CUCC Update

Online Worship
For the remainder of the summer, we are going to dig into several of Jesus’ teachings. We invite you to join us each week as we reflect on who Jesus was, what he stood for, and what that means for us today. As always, the weekly services are will be posted to: (http://www.cuccstc.org/sermons/), on our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/cuccstc) and on our YouTube channel!

Youth Ministry

Confirmation

We are starting a new Confirmation Class for the upcoming school year! Confirmation is an exciting and enriching year in our youth’s faith’s journey! We will come together regularly throughout the year to explore God and deepen our faith. Additionally, Confirmation provides an opportunity to develop and deepen our youth’s relationship with each other. We will share our faith stories, create a safe space, and explore integral topics. Regular meetings will be twice each month, starting on Sunday, September 13th through Sunday, May 2nd and special events as well throughout the year.

Please let Todd know if your youth can join us for Confirmation this year or if you have any questions! We would love to have your youth be a part of this journey with us!

Middle School
Middle School Group will be off in August for Sabbath. Middle School Group will start meeting every Sunday evening in the fall, from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm. The first Sunday will be Sunday, September 13th!

GF
GF will be off in August for Sabbath. GF will resume every Wednesday evening in the fall, from 7:00 pm to 8:15 pm. The first Wednesday will be Wednesday, September 9th!

Community Ministry
Food on the Fourth
Thanks for your support of our Food on the Fourth ministry! Because of your generosity, Debby was able to take a trunk full of food to the Salvation Army. It’s good to know that, despite these unusual times, our church is alive and vibrant and happy to help!

21 Day Racism Challenge
Let’s join together for a 21 day challenge of U.S. racism and anti-racism action from
August 2 – 23. Ideas for your daily activity (videos, readings) and other details will be emailed to you, even if you are unable to participate in the Sunday zoom calls. You can listen, watch, or read. If you miss a day, no worries. Just do what you can. Let’s be an active church family for antiracism.

If interested please signup at the link below by August 1st.
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090D49ABAB29AAF85-21daychallenge

Service Activity

On Tuesday, August 18th, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, CUCC will participate in a service activity at Northern Illinois Food Bank. Ages are 8+. Duties typically include assembling boxes, evaluating, sorting, labeling, and boxing products for distribution to the community. Much of the donated food Northern Illinois Food Bank distributes needs to be inspected, sorted and packaged before it’s distributed to our local neighbors in need. Social distancing protocol will be in place. Spots are limited to the first 25 who reserve a spot.

Additionally, all volunteers must complete a VOLUNTEER CONSENT FORM if you are a new volunteer, a VOLUNTEER AND VISITOR HEALTH STATEMENT and submit them on the date of your shift, and wear a mask and gloves. CUCC will have extra mask and gloves on the day of. Please let Todd know if you have any questions.

Please reserve a spot by Thursday, August 6th and sign up at the link below:
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090D49ABAB29AAF85-northern

Church Office
Introducing…the Volunteers of Summer
August 6th is the next opportunity for anyone with a hankering to get back in the building! Our lists of tasks is long. There are new jobs every week and something for everybody. Come help spruce up our wonderful building! Thursday mornings from 9-11:30am.

Masks and supplies will be provided but you are encouraged to bring work gloves and anything else that might come in useful. Use the link below to sign up.
Sign Up to Volunteer!

The office is open Tuesday and Thursday from 8:30am – 3:00pm. Please wear a face-covering if you are planning on coming in. Email and phone messages continue to be checked daily.

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

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