This Sunday is Youth/Education Sunday, where we honor our teachers and students.
Our Bridge Minister Pastor John KruegerPastor John Krueger is providing pulpit supply, pastoral care and counseling, and other services as needed. Look for his “Monday Musings” on our website at https://firstuc.org . In this age of virtual contact please feel free to reach out to him, whether to simply say hello or to discuss your cares or concerns He can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org h: 317-467-1529/ c: 317-498-0710
A NOTE ON CURRENT OPERATIONS FOR OUR FIRST UNITED COMMUNITYFor the safety of all, the First United Church building will remain closed at least throughout the month of May. But our work as a caring community continues on Zoom through Sunday worship and lectionary study, and Tuesday’s Virtual Café and Adult Study class. For more details on these opportunities please visit https://firstuc.org/online/ We are also working to develop new ways to reach out in this stressful time of isolation. If you have suggestions or needs (your own or others’) please reach out to Pastor John, Derek or Shelli, or Mary Peckham. Meanwhile, our congregational expenses continue whether church is open or not. Especially important is our commitment to pay all our staff through the year. We depend on your sustained giving in this difficult time. If you can, please maintain, or consider increasing your regular giving, to support our work. Options for giving include:
- mail (checks strongly preferred)
- online giving at https://tinyurl.com/GiveFirstUnited
- by phone at 1-800-675-7430 [account ID is ES799783 (First United Church, Inc.)].
- by text: 812-432-2002
VIRTUAL COMMUNITY AND WORSHIP SERVICES Join Us for Worship this Sunday!! Zoom Meeting Link:https://zoom.us/j/94635708633?pwd=NE9CdGtTWk5ndGRzRnQ2TTVrQmlZZz09 Meeting ID: 946 3570 8633Password: 879535 VIRTUAL CAFÉTuesdays at 10:00am, Join Shelli Yoder Tuesday mornings from 10-10:30am to virtually meet up for a cup of coffee (BYO), a check-in, and a brief meditation/reflection and prayer. Join us if you can! Immediately following our virtual café, a theological discussion led by Derek Roe will begin at 10:30am and end at 11:30am.
- From your laptop or desktop computer https://zoom.us/j/309686166?pwd=OVZ2VXFUSDV6R2IwM0xTMTd4TEVCdz09, OR
- From your landline telephone or cell phone: (253) 215 8782 then enter the meeting ID: 309 686 166# Password: 399499
- Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/aCaOLQbW3
FIRST UNITED’S SPECIAL COVID-19 FUNDYour Church Council & Board of Outreach have created a special fund to supplement First United’s Love Fund and assist members and friends who may need help in this time of layoffs and closings. If you need help, contact church leadership.
Meanwhile, grass and weeds continue to grow whether church is open or not. If you have time and energy to work at social distance mowing, weeding, or doing general upkeep on our grounds, Laura Kao is graciously available to provide guidance. Contact email@example.com or 812-361-6074