Weekly Update 6 February

This Sunday: Can people change?  Do people change? Are we willing to change?  Can others change? Take a look at I Corinthians 15:1-11.

Sing Out Tampa Bay: This community concert has become an annual tradition. People from all corners of Tampa Bay unite as one voice with The Florida Orchestra, to sing familiar favorites from orchestra, opera, Broadway, film, and popular repertoire.  Led by Music Director Michael Francis. Thursday, February 7 at 7 pm at The Mahaffey Theater. Admission is pay what you can at the door. Contact Claire Stiles for more information.

Legacy Week Prayer Breakfast: Bishop Darlene Garner of the Metropolitan Community Church will speak. Saturday 9 February at 10am at Maximo Presbyterian Church (3200 58th Ave S). The cost is $20 per person.

Advisor’s Meeting: The Advisors will meet Sunday Feb. 10 following worship. Participation of the congregation is needed for follow up on the Congregational Meeting last Sunday (3 February). All are welcome to attend.

Operation Attack: Ongoing needs include coats of all sizes, clothes for boys and men, and diapers of all sizes. The next LUCC volunteer evening is February 11 at 6:30 pm at Lakeview Presbyterian Church (1310 22nd Ave S).

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. Spread the word, invite your friends!

Friday, February 15 – The Wandering Hours
Friday, March 22 – Randy Wilson and Gabe Dansereau
Friday, May 3 – Charley Groth
Friday, May – Rebecca Zapen

One City Chorus: The next One City Chorus concert will be on February 17th at 4pm at the Palladium Theater (253 5th Ave N). Tickets are $25 at the door, $20 in advance. LUCC member Jeff Wells is a member of the chorus.

Theological Orientation Discussions: The advisors are hosting these discussions as a way to follow up on conversations begun last year about LUCC’s mission statement. The next session will be held Feb. 19 from 6:30 to 7:45pm. The topic is belief, values, and behavior. Future sessions will involve discussion of creeds, and Jesus and Christ.  Future dates: Feb. 27, March 19, and March 27. All are welcome. Come when you can!

Exchange Student: This comes from LUCC member Yoko Nogami, a teacher at Gibbs High School. She received a request for a new host home for an international high school student. Maybe there is someone in the LUCC family or beyond that would be willing to host this student? The student attends Boca Ciega High School and is from Norway. He loves music and drawing. He is quiet and enjoys the beach. He is in the area until June. If you are willing to explore this opportunity, please contact Yoko. 

Volunteer Opportunity: During the congregational meeting, some people expressed an interest in helping out in the church office. There is always lots to do, from one time projects to weekly tasks. Email the church office for more details.

February Birthdays: Happy birthday to Jim Andrews (2/6); Sarah Lewis (2/14); Jeff Wells (2/15); and Joyce Lee (2/28) Someone missing? Contact the church office with birthday information.

Circle of Concern: Family and friends of Bill Locke. Shirley Locke who is in St. Anthony Hospital. Patty Wilson, Chip Cosper’s aunt, Beverly Belche, a friend of LUCC member Martha Lamar, is fighting cancer and cellulitis and would like your prayers at this challenging time. Carolyn Moore, Ann Quinn and her daughter Annie, Willy Zessoules, Jen De Groot, and Ann Rogers.

Weekly Update: If you are involved with an activity or event that you would like to share with the LUCC family, please send the information to the church office by Tuesday since the Update usually is sent out on Wednesday.

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