Monday through Thursday evenings at 6:30 pm join Pastor Jill for “Prayer Connection” (connection information follows)
Monday, June 29
1:30-2:30 pm Church Chat on west lawn
Tuesday, June 30
Newsletters go out in email
Wednesday, July 1
Newsletter are mailed
7:15 pm “Musings on the Movie” (Lars & Real Girl) (see below)
Next Sunday, July 5
10:00 am Worship online with us: YouTube/First Congregational UCC Alexandria, MN
Today, we have the third sermon in our summer series: “Spirit on the Screen.” You are invited to join “Musings on the Movie” at 7:15 Wednesday evenings. This week, we will talk about “Lars and the Real Girl.” To join via Zoom, click on this link– https://zoom.us/j/9990015170. To participate via telephone—call +1312-626-6799 and, if prompted, enter the code 9990015170#.
This morning, and for the next several weeks, we will receive gifts for the Conference campaign, “Strengthen the Church.” The funds raised support leadership development, new churches, youth ministry, and innovation in existing congre-gations. This offering embodies the wisdom, “together we grow stronger.” Thank you! -Julie Hjelm for Missions
Are you interested in learning more about race relations in our country? A group is forming to read: “Me and White Supremacy,” by Layla Saad. The time and frequency of meeting will be determined by those who choose to
participate. If you are interested, please email Pastor Jill: email@example.com or call the Church office.
Pastor Jill invites everyone to join her Monday through Thursday evenings at 6:30 pm for “Prayer Connection” using Zoom. As a participant, you can use the following information for your online device; or you can use your phone to join in. These are drop-in sort of sessions and no attendance is taken, so join us whenever you wish. We have been having good groups these past weeks and we are reminded by these gatherings how much we need each other and each other’s prayers! -Pastor Jill
1) TO JOIN VIA YOUR CONNECTED DEVICE:
Join Zoom Meeting
WE NOW HAVE ONLINE GIVING AVAILABLE! As you know, the Church continues to incur expenses, even though our ministries have had to change for this season while we live with COVID-19. We have made it easier for you to support the Church finan-cially. You can go to the Church websitete: firstcongregationaluccalex.com
and click on the GIVE button to give directly, or you can text the word GIVE to 1-(844)913-1752. Thank you for your generous and ongoing support!
We are still taking measures to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Our worship services can be found on YouTube and also each weekday morning at approximately 11:45 on Charter cable channel #181.NOTE NEW TIME!!!
To watch our recorded services or to watch live on Sundays: Enter the Church’s website: firstcongregationaluccalex.com;
then click on the “watch live” bar to take you to the video page. If you don’t see the service you want, click on “see all
videos” and it will take you to our YouTube page. All videos should be listed there, and you can choose the one you want
to watch. We continue to use the screen in worship, which you can see at home, so you can follow and sing along if you wish. If you have questions, please call the Church office or Barb at home (320-846-7801). We are trying to keep everyone “connected” as a Church family, and we’re meeting those challenges and keeping the faith.
Our Re-opening Task Force is gathering ideas from members to chart a safe way toward our being together once again. Please contact me with your ideas of how we might safely accomplish this so we could stay connected in meetings and worship before the time when fully “in-person” can happen. Call or text me at 320-766-6247 or email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks for your input! -Joe Capistrant
Pastor Jill is now also offering a unique and casual opportunity to get better acquainted! I plan to sit on the West lawn of the Church inside a 6-foot circle from 1:30-2:30 pm on Mondays. If you have time, it would be wonderful to see you and meet you!! Please grab a lawn chair or a blanket and stop by to chat! Please wear a mask and maintain six feet between you and anyone else who might show up! For lack of a better term at this point, let’s call this “Church Chat.” -Pastor Jill
New Church phone books will be prepared soon. Please send your updates by July 1. Thanks-Barb, Church office.