ARE WE OPEN?
Somewhat! See below
We also have several Online Activities
Every Sunday, effective September 6, 2020 - In Person Communion Service in Church
October 25, 2020
Hello, friends and members of UIF!
A few timely notes:
· Sunday, Nov 1 is All Saints Day. We’ll be remembering folks who have died in the last year at UIF (Robert Doyle, Chester Plecinoga, Maybrith Kohn, Lois Gosstrom). Please share other names of people who you would like us to name and remember on All Saints Sunday.
· This week (10/28), join me on ZOOM Wednesday at 7pm as we discuss the Just Mercy book/movie (story of Bryan Stephenson)
· Please look at your recent mailing from UIF – it has your Quarter 3 statement of giving plus a Faith Promises form. We hope you will use this Faith Promises form to do a little pre-planning of what you plan to give and be involved in during 2021. It is primarily meant as an accountability tool for your own use, but Gretchen does tally these as an ongoing reporting to our Stewardship Team. You can fill it out and return it directly to Gretchen (see your giving letter) or send it in to church. I will offer a prayer on Nov 1st to note this special Faith Promises opportunity. It’s also easier than ever to make an online (one time or recurring) financial gift.
· Barbara Patrick turns 80 in December. If you’d like to do a short birthday greeting video (before 11/23) to be added to others, please let me know, and I’ll pass it on to her son.
Worship with us virtually on Sunday mornings at 9:30am on Facebook Live (www.facebook.com/uiflc/live) OR YouTube live at our UIFLC channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC48ZorvqlmodW7DKTSofJ3A). Worship plan for 10/25/2020 attached.
For those who might want to attend our 11am Sunday In Person communion service, please note that we prefer if you arrive between 10:45-11am (for temperature pre-screen and check in). Greeters will meet you at the (back parking lot) door, which will be locked. The turnout has been very low, so feel free to join us if you wish – we’ve got room.
Wednesday 11am Service of Prayer and Lament (will on Facebook live). Currently, I am using a service of Prayer and Lament during times of violence (the wording is very poignant even if most of us are not in a time of daily and devastating violence).
If you want to give your offering to United in Faith online, now is your chance:
https://www.shelbygiving.com/app/giving/uif When you go there for the first time, you will have to Sign Up for an online giving account. You can choose to give the donation from a credit card or from your bank account. There are minimal fees associated with each (fee is less for bank account debit than credit card gift).
The church office is open on Wednesdays from 10am-2pm in case you want to drop off or pick up anything from church (fair trade orders, borrowed hymnal, food pantry donation, offering envelopes). We are there at other times (you can call to see if we're around).
You can reach out to me by email (email@example.com) if needed. I continue to keep you in my thoughts and prayers these days as we live as the gathered church in many scattered locations.
Blessings to you all,
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Martin Luther and His Incredible Response to the Black Plague - https://www.patheos.com/blogs/chorusinthechaos/martin-luther-and-the-black-plague/