White Privilege: Let’s Talk This Tuesday!

White Privilege April

Thank you to all who have come to our first two sessions of “White Privilege: Let’s Talk”. We plan to continue meeting on the 4th Tuesday of every month to continue the conversation. Our next session will be this Tuesday, April 25th at 7pm at Pastor Jenn and Brent Simmons’ home.

Please take a look at the curriculum ahead of time if you are able. This month’s material is linked here: April White Privilege Reading and April White Privilege Participant Preparation.
Videos you may be interested in are linked here: Racism is Real and How America’s Public Schools Keep Kids in Poverty.

You can take a look at the rest of the curriculum by visiting http://privilege.uccpages.org. Call the church office for more information.

Easter Worship

Easter Worship 2017

There is something magical about the start of day, especially on Easter. This Sunday a few of us are planning to meet in the Xeriscape Garden at 6:30am to greet this Easter morning with silence, gospel stories, and time to stare at flowers and butterflies. If you are in need of a special time of gathering in awe and mystery, come join us for a simple time of silence and stories.

At 10am we will gather in the Sanctuary to celebrate Easter together with lilies and beautiful music filling the space.

Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday 2017

On Palm Sunday (April 9th) we will gather for a delicious breakfast (with pancakes!) at 8:30am in the Gallery.

Following breakfast at 9am, there will be opportunities for all ages for faith formation and curious conversation throughout the building.

Worship at 10am will be intergenerational, with music from our Chancel Choir and handbells!

As we leave worship, we invite you to take your palm as we process out of the sanctuary and share in a Walk/Run 1k/5k to support Disciples Home Missions. DHM is a part of the larger Disciples’ network that offers support for environmental ministries, immigrants and refugees, and all ages in our churches! Donations for DHM are suggested to honor their work following the ways of Jesus. Visit https://www.discipleshomemissions.org/ to learn more.

The walk and run will end at Phelps Grove Park. Pack a lunch and come help us find Easter Eggs! The path will be marked with palm leaves, and you can take a look at the map below: Fun Run Map

Holy Week 2017

Holy Week 2017

On Palm Sunday (April 9th) we will gather for a delicious breakfast (with pancakes!) at 8:30am in the Gallery. Following breakfast at 9am, there will be opportunities for all ages for faith formation and curious conversation throughout the building. Worship at 10am will be intergenerational, with music from our Chancel Choir and handbells.

As we leave worship, we invite you to take your palm as we process out of the sanctuary and share in a Walk/Run 1k/5k to support Disciples Home Missions. DHM is a part of the larger Disciples’ network that offers support for environmental ministries, immigrants and refugees, and all ages in our churches! Donations for DHM are suggested to honor their work following the ways of Jesus. Visithttps://www.discipleshomemissions.org/ to learn more. The walk and run will end at Phelps Grove Park. Pack a lunch and come help us find Easter Eggs!

This year, we have chosen to serve others on Maundy Thursday (April 13th) by providing food and socks for folks in our community who often go without. There are several times and locations you may choose from; view the info and sign up with the link at the bottom of this post. If you are not available to go out and serve food, consider preparing the food ahead of time, donating funds for the preparation of this food, or giving the gift of new warm socks. Jesus washed the feet of his Disciples, which was one way he showed compassion. We would like to care for the feet most in need in our community by offering new pairs of socks for their journey.
Please use the link below to sign up for the donations you would like to provide, and/or the places you would like to help serve. Call the church office with any questions!
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScpc71_PwxqyKAjQxIcEVScYB3ntmKUpYBm-qIBt2ueDSBNuA/viewform?c=0&w=1

Wine Into Water is Tonight!

Wine into Water 2017

Join us this evening for Wine Into Water in the Gallery! Tickets are $25 and will be available for purchase at the door, or online at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2888172!

We will have live Motown music, hors d’oeuvres, wine tasting, and a silent auction to benefit clean water projects through Week of Compassion! Everything starts at 7pm, and the silent auction will close at 8:45pm! See you there!

Wine Into Water: March 24th at 7pm

Untitled-1What if a fun evening out with friends could make a difference? What if you could help a community build wells and cisterns, create a clean water delivery or hygiene system? What if you could learn about the community you’re helping while sharing a glass of wine and conversation with friends?

Save the date for Wine Into Water on March 24th at 7pm in the Gallery at National Avenue! Tickets are $25 which covers wine-tasting and hors d’oeuvres. There will also be a silent auction. Proceeds go to Week of Compassion to help provide clean water to those in need.

If you would like to donate items for the silent auction, please contact the church office!

To purchase tickets, find Tj Thompson after worship on Sundays, call the church,
or visit this link:
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2888172

Take a look at our Facebook event, and share it with your friends!
https://www.facebook.com/events/344368035960462/

To learn more, visit:
http://www.weekofcompassion.org/wine-to-water/
and http://www.weekofcompassion.org/.