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  This Weeks Happenings for January 10, 2020


Rev. Timothy Gilbert


Good Morning Congregational Church of Union, UCC,

  The scripture reading this week is from the gospel of Matt 3:13-17, and the sermon is entitled; "Beloved."  The choir is gathering at 10AM to practice before the service.  If you would like to join us, you are more than welcome.  Christmas decorations will all be coming down after church services.  If you would like to help, please stay afterwards and join us!  The more the merrier, and it will take no time at all!

 

I ask that you keep John's sister Peggy in your prayers today.  She will be having surgery early this morning...around 8AM.  The doctor found uterine cancer, and she will have a full hysterectomy.  The doctor thinks that the cancer is contained in one area, and has not spread, so is confident he will be able to get all of the cancer.  Let us pray that that is the outcome, and that Peggy comes through okay, healing quickly.

 

The Congregational Church of Union, UCC, will have its Annual Conference on Sunday, January 26, after church.  We will be having a pot luck lunch, so please bring something to share, and we will follow up with the meeting afterwards.

 

We will have a meeting to discuss the fair...what worked, what didn't, and what we can do better.  A date will be forthcoming.  I am hoping we can come up with a date for the meeting at the Annual Conference.

 

For the months of January and February, the church will collect cereals for the soup kitchen.  This will include breakfast cereal,

oatmeal, boxes, and the bags of generic cereal sold at the grocery store.  Thank you again for your help with this important ministry.

 

Just to keep you updated on when events are happening;   Ash Wednesday is February 26th, First Sunday in Lent is March 1st,

Maundy Thursday is April 9th, Good Friday is April 10th (no services), and Easter Sunday is April 26th.  Intentions for lilies and Easter flowers will be forthcoming, and a list for readers for the Maundy Thursday Service will also be coming in the future.

 

That's all for now.  If you have anything for the Happenings page, please call or email the pastor with the news, and I will get the article in the next week's Happening's page. 

 

Peace and Blessings,

Rev. Tim