This Sunday: With the Christmas decorations stowed away for another year what difference does the birth of Jesus make? Has anything changed? That’s the topic for this Sunday.
Church School: There will be church school this Sunday led by Malcolm Wells.
Rev. Wells Away: Jan. 10-11, Rev. Wells will be helping to lead a retreat for the women’s group of First Congregational UCC, Winter Park. The retreat will be in Daytona Beach. The leader of the women’s group is Lisa Rotenberger, daughter of Genie Terrell of LUCC.
Maximo Elementary: The staff of Maximo Elementary was thrilled to receive the sweatshirts, jackets, and other warm clothing to be provided to students as needed. This school, just behind the church, has 80 homeless students. Thank you to all who donated and contributed and to Patti Cooksey, Claudia Rodriguez, and Olivia Gibson for helping with the delivery.
No Concert 1/10: The folk music concert series that was being held at LUCC will now be hosted by the Friends Meeting of St. Petersburg. There will be not be a concert at LUCC on Friday, Jan. 10.
Westminster Suncoast Lunch: All those connected with the church who are residents of Westminster communities are invited to lunch on the third Wednesday of the month, Wed. Jan. 15 at 11:30 a.m. in the main dining room at Westminster Suncoast.
Creation Justice Task Force:The next meeting will be Jan. 17 at 12:30 p.m. New members welcome! Please speak with Claire Stiles about what’s ahead for 2020.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Interfaith Service: This moving service will be held Sunday 1/19 at 4:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 1900 Gandy Blvd. The speaker is Hassan Shibly, Chief Executive Director for the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) of Florida.
Just Mercy Community Conversation: You are encouraged to see the movie Just Mercy and then participate in a community conversation Saturday Feb. 1 from 2-3:30 p.m. at James Weldon Johnson Community Library ( 1059 18th Ave. S, St. Pete). Everyone is welcome!
Letter Writing: Earl Waters has petitions to be signed about getting an assault weapon ban and legalizing recreational marijuana on the next FL ballot. You can fill them out on Sunday.
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 at 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.
January Birthdays: Martha Lamar 1/2, Elinor Ross 1/4, Chip Cosper 1/7, Jackson Cosper 1/9, Hilton Jones 1/23, Lakewood UCC 1/23, Bob Bell 1/28. Someone missing? Contact the church office with birthday information.
Circle of Concern: Amaiya Washington, Tony Rogers, Wally LeBlanc Sherry Santana, Jen Degroot, Carolyn Moore, Ann Quinn, Maggie Brizendine, and Ann Rogers.
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.