Sunday, April 17th, 2016
Join us this Fourth Sunday of Easter
Preacher Cameron Barr
Monday, April 18th
- 7:00 p.m. Church Council
Wednesday, April 20th
- 6:00-7:00 p.m. Youth Group
Saturday, April 23rd
- 12:30 p.m. The Power is Ours: Spiritual Reflections on Earth Day in Friendship hall
You may now contribute to the church’s ministry by means of ACH transactions direct from your bank account. You may sign up for either a one-time transfer, or a monthly transfer on the Monday closest to the 15th. Sign up using forms in the church narthex and return to Taylor Dabney in the church office.
Children’s Choir, Breakfast and Preschool Class
Elementary School Music continues with Ken Davis until Sunday, May 15th. Breakfast and Preschool Class are now adjourned until the end of summer.
We would like to welcome all of our new members!
Jessica Margrave Schirm
Barney Bahrenfuse’s birthday was on April 16th, but was mistakenly not included in the April newsletter. Our apologies for this mistake.Jo Entwisle was among those that joined our church in covenant last Sunday, but was accidentally not included in the bulletin listing of new members. Our apologies for this mistake.
Brushing your teeth with the faucet turned on uses more water than most people have in a week.
There was a whole flock of robins, around 100, in the yard under the apple trees recently. they were busy eating the remaining dropped apples from last fall. As they bobbed along, I thought about how wonderful it would be, if we all “hopped” to the sign-up sheet in the church parlor and signed up to package food on April 17th, 2016.All ages can participate. there are sponsoring $$ available for children who wish to participate. For adults, please make out your check for $30 to UCC with KAH on the memo line. Our packaging time is 2:30-3:15 pm on April 17th.
Rabbi Rob Cabelli will be leading the Seekers class in discussion of the shockingly modern themes of the book of Esther continuing April 17th. Seekers meet at 9:00am on Sundays. All are welcome!
May 1st will be Camp Sunday at our Church. A short skit is planned to talk about Pilgrim Heights Programming for all ages – including Day Camp. Some scholarship help is available from our church – through our Outreach Board.Camp forms for Pilgrim Heights Summer Camp are now available in the church office and online.
“The Power is Ours: Spiritual Reflections on Earth Day” is a workshop that will be held Saturday, April 23, in our Friendship Hall starting at 12:30 with a light lunch (free will offering). The event is planned by the “Care for Creation” task force and follows our planning for strategic discernment process
1:00 Professor Elizabeth Queathem on the imminent threat of global warming
2:00 Dr. David Campbell on Human Rights and Changing Climate
2:40 Rabbi Rob Cabelli on Faith and Science
3:20 Where do we go from here?
3:45 Workshop ends
The next Outreach project for UCC is March 28-April 29 delivering Meals on Wheels. Some 35+ dedicated volunteers will cover 4 different routes (M-F) throughout Grinnell. Those who receive meals are most appreciative and we on the Outreach Board are grateful for our caring volunteers.
Anytime someone enters the hospital or Mayflower Health Center, or in any case of trauma, distress, or death, please do not assume that word has reached the church. Contact the church office by email or phone to share information with the pastor. Cameron can be reached by mobile phone at 336-247-2582.
We hold to the heart of our congregation and lift up to the embrace of God all who are in need of prayer. To contribute prayer concerns to the whole church, please contact the church office.
Liturgist Deanna Shorb
Worship Host Nancy Brown
Greeters Jo Becker, Dan Becker
Ushers Jan Peak, Carolyn Runyan
Fellowship Host Julie Eberbach
Chancel Sue Ramsey
Van Driver Rick Ramsey
Acolytes Ethan Chedester, Morgan Chedester
Bulletin Cover Edd Scheer
Nursery Jodi Brandenburg