"Jolene" January 10 Online Worship
Photo by Katherine Hanlon on Unsplash

Worship Series: The Gospel According to Dolly
Nelson Mandela, who was imprisoned for 27 years for opposing the systemic racism of apartheid in South Africa, had a favorite song – "Jolene."

There is a depth to Dolly Parton's hit song that has spoken to people in unexpected ways.

This Sunday, be ready to go deeper into our story and song. It'll be worth it.

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
Molly's Table Update
Molly‘s Table continues to help the women and children of Sheffield Place during the pandemic. The moms were especially grateful for the recent gift of Colonial Church masks. Thank you to Marylee Battaglia for personally delivering the masks in time for the holidays. We all are looking forward to more creative ways of showing our support in the new year.
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!

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 January 12 via Zoom

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

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.
Highlights from December 20 Colonial Council Meeting
Pastor Aaron shared that Michelle Turpen will be stepping down as youth leader. Her service to Colonial is appreciated. The Board of Christian Education will begin planning for next steps for the youth program.

The Board of Property Management reported the waterproofing project for the south wall in the lower level will begin the first week of January. A handrail has been installed on the steps leading into the sacristy. Plans are to modify the front garden in Spring 2021 to require less maintenance. 

The YMCA Learning Center ended in late December. YMCA leaders and parents shared their appreciation to Colonial for welcoming and accommodating the group.

Bill Sanderson, moderator 

Read the full minutes here.

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

Happy Birthday!
9 Madeline Knoll
11 Chucho Marquez

Colonial Family

We express our sympathy to Pernell Talberg on the death of Kirsten Phillips on January 5.

We express our sympathy to the family Bob Kroenert, who died December 12 in Centennial, CO. He and his wife, Susan, were long-time members of Colonial and Bob is a former moderator. Read his obituary here.

Thursday, January 7
10:30 a.m.-Thursday Morning Study Group via Zoom

Sunday, January 10           
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/  
8:00 p.m.-Sunday Prayer Group via Zoom

Tuesday, January 12
9:30 a.m.-Book Group via Zoom
5:30 p.m.-Colonial Women Blue Moose Tuesday via Zoom

Wednesday, January 13
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