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.

 

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