But we have several Online Activities

August 3, 2020

Hello, friends and members of UIF!

This Wednesday, August 5th at 7pm, you are invited to a VBS Check-in for all ages! Just a moment to pause during our week of Virtual VBS, celebrate what we’ve done so far, and share with each other how things are going! Use this ZOOM link:

Or call:        When you call into 1 312 626 6799, it will ask for your Meeting ID number 886 5892 6509 followed by the pound sign; you do not have a participant ID, so just hit the pound key when asked for that; then it will ask for your password 481741 followed by the pound sign. Then it will announce that you are in the meeting and there are __ number of people joined in the meeting.    


This Sunday, August 9th from noon-2pm, I will be offering another Drive Up Communion opportunity. This time I’ll be near the church parking lot door by the awning. Drive up (masked); stay in your car. I’ll do the words of institution; we’ll share the Lord’s Prayer and then communion; I’ll send you with a little “God be with you” blessing.


By using the same link (above), you can join the next Virtual Hymn Sing on Wednesday, August 12th. Having an ELW hymnal is very very helpful during the Virtual Hymn Sing – both Richard and Lois plan to “attend” the ZOOM Hymn Sing and provide music.


Worship with us Virtually on Sunday mornings at 9:30am on Facebook Live ( (even if you don’t have a Facebook account) OR YouTube live at our channel ( By Sunday morning, my sermon manuscript and worship plan are posted on Facebook. Videos available on FB and YouTube afterwards. Worship plan for 8/9/2020 attached. (A weekly 11am Sunday morning in-person communion service will begin on September 6th.)


After worship, find us at a ZOOM Virtual Coffee Hour (use this link ).  If you would like to call in on a phone (cell or landline), you can call 312 626 6799 and type meeting ID (314 512 003) when asked. It’s so good to see each other’s faces - even virtually!


Virtual Vacation Bible School started today!


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). On Wednesday at 11am, Pastor Carla leads an online Prayer & Anointing service (short 15-30 mins, depending upon prayer requests). Prepare your space at home with a cross and a small amount of oil. (You can also find this in video form at our YouTube channel or Facebook page afterwards.) Use this link from a computer or smart phone or tablet:


You can reach out to me by email ( 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,   


Pastor Carla




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