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David Jaroszewski – President
Brenda Fluitt – Vice President, Worship Chair
Laura Bruce – Property Mananger
Juli Kring – Enviromental-Fellowship
Lisa Lum – Council Member
Rev. Stephen Loonam – Youth Education
Marilyn Reyes – Fellowship
Jane Eixmann – Church Secretary
Gail Hicks – Treasurer
“Open the gates of justice! I will enter and tell the Lord how thankful I am.” Psalm 118:19
In America, the topic of race continues to be difficult to discuss in many social settings. Very few Christian churches are leading bold and courageous conversations, engaging in direct social activism, and participating in civil disobedience as a way to bring attention to and disrupt racist systems and structures.
The call to be a multiracial and multicultural church is an acknowledgement that racial justice is the inclusiveness of all humans and never excludes anyone based on skin color, culture or ethnic origin. The United Church of Christ stands in solidarity with the creation narrative in Genesis 1:26-27, which clearly outlines what matters to God—all of humankind and a just world for all. God created humankind in God’s image and likeness, women and men are image bearers, sharing equal status as human beings. God did not create race, racism, superior groups of humans, and hierarchical and hegemonic social structures.
LENTEN WORSHIP SERIES
Wed Feb 26 - Ash Wednesday — Preparing the Canvas Worship at 7 PM
Sun March 1 - Week 1 — The Parade: Risking Reputation Worship 10AM
Sun March 8 - Week 2 — The Temple: Risking Righteous Anger Worship 10 AM
Sun March 15 - Week 3 — The Teaching: Risking Challenge Worship 10 AM
Sun March 22 - Week 4 — The First Dinner: Risking Rejection WOrship 10 AM
Sun March 29 Week 5 — The Last Supper: Risking the Loss of Friends Worship 10 AM
Sun April 5 Week 6 — The Garden: Risking Temptation Worship 10 AM
Gethsemane is the moment when a chain of events begins that cannot be halted. Once Jesus is taken into custody, there is no going back. We walk among the sleepy disciples who just can’t grasp what is about to happen. And we open to let the story remind us that no matter what we face, or how we fail to meet the demand of the moment, second chances are possible.
Thursday April 9 “Last Supper” Service — “In Remembrance of Me” Worship on video
Friday April 10 - Good Friday Tenebrae Service 7 PM Worship on Video
Tenebrae is the Latin term for shadows. This is a service of scripture readings accompanied by the gradual extinguishing of lights reminding us of Jesus’ death on the cross.
EASTER WORSHIP WILL BE BY VIDEO (April 12) AND CELEBRATED AGAIN WHEN WE ARE BACK IN THE SANCTUARY AT THE END OF THE PANDEMIC.
ONE GREAT HOUR OF SHARING
Special Offering - MARCH 22
How You Can Help:
Make a secure online (ucc.org) gift today by giving generously to the One Great Hour of Sharing offering.
Stretch your donation through a Matching Gift Program. Check with your employer or volunteer organization to see if you are eligible.
Donate to a Specific Natural Disaster or Refugee Emergency - designate the emergency on the giving page or in the memo line of your check.
Stay Updated with the latest in UCC Disaster, Refugee and Sustainable Development Ministries, read current stories on our website or visit our Social Media sites: One Great Hour of Sharing (ucc.org)
THE UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST has a vision of a just world for all. In this world all are welcomed, everyone is loved and justice is inherent. The 3 Great Loves is the denomination’s opportunity to express how our Love of Neighbor, Love of Children, and Love of Creation work together to address the inequities in our current world.
3 Great Loves is a denomination- wide effort that is about engaging the UCC to take action and to show the impact of the UCC, working together as one church, with one voice and one vision – a vision of a A Just World for All.
Beginning at Synod 2017 and ending at Synod 2019, through the lens of the 3 Great Loves, the United Church of Christ in its many settings of ministry will discern and lift up how we act upon these 3 Great Loves. As we do so, we will tell the story of how we are impacting and transforming the world, as covenantal partners united in common purpose and mission.
There’s never been a greater need for love – 3 Great Loves is how we can partner together as one voice, one church to live into our vision: A Just World for All.
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Upcoming Grace Events
Wednesday, March 4 - Mid Week Lenten Bible Study Begins. Join us each Wednesday in Lent at 11:30. Bring a sack lunch. We will study Jesus' Sermon on the Mount.
Monday, March 9--Graceful Diners meet at Spring Creek Barbecue, 6:30 pm
Sunday, March 22--One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS) special offering - watch video below
Sunday, March 29 -- Philippine Missions collection