"I Will Always Love You" January 3 Online Worship
Image used with permission by Loren Javier
Worship Series: The Gospel According to Dolly

We're going to start the New Year with something fun! We're starting with a series inspired by the life of the incredible Dolly Parton!

Each week we're reflecting on God's Word in scripture through some of Dolly's hit songs beginning with "I Will Always Love You." Also, with it being a New Year, we are going to come together in celebrating Communion - both in our online worship and in a drive-through in the circle drive in front of Colonial Church from 9:30 - 10:00 a.m. on Sunday morning.

Come and get this year of hope and recovery going!

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 

Drive-Through Communion - 9:30-10:00 a.m. in the front drive.

Online Children's Sunday School. This week's Sunday School Bible story will go live on Sunday morning at 9:30 a.m. 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.

Online Coffee & Conversation. Grab your coffee, your tea, your beverage of choice and join your fellow Colonialites in our Coffee & Conversation Zoom Room. We will be connecting with each other between our worship services. Stop in for a quick minute to catch up with each other! You can connect at https://bit.ly/CCCoffeeCon
Colonial Women Activities

Note: All Colonial Women activities are now virtual. You can attend through the Zoom links below. We need to connect now, more than ever! 

Colonial Women Big Biscuit - 9:30 a.m. on January 4 via Zoom

Colonial Women Blue Moose - 5:30 p.m. on January 12 via Zoom
(2nd Tuesday of each month)  

Colonial Women Book Group - 7:00 p.m., Friday, January 15 via Zoom. We will discuss “The Night Watchman” by Louie Erdrich.

Sunday Night Open Prayer
We're going to gather together for a time of sharing and prayer on Sunday evenings at 8:00 p.m. this winter. We'll spend 30 minutes reflecting on the week, sharing, and holding each other in prayer. Join in at: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86588944126?pwd=SG5ZelVDMmhoQ2syR1pGdmpYY2ZaQT09
We need your support to continue the work of Colonial Church. If you have not already returned your 2021 pledge card or made your pledge online, you can do so here. Together we change lives.
Colonial Women Rummage Fundraiser

Because of concerns about COVID-19, Colonial Women is hosting a rummage collection rather than the usual sale. The goal is to raise $1,000, which means about 5,000 pounds of items! Savers will pay us by the pound for quality items. To reach that requires 250 13-gallon white trash bags of soft goods and 200 boxes of hard goods. We are also collecting boxes of books for a book sale.
Let Marylee Battaglia know how many bags or boxes you have collected so we can see progress toward the goal. The collection is April 11, 2021. Note nothing will be stored at the church.
Weekly Services and Sermons 

Livestream: Sundays at 8:30 and 10:00 a.m. at https://colonialucc.online.church/

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

Podcasts: Sunday sermons are now available as a podcast. You can access the podcast via our Sermons page on the Colonial Church website or directly through Apple Podcasts or Stitcher.
Advent Devotions
If you missed any of the advent devotions, you can find them here.
In this time of staying connected remotely, please remember these folks who are celebrating milestones.

Happy Birthday!
30 Stacey Algren
31 Carolyn Pitts
Jan. 1 Kar Woo
2 Lindsey Welch
4 Mary Pelton

Thursday, December 31
10:30 a.m.-Thursday Morning Study Group via Zoom

December 28 - January 1
Office Closed

Sunday, January 3           
8:30 a.m. Worship Online https://colonialucc.online.church/  
9:15 Fellowship Time via Zoom. https://bit.ly/CCCoffeeCon
9:30 a.m. Online Children's Sunday School. https://www.youtube.com/user/ColonialUCC/videos
9:30 a.m.-Drive-Through Communion, front drive
10:15 a.m.-Worship Online https://colonialucc.online.church/  
8:00 p.m.-Sunday Prayer Group via Zoom

Monday, January 4
9:30 a.m.-Colonial Women Coffee via Zoom

Tuesday, January 5
9:30 a.m.-Book Group via Zoom

Wednesday, January 6
9:30 a.m.-Coffee with the Pastor via Zoom

Thursday, January 7
10:30 a.m.-Thursday Morning Study Group via Zoom
Full calendar at Colonial Calendar.  

Colonial Staff

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