The Congregational Support team is beginning to work on the personalized support for our congregation. Our goal for this team is to keep in contact and support those who are unable to attend church services on a regular basis along with those who are able. There are a couple things the people of the church could help us with. With graduation coming up, we need to know graduates of the church and graduates of church members, so we can recognize them for their hard work. Please give this information to Tammy Feathers. We are also in need of names and addresses of any church members or family members who are deployed or actively serving in our armed forces. Please give this information to Wanda Hornberger. If you have unused vases that can be donated to the church, we could use extra. They can be left in the kitchen, labeled “congregational support team.” Thank you for your help!
A Few Changes in May
During the second and third weeks of May, Pastor Lynn will be on vacation. During that time, Pastor Janice will lead Sunday worship and be available for pastoral emergencies. Lynn will return to the pulpit on Memorial Day Sunday, May 28. There will be no Worship at the Well in May due to Pastor Lynn’s absence, and the Tuesday evening Bible study will not meet on May 9 or 16.
Help us Feed the Hungry
On April 20, approximately 50 people were served at St. Patrick's Soup Kitchen. Nashville's next serving date will be May 18 at 4 PM. We appreciate all who have been helping and welcome others to join us, too, in our mission of outreach in our community. Any questions see Tammy Feathers.
Window Angles in
Memory of our Veterans
The window in the east vestibule will be honoring our veterans on Memorial Day weekend, May 29. We would like to include pictures of the veterans, and caps, medals, or any special items from their time in the service. Please contact Esther Jackson or Judy Butts if you have any of these items. Any help is appreciated.
All Welcome to the
Mom & Pop Family Breakfast
The Mites will sponsor a Mom & Pop Family Breakfast on May 21, at 9:00 a.m.
Sausage Gravy & Biscuits
Juice and coffee
There is no cost for the breakfast, but we will need to know the number attending. All church is invited and welcome. There will be sign-up sheets at each door. If you have any question, please contact Esther Jackson.
Memorial Day Sunday
May 28 is Memorial Day Sunday and it is coming up fast! If you would like to order flowers, which will adorn our sanctuary that morning, and afterwards taken home, please contact
Wanda Hornberger or Sandy in the office.
Take me out to the ball game!
It is that time of year again…baseball season! We have reserved 25 tickets for the Dayton Dragons baseball game on Sunday June 25, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. Anyone who wants to come is welcome. Tickets are $12 each. Please fill out a ticket order form in the bulletin and/or let Lindsay Schultz know if you plan on attending. The tickets will be given on a first come, first served basis as we have only reserved 25 seats.
Pentecost Sunday, June 4, will be an important worship that you won’t want to miss! First, Deanna Bucholtz will be both baptized and confirmed into church membership. Second, our graduates will be acknowledged during worship. Finally, we will join in the sacrament of Holy Communion, recognizing our oneness in Christ. Following worship, Deanna and the graduates will be recognized with a reception. We hope that many of you will be able to join our church family for this meaningful event.
Carry-in After Church in the Park
On Sunday June 18, we will be having church in the park. After service, we will have a carry in lunch. Main dishes will be provided. Please bring a side, salad, or dessert to share, and come enjoy some fellowship at the park! We will have the trails open, a bonfire with s’mores, and some outdoor games!
STC is May's Moment for Missions
This month is another of the 5 for 5 missions of the United Church of Christ. Strengthen the Church (STC) is a special mission offering to reimagine and build the future of the UCC. Shared at the conference and national levels, STC largely supports youth ministries and full time leaders for new churches in parts of the country where the UCC voice has not yet been heard.
As God calls our congregations to be the church in new ways, your generous support will help plant new churches, awaken new ideas in existing churches and develop the spiritual life in our youth and young adults.
All donations should be made out to Nashville UCC with Strengthen the Church or STC in memo line of your check or on your envelope, please.
Strengthen the Church: Multiple Choice
What is church?
a) Worship on Sunday mornings
b) Protests and rallies in support of the least of these
c) Helping to feed the hungry and support the addicted
d) All of the above!
Where is church?
a) In the sanctuary and church building
b) In breweries and coffee shops
c) Around a dinner table
d) All of the above!
a) To love God with all our heart, mind, soul, and strength and
our neighbor as ourselves
b) To be united in Spirit and inspired by God's grace to welcome all, love all,
and seek justice for all
c) To vision a just world for all, united in Christ’s love
d) All of the above!
Where does Strengthen the Church money go?
a) To seed brand new churches that bring hope to people on the margins who wouldn’t set foot in church otherwise
b) To help established churches begin projects working with refugees and immigrants
c) To fund creative ideas experimenting with new way Christian millennials are gathering
d) All of the above . . . and so much more!
If you answered “d) all of the above!,” then you’re not only correct, but you’re thinking outside of the buildings and boxes that have defined the message of Christianity for the last several decades. You’re thinking on the forefront of the United Church of Christ and the way in which we are Strengthening the Church not only for the church we have grown up knowing, but for the church God is calling us to be!
Will you join us through our Special Mission Offering to Strengthen the Church? How?
a.) Time - I will pray alongside the offering
b.) Talent - I will tell the stories of my own church’s engaging a Just World For All
c.) Treasure - I will donate towards Strengthen the Church
d.) All of the above! ;)
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