Weekly Update

2601 54th Avenue South, St Petersburg, FL 33712-4700
(727) 867-7961 ~ lakewooducc.org

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THIS SUNDAY This Sunday In addition to a remembrance of Memorial Day, there will be an opportunity to reflect on the stories that shape our lives. What are those stories? How are they influencing us? What stories do we have to share? What stories do we have to tell of God?
MON, MAY 26 SUNKEN GARDENS TOUR AHEAD: Bill Ryland from the LUCC congregation is now working at Sunken Gardens. He will be leading a special tour for those from the LUCC congregation who are interested in learning more about the plant life of Florida and beyond! The tour is tentatively scheduled for Monday, May 26 at 10:00 a.m. Tickets must be purchased for entrance into Sunken Gardens. The tour is free.
Dali: TUES, MAY 27
Studio@620: MAY 29, 30, 31,

UPON THIS ROCK: THE MAGDALENE SPEAKS: In performance at two different venues this week, Upon This Rock strives to make flesh the woman who is called “The Apostle of the Apostles”-Mary, the Magdalene. Written and performed by award winning actor, Roxanne Fay, based on the author’s study of both historical and religious sources, the play travels outside the boundaries of the simple sketch offered in the New Testament and introduces a woman of substance and the subversive path that she ultimately chose. Performance at the Dali on Tuesday, May 27th at 7 p.m. http://thedali.org/event/performance-upon-rock-magdalene-speaks/2014-05-27/ and performances at the Studio @ 620 on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday May 29, 30, and 31, 2014 at 7:00 p.m., and Sunday June 1, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. http://www.thestudioat620.org/events/upon-this-rock-the-magdalene-speaks.
 FRI, MAY 30 BOOK CLUB: The May book selection, The Life List, by Lori Nelson Spielman, is a novel about Brett, who at age 34 must complete a “Bucket List” she wrote when she was 14 years old. In order to get her inheritance she must do this within one year. The story is unbelievable, but entertaining. The book club will meet Friday, May 30 at 12:30 in the fellowship hall. Please bring your own sandwich. Drinks and dessert will be provided by Vita Uth. Everyone is invited.
ST. PETE PRIDE – BIG CHANGES THIS YEAR: LUCC, an annual participant in the St. Pete Pride Parade and Festival, will again celebrate our diversity and extend our welcome to the community. This year the St. Pete Pride Parade will be held Saturday evening, June 28th, at sunset. Yes, SUNSET! The street festival will be held Sunday, June 29th, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Over the years many more UCC churches have joined LUCC, with a contingent of 14 UCC churches last year. Stay tuned for more information, or see Melanie Moore or Earl Waters if you just can’t wait.
Skyway LogoSKYWAY COMMUNITY MARKET: New hours and FIVE NEW VENDORS! Everyone seems to agree – the tomatoes are the best we have tasted in a long time. Don’t miss the Skyway Community Market, held every Saturday from 10-2 on the church grounds under the trees. To volunteer for setup, clean up, or to staff the information booth, please speak with Christy Martin. Vendors and musicians are also needed.
CONTINUING lunch bunch at chattaway'sLUNCH BUNCH: On Sundays after fellowship an informal and open group gathers at a local restaurant for lunch and lively conversation. You are welcome at this gathering of friends old and new. Please check with one of the regulars–Melanie Moore, Bill Ryland, Carol Shores, or Ruth Halderman–about the details for this week. Pictured on the right is an example of some of the folks who sometimes lunch as a bunch. (Photo by Melanie Moore)
CONTINUING ELECTRONIC GIVING: LUCC is offering electronic giving. Arrangements can be made for donations and contributions to be made as account to account transfers. Credit card donations can also be arranged. Single and recurring donations can also be made at the church website through Pay Pal via credit card or bank debit. Additional information, as well as authorization forms, is available at church. So far, three families have signed up for electronic giving. More are always welcome!
CONTINUING WEBSITE — lakewooducc.org: Everything you always wanted to know about the church. Go ahead and ask. The information is probably at the church website. You can subscribe and have updates and comments automatically sent to your email address. See the homepage for details. You can also keep connected with on Facebook at www.facebook.com/LakewoodUCC and on Twitter at twitter.com/lakewoodUCC.


George Lewis ~ Bill Delcamp
Betty Harris ~ Livy Parsons Rhodes
Jerry Riesen and Knud Uth are under hospice care
Carolyn Moore ~ Gertie Pirazzini ~ the USA
Please keep these people in your prayers.
Calls and notes are appreciated also.



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