CUCC Update

While we follow protocol and the church remains closed, we still have several things going on. Continue reading to find additional updates and information on upcoming events. You can also find the most recent updates on our website’s homepage (www.cuccstc.org).

Online Worship
Sermons
Pastor Josh began a new sermon series last week entitled “Finding Joy While Stuck At Home.” We will continue to post the weekly sermon at: (http://www.cuccstc.org/sermons/), on our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/cuccstc) and on our YouTube channel!

Small Groups
We are excited to offer Small Groups throughout Pastor Josh’s new sermon series “Finding Joy While Stuck At Home.” We will gather (via Zoom) in groups of 10 or less to reflect on our week, discuss the sermon, and connect with other members of the church. If you have been looking for a way to feel connected and grow in your faith during this unprecedented season, it is not too late! We encourage you to try signing up for a Small Group!

Youth Ministry
GF
We will continue to meet on ZOOM at their regular time, Wednesdays at 7 PM. High school students should look for updates for upcoming events such as watching movies together, digital talent shows, online buddies, and self-reflections and meditations.

Wednesday GF Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/209441124
Meeting ID: 209 441 124
Password: 1837

Work Tour: It is with deep sadness that we have decided to cancel Work Tour due to concerns over COVID-19. Our main priority as a church and staff is ensure the safety of our youth and leaders. Although, Work Tour provides a special opportunity for youth to grow their faith and fellowship, the safety and health of our youth and leaders supersedes the Mission Trip.

However, best case scenario there is a possibility of a local weekend trip staying at the church, while maintaining social distancing guidelines. We will keep everyone informed as we know more about COVID-19 and as further information develops. Lastly, we will be sending out refund checks later this week. If your address has changed or is different than the one on file, please let us know.

Confirmation
Confirmands will meet on Wednesdays, from 6:00 pm to 6:45 pm via ZOOM. We will continue fellowship and faith formation.

Confirmation Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/147687922
Meeting ID: 147 687 922
Password: 1837

Confirmation Sunday: Confirmation Sunday has been suspended until further notice due to COVID-19. Therefore, we will plan on still celebrating Confirmation on a determined Sunday to celebrate as a church family once the church is deemed safe to open by health professionals and the state.

Puppets
Puppets will meet for the last Monday of the season via ZOOM on Monday, May 18th for our Puppets celebration party, from 5:00 pm to 5:45 pm!

Puppets Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/491435491
Meeting ID: 491 435 491
Password: 1837

Children’s Ministry

VBS
After careful consideration, it is with great sadness that we have decided to cancel VBS for summer 2020. The health and safety of our church family is of the utmost importance at this time. However, we will continue to find ways to keep our youth actively engaged in their faith journey during this time.

Sunday School
Sunday School curriculum will continue to be emailed out on Fridays. In addition to the curriculum, you will also notice a link, with a video prayer, created by our Sunday School children.

Please contact Kim with questions, or to be added to the Sunday School email list: kim.arneson@cuccstc.org.

Church Office
Data is currently being compiled for the 2020/2021 Guide Book & Directory. Please confirm that your contact information in the current directory is accurate. If not, email the office with corrections.

Please contact the office if you need a face mask in order to be in compliance with current safety mandates. Volunteers will ensure that you receive what you need.

While staff members continue to “stay-at-home” in compliance with the governor’s executive order, be assured that we will continue to monitor emails, check voicemails, receive physical mail, and make weekly deposits. We thank you for your continued grace as we operating the church remotely.

If you need a face mask, volunteers in our church are making them, so please call or email the office.

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

CONTACT INFO:

SENIOR PASTOR
Rev. Josh Kuipers
josh.kuipers@cuccstc.org
CHURCH COUNCIL
JT Thompson, Council President
council@cuccstc.org
DIRECTOR OF CHILDREN’S MINISTRY
Kim Arneson
kim.arneson@cuccstc.org
OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR
Trish Thompson
office@cuccstc.org
DIRECTOR OF YOUTH MINISTRY
Todd McGraw
Todd.mcgraw@cuccstc.org
FINANCIAL MANAGER
Kristen Foley
financial@cuccstc.org
DIRECTOR OF ENSEMBLES
Joe Blomquist
joe.blomquist@cuccstc.org

ORGANIST
Carol Latimer
carol.latimer@cuccstc.org