January 17 Online Worship
Photo by Katherine Hanlon on Unsplash

Worship Series: The Gospel According to Dolly

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 

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
2021 Colonial Church Budget – Congregational Meeting February 7

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 
Year-End Giving Statements

Your year-end Giving Statement for 2020 will be sent out by the 15th of January. If you have any questions about your statement, you may email or call Heather in the office or email Jayne Quimby, Financial Recorder. Thank you for your support of Colonial Church!
Thank You!

Thank you for the generous Christmas gift from Colonial Church. We look forward to seeing you in person before too much longer. Happy New Year and many thanks.

Heather Winker
Office Administrator

Edson Palacios-Castrejon
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 Book Group - 7:00 p.m., Friday, January 15 via Zoom. We will discuss “The Night Watchman” by Louie Erdrich. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81471234233

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

Colonial Women Blue Moose - 5:30 p.m. on February 9 via Zoom

Christmas Fund Update

Thank you to all who contributed to the Christmas Fund for active and retired clergy and lay members of the United Church of Christ. Through your generosity, $1,455 was contributed to the Fund during Christmas 2020.
VANish the Void Supplies
This cart load of groceries was purchased for the VANish the Void program by Colonial's Board of Outreach to provide non-perishable food items for Kar Woo to hand out when he is out in the Be the Change van helping disadvantaged and homeless people in Kansas City. Mary Penrose heads the effort to supply food for Woo. You can give to that effort here by selecting AHH from the dropdown menu.
Pre-pandemic, Colonial helped Woo and Artists Helping the Homeless by providing and serving a meal in Mill Creek Park once a month for homeless people. We hope to resume that outreach eventually.
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. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83732113798?pwd=N2ZXZW14OC90dWFidXJzYlZpWlVCdz09
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 Update

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.
In this time of staying connected remotely, please remember these folks who are celebrating milestones.

Happy Birthday!
12 Randy Freeman
13 Kelli Kromnacker
14 Bob Dona, Kelvin Kromnacker, Price Lanigan

Colonial Member Directory

This is a private directory for the Colonial Church community as an easy way to communicate with members of our church community. We are making this available because you are unable to come to the church to pick up a directory.
Please do not share this directory with people outside this community for private or commercial use.

Thursday, January 14
10:30 a.m.-Thursday Morning Study Group via Zoom

Friday, January 15
7:00 p.m.-Colonial Women Book Group via Zoom

Sunday, January 17           
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
10:15 a.m.-Worship Online https://colonialucc.online.church/  

Tuesday, January 19
9:30 a.m.-Book Group via Zoom

Wednesday, January 20
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