Join us Sunday, February 21 @ 10 am for Worship in the Sanctuary and via Facebook .
You do not need a Facebook account to access the Facebook livestreaming.
Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing their central role in U.S. history. Every week we will give you 5 things to explore.

Five things to do during the next week:
  1. Click HERE to read about pioneer Black Americans who don’t often make the history books. You may not know their names, but these courageous Black Americans changed history.
  2. Eat at or order from a local African restaurant. Our recommendation this week is Daras Africana Market & Kitchen in Algonquin. Click HERE to visit their website.
  3. Prepare an African dish at home. Click HERE to view a Nigerian Moi Moi (bean cake) recipe.
  4. Click HERE to watch "The Black Church" - a video by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. He explores the roots of African American religion beginning with the trans-Atlantic slave trade and the extraordinary ways enslaved Africans preserved and adapted their faith practices from the brutality of slavery to emancipation.
  5. Learn something new about the African continent. Click HERE for a clickable map. You can click on the country or capital for more details. This week we recommend you find Nigeria and read more about the country of origin for this week's restaurant and recipe.
  Join us via Zoom every Wednesday at 12 noon for bible study as we discuss scripture passages for our upcoming worship service. Contact Pastor Julie for the Zoom access information to join the Zoom session.  
Here is the schedule:
Men's Bible Study will meet on February 24th
The meetings start at 7 pm
Our current study is on the book "ISAIAH Trusting God in Troubled Times " by Howard Peskett. 
We meet via Zoom. We encourage new attendees, so if interested, please contact Ken G. or Stu R. for access details.  
 We will begin our Lenten Study on February 21st
The group meets via Zoom on Sundays at 11:45 am. 
The Study Book is "Making Sense of the Cross" by David J Lose.
EVERYONE is invited to join the study!
 Let Pastor Julie know you are interested, and the Zoom info will be sent directly to you.  

   Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at 7 pm
Our current book is "The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend"
by Katarina Bivald
If you want to be included, please email Judie at judietrue@gmail.com and she will send you a Zoom invitation.
Orders for the weekly flower arrangements in the sanctuary can be placed again. Our supplier is now Fabbrini Flowers. The cost for one arrangement is $40.
A flower arrangement is a perfect opportunity to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries and special occasions or in honor/memory of loved ones.
To order a flower arrangement, please click HERE or email the office at office@cotc-pcusa.org with the date, dedication and other details of your order. Flower arrangements can be taken home right after the worship service.
Donations to the General Fund, Major Maintenance Fund, Deacons Fund and Memorial Fund can now be made online on our website or via the Give+ Church application on your phone. For instructions, please pick up flyers in the lounge or visit our website by clicking HERE. Click on the button below to start the process of creating a profile and/or scheduling your donation.
Connecting in this time of physical distancing is vital to our remaining connected in life giving ways. 
Zoom Gatherings can be accessed with a computer, a tablet, a smart phone, or by calling in on your regular phone. 
We gather every week on Tuesdays at 11 am & Thursdays at 9 am. 
Contact Pastor Julie for Zoom sign-in information.
Please click HERE to go to our website and scroll down on the page to see current Notes from Pastor Julie. It includes an update on Sunday worship services.