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Colonial Family
 
We express our sympathy to Patty Kluding and children Kim, Kevin and Billy on the sudden death of husband and father, Brad Fairchild, on August 4.    
 
We express our sympathy to Jane Pronko on the death of her dear friend, Morris Martin, on August 4. 
 
Thank you to Colonial Women for sending me a lovely sisterhood basket as I recover from knee surgery. It really brightened my day and made me feel loved.  
Lisarae Turnbull 
 
 
 
Update Your Information for the Directory      
                       
A new Colonial Church directory will be available soon so please check your listing in the 2019 directory and update address, children, phones, etc. If you haven't previously added a photo or need to update your photo, please send a horizontal one to info@colonialucc.org. You can also go to https://www.colonialucc.org/personal-account.html and update your information. 
 
 
Rummage Collection Rescheduled     
                       
The planned October collection of rummage has been rescheduled to Sunday, April 11, 2021.
 

Colonial Holiday Bazaar Canceled
 
The annual Holiday Bazaar normally held in November has been canceled for this year. We'll see you in November 2021!  
 
 
 
Coffee with the Pastor     
 
We are meeting back at Einstein Brothers - at the outside tables, if weather permits. Otherwise, we'll go over to Colonial Church and meet in the Heritage Room. See you on Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m   
   

Colonial Celebration Brigade
 
Celebration Brigade is a Colonial volunteer crew that will bring a motorcade past your house, provide a serenade at your window, or perform a surprise ballooning on your yard! It is up to you which path to take. If you would like to volunteer to be part of the brigade, please contact Julie at julie.luttman@colonialucc.org or text her at 913-749-7415 and start having fun!  
 
 
 
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.

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Instagram: colonial_ucc

 

In-Person Worship May Resume August 16
 
Colonial Church plans to resume in-person worship at 10:15 a.m. on Sunday, August 16 if the downward trend for the virus continues. We are following the Johnson County gating criteria, which currently shows a two-week decline. See the information here:
August 9 "Is This Overkill?" Online Worship
 
Sunday Worship Online
Connect to online live worship service at https://colonialucc.online.church/  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 https://bit.ly/CCYouTubeV 

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 https://tinyurl.com/ColConv
  
Online Children's Sunday School.Camille Breckenridge teaches the week's Sunday School Bible story on Sunday mornings at https://bit.ly/CCYouTubeVid 
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 https://bit.ly/CCSSOnline.
 

Summer Worship Series: Recovery
 
Sometimes you've got to get sick before you can start feeling better.
We all need to recover. We're been trapped in unhealthy living, and this virus has made it clear how sick we are. As individuals, communities, and a world, we need to recover. This summer, God's Spirit will speak healing words in our sermons inspired by the Twelve Step Program. The wisdom of this path may be exactly what we need right now.
  • Is This Overkill? - August 9
  • An Alternative Mind - August 16
  • What Comes Around Must Go Around - August 23

Colonial Women Activities  
                       
All women of Colonial Church are invited to gather with others in casual fellowship opportunities, whether you prefer breakfast, happy hour or discussing a book. Check out the options below. No reservations required.     
  • Blue Moose Tuesday. Tuesday, August 11, 5:30 p.m., Colonial Church front lawn. Bring your own chair, beverage and food as we gather - appropriately distanced - to talk and laugh together.
  • Coffee. Monday, September 7, 9:30 a.m., Colonial Church front lawn. Bring your chair and your coffee.
  • Book Group. Friday, September 11, 7:00 p.m., via Zoom. We will discuss "Sometimes I Lie" by Alice Feeney.
     
 
Helping Our Neighbors 
 
Artists Helping the Homeless: For the past few years, members of Colonial have purchased, prepared and helped serve an evening meal on the fourth Sunday of the month to support the program of Artists Helping the Homeless. We look forward to returning to our former way of contributing to this program soon, but until that time, please support our homeless population with a donation to cover the cost of the meal. Pay through our website by going to   https://colonialucc.breezechms.com/give/online Select AHH from the dropdown menu.
 
Food Donations:  The need for food is greater than ever. Consider donating to Cross-Lines Community Services or
 
For additional ways to help during the pandemic, click here
     
Your Support Matters  
 
Even though our building is currently closed, our work together matters - to each other and to the community. We are needed more than ever.  
 
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: 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.
 
Celebrations!
In this time of staying connected remotely, please remember these folks who are celebrating milestones.
 
Happy Birthday! 
6   Bekki Walsh 
7   Danielle Knoll
9   Jeannie Irons, Isaac Kromnacker
10 Walt Seibert
11 James Goudy
12 Dorothy Mulford
 
Happy Anniversary!
6    Bob & Sharon Dona
7    Chas & Nadine Colbert
10  Aaron & Carrie Roberts
12  Bob & Dianne Starcke 
  
Calendar

Thursday, August 6 
10:30 a.m.-"White Fragility" Study Group via Zoom
 
Sunday, August 9                 
8:30 a.m. Worship Online https://colonialucc.online.church/  
9:30 a.m. Online Children's Sunday School. https://www.youtube.com/user/ColonialUCC/videos
9:15 Fellowship Time via Zoom. https://bit.ly/CCCoffeeCon 
10:15 a.m.-Worship Online https://colonialucc.online.church/   
 
Tuesday, August 11               
9:30 a.m.-Book Group via Zoom    
 
Wednesday, August 12      
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
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