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Tuesday, December 22, 2020
Tamales for Christmas Eve
We are excited and happy to carry on the tradition of the Tamale dinner on Christmas Eve. Since we as a church are not gathering in person to enjoy this meal in Covenant Hall, the tamales will be distributed using the Churches drive through on Thursday 12/24/2020, from 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.. This is a grab and go event, masks required during this pickup.

We ask that church members drive through to pick up individual dinners for their immediate family (on a first come, first serve basis). Each dinner will consist of either a chili cheese, chicken or pork tamale, and a serving of rice and beans. The food will be packaged in a clam shell to go container for your safety and convenience.

The tamales will be wrapped in dry wax paper and must be warmed in the microwave or steamed prior to consumption. Also, the beans and rice must also be heated.

No reservations are required.
Prelude: Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring      Steve, Andrea Morics, Sophia Ohanian
Welcome and Opening Prayer: Rev. Dr. Jill A. Kirchner-Rose
Carol of Preparation: Oh Come All Ye Faithful                      Led by Jim Tong
First Reading: Isaiah 9:2, 6 – 7                                                         Ken Hurley
Special Music: Oh Holy Night                            Peter Tupou and Zoe Petersen
Pastoral Prayer:__________________________________ Dr. Kirchner-Rose
Carol: The First Noel by Dan Forrest                   Covenant Stay-at-Home Choir
Second Reading: Luke 1: 26 – 38                                                      Ken Hurley
Special Music: African Noel   by Andre Thomas                Rhymes with Orange
Third Reading: Matthew 1: 18 – 23                                                 SALT Video
Carol: Away in a Manger ____      Led by Sara Schoonmaker & Keith Osajima
Fourth Reading: Luke 2: 8 – 20                                                        Ken Hurley
Special Music: Mary, Did You Know  by Buddy Greene              
Woody Andrews, Zoe Petersen, Connie Roener
Fifth Reading: John 1: 1 – 5                                                              Ken Hurley
Anthem: Still, Still, Still by Luboff                          Covenant Stay-at-Home Choir
Message: Christmas is Not Cancelled _________________Dr. Kirchner-Rose
Special Music: Do You Hear What I Hear   by Simone                
Woody Andrews, Zoe Petersen, Connie Roener
Unison Closing Prayer: _________________ Barbie and Loring Fiske-Phillips
Carol: Joy to the World!                                                          Led by Paul Welsh
Carol: Silent Night                                                   Led by Rhymes with Orange
Special Offering: Veterans of the Cross - UCC Retirees' Fund will be received December 27
This annual offering has been caring for active and retired clergy and lay employees of the United Church of Christ for over 100 years, providing emergency grants, supplementation of small annuities and health premiums, and Christmas “Thank You” gift checks each December to our lower-income retirees.

Over the past nine months, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the emergency financial needs of many who serve the church have increased dramatically. In such a time as this, the need for the retired clergy fund is more urgent than ever.

United Church of Christ congregations and members have blessed the fund with their generosity for many years. This year, our care and compassion will be especially appreciated by those servants of the church who are facing a time of need.

To make your donation to the Christmas fund, go to the Church's website, https://uccredlands.org. Click on "GIVE" in the red banner, log into your Realm account as directed. Use the pull down menu to go to Christmas Fund. You may also send a check to RUCC. Please put "Christmas Fund" in the memo line. Thank you for your generosity.
  • Continuing through December: Art, for Heaven's Sake
  • December 24 - "Grab and Go" Tamale Dinner 5-6 p.m. in parking lot, _____________followed by 7:00 p.m. virtual Christmas Eve Service _____________on YouTube.
  • December 27 - Worship Service at 10:30 on YouTube
  • January 2 - Sacred Saturday
  • January 3 - Epiphany Sunday with Angel Cards.
____________-_ _Book Club at 12:00 p.m. on Zoom
RUCC Staff
Senior Pastor: Rev. Dr. Jill Kirchner-Rose
Honorary Minister of Arts and Worship:  Rev. Erin Beardemphl
Music Director: Jim Tong
Accompanist: Sophia Ohanian
Children's Education Director: Susi Jacobsen
Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries: Vacant
Office Manager: Nancy Sheets
Child Care: Vacant
Caretaker: Vacant
Website:  www.uccredlands.org
Phone: (909) 793-3520
Staff and Other Emails
pastorjill@redlandsucc.org          office@redlandsucc.org
        musicdirector@redlandsucc.org      youth@redlandsucc.org        
 childrenseducation@redlandsucc.org   weddings@redlandsucc.org