Weekly Update 9/4

This Sunday: This Sunday the service will resume a more structured format.  The choir will be singing again!  Church School begins!  The theme for the morning is Who or What is God?  Take a look at  Luke 14:25-33 and Psalm 139: 1-6, 13-18.


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.  


Peace Sing A Long: Come to church early, at 10:15 a.m. on September 22nd, to sing songs in honor of International Day of Peace which is Sept. 21.  Be part of celebrating peace in song!


Advisor Meeting: The advisors are meeting after service this Sunday. All are Welcome!


Jason Charos Ensemble: Jason Charos graduated from the Pinellas County Center for the Arts at Gibbs High School in 2017. He is currently completing the third year of his undergraduate degree at the University of Miami Frost School of Music. The Jason Charos Quintet seeks to play repertoire from the straight-ahead jazz tradition that is not commonly performed as well as original music. The sole intent of the ensemble, though, is to provide the listener with an uplifting experience through music that is just swinging. The concert begins at 7:00 p.m. on September 13th. Suggested donation of $20. All proceeds go to the artist. Please feel free to contact the church with any questions! lakewooducc@gmail.com or call at 727-867-7961.


Mountain Dulcimer Lessons: Second lesson with master mountain music master Randy Wilson for mountain dulcimer. Bring your dulcimer and a music stand and willingness to play! $10 suggested donation! All levels welcome. Join us September 17th and 24th at 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.


Fun Socks Drive: We have collected close to 300 socks thanks to all your donations! Thank you for all your help!


Violin Update: The church in partnership with Bringe Music has been able to provide a violin for Kai’Lyn Washington.  Best wishes to Kai’Lyn on her musical journey!


Lectio Divina: Have you been feeling the need for a deeper spiritual connection in your life?  Do you need to rediscover that source of hope and inspiration to inspire and inform your social activism?  Please join us from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 11th in the Sanctuary at Lakewood UCC for an evening of Lectio Divina.  Lectio Divina is a Christian spiritual practice that has been around for hundreds of years.  It involves contemplative scripture reading, prayer and meditation which focuses on deepening our connection to the God of our understanding. It is a reflective and devotional process which can be practiced privately or with a group. Please RSVP to Jim Andrews @ 727-510-4170 and feel free to ask questions!


Singing in the Sunshine: https://lakewooducc.org/2019/09/03/singing-for-ann/


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.


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.


September Birthdays: Kim Wells 9/19, Joanne Reid 9/22, Wilbur Reid 9/22, Donald Ritchie 9/27, and Carlolyn Moore 9/30. 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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