All women of the church are invited to enjoy a Salad Pot Luck as Iris Circle gathers and plans its activities for 2019-2020 at noon on Tue. June 18. We encourage all new ideas to grow and contribute. Come join the fun at the home of Kathy Hanna-Stauffer in Mayfield Heights. Please RSVP to Kathy.
Come and celebrate Juneteenth Independence Day! After worship on Sun, June 23, we will celebrate the June 19, 1865 announcement in Texas of the abolition of slavery. Juneeenth is a State Holiday in Texas and a joyful time of food, music, and fellowship. All ages are invited to enjoy hot dogs, popcorn, and beverages with potluck dishes greatly accepted!
The Racial Inclusion Committee is planning a 4-day pilgrimage to Alabama, October 17 -20, to experience the history of the civil rights struggle in our nation. If interested, let us know right away (firm reservations due by June 30.) The cost will be $600 for hotels, all museum admissions, three breakfasts, and bus transportation. If enough people prefer to arrange their own transportation to Alabama the price may be able to be adjusted. To sign up, email Vikki Nowak or call Barb Cloud. Itinerary below
Summer Choir begins Sunday, June 2 with rehearsals at 9:30am every Sunday before the 10:00am worship service. The music will be easy to learn, and singers of all ages (even babes-in-arms) are most welcome to participate. No hot choir robes–just come as you are. Bring the whole family and experience the worship service from the other side. The Summer Choir sings through July.
Pacesetters and The Group invite you enjoy the musical Ragtime with them at Cain Park on Sat. June 29 at 7pm. Ticket prices are $32 but if you get $28 per ticket to Peg Weissbrod before June 15, you’ll receive a group discount. Contact Peg Weissbrod with questions. (Ragtime is expected to sell out quickly.)
If you enjoy knitting, crocheting, or even fleece-tying baby blankets, consider donating to the Deacons’ ministry which gives each infant born in our congregation a lovingly-made blanket as a welcome to our church family. Email Deacon Chris Bell if you’d like to learn how to knit or would like some of our donated yarn. If you have blankets to donate, you can leave them in our Volunteer Office. And thank you for helping us wrap those little ones in colorful warmth!
As part of their mission of helping furnish apartments for families ready to move into permanent housing, Family Promise often needs furniture, kitchen supplies, and linens. If you are moving or anticipating a move, here’s how to donate furniture and other items to Family Promise:
Several women meet at church each month to pack boxes of cookies, books and toiletries to send to deployed men and women. Please send the names and addresses of any folks you may know who are serving overseas to Doris Bartlett or Nancy Burcham.
Each Sunday a different lay person leads the Call to Worship and reads the scripture lessons. If you’ve wondered whether you can be a Lay Reader, contact Linda Martin to let her know of your interest. Whether you’ve been a Lay Reader and wish to continue or want to try it for the first time, she can answer your questions and go over the readings with you until you feel comfortable reading in front of the congregation.
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