Weekly Update 1/9

This Sunday: is the celebration of the baptism of Jesus.  It is a time to think about the meaning of baptism and what we are being told about our calling. Many thanks to Joyce Lee for providing the ministry of music while Hilton takes a Sunday off, to Colleen Coughenour for serving as liturgist, and to Lucille Ruga and Charlie Lewis for ushering.

LUCC Concert Series: celebrating Old Time, Blues, Blue Grass, Folk & Country music. All concerts begin at 7pm. There is a $20 suggested donation for the band, doors open at 6:30pm. See the website or LUCC Facebook page for more information.

Friday, January 11 – The Stillhouse Shakers
Thursday, January 24 – Vaden Landers Band
Friday, February 15 – The Wandering Hours
Friday, March 22 – Randy Wilson and Gabe Dansereau
Friday, May 3 – Charley Groth

Theological Orientation Discussions: The first session will be January 16 from 6:30-7:45pm.  There is a reading available to look at before the gathering.  This first session focuses on church. Future sessions will be held Jan. 30, Feb. 19, Feb. 27 (tentative), March 19, and March 27.

Climate change FLICAN event: “Climate Impact & Environmental Inequity: Towards Justice for All” will be held Friday & Saturday, February 1 & 2, at the Callahan Center in Orlando. Rev. Wells plans to attend and can provide transportation.

Dining Set: Bert and Joyce Lee have a cream color dining table set with six chairs to give away.  Two chairs have some water marks, other than that the set is in good condition. The table measures 76 inches by 37.5 inches and is 30 inches tall when fully extended.  The center leaf is 18 inches wide.  If interested, please call Bert at 727-592-8577.

Creation Justice Outing: On Saturday, March 23, at 8:00pm, the Florida Orchestra  will perform Haydn’s The Creation. This piece celebrates the creation of the world, from first light to the Garden of Eden, in a resounding choral masterpiece, featuring the Master Chorale of Tampa Bay. If you would like to attend with a group from the church, contact Claire Stiles to get your reduced-rate ticket.

January Birthdays: Happy birthday to Martha Lamar (1/2); Elinor Ross (1/4); Chip Cosper (1/7); Jackson Cosper (1/9); Hilton Kean Jones (1/23); and Bob Bell (1/28). Someone missing? Contact the church office with birthday information.

Circle of Concern: Bill Locke is in the hospital.  Prayers for Bill and Shirley are greatly appreciated! Please also remember Roger Goodson, Carolyn Moore, Ann Quinn, Willy Zessoules, Ann Rogers, and Yvonne Riesen.

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