Monday, April 26
12:00 pm “Racial” book study on Zoom
Tuesday, April 27
May newsletters go out in email
6:30 pm Prayer Connection
Wednesday, April 28
May newsletters go out in regular mail
3:00 pm Virtual Coffee
Thursday, April 29
10:00 am Walk outside – start @ Big Ole
10:30 am Confirmation on Zoom
6:30 pm Prayer Connection on Zoom
Next Sunday, May 2/Radio Sunday
10:00 am Worship online
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 in these Announcements. 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 is 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
Outdoor Walking: Joy, Chair of the Board of Spiritual Life, continues to invite folks to join us for walking outdoors on Thursday mornings at 10:00 am. Note: We will leave from Big Ole this time and walk the path. There is plenty of parking there. Come join us!!!
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!
Great, easy news!!!!! Jay Clark has found us a really nice and easy way to access our worship services online!!
Go to http://tiny.cc/firstcongo or
Give it a try! Thank you, Jay!
Our Annual Programmatic Meeting with election of officers is scheduled for Sunday, May 16, by Zoom. Please have
your annual reports turned in to the Church office by Friday, April 30, so the booklets can be prepared. We plan to distribute them on Sunday, May 9, at the worship service at City Park. They could also be picked up on Tues–May 11, Wed–May 12, or Thurs—May 13 at the Church office. We want to make them accessible ahead of the date of the meeting so you can review and prepare to vote on the issues. We will also be voting to approve the proposed slate of officers for the 2021-22 year. Thanks for picking up a booklet so we don’t need
to mail them.
Birthdays coming up:
May 1 – Becky Strand
May 4 – Stuart Henrickson
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 $1,525 toward this obligation we have to our UCC Conference. Thank you for helping with this extra annual expense.
Worship in the Park!!! We have reserved the Bandstand/ Gazebo area at City Park for Sundays, May 9 and May 23, as well as several upcoming Sundays in June and July. We look forward to meeting again in-person and as safely as currently possible on these beautiful spring days. We hope you will join us on those special occasions when we can come together and feel more like the amazing family we are.
Our local Outreach Food Shelf is well-stocked (thanks in part to the generous contributions of our congregation) and ready to provide various grocery items to anyone who needs them. They are open by appointment Monday through Friday by calling 320-762-8411. To maintain social-distancing, they have changed their delivery method to drive-up only. Clients will be given a variety of meat, dairy, produce, bread, and non-perishable items. There are no income restrictions.