CUCC Update

Worship

Live Sunday Service

Join us 9:30 a.m Sunday morning for a live service via Zoom. We will open the link 15 minutes early so we can all greet each other and catch up.

Church Service Live Zoom Link

Sermons On Our Website

Wednesday Morning Worship
Wednesday Morning Worship will be on hiatus during the Lenten season. Our break goes from February 17 through April 7, and worship resumes Wednesday morning, April 14.

Wednesday Morning Worship Zoom

Get Involved

Memorial Garden Clean Up
On Tuesday April 20th there will be a group gathering in Memorial Garden to do preliminary clean up before planting season. We would love for you to join us! Come anytime after 8:30 -9 a.m. and bring a yard bag, gloves, and clippers. Hope you can join us. This is an easy project to stay socially distant.

Thanks,
Anne Graham

Men’s Bible Discussion
Inviting men of all ages to the Men’s Bible Discussion group on the second and fourth Saturdays of every month. We 8:30 a.m. to discuss passages from the Bible and their relevance to our lives. It’s a casual meeting to share our joys and concerns, to connect with other men of the church, and to seek God’s guidance for the week ahead. From April 10-May 29 we will be discussing Ephesians. For more information, please e-mail Ed Werneke.

Young(ish) Women’s Group
Time to get dressed, get off our computers and get outside! Young(ish) Women’s Ministry will be hosting an IN-PERSON event on April 20th from 6-8pm. We’ve planned some fun activities to continue our mission of loving ourselves, neighbors and God. Contact Jaymie McGrath for more info.

Night Ministry
Special thanks to all those who helped with Night Ministry! We helped provide sack lunches to those in need at Humble Park last Thursday! Our next Night Ministry opportunity is on June 5th.

Youth Ministry

Youth Ministry Will Begin Meeting In Person Once A Month

We are excited to announce that our youth programs are starting a hybrid model that will include once a month in-person gatherings and the rest virtual via Zoom! The once a month in-person Wednesday and Sunday night gatherings will be socially distanced in Rodgers Hall. In alignment with the Reopening Task Force, our youth group will follow typical precautions outlined by state and local officials detailed in the “General Protocol,” section in the, “CUCC Phase 4” document.

GF (In-Person, from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm):

Wednesday, April, 7th
Wednesday, May, 5th
Wednesday, May 26th

Middle School/Confirmation (In-Person, from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm):

Sunday, March 14th
Sunday, April 11th
Sunday, May 16th

GF (High School Group)
Our next GF gathering is Wednesday, April 14th on Zoom, from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm! We will continue our 4-week series on relationships as we explore conflict, respect, positive words, and healthy relationships!

GF Zoom
Middle School Group
Our next Middle School gathering is in-person at the church on Sunday, April 11th, from 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm! We will start our 3-week series on relationships, as we explore conflict, positive words, and healthy relationships!

Middle School Zoom
Confirmation
The next Confirmation gathering is Sunday, April 11, from 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm at the church!

Confirmation Zoom
Youth Council
Our next Youth Council meeting is Wednesday, May 5th before GF, from 6:30 pm to 6:55 pm.

Youth Council Zoom

Youth Scholarships and Internships

Scholarships
College scholarship applications are now open for our High School Seniors and college students. There will be 2 scholarships available, the Westphal Scholarship and the Martha Caldwell/Caroline Benter Scholarship. Scholarships will be based on need, GPA, perceived potential, and church/community involvement. Deadline for the scholarships is Sunday, April 11th and scholarships will be rewarded on Sunday, May 16th.

SEM Internship Program
Please see the attached introduction letter and application for the summer SEM (Summer Experience in Ministry) internship program. Special thanks to the West Chicago FCC Internship Fund for providing funding for the SEM internship program.

For more information, please e-mail Todd McGraw.

CUCC Scholarship Application

SEM Invitation

SEM Application

Children’s Ministry


Zoom Gathering Announcement

We are excited to announce a once a month, 30-minute, Children’s Zoom gathering for April & May following the Sunday Morning Worship Service! We look forward to the kids getting an opportunity to visit with each other and see their church friends!

On Sunday, April 18th and Sunday, May 16th the kids will meet via Zoom at the following times:
Kindergarten through 2nd: 10:15 am – 10:45 am

3rd through 5th grade: 10:45 am – 11:15 am

T.A.S.K.

Weekly Curriculum Video

Most Recent Moments With Children

April 18th and May 16th Children's Zoom Gathering Zoom Link

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 Trish: office@cuccstc.org.

Phase 4 at CUCC
As Region 8 in Illinois recently entered “Phase 4 – Restore Illinois”, we want to provide clear and timely communication regarding the church’s re-opening. The Re-Opening Taskforce of Council remains in close contact with local health officials, the Illinois Conference, as well as neighboring UCC churches. Together we seek to model compliance of IDPH and CDC Guidelines, protect the most vulnerable in our community, and do our part to slow infection rates of Covid-19. We are aware that guidelines and restrictions continue to change and evolve, so your patience, flexibility, and grace are appreciated. Below is the link to the pdf with more information.

Phase 4 At CUCC


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