August 23 "What Comes Around Must Go Around" Online Worship
The 12th step of 12 Steps is different from all the others.
It's the big exhale. The wisdom of this 12th step is part of Jesus' expectation for his church, and we may need some reminding to breathe out just as Jesus once did. Our worship this Sunday is a chance to slow down and assess where you are on your journey.

Sunday Worship Online
Connect to online live worship service at at 8:30 or 10:15 a.m. 
Or, you can watch our service anytime after 8:30 a.m. on Sundays via YouTube at 

Fellowship Time at 9:15 a.m. Immediately following our 8:30 online worship service, grab a mug and come over to our community's Coffee & Conversation online. You can connect at
Online Children's Sunday School.Camille Breckenridge teaches the week's Sunday School Bible story on Sunday mornings at 
If you know of kids who might enjoy taking part in our Sunday School, invite their parents to signup to be on the list to receive the weekly materials at
August/September Modern Prophets Sermon Series
Prophets are people who speak for God.

Often prophets are not popular, because their words put them at odds with the powers in this world.

Our nation has modern prophets, and we're going to hear their messages in a special series that will take us into the school year.
  • Rachel Held Evans - August 30
  • William Barber II - September 6
  • Bill McKibben - September 13
Join the Colonial Church Virtual Choir     
Join the Colonial Church Virtual Choir for the 2020-21 season. Kirk Carson has a summer hobby - learning to direct a virtual choir! For this coming year, the choir will rehearse and sing from home. You'd receive a "click track" with your part (and accompaniment). You listen to that in your headphones/ earpods, while recording yourself on your phone/audio recorder and send it to be included in the choir. So, if you'd like something fun and new to try - particularly as the months turn colder - signup today to be part of our choir at
Help Honor Educators on August 30    
Pastor Aaron will give the annual teacher blessing during our worship service on Sunday, August 30 and we need your help. Please provide names of educators in our Colonial family and include the grade level or subject they teach. All educators face challenges this fall and with that in mind we want to bless these special people in our lives. You can also share the name of your child's classroom teacher or other educators to include in our blessing. Please send this information to Heather by August 25.
Gathering Sunday Drive-In Movie Night
Sunday, September 13, 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Gathering Sunday during the pandemic is going to be different! We're going to come together for a socially distanced drive-in movie night to watch the movie "Hidden Figures."

For you artists out there, we're going to use sidewalk chalk to decorate our parking spaces in the south lot to celebrate our church community's ministry partners - like Artists Helping the Homeless, Cross-Lines Community Outreach, and Veronica's Voice.

When: Sunday, September 13, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Where: Colonial Church Back Parking Lot
Free to attend. Bring your own popcorn and drinks
Please wear a mask when exiting your vehicle
Watch Our Weekly Services and Sermons 

Livestream: Sundays at 8:30 and 10:00 a.m. at

On Demand: worship services are on YouTube here. Sermons are available here.

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:

Your Support Matters
Our work together matters - to each other and to the community. We are needed more than ever in this difficult time. 
Your pledges help Colonial to do its work. Counters are counting and we are making deposits. You may mail in your pledge checks or any other payments. An easier alternative is to make contributions online. You just fill in your banking information or provide a credit card and your name and email and what fund you are paying (Stewardship, food pantry, etc.) and the amount. Go to:

If you have any questions, you may email or call Heather in the office or Jayne Quimby, Financial Recorder.
Grants Available for COVID-19 Initiatives
The UCC Kansas-Oklahoma Conference is offering grants from $500-1000 for new initiatives related to the challenges associate with COVID-19.  
  • Be the Church Community Outreach Grants are available to churches with existing or new efforts to meet community needs related to the challenges associated with the pandemic. 
  • Keeping Your Church Family Connected Through Technology Grants will provide funding to support technology upgrades and enhancements to provide virtual means of keeping members and others connected to worship, fellowship, study groups, and other church activities that contribute to the sense of community and belonging so vital to sustaining and nurturing faith.
Click here for information about applying for a grant.

In this time of staying connected remotely, please remember these folks who are celebrating milestones.
Happy Birthday! 
19 JoAnn Dickey, Jessica Keane
20 John Sullivan
26 Diane Kuhn
Happy Anniversary!
19 Wayne & Joyce Fick
24 Bob & Judy LeVeau
26 Jim & Kathi Cook, George & Lois Tormohlen


Thursday, August 20
10:30 a.m.-Study Group via Zoom

Sunday, August 23                  
8:30 a.m. Worship Online  
9:30 a.m. Online Children's Sunday School.
9:15 Fellowship Time via Zoom. 
10:15 a.m.-Worship Online  

Monday, August 24
10:00 a.m.- Colonial Women Board 
Tuesday, August 25               
9:30 a.m.-Book Group via Zoom   
Wednesday, August 26       
9:30 a.m.-Coffee with Pastor Aaron at Einstein Brothers in Prairie Village Shops
Full calendar at Colonial Calendar.  

Colonial Staff

Senior Minister: Rev. Aaron Roberts
Bell Choir Director: Hayden Ferguson
Organist: Dr. Joseph Kern
Youth Leader: Michelle Turpen
Communications Manager: Sally Huggins
Building Maintenance: Edson Palacios-Castrejon