In This Issue
Annual Meeting Report  
The annual congregational meeting was held June 14 via Zoom. Read the minutes here.   
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.    
Pastor Aaron's 10th Anniversary 
We will celebrate Pastor's Aaron's anniversary with him in the fall, when we will present him with a special gift as well as funding for sabbatical and/or continuing education purposes. You can donate online by selecting "Aaron's 10th" from the dropdown menu or mail a check to the office with "Aaron's 10th" in the memo.  
Watch Our Weekly Services and Sermons  

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

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 .     
Follow Colonial on Social Media

Stay up to date with what's happening
at Colonial through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. You can share your photos and comments related to Colonial too.
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. Look for more information in the coming weeks. 

"Sweet Surrender" Father's Day Worship Service 
Many people have an understanding of God that traps them on a path that leads to resentment. Jesus tried persistently to share a different image of God. This Sunday we are going to celebrate the Good News of a God who accepts you absolutely and unconditionally, and what that could mean for you.

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
Come down into our Zoom room to say hi to our church community following the 10:15am worship service beginning about 11 a.m. You can connect at https://bit.ly/CCCandC.  
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

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.
  • Sweet Surrender - June 21
  • A Good Lamp - June 28
  • 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

Cross-Lines Food Concert   
Thanks to Jim "Mr. Stinky Feet" Cosgrove for the lawn concert on June 14 to entertain and to collect food for Cross-Lines Community Outreach.
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. To get notified of changes, signup for the contact list at https://colonialucc.breezechms.com/form/931187 

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.   
  • Book Group. Friday, June 19, 7:00 p.m., via Zoom. We will discuss "The Stolen Marriage" by Diane Chamberlain.
  • 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.
Online Bible Study       
Read Hebrews Chapter 12 for June 19. This chapter uses the image of a long distance race for a Christian journey. The spiritual presence of Christ is a powerful ally, and this week we're going to discuss what that means, particularly for us. There are some fascinating connections to the Revelation too. Our study is open to everyone. You can join the Zoom Bible study at 10:30 a.m. Thursday online at https://zoom.us/j/8796465039?pwd=NFFIMXZFbnJQQUVGMzJWRG9WT2tLUT09  with password 7039 or call in by calling 669-900-6833 with Meeting ID: 879 646 5039.   
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 Feed 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! 
18  Diego Oliva
20  Mila Lu
24  George Akright 
Happy Anniversary!
18  Doug & Julie Welch
20  Missy & Joel Flachsbarth
22  Walt & Muriel Seibert   

Wednesday, June 17
9:30 a.m.-Coffee with Pastor Aaron at Einstein Brothers in Prairie Village Shops

Thursday, June 18
10:30 a.m.-Bible Study  https://zoom.us/j/8796465039?pwd=NFFIMXZFbnJQQUVGMzJWRG9WT2tLUT09

Friday, June 19
7:00 p.m.-Colonial Women Book Group via Zoom

Sunday, June 21                 
Worship any time after 8:30 online at https://colonialucc.online.church/
9:30 a.m. Online Children's Sunday School. https://www.youtube.com/user/ColonialUCC/videos  
10:45-11:15 Fellowship Time via Zoom. 
Tuesday, June 23        
9:30 a.m.-Book Group via Zoom   
12:30-3:30 p.m.-Food Collection, Back Parking Lot   
Wednesday, June 24        
9:30 a.m.- Coffee with Pastor Aaron at Einstein Brothers in Prairie Village 

Thursday, June 25
10:30 a.m.-Bible Study
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