LENTEN VESPERS – Meal & Worship service (March 25)
— Soup and bread meal 5:30pm –6:45pm
— Worship service 7:00pm (chapel)
Call 812-332-4439 or signup to register for soup and bread meal
PALM SUNDAY & LITURGY OF THE PASSION
— April 5 at 10:30am (no Communion)
— April 9 at 7:00pm (with Communion)
GOOD FRIDAY (Community Service hosted at First United Church)
— April 10 at 12:10pm
EASTER WORSHIP SERVICE
— April 12 at 10:30am (with Communion)
(Easter Breakfast 9:30am and Egg hunt 9:05am)
Time To Order Easter Flowers!
Every year we decorate the sanctuary. This year we will have assorted potted spring flowers; Daffodils, Tulips, Hyacinths, and Lilies. If you would like to help by purchasing one or more potted flowers please let Lisa in the office know. The cost is $9.00 per plant. We will need your order and check no later than Wednesday, March 26th. Be sure to make your check payable to First United Church and in the memo area put “For Easter Flowers”. Thank you!
The Pulpit Committee has been hard at work completing church profiles for the United Church of Christ (UCC) and American Baptist Church USA (ABCUSA). The profiles will be used by potential applicants to learn about First United and to decide whether they want to apply for the senior minister position.
The profiles have been posted at the UCC and ABCUSA web sites, although one must register as a user to see the ABCUSA profile. To view the UCC profile, log in to http://oppsearch.ucc.org/id/3966.
Anti-Racism, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Training
As part of the Justice Forum Series, First United’s Board of Christian Education is fortunate to be bringing in an accomplished facilitator to lead members of our congregation through a two-day training experience in March. Mark your calendars now for Friday, March 27, 6-9 pm, and Saturday, March 28, 10 am – 4 pm. The training will take place right here at the church, and we plan to offer a simple lunch on Saturday. The registration page is https://bit.ly/38HSbas.
Call or text Rebecca Keith at (812) 325-0145, or any member of the Board of Ed, if you have questions or childcare/special needs. Space is limited so make your plans now.
Our wonderful nursery staff is requesting donations of washable tempura paint, paint brushes, epsom salt, and cotton balls to use with our nursery children. If you have these items at home or would be willing to purchase these items, please drop them off in the nursery. Thank you for supporting our youngest children! Email email@example.com with any questions.
MCUM food pantry.
For February please bring the following nonperishable food items to our church pantry for MCUM: Canned meats (tuna, chicken, beef), Peanut butter , Dried pasta, Cereal, Ready to eat soup, chili, and/or pasta, Canned vegetables (carrots, greens, potatoes), Crackers. MCUM has received 75 pounds of food plus sanitary items for January. Don & Florence Shelton deliver the items donated to MCUM after the first Sunday of the month. Thanks to everyone who gives to fill these needs.
Parenting Discussion Group is Back!
We will be meeting again at 9:30am on second and fourth Sundays in Roger Williams Hall to discuss the book Parenting Forward, by Cindy Wang Brandt, and other general parenting topics. Reading the book is not mandatory for participation! We welcome parents of all ages and stages, and child care is provided. Please contact Jennifer Duann Fultz at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Sunday Flower Announcement.
The sign-up book for 2020 flower donations is available in the lobby of Fellowship Hall.
Please sign up early for your choice of dates, or just choose any Sunday to provide flowers for the sanctuary. Your donations are appreciated and the flowers are yours to take home following worship. Cost $40. Thanks. Questions please contact Siri Loescher at email@example.com
Minister Of Care For The Week Of March 01, is Sarah Burton. A minister of care is a church volunteer who visits members in their home.