Mid-May Connection

Greetings from the nice cool church office!  Here are some things to keep you in the loop of what is happening at UCN.

Our next WISH Gathering will be this Saturday at 9:00 in Veno Hall.  All ladies are invited – check your email for an update from Cindy.  Deb Baya will be talking about the exciting business adventure she has taken on!  Feel free to bring a snack to share – coffee will be ready 🙂

Sunday worship begins at 10:00.   Great music from our choir, singing, prayer and praise opportunities and Pastor Kevin preaching.  Kids Connection and Nursery are in place too.  Only thing missing is you – we would love to see you!

Our Under 40 Group will be meeting following worship this Sunday the 21st! Grab coffee and a snack and head down to the nursery for our second to last session of our study!

Sunday evening is the next Meetinghouse Concert – 6:00pm with Tribute Quartet.  A fun and energetic group that you don’t want to miss!  Tickets are available at the door.

We were blessed to have John Papirio, the Young Life Area Director as our guest preacher last week.  He mentioned the need for teens from Norwood to have access to scholarships to be able to come to summer camp, as the cost is $725, which includes transportation, meals, lodging, and an amazing array of activities at Saranac Village Young Life Camp.  Teens have what’s known as “the best week of your life” where all of the wild fun is wrapped up in the love of Christ as they build friendships with their peers, and stronger mentoring relationships with their area leaders.  Thousands of kids have started a relationship with Jesus while at Young Life camp.  If you wish to donate, checks can be made to the church with “Young Life Camp” in the memo.  Thanks for your prayer and support for this important mission to area teens!  For a glimpse of what a week of camp is like- check out this video! Young Life Saranac Village Promo For more into about the mission of Young Life, feel free to get in touch with Meg Nelson faithfulmeg@yahoo.com!

A reminder that all Kids Connection Volunteers need to have their responses for next year’s involvement by Sunday the 21st by handing in the form you received, calling, or emailing Meg. We’re so grateful for this important service to help our families grow in their faith!  If you’re curious about helping out, don’t hesitate to contact Meg!

This week’s Family Connection Notes are focused on helping families find ways to integrate faith into everyday life with practical tips and a great digital resource for parents! Even if you don’t have young ones at home anymore, check this out so you know how to support and encourage our families! United Kids Connection!

Your help is needed in a few areas:

Dot Cook schedules the ushers and greeters for each Sunday.  We need some additional volunteers to fill in some of the empty spaces.  This is an easy and yet important way you can get involved. Also, a good way to put names to faces!   Please give the office a call or speak to Janna for details.  Commitment time:  15-20 minutes on a Sunday morning

We could use one person to write to our Compassion Child via regular mail.  Commitment time:  about 10 minutes a month

Coffee time set-up:  Commitment time:  about a half hour on Sunday morning
Coffee time snacks:  Commitment time:  pick up something at the store when you are already doing your shopping 🙂 and drop off in the church kitchen

Coffee time clean-up: Commitment time:  about a half hour after coffee time

How can you help?  These are all very doable task that we really need help with.


On Sunday, June 4th we will be recognizing all the kind gifts that have been offered toward the renovation of Veno Hall in memoriam of Pastor Bill.  A special coffee time is being planned.

Casual question and discussion time  regarding affiliation with the EFCA will also be on Sunday, June 4th later during coffee time.

June 11th – Children’s Sunday: We’ll be recognizing our kids as they move up into new phases of school! Moving into elementary, into high school, and our graduates!

Serving on Sunday:
Greeters:  Bob & Mary
Ushers:  Marie P., Bev A
Kids:  Shannon, Meg, Barbara, Roger
Coffee Set-up:  Laurie A.
Snacks:  Please considering bringing something to share!
Clean-up: Please consider taking a few moments to help in the clean-up after coffee time!

 We think that is all for now.  Please be in touch with any need that we can help you with!

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