A Letter from Rev. Dr. Russ Peterman, Senior Minister



Monday, April 12, 2021

Dear UCC,

Last week we returned to our traditional three in-person Sunday services: at 9:00am and 11:00am in the sanctuary, and Simple Worship in the chapel at 9:30am. 

We are continuing to ask you to register in advance, and requesting that social distancing and masks still be followed during this time. We will continue to do all that we can to ensure your safety and comfort. 

And for all those who, for good reasons, are not ready for, or unable to attend worship, we will continue our two digital services at 9:00am and 11:00am online on all of our digital platforms. The digital worship has become a beloved part of our community as well! These services will be recorded in advance and designed and led just for online. The content will be the same as in-person worship, but produced in a way that better suits the digital format. 

It is a true joy to begin a more regular rhythm of Sunday services. A sense of community is essential to the human spirit, and our togetherness is a sign of the power of the resurrection.

With gratitude and hope this Easter season,
Rev. Dr. Russ Peterman
Senior Minister
Online Worship

Children's Worship
8:00 a.m. with Rev. Kera Watts

Traditional Worship
9:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.
with Rev. Dr. Russ Peterman

Simple Worship
9:30 a.m. with Rev. Shannon Moore

All Church Sunday School
10:00 a.m.
with Rev. Renee Hoke & Rev. Jamie Plunkett
Lawn Chair Circles started back this past Sunday and will continue through Sunday, May 2. We have several people below who have offered to host these gatherings on their front lawns. Please register below with whichever zip code is most convenient for you. At this time, there are a limit of 15 people per lawn.
UCC OUTREACH OPPORTUNITIES
Serve With Prom Dreams this Spring!
Our Prom Dreams Boutique is open for the spring season! Volunteers are needed to help act as sales associates while students shop. The boutique will be open for scheduled shopping appointments only on Thursdays from 5:00pm-7:15pm and Saturdays from 10am-12:15pm, April 1-May 15. No more than 10 people are allowed in the Boutique at one time.

For more information or to sign up to serve, visit our Prom Dreams webpage or email Melanie.williams@uccftw.com.
Small Electronics Recycling Collection
April 18th 
9:45am - 12:15pm (Walker Hall)
& 5:00pm - 6:00pm
(Drop-Off under Porte Cochere)

In recognition of Earth Stewardship Sunday, the Caring for God’s Creation committee invites you to bring your unused and outdated small electronic recyclables to the church on April 18th.
Items may be dropped off outside Walker Hall on Sunday morning, or under the Porte Cochere Sunday evening between 5:00 pm - 6:00pm. Recycling our electronic waste is just one way to Care for God’s Creation!  
Examples of small electronics accepted:

• iPad, tablets, cellphones and PDAs      
• VCRs, video games and consoles
• Cameras (digital, 35mm, 110, etc.)
• Cassette tapes
• DVD and CD players
• Laptops, keyboards, hard drives, zip drives
• Cords

If you forget to wipe out any of the data stored in a device, United Electronics Recycling will make sure it is destroyed as part of the recycling process.

Recycling our electronic waste is just one way to Care for God’s Creation.
For more information, visit the event page.

REGISTER NOW
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
JULY 13 - 16
Registration is now open for kids, adult volunteers, and youth volunteers!
LOOKING AHEAD
College Ministry Finals Feast
& Lock-In
April 23 

College students are invited to have dinner on April 23rd at 6:30pm followed by a lock-in to get ready for finals.
High School Senior Banquet
May 12 | 6:30 PM
Grass Field & Lot B
Come share a meal as we celebrate our graduating seniors with food trucks, yard games, and insight into "what's next" for each of them!
 
Sign up here to RSVP.
 
Contact Jamie or Addison for questions.