Monday, May 3
12:00 pm “Racial” book study on Zoom
Tuesday, May 4
6:30 pm Prayer Connection
Wednesday, May 5
3:00 pm Virtual Coffee
Thursday, May 6
10:00 am Walk outside – start @ Big Ole
10:30 am Confirmation on Zoom
6:30 pm Prayer Connection on Zoom
Next Sunday, May 9
10:00 am Worship @ City Park and pick up a copy of
the Annual Programmatic Meeting to be held May 16
on Zoom after on-line Church service
Important News from Council and the COVID Re-entry Team! We hope you received the important e-mail message on the Holy Hot Line (and by regular mail to those who do not have e-mail) that was sent on April 29 along with a survey form to get your thoughts about in-person gatherings at the Church. Please send your response as soon as possible. This issue will be discussed over Zoom during the Annual Programmatic Meeting on Sunday, May 16.
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 Announce-ments. 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 are now starting at Big Ole to 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 right after the online worship service. We plan to distribute Annual Report booklets 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 discuss the issues and then vote. Thanks for picking up a booklet so we don’t need to mail them.
Birthdays coming up:
Curt Schimmelpfennig 05/07
Donna Myers 05/09
Charles Lawrence Perkins 05/10
Megan Norling Wilken 05/11
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 $1,700 toward this obligation we have to our UCC Conference. Thank you to all those who have helped contribute to this 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.