MONDAY, AUGUST 9, 2021
UCC Youth lock-in has been cancelled due to the current surge in COVID-19 cases.


New Outreach Partnership!
Academy 4 Mentors Needed
This fall, we will begin a new partnership with Alice Contreras Elementary School and Academy 4 – and we need your help!

Academy 4 takes place one Friday afternoon a month during the school year. All fourth-grade students, mentors, and volunteers gather on the school campus on the same afternoon for a fun-filled time of leadership training and relationship building.
  • We need 80 individuals, ages 16 & up, to make this nine-month commitment for the 2021-2022 school year.
  • Mentors are provided with onsite training, easy to follow curriculum, and fun activities to do with your 4th grader.
  • All it takes is 90 minutes, once a month!
 
To hear more from current mentors, check out this 2 minute video:
To help transform the life of a 4th grader,
 
Questions? Contact Rev. Jessica Vacketta.
The Children’s Closet Box-It & Distribution Day
This Wednesday, August 11
Volunteers of all ages are needed to help this Wednesday, August 11 at The Children's Closet Box-it and Distribution Day (BID Day).  Volunteers will pack "Starter Kits," that include uniform shirts and pants, for 40 schools, on the morning of August 11. Other volunteers will load the boxes into counselors' cars as they drive through the church parking lot later in the day. The packing and loading work will be strenuous and the weather is likely to be hot.   Some additional volunteers are also needed to work indoors to compile "supply bags" for counselors.
Questions? Contact Susan Hill or Heather Wheatley
Join Us for our new service-Ten:10
Ten:10
SUNDAY MORNINGS
10:10 - 10:50 AM
Walker Hall
What’s your favorite flavor of ice cream? Oh really? Well I don’t like that flavor! … and that’s okay.

Maybe you don’t like my favorite flavor of ice cream. But the point is we both like ice cream, so we have something in common (and if you don’t like ice cream, I don’t know what to say!)

UCC is starting a new worship service called Ten:10. It will meet in Walker Hall at 10:10 each Sunday morning – casual in style, with an acoustic guitarist leading music. It is a service designed for folks for whom traditional worship is not their favorite, well, flavor of worship. This might not be your favorite flavor…and that’s okay. But I bet you know someone who WOULD, and I hope you’ll invite them.

I’ll be preaching, there’ll be plenty of Ampersand Coffee, and most importantly, we will have the opportunity to connect with a lot of people who don’t yet know that they are valuable, worthy of love, and already part of what God is doing in the world. 

We’ll be launching Ten:10 to our UCC family first, on August 15 and 22. Come check it out, experience it first-hand, and then tell your friends and family (the ones who don’t connect with traditional worship) about it. Invite them to come on August 29 for the official first service. I’m looking forward to this new endeavor as we strive to #movetowardmore

With gratitude and hope,
Russ
Back to Church and Blessing of the Backpacks
August 15
Children are invited to bring their backpacks to church on Sunday, August 15 for a blessing during Children's Worship. Our Children's Worship will revolve around new beginnings and all the ways we can feel God's love and share God's love in the world.

Children's Worship at 9 am and 11 am

  • Every child will promote to their new age/grade level on August 15.
  • Preschool Playground Faith Cribs-Fours (South Preschool Wing Hallway drop off/pick up)
  • Discovery Kindergarten-Third Graders (Discovery HQ Room 211 drop off/pick up)
  • Community Group, Jr.!--Fourth and Fifth Graders (Discovery HQ 211 drop off/pick up)

Questions? Please contact Rev. Kera Watts for more information.
UCC YOUTH
Every Wednesday at 12:00 PM

Join UCC Youth for our last lunch of the summer at Dutch's Hamburgers on S. University this Wednesday! We'll be there at noon, so come on by when you're in town and have a free minute! We'd love to hear all about your summer activities and hopes for the next year. We ask that you bring money for your lunch, and UCC Youth is able to provide funds for those who need it. See you there!
TCU Move-In
Help us help the families of new Horned Frogs move in!

On August 14th and 18th, UCC volunteers will be providing water, a map of campus, and information on UCC to new families as they move their students in! This is a new opportunity and we cannot wait to welcome these students into Fort Worth. We will be located on UCC grounds along Cantey, and aim to be a welcoming group of faces to these students.
2023 England Handbell Trip Meeting
Sunday, August 22 | 3:30 p.m. | Room 203
Current 8th-11th graders and their parents are invited to an interest meeting for the 10th Quadrennial Handbell Tour to England. Come hear about our exciting itinerary and more!

Please contact Rev. Dr. Todd Prickett for more information.
Worship With Us
This Sunday In-Person!
9:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. - Sanctuary
9:30 a.m. - Simple Worship (Chapel)
10:10 a.m.- Ten:10 (Walker Hall)
The Leading Causes of Life
NEW WORSHIP SERIES | AUGUST 15 - SEPTEMBER 26

We are all familiar with the leading causes of death; cancer, heart disease, stroke, and even accidents. But, what are the leading causes of life? Jesus said that he came ‘that we might have life, and have it to the full’ (John 10:10). Saying “yes” to life in Christ offers us the opportunity to see the assets that create possibility and new ways of flourishing together in this world. In this series we’ll look at some of the factors in living the life that God intends for us – a life filled with vitality, meaning, and wholeness.
Online Worship

Children's Worship
8:00 a.m. with Rev. Kera Watts

Traditional Worship
9:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.
with Rev. Dr. Russ Peterman

Simple Worship
9:30 a.m. with Rev. Shannon Moore

All Church Sunday School
10:00 a.m.
with Rev. Renee Hoke & Rev. Shannon Moore