Based on the latest Monroe County data and weighing the impact in our local community, all church activities, including worship, will be offered online only. We hope to return to in-person activities on Sunday, February 6

FEEDBACK. Each year, First United asks for feedback on each of our paid staff members. This year, the church leadership is trying a new way of gathering this feedback from the congregation.

Vice President Mary Peckham explains the reasons for this change here:? http://bit.ly/FirstUnited_personnel

If you would like to provide feedback on any of our staff members, you can do so online:? http://bit.ly/FirstUnited1? Feedback can be left anonymously or you can tell us who you are. If you would like to provide feedback on paper rather than online, please contact Mary Peckham.

SUNDAY FLOWER ANNOUNCEMENT:

The sign-up book for 2018 flower donations is available in the lobby of Fellowship Hall.? We have spaces available in September, October, November and December, choose any Sunday to provide flowers for the sanctuary.? Your donations are appreciated and the flowers are yours to take home following worship.? Thanks.

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MONTHLY POTLUCKS.? Bring yourself and a dish for food and fellowship. Potlucks will be after service on the following dates: September 16, October 21, November 18, and December 16.

To help ensure a diverse food offering at the potluck, let us know what type of dish you are bringing. There is a sign-up sheet on the table outside the kitchen. Questions? Contact Laura Kao laura_b_kao@hotmail.com or Hopi Stosberg hopi@stosberg.com

 

SEARCH CAPABILITIES FOR THE CHURCH LIBRARY ARE GOING DIGITAL!

The library committee has been hard at work adding records online to our new catalog hosted by Library Thing. Over 550 items from our collection can now be searched based on title, author, tags, subject and/or topic. The checkout process will remain the same. Books may be checked out by writing your contact information on the circulation slip in the back of each book and placing it in the black box on the library table.

To see the holdings currently in the online catalog, please visit librarything.com/catalog/FirstUnitedLibrary. The Library Thing app is also available for free on both iPhone and Android platforms.

Please contact a member of the committee with any questions: Allison McClanahan, Jeannine Roe, Christine “Chris” Naulty, or Ralph Gaebler.”

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FREE KOREAN YOGA (KUKSUNDO) CLASS. KukSunDo is a traditional Korean yoga and meditation for the mind, body, and spirit. You will practice cultivating your self-awareness through stretching, breathing and meditation. All movements are intentional, and the practice is a time to pause and focus on what is happening internally, spiritually, and physically. Just bring your yoga mat.

Days, Time and Place:

Monday, Fri. 9:30 ? 11:00,?Wednesday 5:30 ? 7:00 Saturday 10:00 ? 11:30, Roger Williams Hall in First United Church Questions? Contact YouShin Choi, youschoi@gmail.com

 

DISCIPLE BIBLE STUDY THIS FALL

DISCIPLE is an exciting Bible study opportunity to explore the Bible and your faith while surrounded by, encouraged by, and challenged by others in the class. This class is not meant to offer answers but encourages you to develop and explore your own questions.

DISCIPLE is a program of disciplined Bible study aimed at developing bold Christian leaders. DISCIPLE draws on the work of scholars, personal Bible reading and study, and dynamic group discussion to aid in understanding the Bible and how it relates to live out your values. DISCIPLE will begin in September for 34 weeks with breaks and complete in May.

For more information please click the link below or contact Sam Troxal stroxal@yahoo.com 812-361-6172: www.cokesbury.com/produ…anual/

MINISTER OF CARE FOR THE WEEK OF AUGUST 26, IS SARAH BURTON.? A minister of care is a church volunteer who visits members in their home.