In This Issue
Giving Statements     
Giving Statements will be emailed for contributions from January 1, 2020 through June 30, 2020.  This email will be sent approximately July 9.  Those members who do not have an email will receive a statement in the mail.

If you have any questions about your statement, you may email or call J ayne Quimby, Financial Recorder or Heather Winker in the church office.
Coffee with the Pastor     
We are meeting back at Einstein Brothers - at the outside tables, if weather permits. Otherwise, we'll go over to Colonial Church and meet in the Heritage Room. See you on Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m. NOTE: We will not meet on July 1.  
Church Building
Open by Appointment Only       
Out of love for the Colonial community, the building will be open only to staff or by appointment so we will not answer the door. If you have something to drop off, please leave it in the bin outside the office door and we will regularly move items indoors. Contact Heather to schedule an appointment. Edson, our custodian, is taking extra efforts to disinfect rooms after each use.    
Watch Our Weekly Services and Sermons  

You can watch our worship services on YouTube here. Sermons are available here.

Colonial Stays Home Group  
We have a Facebook group called Colonial Stays Home for you to share what you are doing during this time. Please share your stories and photos, whether it's something for a charity or a cause, schooling your kiddos, home improvements, whatever you may be doing. To join the group and see what your fellow Colonialites are doing or to share your story, click here .     
Daily Devotionals
Our denomination, the United Church of Christ, provides an excellent daily devotional, written by the "Still Speaking" writers group. To have  the devotions emailed to you daily go to:

Follow Colonial on Social Media

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Instagram: colonial_ucc
Twitter: #ColonialUCC 


In-Person Worship Resumes July 12     
Colonial Church will resume an adapted worship service in the sanctuary beginning at 10:15 a.m. on Sunday, July 12, which was the time selected in the recent Church Reopening Guidelines survey. There will be one service only to reduce the risk of infection from one service to the next. The 8:30 service will remain online (https://colonialucc.online.church/), and on YouTube beginning at the same time. In order to protect everyone worshiping in the building, a team has worked to adopt guidelines and safety protocols to reduce the risk .

Summer Worship Series: Recovery
Sometimes you've got to get sick before you can start feeling better.
We all need to recover. We're been trapped in unhealthy living, and this virus has made it clear how sick we are. As individuals, communities, and a world, we need to recover. This summer, God's Spirit will speak healing words in our sermons inspired by the Twelve Step Program. The wisdom of this path may be exactly what we need right now.
  • Accountability IS Sustainability - July 5
  • The Chicken or the Egg - July 12
  • Why Do We Need to Ask? - July 19
  • Payback Time - July 26
  • Skillful Means - August 2
  • Is This Overkill? - August 9
  • An Alternative Mind - August 16
  • What Comes Around Must Go Around - August 23
Online Worship on July 5
Connect to worship live at https://colonialucc.online.church/ at our usual worship times of 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/CCYouTubeVid

Online Coffee & Conversation at 11:15 a.m.
Come down into our Zoom room to say hi to our church community at 11:15 a.m. You can connect at https://bit.ly/CCCNC.  
Online Children's Sunday School
Camille Breckenridge teaches the week's Sunday School Bible story on Sunday at 9:30 a.m. at 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

"White Fragility" July Thursday Morning Study Group

We're going to begin a new study at 10:30 a.m. Thursdays in July using materials developed for church communities.
White people in North America live in a social environment that protects and insulates them from race-based stress. To dismantle racism in our nation, white people must come to terms with our own and others' fragile, defensive, and coded responses when a conversation turns to race.
This July, our Colonial Church Thursday Study Group is going to read and discuss Robin DiAngelo's bestselling book White Fragility: Why It's So Hard For White People To Talk About Racism
  • July 9 - "Facing White Supremacy"
  • July 16 - "How Race Shapes the Life of White People"
  • July 25 - "Disrupting Racist Patterns" 
3 Steps to Participate:
  1. Signup to take part in this study group at https://bit.ly/CCStudyGroupSU.
  2. Order the book at https://bit.ly/CCWhiteFragility.
  3. Meet online at 10:30am on Thursdays via Google Meet at https://bit.ly/CCStudyGrp. 

Independence Day Celebration Invitation from the Dialogue Institute    
As Turkish-Americans we would like to show our love for the U.S. with the following event!
Dialogue Institute of Kansas City is excited to invite you to a virtual celebration of Independence Day with artwork. Local and national artists will perform live sand art, calligraphy, poetry, water marbling, and more, all centered around the theme of Independence Day. 
Click here to watch this event live on YouTube.
Click here to RSVP to this event.  

New Twist for the Annual Rummage Sale   
Because of concerns about COVID-19 in October, Colonial Women has decided to host a rummage collection rather than the usual sale.
Bring your items on Sunday, October 18 beginning at 9:30 a.m. They will be loaded directly into a truck and taken to Savers the following day. Savers will pay us by the pound for good quality items. 
All items should be clean and good quality in bags (13 gallon to 42 gallon plastic trash bags) and labeled - men's clothing, women's clothing, linens, etc.  We will not store anything at the church. 
Soft Goods Accepted:
  • clothing - adult and children/infant
  • bed and bath items, towels/shower curtains
  • sheets, blankets, pillows/comforters/bed skirts/pillow shams
  • curtains, tablecloths, napkins, runners, placemats
  • shoes (all types) and boots/other cloth materials
  • hats, mittens, scarves, ties, socks, belts
Hard Goods - Size restrictions: 18" x 18" x 18"
Please place in boxes.
  • small sporting goods/small garden tools
  • small electrical items toasters, radio, power tools, irons, blenders, mixers, stereos/CD players
  • housewares: china cups, vases, dishes, cutlery, mugs, pots, pans, candles, utensils, glassware, silverware, stemware, baskets
  • small household goods and pictures/frames
Cannot Accept List: water-damaged or moldy items; make-up  and personal toiletries; hazardous materials - batteries, paints, chemicals, cleaning products; infant car seats, cribs restricted by law.
Books, magazines, CD and videos should be boxed separately and labeled to go to Half Price Book Store.

Colonial Women Activities  
All women of Colonial Church are invited to gather with others in casual fellowship opportunities, whether you prefer breakfast, happy hour or discussing a book. Check out the options below. No reservations required.    
  • Coffee. Monday, July 6, 9:30 a.m., Colonial Church front lawn. Bring your chair and your coffee. 
  • Blue Moose Tuesday. Tuesday, July 14, 5:30 p.m., Colonial Church front lawn. Bring your own chair, beverage and food as we gather - appropriately distanced - to talk and laugh together.
  • Book Group. Friday, July 24, 7:00 p.m., via Zoom. We will discuss "The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek" by Kim Michele Richardson.
Your Support Matters  
Even though our building is currently closed, our work together matters - to each other and to the community. We are needed more than ever.  
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. Go to: https://colonialucc.breezechms.com/give/online

If you have any questions, you may email or call Heather in the office or Jayne Quimby, Financial Recorder.
Helping Our Neighbors 
Artists Helping the Homeless: For the past few years, members of Colonial have purchased, prepared and helped serve an evening meal on the fourth Sunday of the month to support the program of Artists Helping the Homeless. We look forward to returning to our former way of contributing to this program soon, but until that time, please support our homeless population with a donation to cover the cost of the meal. Pay through our website by going to   https://colonialucc.breezechms.com/give/online Select AHH from the dropdown menu.
Food Donations:   The need for food is greater than ever. Consider donating to Cross-Lines Community Services or
For additional ways to help during the pandemic, click here
In this time of staying connected remotely, please remember these folks who are celebrating milestones.
Happy Birthday! 
1   Nora Carson
2   Honey Hannah
4   Jan Neustrom
7   Evie Lewis 
Happy Anniversary!
5   Joe & Linda Cunningham
6   Bernie & Nancy Thomsen   

Friday, July 3
Office Closed - 4th of July Holiday

Sunday, July 5                 
9:30 a.m. Online Children's Sunday School. https://www.youtube.com/user/ColonialUCC/videos  
Worship any time after 8:30 online at https://colonialucc.online.church/
11:00 a.m.-Board of Outreach 
11:15 Fellowship Time via Zoom.   https://bit.ly/CCCNC
Monday, July 6
9:30 a.m.-Colonial Women Coffee, Colonial front lawn
Tuesday, July 7          
9:30 a.m.-Book Group via Zoom   
12:30-3:30 p.m.-Food Collection, Back Parking Lot    
Wednesday, July 8 
9:30 a.m.-Coffee with Pastor Aaron at Einstein Brothers in Prairie Village Shops
9:30 a.m.-Writers Group 
Thursday, July 9
10:30 a.m.-"White Fragility" Study Group 
Full calendar at Colonial Calendar.    
Colonial Staff

Senior Minister: Rev. Aaron Roberts
Sunday School Superintendent:  Camille Breckenridge
Music Director: Kirk Carson
Bell Choir Director: Hayden Ferguson
Organist: Dr. Joseph Kern
Youth Leader: Michelle Turpen
Church Administrator: Heather Winker
Communications Manager: Sally Huggins
Building Maintenance: Edson Palacios-Castrejon
Engagement Coordinator: Julie Luttman