Weekly Update 9/26

This Sunday: How does a book written many centuries ago relate to life today?  The Bible involves people, places, and cultures that are foreign to us.  How is it still important to human development?  Why is it the best-selling book of all time?  Sunday, in worship and Church School, we’ll think about The Bible and How We Use It.  See Luke 16:19-31.

Rev. Wells Away Rev. Wells will be away this week visiting her grandchild in the Boston area. For pastoral care please contact Jim Andrews at jimbandrews@gmail.com.

In Memoriam: The memorial service for Roger Jackle will be held Wednesday Oct. 9 at 10:30 a.m. in the Quak Center at Westminster Suncoast, 1095 Pinellas Point Dr. S., St. Petersburg.

Maximo Elementary Needs Mentors: The administration of Maximo Elementary School has let LUCC know that they are in need of mentors.  What is involved in being a mentor?  It involves a consistent weekly commitment to have lunch with a student which takes about 30 minutes.  You can choose the day of the week and the time – lunch begins at 10:30 and ends at 1:00.  If someone cannot make a weekly commitment, they can share the mentor role with another person and work out a mutually agreeable schedule.  A mentor needs to watch a mentoring video and have a background check as well as a consistent commitment.  So, a mentor can positively impact a student’s life in just 30 minutes a week.  To find out more about being a mentor, please contact LUCC member Emily Bell at emilybb641@gmail.com

Singing to the Homebound: https://lakewooducc.org/2019/09/26/singing-to-the-homebound/

World Climate Strike: https://lakewooducc.org/2019/09/25/lakewood-ucc-marches-for-climate-strike/

Lakewood Day Trippers: Patti Cooksey and Carol Shores would like to offer day trip opportunities to visit old Florida attractions, for entertainment and education to destinations that can be traveled to and toured in a day trip to the Lakewood congregation and friends.

LUCC Joins Pinellas Coalition for Immigrant Justice: At their meeting last Sunday, the LUCC Advisors endorsed LUCC becoming a sponsor of the newly formed Pinellas Coalition for Immigrant Justice.  COALITION MISSION STATEMENT: “We advocate that all people who approach our borders receive compassionate, just, and dignified treatment, whether asylum seekers, refugees, or those in search of a better life.”  Many thanks to Sue Sherwood for being LUCC’s liaison to the Coalition.  Patti Cooksey, Lucille Ruga, and Carol Shores have also been involved.  There will be opportunities for the church to engage in advocacy in the weeks ahead.

Ali Kafka & Sarah Gwendolyn Concert: Ali Kafka and Sarah Gwendolyn are happy to be able to share what they do as they travel along, and as they develop more of a musical identity as a duo. Listeners can expect rousing fiddle tunes, sultry blues duets, and maybe a dash of country harmony singing. The concert begins at 7:00 p.m. on October 18th. 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.

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, 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: The family and loved ones of Roger Jackle, Sherry Santana, Roger Jackle, Jen DeGroot, Carolyn Moore, Ann Quinn, Maggie Brizendine, and Ann Rogers.

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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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