In This Issue
Daily Devotionals
Our denomination, the United Church of Christ, provides an excellent daily devotional, written by the "Still Speaking" writers group. To have  the devotions emailed to you daily go to:

Watch Our Weekly Services and Sermons  

You can watch our worship services on YouTube here. Sermons are available here.

Help Our Youth!   
The Colonial Youth Group is raising funds for their activities. Mail a check to the church office with Youth Event in the memo line.    
Altar Flowers Suspended
Because, like so many other small businesses, Dalton Flower's has to close as a non-essential business we will not have altar flowers for at least the next 30 days. We had been showing them next to Pastor Aaron in the online worship service. 

Feeding the Homeless  
Due to Covid-19, our scheduled effort to feed the homeless will be re-evaluated for the month of April.    
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Twitter: #ColonialUCC 


AA Groups     
AA groups that meet at Colonial on Tuesdays and Thursdays are suspending in-person meetings for at least two weeks and exploring remote meetings. If you would like more information, contact Heather and she will put you in touch with the organizer.

Sunday Worship: April 5           
The worship service will be a video available beginning 8:30 Sunday morning. We encourage you to watch at 8:30 or 10:15 to continue the practice of worshiping and praying together, though we are in different locations. The link is https://www.youtube.com/user/ColonialUCC/ 
Fellowship Time 
Join in on Coffee and Conversation 10-45-11:15 Sunday morning via Zoom. https://zoom.us/j/8796465039 

Help Needed for our Special Holy Thursday Worship
We need 5 readers who can video themselves at home performing a short dramatic reading. Here are the parts:
1) Mary, Jesus' friend - need a container to pour some olive oil
2) Simon Peter, disciple of Jesus
3) Judas, disciple and betrayer of Jesus
4) Mary, mother of Jesus
5) Salome, follower of Jesus (Also has a reading for Easter morning)

If you'd like one of the parts, email Pastor Aaron right away with which one you'd like (aaron.roberts@colonialucc.org).

Coffee with the Pastor Now Online       
The weekly Coffee with the Pastor that usually is at Einstein's at 9:30 am on Wednesdays has moved online. So, put on a pot of coffee and join Pastor Aaron at https://zoom.us/j/8796465039 from your computer or mobile device. You can also call in from your phone by dialing 669-900-6833 with Meeting ID: 879 646 5039.  
Holy Week Pilgrimage Walk       
Many of us are finding taking walks as a way of getting through these days. A pilgrimage is an ancient expression of faith. So, this year during Holy Week, Colonial Church is going to be a pilgrimage site. At some point next week - perhaps on Good Friday - walk or drive over to Colonial Church and go through the circle drive out front. We will have prayer stations setup - you'll see the signs - for you to pause and reflect on your journey. Please observe physical distancing during your walk. 
Colonial Care Partners Featured 
Colonial's Care Partners program has been featured on local news over the past few days. KMBC-TV did a report on the 6:00 p.m. news on March 31. On KMBC, Pastor Aaron and Jayne Quimby were interviewed. Watch the report here
Our community partner article on the program was recently in the Shawnee Mission Post. You can read the Post article here.
You can still sign up for the program at https://tinyurl.com/colonial-care-partner. You'll be paired with another person to check on every 48 hours. This is not just for people in the church community, but anyone. So share this widely. Because, as we often say: We're Better Together.   
Church Building Is Closed      
As of now, the church building is closed and all meetings are canceled. Contact the church office if you have questions.  
Giving at Colonial 
Even though the building is currently closed at Colonial, we are still picking up mail everyday. Counters will not be counting as often, but will still be making deposits.  Therefore, you may mail in your pledge checks, One Great Hour of Sharing, or any other payments and they will be processed.

An easier alternative is to send payments online.  You just fill in your banking information ( routing number and account number ) and your name and email and what fund you are paying ( Stewardship, food pantry, etc.) and the amount.  

The link you use is https://colonialucc.breezechms.com/give/online

If you have any questions, you may email or call Heather in the office or Jayne Quimby, Financial Recorder.

Food Donations
The need for food is greater than ever. Please be generous. Monetary donations to Cross-Lines Community Services are always welcome since we can't fill the red wagon at Colonial each week.  Those living in the Shawnee area can deliver their food donations to Shawnee Community Services on 67th Street just west of Nieman Road.

Thursday Morning Hebrews Bible Study     
Many Jewish Christians of the first century were regarded by still-skeptical family, friends and neighbors as dangerous, misguided and even disloyal to God. The letter to the Hebrews was written to show that you can't go back to an earlier stage but must press on eagerly to that is yet to come. Our weekly studies will be based on NT Wright's materials, we hope to find encouragement and assurance that pressing on, even in the face of such close and constant pressure to fall back, is its own reward.
Observing our sacred duty for social distance, we'll be meeting exclusively online - at least initially. From March 26-April 16, we'll meet at 10:30 a.m. online at https://zoom.us/j/8796465039 or call in by dialing (669) 900-6833 with Meeting ID: 879 646 5039    
Colonial Women Activities 

Book Group. Friday, May 8, 7:00 p.m. via Zoom. We will discuss "The Cutting Season" by Attica Locke.


Wednesday, April 1
9:30 a.m.-Coffee with Pastor Aaron, online at https://zoom.us/j/8796465039

Sunday, April 5                 
8:30 and 10:15 a.m. Worship with us online at https://www.youtube.com/user/ColonialUCC/
10:45-11:15 a.m. - Coffee and Conversation via Zoom.
Wednesday, April 8
9:30 a.m.-Coffee with Pastor Aaron, online at https://zoom.us/j/8796465039 
Full calendar at Colonial Calendar.    
Colonial Staff

Senior Minister: Rev. Aaron Roberts
Sunday School Superintendent:  Camille Breckenridge
Music Director: Kirk Carson
Bell Choir Director: Hayden Ferguson
Organist: Dr. Joseph Kern
Youth Leader: Michelle Turpen
Church Administrator: Heather Winker
Communications Manager: Sally Huggins
Building Maintenance: Edson Palacios-Castrejon
Engagement Coordinator: Julie Luttman