MINISTRIES

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Music Ministry

As we begin to worship in person Choral Music Director, Juanita Edington invites you to provide a Musical Offering .

We would like to continue the practice of sharing music in a safe way to enrich our worship. The plan includes a solo vocalist leading the hymns for the day at a safe distance, unmasked and with a microphone for clarity for the in-person congregation and the congregation attending on-line.

Would you be interested in leading the hymns during worship on a Sunday? Would you be interested in sharing a musical offering (now that technology isn’t a problem?)  I am looking for some interested musicians for these parts of worship.  The musical offering can be vocal or instrumental.   Please contact me if you would be interested. 

Contact the church office if you want to sing or play.


Congregational Singing:  As we have been sharing in-person worship, it is now suggested to have congregational singing only when masked and appropriate distance between family groups.  We need to remember that while many may be vaccinated in our congregation, there are those who are not yet eligible to receive vaccines, or cannot, for various reasons.

**   This is well within the common practice for churches of members in the United Church of Christ Musicians Association, although many are still not having congregational singing.

Children Ministry

Sunday School is Virtual.

All youth programing will be done virtually due to the rising number of positive cases and the fact that the youth are not able to be vaccinated.

So in order to show love and compassion for others, this difficult decision has been made.  Things will be evaluated periodically each month.

 

We have been continuing our ZOOM Sunday School at 9am on Sunday.  The group is starting a new unit titled “The Talent Show”. Each week we learn different gifts that each of us have and how we can use them in the kingdom of God.    We always end with a scavenger hunt…that is the favorite activity with these kiddos. They are now loving sending me on hunts!

Classes are on Zoom at 9am and wrap up around 9:30-9:45.
Make sure to contact Melissa Mattke or the church office to connect with the NEW ZOOM links.

Youth Group

All youth programing will be done virtually due to the rising number of positive cases and the fact that the youth are not able to be vaccinated.

So in order to show love and compassion for others, this difficult decision has been made.  Things will be evaluated periodically each month.

YOUTH GROUP: We meet Sundays from 11:15 am- 12:30pm.

Make sure to contact Melissa Mattke or the church office to connect with the NEW ZOOM links.

Intentional Faith Formation

 

NEW Bible Study in January

LISTEN UP!  Study of Acts 16–28   follows the footsteps of Paul and those who traveled and taught with him.

We see Paul teaching by the stream in Philippi and the emergence of Lydia and the church at her home. We see Paul starting a riot among the silversmiths in Ephesus. We hear his charge to future leaders of the church in Acts 20 and his encouragement to them to “not shrink.”

All the while, the church spreads. As Acts draws to a close Paul returns to Jerusalem to face his opponents there, and then sails through choppy seas to the city of destiny, Rome.

 

**This group meets at 9am on Tuesdays via a Zoom link.  Make sure to contact Melissa Mattke or the church office to connect with the NEW ZOOM links. The  printed workbook is provided for everyone by contacting Laurel in the church office.

Confirmation Program

Confirmation took place in May 2021.   Watch for details and program information for the next school year.