Monday, April 12
12:00 pm “Racial…” book study on Zoom
Tuesday, April 13
Tax people use building
6:30 pm Prayer Connection
Wednesday, April 14
Tax people use building
3:00 pm Virtual Coffee
Thursday, April 15
10:00 am Walk outside
10:30 am Confirmation on Zoom
6:30 pm Prayer Connection on Zoom
Next Sunday, April 18
10:00 am Worship online
This morning we celebrate and share in communion.
Feel free to use elements for communion that you have on hand and would be meaningful to you. Perhaps you have some of the small individual communion sets that
we had distributed previously.
Pastor Jill invites everyone to join her Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 6:30 pm for “Prayer Connection” using Zoom. As a participant, you can use the general Zoom connection information printed on the back side of this page. Prayer Connection is a drop-in sort of session and no attendance is taken, so join us whenever you wish. We are reminded by these gatherings how much we need each other and each other’s prayers!
Virtual Coffee Time is each Wednesday afternoon at 3:00 pm. It is a BYOC (bring your own cup) kind of event, but
there will be no agenda except to catch up with each other. Please join us on Zoom or dial in by phone.
Our Church’s general ZOOM connection information:
1) TO JOIN VIA YOUR CONNECTED DEVICE:
Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/9990015170?pwd=MGMwU0lycTNQSFI0cVJVT0xpcC9Udz09 Meeting ID: 999 001 5170
2) To dial in by phone:
+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
Meeting ID: 999 001 5170 Password: 427210
We have online giving available on the Church website: www.firstcongregationaluccalex.com. Click on the “give” button to give directly. Or you can text the word “Give” to 1-(844) 913-1752. We have several folks who have been taking advantage of this means to support the Church they love. Thank you for your generous and ongoing support!
Status of Giving: A statement of your Church giving to date can be prepared at any time. Just contact the Church office!
Our Annual Programmatic Meeting with election of officers is scheduled for Sunday, May 16, so start thinking about preparing an annual report for your area of responsibility in our Church. It will be fun to read the reports of all the things our congregation has been able to accomplish and how we have continued to support our community
in Unforgettable Year 2020!
Also: If you are interested in serving on a committee or board, please let Ann Branch or Pastor Jill know as soon as possible so a ballot roster may be presented at that meeting. Thank you!
Birthdays coming up—all on one day!!!
April 19: Alia Clark, Jane Harstad & Julie Thompson
Per Capita Letters went out in the mail to our Church members in late March. Dues are $25 for individual membership and $50 for a family. So far we have received more than $500 toward this obligation we have to our UCC Conference. Thank you for helping with this extra annual expense.
Do you still have taxes to file? If you are an individual who made less than $33,000 in 2020 or a couple whose combined income is $50,000 or less, call West Central Minnesota Communities Action, Inc., at 218-685-4486 to schedule an appointment. Their volunteers provide this free tax service right here in our Church building. The filing period has been extended to May 17.
Someplace Safe is having their 12th Annual Spring Fund- raiser! They have a virtual silent auction from April 10-18; they are offering virtual interactive classes on cooking and painting on April 17 at 10:00 am; and they have donation options by mail at 700 Cedar Street, Suite #268, in Alexandria; or by text “Give #springfun” to 52014. For more details, go to betterunite.com/springfun.