MARCH 28, 2021
"Friendship and Commitment"

Multigenerational Worship led by Marion Hirsch, Kat Good, and Rev. Thom
Join us for a multigenerational service for all ages. Building off the March Souls Matters theme - Commitment - this service will include the virtual debut of Frog & Toad Puppet Theater and a homily from Rev. Thom. Come and explore the commitments we make through friendship.

MUSIC NOTES: This Sunday, young Tobin Wright will return as guest vocalist, reminding us that in these strange times we can still get by with just the ‘bare necessities.’ The Family Choir will sing a Bruno Mars song, extolling the value of friendship. They will also join two archival virtual choirs with congregational favorites.

If you wish to have a joy or sorrow named in the service,
please send your joy or sorrow to Rev. Thom here by 9AM on Saturday.

Sunday Programming

Watch Virtual Worship Service On Demand!

10am: Live Religious Education Service on Zoom

11am: Live Community Coffee Hour on Zoom


7pm: High School & Middle School Youth Group
Thank you to all who have made their pledges for the coming church year. We are hoping to wrap up the pledge drive by Sunday, March 28. You can pledge online here. To request a paper pledge form or if you have questions,
Thanks to:
  • Matt Zemon and Heather O'Connor for co-hosting the Pledge-A-Thon on March 20
  • Donna Washington for telling a story as well as all our ministries, programs, and leaders who contributed to the Pledge-A-Thon
  • Alan Reece for managing technology for the Pledge-A-Thon
  • Everyone who attended and pledged during the Pledge-A-Thon!
  • WHAT’S NEW THIS WEEK WITH OUR NEW BUILDING CONSTRUCTION? In the 39th week, your faithful reporter was unable to see the interior of the building, because it was closed up and all the doors and windows were covered with plastic sheeting as part of the spray-painting process! Take a virtual peek at ongoing work via the Building Project webpage, here, featuring weekly-updated photos and a current mini-video, along with information galore. Contact us here if you have any questions.

  • WHAT'S HAPPENING THIS WEEK IN CHILDREN AND YOUTH MINISTRY? In March, children and youth in Religious Education are studying COMMITMENT. This week, we will focus on friendship with a Frog and Toad multi-generational service. We will continue our time of Family Fellowship on Sunday mornings, where we can share joys and sorrows. Middle School and High School youth groups will gather virtually on Sunday evening. On Saturday, the Family Fun event is Minecraft Show and Tell! For more information about our Religious Education Program, contact Marion Hirsch or Kat Good.

  • SHARE THE PLATE (STP) - FLOC - MARCH 28 Please help us to continue our tradition of supporting the Farm Laborer’s Organizing Committee! FLOC is an organization that allows farm laborers to advocate for themselves on issues, including better working and living conditions, just compensation, ending corruption in the H2A visa program, and over the past year, to stop the spread of COVID amongst laborers and make sure those who do get sick receive medical care. Please remember to add STP on the memo line if mailing a check.

  • RACIAL EQUITY OFFICE HOURS: HAVE YOU EVER SAID YOU DON'T SEE COLOR? Office hours are for people to talk about race in a safe space with skilled facilitators. What have you said to people who claim they're colorblind? Do you say that you can't see color? How is colorblindness upholding the racial hierarchy? Drop into office hours to talk more about this question, general questions you have, or any discourse about race that’s been on your mind. This is a casual setting, so drop in or drop out any time! Office hours are every week - here, on Sunday at 5PM. See you there!

  • PLEDGE-A-THON VIDEO AVAILABLE A recording of the Pledge-A-Thon held on Saturday, March 20 is now available here, on the church's YouTube channel, if you missed it (or would like to rewatch your favorite parts). The Pledge-a-thon was a joyous and moving celebration of our community featuring humor, stories, songs, poems, and testimonials.

  • FRESH EGGS Cathy Cole’s hens are laying again! If you want to buy eggs—$5/carton and all proceeds go to the Capital Fund—call her at 919-967-3422. You will need to pick them up at her house or at the church.

  • COMMUNITY CLICKERS The Clickers will meet Wednesday April 7 at 2PM in the church courtyard. We will collect finished blocks and baby hats. We will plan to design a shawl. hopefully we will have beautiful weather and will be able to sit, chat, and click. See you there. See our webpage here.

  • NONFICTION BOOK DISCUSSION FOR APRIL On Saturday, April 17 from 10:30 to 12, the Nonfiction Readers will discuss On Tyranny: 20 Lessons from the 20th Century, by Timothy Snyder. This meeting will be held via Zoom teleconferencing. Joy Blevins will be leading our discussion. The Readers meet on the third Saturday of each month; new members and drop-ins are welcome. Contact the group here to ask questions, or to be placed on the distribution list for meeting information.

  • SHARE THE PLATE APPLICATIONS FOR JULY-DEC 2021 STP SUNDAYS DUE MAY 2! The Share the Plate (STP) Committee invites interested members/organizations to submit an application for consideration for July-December 2021 STP Sundays. Deadline: May 2. Applicants must use new and improved applications available HERE! To learn more about Share the Plate, how to apply, and requirements for acceptance, CLICK HERE. Questions? Contact Jill Baker, here, or Jane Provan, here.

  • WE'VE ADDED A SECOND CHURCH ZOOM ACCOUNT! We've added a second Zoom account so more church groups can meet. Moving forward, we have "Zoom 1" or "Zoom 2". You can check to see if either is available for a specific time by looking at our Calendar and reserve one of the Zoom accounts by filling out this form. Regardless of whether you use our church or your personal Zoom account, please remember to fill out the reservation form so we can add all events to our calendar, here, and make all our offerings visible and accessible to our community!

  • SCAM ALERT Several members of the church received email from an address imitating Rev. Thom's, or those of other staff members. These messages ask people to purchase gift cards to give to people in the hospital, or something similar. These messages are a scam. If you receive them, please report them and delete them. If you have any concerns, please email Rev. Thom here. Please know that Rev. Thom and the staff of The Community Church will never send out email solicitations asking people to purchase gift cards.
  • LECTIO MEDITATION GROUP We meet at 12 noon every Friday on Zoom. Using readings from poetry and the sacred traditions of world religions, we practice meditation through deep listening. If you’re interested in joining or would like more information, contact Barb Chapman here. (Please put LECTIO in the subject line of your email.) All are welcome!

  • ARTWORK ON THE WALL DURING VIRTUAL SERVICES Showing Artwork on the wall for Virtual Services Steevie Jane Parks will be showing several of her recent paintings during virtual services from March 30 through the end of April. Email Steevie here or call her at 919-918-1014.
suggested by Members & Committees
  • SIDE WITH LOVE INVITES YOU Side With Love invites you to take action to protect voter’s rights. We need a flood of NC UUs to call Senator Burr this week (202-224-3154) and tell him to Vote YES on the For the People Act. More information here: opportunities to promote climate friendly agriculture, to participate virtually in the Poor People’s Campaign and more. - Submitted by Side With Love
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