May 20, 2021
Worship & Communion at 9am
Pentecost & Confirmation
Sunday, May 23, 2021
Scripture: Acts 2:1-21
As we Widen Our Welcome with in-person worship our services will continue to be live-streaming on YouTube www.youtube.com/immanuelucc and Facebook www.facebook.com/immanueluccpa.
As guidance from national and local authorities changes, Immanuel leadership continues to reassess our COVID response protocols. Our latest updates include:
  • We are no longer requesting advance registration for worship. However, we will continue to record attendance in the event we need to contact trace. 
  • We are continuing to mask inside the building regardless of vaccination status. We take seriously our welcome of all God’s people and creating a safe environment while eliminating any anxiety over the unknown vaccination status of those who gather within our walls. Furthermore, our younger attendees are not yet eligible for vaccination. Outdoor gatherings that maintain 3-6 feet distance may be mask-free. 

Our prayerful recommendation is that masks be viewed as one of the ways we care for the most vulnerable among us.  May God’s grace, compassion, and mercy continue to be our guide.  

FAITH FORMATION
Friends of all ages are invited as we begin our New Life in Nature series in Faith Formation! We will learn that after Easter we celebrate resurrection through the new life that surrounds us in spring.

Each week we will meet at a different outdoor location and this week we are at IUCC. Parents should stay with their students during this time to join in on the fun. Watch for an email from Kelly with more information. Questions? Contact Kelly at barnettkellym@gmail.com
SPECIAL MISSION OFFERINGS
The United Church of Christ’s special offering during Pentecost – Strengthen The Church – allows UCC congregations to cooperatively build and renew the UCC across the USA. Preparing for renewal after the pandemic, growing youth ministry & events, ensuring church vitality and offering extravagant welcome exist through this mission. If you are moved to give, please write STC on your memo line, use your ?-colored special offering envelope, OR list under “other” when giving online.

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Should you or someone you care for be in need of pastoral support at any time please contact the church office at secretary@immanuel-ucc.org or
610-777-7107.