Congregational Meeting TODAY
With many challenges facing the church post covid, there are important decisions that need to be made by the congregation relating to the ministry of LUCC going forward. All are needed to be part of the decision-making process, family-style!
The church advisors and the finance team have been working very hard to prepare for this meeting. Your presence is needed for responsible decisions to be made.
Those who are not official members of the church are welcome to participate.
Annual Giving Reports
Finance Secretary Lucille Ruga has prepared annual giving statements for 2022.
If you would like your statement for your records, please contact Lucille.
New Member to be Received
The congregation of Lakewood United Church of Christ joyfully welcomes Barbara Walburn into full membership of the church. Blessings abound!
In response to the horrific devastation and loss of life in Turkey, Syria, and beyond, the United Church of Christ Disaster Ministries in on the scene offering assistance. To make a financial donation through the UCC, please visit ucc.org
Ash Wednesday Ahead
The Lenten season begins in just a few weeks. Lent is the 40 day season of preparation for the festival of Easter. In the New Testament we are told of Jesus spending 40 days in the wilderness to prepare for his ministry. We will spend 40 days, not including Sundays, focusing on tapping into the image-of-God within us. We will find that Love is Wild!
The Ash Wednesday service will be held Wednesday Feb. 22 at 7:00 p.m. around a fire at the lakefront home of Chip and Dana Cosper. If you would like a ride, please contact the Church: email@example.com or 727-867-7961.
Many thanks to Joyce Lee for providing the ministry of music this morning while Hilton Homes continues to recover from covid.
Potluck Next Sunday after Church
After church Sunday Feb. 26. Bring a dish to share and your own table setting if you can!
The church is continuing to collect used inkjet cartridges. They are sent to a recycler and the church receives payment for the cartridges provided.
OA needs donations of cereal/oatmeal, mac and cheese, pasta sauce, peanut butter, canned meat, fruit, soup, and vegetables. Donations may be placed on the shelf in the hallway at church.
Demonstration Against Upcoming Execution 2/23
Join Floridians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty and other opponents of the death penalty for a vigil during the execution of Donald Dillbeck. The vigil will be from 5:00-6:00 PM on Thursday, February 23 at the northwest corner of 49th Street North and Ulmerton Road in mid-Pinellas County. Park in the vacant lot behind the Checkers. Feel free to bring signs, or organizers will provide them. Call (727) 492-1590 for more information. If the execution is commuted or postponed, the vigil will not be held.
Vigil to Mark the Anniversary of the John Evans Lynching Memorial
Thursday Feb. 23 from 6:30-6:50 at the memorial on Dr. MLKing St. S and 2nd Ave near Tropicana Field. This will be a free-form event with speakers of 2 minutes each lasting 20 minutes total. Bring a candle or a candle display on your phone. All are welcome!
Family Promise Needs
Women’s underwear sizes S/M/L – Women’s socks – Wash cloths – Bath towels – Pull Ups sizes 2T-3T, 3T-4T, 4T-5T – Hair conditioner (no shampoo) – Women’s deodorant – Cereal – Cups, forks, plates – Snacks to go
Circle of Concern
The Family and Loved Ones of Beulah Coughenour – Tony and Jim Larson
George and Jane Diven and Family – Katherine Conover
Sherry Santana – Ann Quinn is under Hospice care – Maggie Brizendine
Schools: Students, families, teachers, and staff