CUCC Update

Worship

Live Sunday Service

Rev. Josh Kuipers, Jan 16th, 2022

We hope you will join us, INSIDE our sanctuary, for our service on Sunday, January 16th.

Zoom Link For Services

A podcast of the sermons will be posted to our website and our CUCC Buzzsprout page after the service. You can subscribe to “CUCC Sermons For Everyone” on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, & Google Podcasts. If you subscribe you will get a notification when the sermons are posted.

Sermon Podcasts

Altar Flower Donations
If you would like to donate flowers to beautify our sanctuary, or to commemorate an event, please sign up for a Sunday here. You will be contacted by the office to confirm the details.

Get Involved

NEW MINISTRY TEAMS

The Sanctuary Prep Team will help prepare our beautiful sanctuary for Sunday Worship services with tasks as simple as communion prep and restocking pew supplies as well as turning a creative eye toward seasonal decorations. This behind-the scenes work is vital to the smooth-running production which is Sunday morning worship. If this kind of work appeals to you, we’d love to have you be part of the Sanctuary Prep Team.

The Welcome Team will ensure that members are warmly welcomed and that the first, vital, personal connection with visitors to our church is made. Welcome team members will have opportunities to make a difference by staffing a Welcome Booth, offering pulpit greetings of welcome, supporting Coffee Fellowship volunteers and more. Let’s re-envision what it is that makes people want to be here and want to come back!

If you are interested in being a part of either team, please email Trish Thompson.office@cuccstc.org.

Lazarus House
We will be providing warm, delicious meals for Lazarus House guests on Wednesday January 19th. This month we’ll be making sloppy joes, baked beans, and a tossed salad. We’re also looking for a couple of volunteers to warm up the food and deliver Wednesday evening.

All items should be dropped at church by Monday January 17th. Please consider volunteering and sign up here. If you have any questions, contact Amy Tidler.

NIGHT MINISTRY
In lieu of our canceled hot meal event at Humboldt Park, we will now be collecting coats and sweatshirts. If you have items to donate, please put them in the Matthew closet marked ‘Night Ministry’ by Sunday, January 23rd..

Sunday Morning Volunteers Still Needed
We are looking for people on Sunday mornings to prepare coffee fellowship and greet people as they arrive for worship. If interested, please sign up.

Children’s Ministry

Sunday School This Week
This week we will dream big and celebrate a hero of the faith, Martin Luther King, Jr.

SAVE THE DATES
4th Grade Bible Presentation
February 13, 2022

First Communion
March 6, 2022

CHILDREN’S MINISTRY VOLUNTEER
Now is the time to jump in! Pick a Sunday to join the fun in Sunday School or cuddle a baby in the nursery. Sign up here.

Youth Ministry

Confirmation
Confirmation is a long-standing tradition in our church. It is a season for students to grow, serve, and make life-long connections. We come together regularly throughout the year to ask questions and put our faith into action. Like the larger church, Confirmation is less about memorizing answers and more about experiencing sacred community together. See the Confirmation Schedule.


Confirmation Schedule

GF (High School) Group

WORK TOUR IS BACK!

Work Tour 2022 to Back Bay Mission, Biloxi, MS planning is underway… and we want all of you to join us! We encourage all youth who are interested in our annual Spring Break mission trip to sign-up here, or on the bulletin board outside the youth room.

We plan to have an informational meeting in late January. If you have any questions before then, please reach out to either Jeff Graham or Pastor Josh.

Community News

CONGREGATIONAL MEETING
The Semi-Annual Congregational Meeting will be held on January 30, 2022 immediately following the service. More information will follow next week.



WINTER BIBLE STUDY
Winter Bible Study will begin Monday, February 7th from 3:00 – 4:30 pm, via Zoom, and meet every week until Spring! The first selection is Mother Teresa, A Complete Authorized Biography by Kathryn Spink. If interested, please pick up an authorized copy and email Janet Zohorsky to register.



FOOD ON THE FOURTH
The grocery cart will be at the Sanctuary doors on Sunday to receive non-perishable food items for families in our area. This month’s focus is comfort food (canned/dry soups, chili, sloppy joes, hash, ramen noodles, corn break mix, etc.)



LOST AND FOUND
Missing anything? Stop by the office through January 20th to view. Items not picked up by then will be donated.

Church Office Updates

Office Hours
The office is open Mondays and Wednesdays from 8:30am – 3:00pm. As always, email and phone messages continue to be checked daily.

If you have additional questions, please reach out to Anne: office@cuccstc.org.


CONTACT INFO:

SENIOR PASTOR
Rev. Josh Kuipers
josh.kuipers@cuccstc.org
OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR
Anne Ferguson
office@cuccstc.org
ASSISTANT MINISTER
Rev. Pat Kitner
chatwpat@att.net
CONNECTIONS COORDINATOR
Trish Thompson
connections@cuccstc.org
DIRECTOR OF ENSEMBLES
Joe Blomquist
joe.blomquist@cuccstc.org
FINANCIAL MANAGER
Kristen Foley
financial@cuccstc.org
ORGANIST
Carol Latimer
carol.latimer@cuccstc.org
CHURCH COUNCIL
Kim Wascher, Council Chairperson
council@cuccstc.org