Help Us Be a Blessing Survey

Our Colonial Church leaders have been considering many options and needs around our facility so we can continue to be a blessing to our community. There are a number of areas where we feel improvements to our facility could make our outreach and service stronger.  

In light of this, we are asking every person in our church community—youth and adult—to please take a brief survey. This survey will only take a few minutes and will help the leadership team discern if now is the right time to move forward with a Capital Campaign. Please complete the survey by Saturday, February 6.
2021 Colonial Church Budget – Congregational Meeting This Sunday

The Colonial Administrative Board and other members of the Council met on January 9 to review, discuss and agree on a recommended budget for 2021. Read the minutes here. Review the proposed budget here.

A congregational budget approval meeting is scheduled for 9:15 am on Sunday, February 7. Join the meeting at 
February 7 Online Worship
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 

Drive-Thru Communion
9:30-10:00 a.m., 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. 
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

No Coffee & Conversation because of the congregational meeting.

Valentine’s Day Challenge

This has been a long, hard year for many of us, especially those living alone or in isolation. Our challenge is for you to send 2 Valentine’s Day cards to people within the church who might need an extra dose of love this year. Good luck and let’s spread the “love” of Colonial to others.
COVID-19 Vaccine: Fact or Fiction

Join this community-wide open virtual forum on Thursday, February 4, to learn the truth about the COVID-19 Vaccine from Kansas City-area physicians and experts. The panel will be moderated by Dr. Bridgette Jones, MD, with Allergy, Asthma and Immunology at Children’s Mercy Kansas City and Associate Professor of Pediatrics at UMKC School of Medicine. Click this Zoom link at 6 p.m. on Thursday, February 4, to join the virtual forum. Webinar ID: 934 7561 5252 | Passcode: 936991
Kansas Interfaith Action Advocacy Days

Kansas Interfaith Action (KIFA), a statewide multi-faith advocacy organization that “puts faith into action”, is sponsoring its Advocacy Days online this year. You can join in anytime February 9-11. Highlights include meetings with legislators, noon sessions with prominent public officials, and afternoon workshops on the issues KIFA is involved with and on the nuts and bolts of citizen advocacy. For more details and to register, visit

KIFA educates, engages and advocates on behalf of people of faith and the public regarding critical social, economic, and climate justice issues. Members are encouraged to support the important advocacy work of Kansas Interfaith Action.

Living the Questions Pro Future Class
Our seminarian, Paula Arbuthnot, will teach an online class designed to help people wrestle with the relevance of Christianity in the 21st century. The four-part series includes videos and discussion time on topics like bringing ancient religion into today's world with science and technology.
Please sign up to indicate your interest and we will determine a day and time once we have a list of participants.
Colonial youth have some upcoming opportunities to participate in activities with youth from Plymouth Congregational Church in Lawrence.
  • Scattergories - Sunday, February 7 at 4:00-5:00 p.m. - Play “Scattergories” via Zoom
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 Blue Moose - 5:30 p.m. on February 9 via Zoom

Colonial Women Book Group - 7:00 p.m. Friday, February 26 via Zoom. We will discuss "The Vanishing Half" by Brit Bennett.

Colonial Women Big Biscuit - 9:30 a.m. on March 1 via Zoom

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. Click the donate button below.

If you have any questions, you may email or call Heather in the office or Jayne Quimby, Financial Recorder.
Coffee with the Pastor
You can still chat with Pastor Aaron on Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m. but we are currently meeting via Zoom.
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. So far we have collected 120 bags of soft goods, 44 boxes of hard goods and 23 boxes of books.

Let Marylee Battaglia know how many bags or boxes you have collected so we can see progress toward the goal. Note nothing will be stored at the church.
In this time of staying connected remotely, please remember these folks who are celebrating milestones.

Happy Birthday!
4 Kaylin Knoll
6 Shawn Boelter, Bob LeVeau

Happy Anniversary!
4 Ben & Heather Brasel


Thursday, February 4
10:30 a.m.-Thursday Morning Study Group via Zoom

Sunday, February 7           
8:30 a.m. Worship Online  
9:15 a.m. Congregational Meeting via Zoom
9:30-10:00 a.m. Drive Through Communion, front drive
9:30 a.m. Online Children's Sunday School.
10:15 a.m. Worship Online  

Tuesday, February 9
9:30 a.m. Book Group via Zoom

Wednesday, February 10
9:30 a.m. Coffee with the Pastor 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