the point person for the board.   For more information, you can read this letter from Chris and this introduction letter from Jim.
 

Covid Protocols

The board reviews the Covid Protocols every month.  Beginning this Sunday, we will have hymnals available again.  They will be on a cart as you enter the sanctuary and ask that you be sure to return them after worship.

The following procols are still in place

  • If you are not feeling well or have come into contact someone who has tested positive for Covid that you stay home and join us via livestream.
  • We are not printing bulletins.  They will be sent out Saturday evening and Sunday morning.  You can print them or use the screens.
  • Masks will be required of everyone regardless of vaccination status.
  • We will have hand sanitizer available at the door.
  • We will not pass the peace or pass the collection plate.
  • We will not have coffee before worship or chat & chew after worship for the time being.
  • We will be limiting singing to two hymns, as well as the offertory.
 

Art and Music camp

Art and Music camp begins July 26th!  We are asking people to stay after worship on July 25th to help move chairs and set up.  The more we have the less work there will be!

 

Newspapers needed

We are collecting newspapers for Art and Music camp.  Please bring any newspapers you might have and leave them in the CE room.
 

Electronic Sign

An anonymous donor has made a donation towards an electronic sign at the street.  We are putting together a team to explore what this might entail, how much it cost, and how to best utilize the donation.  If you are interested in helping out, please contact Diane Eades.  
 

Trivia

Mark your calendar!  Our next trivia night will be August 4th at 7:00.  A zoom link will be sent out closer to that date.
 

Worship Livestream

Now that our worship is back in the sanctuary, we are also livestreaming every Sunday on our YouTube channel – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqqDRraxyFzFTQNz9ppOuWg
 
Tech team
 
Ever dream of being a producer or a director?  Now is your chance!  We are looking for people to learn how to work the livestreaming camera during worship.  If you are interested in helping out, please contact Russ Doughty.
 
 
Giving

If you are unable to join us in person, but would like to continue to make your tithe or offering, there are several ways to do so.  You can mail a check to the church.  You can give online through paypal https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=KJTC62AUPNWCE&source=url   You can also set up a payment through your banks online bill pay feature.  Paypal charges the church approximately 3%, so please consider either consider giving through one of the other two ways or adding 3% to your offering to offset the fee.

 

July 6th News and Notes

 
 
Men’s Breakfast
 
The men of the church will be meeting at Nautilus Diner in Crofton, this Thursday, July 8th at 9:00 AM for the Men’s Breakfast.  Come and join us!
 

 
Meet and Greet
 
Come and meet Rev. Jim McDonald who will be filling in part time while Chris is on Sabbatical.  He will be joining us in worship this Sunday with a time of fellowship following worship.
 
Sabbatical Information
 
Chris will be on Sabbatical from July 19th- Oct 18th.  Here is a letter from Chris for more information.  Rev. Jim McDonald will fill in on a part time pastor, leading worship and providing emergency pastoral care.   Here is a letter Jim wrote introducing himself.  Jim will be joining us in worship and for a time of outdoor fellowship on June 11th to come and meet the congregation!
 

UCC Happenings

 
Check out this article on some powerful work by area UCC churches !


Worship Livestream

Now that our worship is back in the sanctuary, we are also livestreaming every Sunday on our YouTube channel – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqqDRraxyFzFTQNz9ppOuWg

Covid Protocols

As we continue to gather in person, we observe certain protocols for the protection of the community. These are evaluated each month at the board meeting.
  • If you are not feeling well or have come into contact someone who has tested positive for Covid that you stay home and join us via livestream.
  • We are not printing bulletins.  They will be sent out Saturday evening and Sunday morning.  You can print them or use the screens.
  • Masks will be required of everyone regardless of vaccination status.
  • We will have hand sanitizer available at the door.
  • We will not pass the peace or pass the collection plate.
  • We will not have coffee before worship or chat & chew after worship for the time being.
  • We will be limiting singing to two hymns, as well as the offertory.
 
Tech team
 
Ever dream of being a producer or a director?  Now is your chance!  We are looking for people to learn how to work the livestreaming camera during worship.  If you are interested in helping out, please contact Russ Doughty.
 
 
Giving

If you are unable to join us in person, but would like to continue to make your tithe or offering, there are several ways to do so.  You can mail a check to the church.  You can give online through paypal https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=KJTC62AUPNWCE&source=url   You can also set up a payment through your banks online bill pay feature.  Paypal charges the church approximately 3%, so please consider either consider giving through one of the other two ways or adding 3% to your offering to offset the fee.

 

June 30th News and Notes

 
 
 
 
Communion
 
We will be celebrating Communion during worship this Sunday.  If you are joining us from home, please have elements of bread and cup handy!
 
Sabbatical Information
 
Chris will be on Sabbatical from July 19th- Oct 18th.  Here is a letter from Chris for more information.  Rev. Jim McDonald will fill in on a part time pastor, leading worship and providing emergency pastoral care.   Here is a letter Jim wrote introducing himself.  Jim will be joining us in worship and for a time of outdoor fellowship on June 11th to come and meet the congregation!

UCC Happenings
 
Check out this article on some powerful work by area UCC churches !

Worship Livestream
 

Now that our worship is back in the sanctuary, we are also livestreaming every Sunday on our YouTube channel – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqqDRraxyFzFTQNz9ppOuWg

Covid Protocols

As we continue to gather in person, we observe certain protocols for the protection of the community. These are evaluated each month at the board meeting.
  • If you are not feeling well or have come into contact someone who has tested positive for Covid that you stay home and join us via livestream.
  • We are not printing bulletins.  They will be sent out Saturday evening and Sunday morning.  You can print them or use the screens.
  • Masks will be required of everyone regardless of vaccination status.
  • We will have hand sanitizer available at the door.
  • We will not pass the peace or pass the collection plate.
  • We will not have coffee before worship or chat & chew after worship for the time being.
  • We will be limiting singing to two hymns, as well as the offertory.
 
 
Tech team
 
Ever dream of being a producer or a director?  Now is your chance!  We are looking for people to learn how to work the livestreaming camera during worship.  If you are interested in helping out, please contact Russ Doughty.
 
 
Giving

If you are unable to join us in person, but would like to continue to make your tithe or offering, there are several ways to do so.  You can mail a check to the church.  You can give online through paypal https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=KJTC62AUPNWCE&source=url   You can also set up a payment through your banks online bill pay feature.  Paypal charges the church approximately 3%, so please consider either consider giving through one of the other two ways or adding 3% to your offering to offset the fee.

 

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