Weekly Update 10/2

This Sunday: This Sunday is World Communion Sunday.  It is a Sunday when Christians around the world celebrate communion to emphasize our common bond.  At LUCC, the service will focus on the call to serve and how that unites all people.  

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 or call 727-510-4170.

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.

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.

The Big Event The planning team is meeting after church Sunday October 6th. Save the date for the Big Event, Saturday November 10th.

Immigration Notice:  UCC Conference Ministers from across the country joined our Justice and Witness Ministry staff in DC to meet with legislators and demand the halt of funding for detention, deportation, and border militarization. Support the work of your Conference Ministers and ask your member of Congress, as they work on appropriations legislation, not to invest any more money in policies that fuel and feed the administration’s efforts to continue terrorizing immigrants. How we invest our money reflects our values as a nation, and right now those values are corrosive and harmful. Congress should instead invest in policies that uplift family unity, address the root causes of forced migration, and prioritize human needs by respecting the rights and dignity of every person.

Maximo Elementary Uniforms Ms. Jones, Family and Community Liaison  of Maximo Elementary  has identified  school uniforms as one of the greatest needs of the children  attending school there.  LUCC’s Education Ministry Team  is responding to this need by asking the congregation to provide 20 uniforms for the children.  A uniform consists of a collared shirt and a pair of pants or a skirt in uniform colors of white, light blue and dark blue.  Each uniform costs approximately $12.  Donations by cash or check are being accepted now.  Members of the EMT will do the shopping.   If you have questions contact Olivia Gibson, Patti Cooksey, Marg Radens,  Claudia Rodriguez, Emily Bell, or Pastor Kim.

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/

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 This Saturday 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.

October Birthdays: Janet Blair 10/19, Denise Williams 10/28, Olivia Gibson 10/29, and Victoria Long 10/19. Someone missing? Contact the church office with birthday information.

Circle of Concern: The family and loved ones of Roger Jackle, Sherry Santana, 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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