Christmas in July concert to benefit the Weekend Snack Pack Program

Mark you calendar for July 20th at 4:00 PM when we will have our Christmas in July Concert starring Clarence Larsen with help from some other musical folk.
With a wide variety of instruments and Christmas carol singing.
Fellowship to follow with Christmas cookies and beverages.
We will receive free will donation to benefit the Weekend Snack Pack program.
less our expenses to advertise and produce the concert

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Mission hygiene kits goal exceeded

Thanks to all who gave to the hygiene kits we assembled (laid hands upon and blessed) on June 8. We exceeded our goal of 20, making 22 kits.
A thanks to all who brought food, served and cleaned up for our Birthday of Christ’s Church (Pentecost) celebration on June 8th. We had a marvelous time of sharing favorite devotions or memorized poems and just sharing stories.

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AN OCWM (Our Church’s Wider Mission) CHALLENGE

We have received a challenge from one of our members.  If we donate $800.00 to Our Church’s Wider Mission (http://www.ucc.org/ocwm/) by August 31, 2014 that person will add $200.00.

A second person has taken up cause and will match the challenge amount with another $200.00.

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HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE

Palm Sunday, April 13, 2014 at 10:00 am

Maundy Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 7:30 pm: Holy Communion and Tenebrae

Good Friday, April 18, 2014 at 7:30 pm: Video clip focus and preaching based on
“The Crucifixion” from 24hrs that Changed the World.

During Holy Week when Janel and/or Pastor Sue are at the church you are welcome to spend quiet meditation time in the sanctuary or at the meditation center, our oasis in the desert, we will construct in the back of the sanctuary.  Times available:

  • Monday: 9-5 Tuesday: 9-12 Thursday 9-5
  • Friday: by appointment with Pastor Sue

Easter Sunday, April 20, 2014
In our sanctuary at 7:00 AM, an early morning service (sunrise is long before). This is to be a joint service with the Presbyterians.
Breakfast in fellowship hall is to follow the service.

Regular 10:00 AM worship: “Christ the Victor” is the focus of our video
clip and the theme for service.

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Spring Mission Project – Mission Kits

The spring mission project is assembling mission kits to be sent to people in need in the United States and around the world. In April we will focus on hygiene kits and in May we will do Baby Care Kits. This project will culminate in a thanksgiving and dedication service on Pentecost Sunday, June 8, 2014.

April: Hygiene Kits – Goal of 20+ In the face of natural disasters, violence, or grinding poverty, Hygiene Kits can mean the difference between sickness and health for struggling families. We invite everyone to bring any of the items listed below, so we can meet our goal of 20 hygiene kits. Donation can be brought to the church office.

  • One hand towel measuring approximately 16″ x 28″ (no fingertip or bath towels)
  • One washcloth
  • One wide-tooth comb
  • One nail clipper
  • One bar of soap (bath size in wrapper)
  • One toothbrush (in original packaging)
  • Six standard size Band-Aids®

**No toothpaste is needed. Cartons of toothpaste with extended expiration dates are added just prior to shipment.

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