"Abigail: Offering Hospitality & Brokering Peace"
8:30am Outdoor Chapel and 10:30am In-person worship
(10:30am is also Live Streamed)
We don't hear much about Abigail in the Bible except for this one story in 1 Samuel 25 where she manages to prevent a slaughter from happening - using the customary tradition of hospitality, owning actions that caused bad blood, and using her good sense. What can we learn from her example as she serves to settle the dispute between her husband Nabal and David?
Join us either in person or on livestream as we see what this "B Side" story has to teach us and as we gather at the table together for Communion. There will be special music provided at both of our services by our Music Director, Toni Sullivan.
Our 10:30am service is LIVE STREAMED and RECORDED. You can live stream our 10:30am service for August 7th, from the following link: https://youtu.be/EM7vppOdUcM
Recordings of our worship services can be found on our YouTube page "uccbvideo".
PLEASE SIGN UP using the links below if you plan to join us for our worship services, nursery care, and church school. By signing up you help us to plan well and to have a record for contact tracing should the need arise.
In-Person Worship: 8:30am in the Outdoor Chapel
We hope to meet outside in our Outdoor Chapel (weather dependent) for our in person worship. We ask that people intending to join us for In Person Worship sign up and include how many people and the names of those who will be attending worship with you. You can register for our In Person Worship using the following link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080C4CA8AF28A4F94-830am100
Note: If the weather is not conducive to outdoor worship in the Outdoor Chapel, we will move inside our Meetinghouse.
In-Person Worship: 10:30am in the Meetinghouse
We will join together in the Meetinghouse for our in person worship. We are looking to keep this service to no more than 45 minutes. You will find the sign up link below. We ask that people intending to join us for In Person Worship sign up and include how many people and the names of those who will be attending worship with you. You can register for our In Person Worship using the following link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080C4CA8AF28A4F94-1030am132
Nursery Sign Up for In-Person Worship at 8:30am and 10:30am:
Our Nursery is open during our In-Person Worship on Sunday mornings. There will be special considerations in place to be sure that we keep our children and Miss Debbie safe and healthy to the best of our ability. If you plan to join us for In-Person Worship and need Nursery care for your child(ren), we invite you to sign your child(ren) up in advance using the following links:
Summertime "World of Wonder" Church School:
In Person 8:30am Church School Sign Up:
Children will head directly to Church School on Sunday morning. They will join with the day's teachers in Creation Station classroom right next to the Fellowship Hall kitchen for a one room schoolhouse style lesson during this "I Wonder" summer. Children can be signed up for our In Person Church School using the following link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080C4CA8AF28A4F94-830am99
In Person 10:30am Church School Sign Up:
Children will head directly to Church School on Sunday morning. They will join with the day's teachers in Creation Station classroom right next to the Fellowship Hall kitchen for a one room schoolhouse style lesson during this "I Wonder" summer. Children can be signed up for our In Person Church School using the following link:https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080C4CA8AF28A4F94-1030am131If you have questions about our hybrid Church School option, please be in touch with our Church School Coordinator, Barbara Crandell at firstname.lastname@example.org
Some Special Notes:
- Masks are required for all people while singing inside the Meetinghouse. We ask that you observe social distancing as much as possible. Movable chairs for greater social distancing are available in the Balcony and in Brooks Hall.
- While we want to be able to see everyone, we ask that anyone who is feeling ill or experiencing any Covid symptoms stays home from worship and worships with us via live stream or recording. Also, if you fear you may have been exposed to someone with Covid in the past week, or are awaiting test results, please take advantage of our live streaming.
Updated CCB Face Mask Recommendations:
- Masks will be REQUIRED when singing together inside and when entering the Church Office.
- Masks will be RECOMMENDED for those who are unvaccinated or immunocompromised.
- Masks will be WELCOMED for anyone who wishes to wear them for health and safety purposes.
- We will continue to keep track of attendance at worship, in person meetings and gatherings, so that contact tracing measures can be taken.
Pastors Fund Thanks & InformationOur pastors wish to thank you so much for your generous support of the Pastors Fund during these difficult and ever-changing times. With your help bills have been paid to cover housing costs, medical bills, and emergency repairs as well as to cover other everyday costs like food, gas, and clothing for members & friends of our church and wider community. The Pastors Fund is supported through the honorarium from the funerals/memorials that our pastors officiate, as well as through the generous gifts of members and friends of our community. The Thrift Shop has supported the Pastors Fund with gifts from sale profits, and the Pastors Fund is also one of the options for holiday support through our Virtual Giving Tree this year.
If you are feeling moved to make a direct gift to the Pastors Fund, gift cards for groceries and gas are always welcome, as are donations made payable to Pastors Fund.
Your Pastors are Here for You!
Pastoral Care Appointments
Labyrinth & Children's Garden:
Summer Office hours will begin the week of June 20th
Tuesday - Thursday - 9:00am - 12noon
CLOSED Monday and Friday
The church door will remain locked for safety reasons, but our Ring doorbell system helps us to know who is coming to the door.
We are an Open and Affirming Congregation of the United Church of Christ.
Know that "No matter who you are or where you are on life's journey, you are welcome here!"
At Home Electronic Worship Options
- Would you enjoy the guidance of fellow seekers to help you support your children's growth into strong and compassionate moral thinkers?
- Are you looking for a place where you can bring your deepest joys and sorrows and find real companionship in celebration and suffering?
- Do you long for a place where you and your family can learn to love one another and care for the world in a compassionate faith community?