CUCC Update

Worship

Worship Schedule


We will continue to hold our OUTDOOR worship service at 9:30 a.m. on Sundays.

The move outside will help us take advantage of the nice weather, provide a space for our pipe organ and sound equipment to be repaired in the sanctuary, help minimize the continued spread of COVID-19, and bring Saturday and Sunday services together!

Details For Attending The Service

  • The service will take place Sunday mornings at 9:30 am inside the Memorial Garden.
  • Starting this week, we will no longer offer a Saturday Evening Service, as we will now be able to worship outside TOGETHER!
  • While some seating will be available, we encourage you to bring a lawn chair each week.
  • Following the service we will continue to offer a time for refreshments and fellowship. As always, if you are interested in preparing refreshments for a service you sign up to volunteer through our weekly email blast.
  • If you cannot attend services in-person, never fear; while we remain outside we will be providing a Zoom link in the weekly blast, as well as uploading the sermons onto our podcast and website.

 

If It Rains/Inclement Weather

If we need to cancel an outdoor service because the weather does not want to cooperate, we will offer a masked and distanced service in the sanctuary.

Zoom Link For Outdoor Services

Sunday Morning Volunteers Still Needed
As we enjoy God’s beautiful creation and worship outdoors for the foreseeable future, coffee fellowship will also move into Memorial Garden after the service.

We are looking for people on Sunday mornings to prepare coffee fellowship and greet people as they arrive for worship.

If you are interested in assisting with these ministries of hospitality, please sign up at the button below.
Coffee Fellowship Volunteers Sign Up

Altar Flower Donations
Now that we will be gathering together once again outdoors on Sunday mornings, if you would like to donate flowers to beautify our stage and commemorate an event, please sign up for a Sunday on the link below. You will be contacted by the office to confirm the details.

Altar Flower Donation Sign Up

Get Involved

2021 United Fall Fest is in the books!
A huge thank you goes out to the hundreds of folks who cheerfully and tirelessly volunteered their time to get the word out, set up tents, hang signs, install generators, build garbage cans, park cars, smoke meat, grill burgers, make beans and slaw, prepare the stage, host a car show, throw a bags tournament, provide tech support, roast corn, supervise bouncies, make snow-cones, pull pork, run food, sell tickets, serve food and beverages, pour beers, make a bonfire, pull a hayrack, put up, take down, throw out, re-store, and….COUNT MONEY!

A fabulous time was had by all, volunteers and guests alike, for what appears to be our best-attended fest to date!
We hustled. We laughed. We danced. And, boy, did we eat!

CUCC proudly showed our friends and neighbors what truly BIG things “the little white church in Fox Mill” can do when we work TOGETHER!

Thanks to all!

Adult Book Study
Fall Adult Bible Study begins Sept. 20! The book selection is “Unlearning God, How Unbelieving Helped Me Believe” by Philip Gulley. We will meet every Monday from 3-4:30 pm in the Church parlor, masked. Please provide your own book, and read the Preface and Chapter 1 for Sept. 20th. We will read 1 to 2 chapters a week and wrap just before Thanksgiving. You do not need to register, just show up. If you do wish to RSVP or if you have any questions, please contact Janet Zohorsky.

Men’s Bible Discussion Group
We will begin a six-week series with the book of Acts. Beginning on October 9th, the second week of October, we will meet on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month at 8:30am and will begin our discussions on the book of Acts. Location could be in person or via zoom. Determination will follow CDC guidelines. Please let us know if you plan to attend.

Click here for more information

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 will come together regularly throughout the year to ask our faith questions and put our faith into action. Like the larger church, Confirmation is less about memorizing answers and more about being in community with each other. We are excited for Confirmation to begin in the coming weeks, so if you have an 8th grader at the church and have yet to sign up for Confirmation, please email Pastor Josh.

Children’s Ministry

Sunday School is Back!
Old friends & new friends. Bible stories & prayers. Popping balloons & silly games… it was good to be in Sunday School TOGETHER again! As we grow in our connection to one another and to God, we invite everyone, everyone, everyone (Pre-K through Fifth Grade that is) to join in the fun! If you’re a youth looking to volunteer or a parent interested in Sunday School, reach out to Julia Kuipers.

Support Children’s Ministry
Thank you to all the GF students who are jumping in as Sunday School leaders.
***Adults, let’s follow their lead!*** Sign up to spend time with our children in the nursery or Sunday School this fall.


Register for Children's Ministry


I Want To Volunteer!

Church Office Updates

CUCC Mailbox
You may have noticed a ‘mailbox shuffle’ this past spring. In order to thwart a nation-wide crime ring of individuals stealing and cashing checks from church mailboxes, we installed a locking mailbox under the portico. Unfortunately, the lock proved ineffective against this particular type of crime. As suggested by a representative of the USPS, removal of the mailbox entirely would allow a mail carrier to hand-deliver the mail. That is currently the system we are employing. We are exploring alternative solutions for secure mail delivery but, in the mean time, if you are dropping off a check or envelope by hand you will have to do so during regular office hours.

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 Trish: office@cuccstc.org.

COVID-19
CUCC Covid Task Force and Church Council, in alignment with CDC and IDPH guidelines, as Kane County transmission rates are currently “HIGH”, this week we require that EVERYONE wears a mask while inside the church building. Thank you in advance for wearing a mask and for remaining gracious as we seek to model compliance and assist public health officials in slowing the spread of COVID-19.

Community News

Boy Scout Christmas Greenery/Wreath Sale
Boy Scout Troop 56 will be selling Christmas greenery and wreaths after the service on Sunday, September 19th. The products are sourced from Heinz Brothers in St. Charles and include various wreaths, centerpieces and garland. Purchases will be available for pick-up immediately after the church service on Sunday, November 21st. Profits from the sale will go to support the efforts of the individual scouts in BS Troop 56.

Help Support Haiti
through some devastating days recently; first the earthquake and then Tropical Depression Grace which felt like a category 1 hurricane. Several of Susan’s local Haitian friends have have put together a list of organizations that are either Haitian or are embedded in the Haitian community, therefore having the best idea of what the needs are and how to respond.

As Susan Frame says “This is our time to hold solidarity with the Haitian people, who are the real heroes here.”

Lambi: https://www.Lambifund.org/

Ghade: https://www.gahda.org/

ORE: http://oreworld.org/

And IBS which is a hospital that sustained damage and is still serving patients outdoors in Les Cayes.
https://www.facebook.com/IBShaiti/

100% of donations will be used for the Haitian people.

Thank you.


CONTACT INFO:

SENIOR PASTOR
Rev. Josh Kuipers
josh.kuipers@cuccstc.org
OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR
Trish Thompson
office@cuccstc.org
DIRECTOR OF YOUTH & CHILDREN’S MINISTRY
Todd McGraw
Todd.mcgraw@cuccstc.org
FINANCIAL MANAGER
Kristen Foley
financial@cuccstc.org
ASSISTANT MINISTER
Rev. Pat Kitner
chatwpat@att.net
COMMUNICATIONS RESOURCE SPECIALIST
Haleigh Hutchinson-Mikolajczyk
DIRECTOR OF ENSEMBLES
Joe Blomquist
joe.blomquist@cuccstc.org
CHURCH COUNCIL
JT Thompson, Council President
council@cuccstc.org
ORGANIST
Carol Latimer
carol.latimer@cuccstc.org