In This Issue
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.  
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.

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. 

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.
  • 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
Online Worship on June 28
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

Stand Up for Black Lives Walk and Rally    
Pastor Aaron and Stacey Algren carried our banner in the Stand Up for Black Lives walk on June 7 in Prairie Village.  
Below, Chucho Marquez and Elizabeth Uppman and Susie Uppman provided water on our lawn and escorted folks in to use our bathrooms.   

"White Fragility" July Thursday Morning Study Group

  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.

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.
Online Bible Study       
Read Hebrews Chapter 13 for June 25. This is the last chapter of Hebrews. We're going to talk about hope! I think everyone could use a little of that these days.
We also need to think about what we may want to study next? I'm going to look for a Biblical study on racial justice, but I'm certainly open to other ideas.

We won't be meeting on July 2, and we'll be back with our new study on July 9. How are you feeling about meeting together physically? I was planning to just keep on with Zoom, but I wanted to check with you.

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 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! 
26  Julie Mortensen
Happy Anniversary!
26   Jerry & Joan Gilson
28   Wayne & Phyllis Yost
29   Chucho Marquez and Elizabeth Uppman-Marquez   

Wednesday, June 24
9:30 a.m.-Coffee with Pastor Aaron at Einstein Brothers in Prairie Village Shops

Thursday, June 25
10:30 a.m.-Bible Study  https://zoom.us/j/8796465039?pwd=NFFIMXZFbnJQQUVGMzJWRG9WT2tLUT09

Sunday, June 28                 
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 30         
9:30 a.m.-Book Group via Zoom   
12:30-3:30 p.m.-Food Collection, Back Parking Lot   
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