ARE WE OPEN?

              Somewhat!  See below

We also have several Online Activities

 

Every Sunday, effective September 6, 2020 -  In Person Communion Service in Church

September 21, 2020

Hello, friends and members of UIF!

Join us virtually or in person on Sunday, September 27 as we continue our Season of Creation worship celebration. Our 9:30am virtual and 11am in person services for this Sunday will include video elements from Lutherans Restoring Creation, from locations all over the USA!

 

God’s Work Our Hands project continues until September 30th! This year we are supporting Kids Above All, a program with roots from 1849 and whose mission is the safety, well being and education of children in the metropolitan Chicago area.  Join us in collecting items (list below) and financial donations (any amount helps) for their kindergarten readiness program for children 2 - 5 years old.  Items can be dropped off during September in the designated box in Fellowship Hall or in the office. Or make your check out to Kids Above All, designate 'Literary Kits' on the memo line and give - or mail - directly to the church office.  Thank you for doing God's work with Your hands!  

Literary Kit items needed for 2 - 5 year old children: books, flash cards, educational games, crayons, pencils, coloring books, alphabet building worksheets, number games, and soft toys that are part of stories (birds, animals, vegetables, fruits, cars, trains, planes, etc.)

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 Create 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), and the online giving portal will allow you to cover those fees if you choose. We also have Text-to-Give as an option (more information on that in the October newsletter). If you currently give through Simply Giving, Jeanne or Pastor Carla will be in touch.

 

Join me for a Justice Spotlight ZOOM this Wednesday at 7pm on the topic of White Supremacy. If “white supremacy” only makes you think of Neo-Nazi’s, please join us as we learn together! https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88658926509?pwd=VU5rWXBaT0ZWT0FYVmR2KzJET1lLUT09

 

Worship with us virtually on Sunday mornings at 9:30am on Facebook Live (www.facebook.com/uiflc) OR YouTube live at our UIFLC channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC48ZorvqlmodW7DKTSofJ3A). Worship plan for 9/27/2020 attached.

 

After virtual worship (approximately 10:30am), find us at a ZOOM Virtual Coffee Hour https://us02web.zoom.us/j/314512003?pwd=YklNQnlJN1Z6ckFYb2RVYkhmdEZFdz09).

 

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 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 on Facebook live, I lead a short online Prayer service (short 15-30 mins, depending upon prayer requests), find it at www.facebook.com/uiflc/live.

 

On Saturday, October 3rd, please note that these things will take place:

>A “State of the Synod” virtual event with an address from Bishop Yehiel Curry. Time TBA, but this will also be available on video after the event.

>11:30am-1pm New Life for Old Bags drop off and pick up day (drop off bags, plarn, mats; pick up bags, plarn, mats)

>3:00pm Pet Blessing (in back parking lot – humans masked, animals on leash or in cage)

 

On Sunday, October 11th, from noon-2pm, come by the back parking lot at United in Faith for Drive Up Communion. Stay in your car (masked) and I will bring communion to you.

 

You can reach out to me by email (revctp@unitedinfaith.org) 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

 

UPCOMING WEDNESDAY NIGHT ZOOM TOPICS at 7pm:
 https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88658926509?pwd=VU5rWXBaT0ZWT0FYVmR2KzJET1lLUT09

September 23 - Justice Spotlight: White Supremacy (sponsored by the Justice Ministry)

September 30 – People of Faith for a Fair Tax – joining our neighbors at St. Luke’s (Logan Square) – RSVP required to receive the ZOOM link.

October 7 - 50/40/10 Anniversary of Women’s Ordination – Why is this a big deal?

LINKS

WHO - https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

CDC - https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/uiflc

Martin Luther and His Incredible Response to the Black Plague - https://www.patheos.com/blogs/chorusinthechaos/martin-luther-and-the-black-plague/ 

Guidelines to Keep in Mind from our State, City, and Denomination

Upcoming events: 

God's Work / Our Hands 2020;  

Blessing of Pets;

Ministry In Context;

Online Giving

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