OUR CHURCH CALENDAR THIS WEEK
Monday through Thursday evenings at 6:30 pm join Pastor Jill for
“Prayer Connection” (connection information follows)
Monday, June 22
1:00-2:00 pm Church Chat on west lawn
Wednesday, June 24
Newsletter items for the July issue of the VISITOR are due
7:15 pm “Musings on the Movie” (Wizard of Oz) (see below)
Next Sunday, June 28/”Lars and the Real Girl” 10:00 am Worship online with us:
YouTube/First Congregational UCC Alexandria, MN
Today, we have the second sermon in our summer series: “Spirit on the Screen.” You are invited to join “Musings on the Movie” at 7:15 each Wednesday evening. This week, we will talk about “The Wizard of Oz.” 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
Thank you to all who participated in our Annual Programmatic Meeting session held via Zoom last Sunday after worship. The 2019 Minutes were approved as printed, and the slate of officers as presented for 2020-21 was approved by majority vote of the members represented. If you would like a copy of the 2019 Programmatic booklet, please contact the office.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Meeting ID: 999 001 5170 Password: PRAY
2) To dial in by phone:
+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
Meeting ID: 999 001 5170 Password: 427210
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 website:
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 10:45 on Charter cable channel #181,
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: email@example.com. 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 1-2 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 “Ponderings with the Pastor,” but “Church Chat” might be more appropriate! -Pastor Jill
New Church phone books will be prepared soon. Please send your updates by July 1. Thanks!!! -Barb, Church office
Missions has a fun,
upcoming event planned!!!
Watch for details
in the July issue
of the VISITOR
-Julie for Missions