Weekly Update 10/10

This Sunday: This Sunday is a celebration of Divine Energy.  How do you see Divine Energy at work in your life and in the life of the world?  It will be a spirited Sunday!

Bill Marshall will be offering a Moment for Mission about the Citizen’s Climate Lobby.  Bill was invited by the Creation Justice team as part of the networking and advocacy associated with being a Creation Justice church.  Here’s Bill’s bio:  BA, with a concentration in Biology and Chemistry, Marietta College.  MBA, Fordham University.  43 year career with Dun & Bradstreet, MetLife, and the NJ Clean Energy Program.  Citizens’ Climate Lobby volunteer since 2014.  Married 40 years, with one child.Speaks Spanish fluently.  Primary Life Goal: Preserve the world as a livable place.

Church School: The theme this week is Divine Energy.  Patti Cooksey is teaching.  Many thanks to all who are helping with the spiritual growth of the young people of LUCC!

Florida Conference United Church of Christ Fall Gathering:  Claire Stiles, Wally Leblanc, and Kim Wells will be representing LUCC at the annual Fall Gathering of the Florida Conference Oct. 11 and 12.  LUCC was asked to lead a workshop about the Creation Justice process.  This is an important opportunity to learn and grow.  Look for a report back in the next week.

Advisors to Meet:  Sunday Oct. 13 following worship.  All welcome!

Community Organizing Training:  Kim Wells will be attending community organizing training provided by the Florida Council of Churches in Leesburg, FL Oct. 13-14.

The Big Event Save the date for the Big Event, Saturday November 10th. The theme will be What Seeds are You Planting?  This will be a wonderful celebration of the congregation and ministry of LUCC.  Don’t miss it!

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.

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 We have the money to provide the 20 uniforms that were requested! Thank you for your donations and all of your help!

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: Malcom Wells 10/8, 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, Hilton Jones, 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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