First August Connection!

Hello everyone,  Summer is flying right on by and here comes August!  Hope you are finding time for some well deserved R&R.  Plenty of things  are happening here at UCN too!

Sunday worship begins at 10:00.  Many thanks to Meg for handling all of last Sunday’s responsibilities while Pastor Kevin was away.  Pastor and Sharon will be back with us this Sunday.  Communion will be offered, our Helping Hands offering will be received, the choir will be singing and there will be a time for prayers, praises, singing and coffee time.  Kids Connection is in place for the younger ones.  Coffee time follows in Veno Hall – is there a time when you can help out with coffee time?  Check the sign-up sheets please!

Council Members are reminded of the quick meeting following worship on Sunday in the Welcome Center.  Having said that,  this meeting may have to be changed, so keep an eye on your email for an update.

It’s not too late to become an “official”  church member!  There will be a brief meeting of those interested in taking this next faith step on Sunday following worship in the Welcome Center.  Can’t be here?  Please speak to Pastor Kevin or give the office a call at 781.762.2589.  New members will be welcomed on August 13th during the morning worship service. )

The Islam Study will meet on Monday evening at 7:00 in the Council Room next to the church offices.  It has been great to see so many participants – please feel free to join us!

Since the July trip to an outdoor movie was such a blast, we’re going to be doing it again in August!  Wednesday August 16th we’ll be meeting up as a group to enjoy the festivities at Patriot Place for another family movie night under the stars!  Festivities begin around 6pm.  Getting there by 7pm will ensure we can get seats in a good spot. The movie usually starts around 8pm.  Pack some snacks and a lawn chair.  Please RSVP to Meg by August 14. faithfulmeg@yahoo.com

We have an all-church meeting planned for Sunday,  August 13th at coffee time.  The purpose of the meeting is to vote on proposed by-law changes in regards to our affiliation with the EFCA.  Please plan on being here for this important meeting.    And because we will also be welcoming new members that Sunday… I hear there will be cake 🙂

After a break during July, we are looking forward to the next Meetinghouse Concert on Sunday, August 20th at 6pm here in our air-conditioned sanctuary!  The Perrys will be the featured group that evening.  “Experience the joy of Southern Gospel music:  Harmony! Energy! Personality! Message!”  Tickets are available at the door.  This is always a great evening – plan to be here!

Did you see the sign on the front lawn of the church?  We are looking for those used backpacks to continue the Blessing Bag ministry.  With kids getting ready to go back to school, this is a great time to keep an eye out at yard sales or check with your friends and family.  This is a continual need  – thanks to everyone who has helped out!

The Open Door has been on their well-deserved summer break but we are starting to gear up for reopening on September 6th.  Due to some changes in other meal ministries around the area, we are expecting a larger turnout each Wednesday.  Be sure and read the insert in your Sunday bulletin for all the details for how you can be involved.  We will be looking for additional help to prepare food, serve meals and clean up.  The menus will be posted outside of the kitchen so that we can have volunteers to help with food donations as well.  Please note that if you are able to donate a food item for the meal, those donations MUST be at the church on the Sunday prior to the meal.  Please think about how you can be involved in this great outreach ministry!  Georgia or Marie will be happy to answer your questions 🙂

WISH ladies!  We received a beautiful note from BLOOM today!  I am posting it on the WISH board in Veno Hall.  Be sure and stop by and read it!

Serving on Sunday:
Greeters & Ushers:  Marie Schuhmacher. Dot Cotter, Georgia Shaw
Kids:  Meg, SIlpa, Barbara Sweeny
Coffee Set-up:  Please consider coming in a bit early to check-in on set up! 
Snacks – Elsa’s bringing bagels! – THANKS!  We’d love if someone else could bring a little something as well!  
Coffee Clean-up:  Please take time to help with our clean-up crew Sunday! 

We think that is enough for now.  Thanks you for being an important part of our church family!
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