Weekly Update 8/28

This Sunday: The theme for Summer Sundays has been well-known stories and images from the Bible.  On this the last of Summer Sundays two of the most well-known images from the New Testament will offer instruction on what it means to be a follower of Jesus.

Communion Sunday: The first Sunday of the month is a Communion Sunday.  That means the communion offering will be received.  This offering is used to help people in the church and the community with basic needs such as rent and utility assistance, bus passes, prescriptions, etc.  There has been heavy need for these funds in recent weeks.  Please consider how you can help the community through this offering.

Singing in the Sunshine: The long stretch of rainy days has ended, but the singin’ goes on! If you would like to join choir members and sing to Ann Rogers at her home after church Sunday, September 1, see Patti or Kim. Ann is feeling stronger and looks forward to a beautiful, melodious gathering of her LUCC friends.

Fun Socks Drive: Maximo Elementary invited the church to provide fun and colorful socks to all the students at the school open house on September 5th.Fun socks are socks with several colors and/or patterns! They are available at many stores including Target and the Dollar Store. Children sizes for kindergarten through 5th grade are needed. Bring your socks to church and put them in the sock bin! We have already collected 107 pairs of socks! Help us to reach our goal of 200! Thank you for your help!

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Commercial Gas Range Stove: The church is selling the commercial gas range stove in the kitchen. We will accept the best offer that we receive. If you would like to see the stove in person, please come anytime between 9:30 am-noon Tues-Friday! Anyone interested should contact the Church Office at lakewooducc@gmail.com or 727-867-7961.

Theological Orientation Discussions: These discussions were requested as part of reviewing the church mission statement and possibly creating a new mission statement. The last session will be tonight at 7:00pm. That will conclude the series. All are welcome to participate!

Lakewood UCC Choir: Please consider joining the Lakewood UCC choir. There’s no audition, no requirement to read music, no long-term commitment, no cost, no stress…the only requisite is a love of music and a desire to sing. The first rehearsal of the fall choir season is Sunday 9 am, September 8th…that’s the Sunday after Labor Day. Rehearsals are in the church sanctuary. All you need to do is show up, and you will be welcomed!

Church School Begins: Sunday September 8 Church School will resume.  The teaching team is led by Olivia Gibson and Patti Cooksey with assistance from others in the church family.  Church School will take place during morning worship after the Youth Moment.  It will be oriented to young people in elementary and middle school.  The curriculum being used this year is A Joyful Path.  Many thanks to teachers and students for being part of this program! Families with children and youth will receive an email with greater detail about the program.

New Members to be Welcomed: New members will be received into the church family on Sunday Sept. 15, Charter Sunday.  Charter Sunday is the celebration of the founding of the church.  Those who are considering church membership are asked to contact Kim Wells (wells.kim.p@gmail.com).  The membership liturgy takes place during morning worship.  

Come Out St. Pete: This street festival and parade will be taking place Saturday Oct. 5 on Central Ave. between 22 and 31st Sts.  Wally Leblanc will be having a booth that will include information about the church.  If you can help volunteer at the booth, please let Wally know.  wally503x@gmail.com Many thanks!

Operation Attack: Operation Attack is very much in need of clothes for men, boys, and girls as well as diapers and peanut butter and canned fruit. Donations may be placed in the shopping cart in the entryway to the sanctuary. Operation Attack is an ecumenical effort serving families with children located a Lakeview Presbyterian Church, 1310 22nd. Ave. S., St. Petersburg. LUCC was a founding member of Operation Attack in the 1960’s!

Hearing Augmentation: Devices are available from the usher in the sanctuary during worship.

August Birthdays: Mardie Chapman 8/7, Claire Stiles 8/11, Kay Rencken 8/13, Dana Cosper 8/22, James Waterman 8/23, Barbara Donahue 8/4, Vita Uth 8/14, and Joanne Reid 8/28, Someone missing? Contact the church office with birthday information.

Circle of Concern: Sherry Santana, Carolyn Moore, Ann Quinn, Maggie Brizendine, Ann Rogers, and Marty Catala and family.

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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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