upcoming events


Sacred Conversations to End Racism   


Pastor Tracey highly recommends this program offered through UCC National.   There are five lessons beginning July 8, 2020.  Follow this link to the Summer Institute for more:


https://www.ucc.org/the_restorative_racial_justice_summer_institute_july_8th 

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Karen Graham is leading a multi-week book study on America’s response to systematic racism against black and brown people. Please email her.  First session is this Saturday, June 13th at 10:00 am.  The book, Waking Up White: And Finding Myself in the Story of Race, by Debby Irving, can be purchased online (you don’t need it for the first session).

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news


We need singers,instrumentalists and poetry readers who would like to perform online for our worship services. Could this be you? Please email Julie Robuck and we will plug you in!

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Pastor Tracey is looking for actors! No experience necessary. She and Rev. Wendy Kidd are preparing clergy and seminary student boundary training (Healthy Ministry Relationships Training) videos and they need people to act out role plays and case studies. We need adults, teens and children. Let PT know.

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Bring a book and borrow a book!


We now have a Little Library


Please:
1. Wipe down your book, CD, or DVD with a disinfecting wipe;

2. Remove any of your identifying information from the book (name, telephone number, etc.);

3. Bag it in a closeable or ziplock-type baggie.

4. There is not enough room for you to bring a whole bunch of books, CDs, DVDs, so just bring one and take the same away;

5. If the library is out of room, please do not leave the book on the ground or on top of it or on the bench or patio--just put it back in your car and try another day. No one is tending to the library to clean up after you or others who leave the books lying out exposed;

6. Please make sure the books, CDs, or movies have some redeeming social value--no porn or x-rated, racist, sexist, anti-GLBTQA, ridiculously violent, political, satanic, or heavy sexual content. 
Litmus test for sharing your book, film, or music: Could this book be read aloud in our church or in adult education class? Could this CD or DVD be heard /seen at our church or in the adult education class?

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Pick three people out of the church directory: 

 

It's suggested you pick one you know well, one you know but not well, and one you don’t know at all.  Call them, or email them, text them, or send them a card.  In our WHY Teams we are asking ourselves, “What do I need?” and then “What can I offer?”  This seems to be a good model for your contacts with others. 

 

Consider dropping food off:

Parker Task Force or Help & Hope Center and other food banks need extra support right now.  Drop off non-perishable groceries (in bags please) to Bob and Holly Jay, or Shirley Wick, for Friday deliveries to the Help & Hope Center Food Bank.  

 

Help & Hope wishes for toiletries, especially feminine products.

 


Favorite Books


Here is the beginning of a collection of books recommended by church partners:


Convictions - Marcus Borg
Falling Upward - Richard Rohr 

 An Altar in the World - Barbara Taylor
The Essential Things that I Have Learned about Life - Kushner
Stealing Jesus - Bruce Bawer
Giving Thanks - M.J. Ryan
Without Buddha I could not be a Christian - Paul Knitter


The World of Biblical Israel - C. R. Chapman (A "Great Courses" CD)


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