Worship With Us | Rockwall & Brin
Worship Service - 10:30 
{September 12, 2021 - June 12, 2022}

Join us Onsite or Online!  
Live Stream is on Facebook Live!

"Worship the Lord with gladness. Come before him, singing with joy."
~ Psalm 100:2


COVID-19 Updates

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Updates as of September 2021:

* Vaccinated = Mask Optional
* Unvaccinated = Please Mask.
* Children not vaccinated = Please Mask
* Have COVID-19 symptoms = Please stay home and watch the serice virtually (Facebook Live)
* Holy Communion will be celebrated by coming forward to the altar beginning in October.
* Sunday Offering will continue to be collected by way of offering plates in the Narthex.
* Hand Sanitizer will continue to be offered at entrances and exits.
* Fogging and Sanitization of used spaces will continue.


See Symptoms of COVID-19 Poster at this link:  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/COVID19-symptoms.pdf

Important Events Below!  Take a Look...
Christmas Eve Worship - CrossPoint Church
We look forward to celebrating the birth of Christ with you! Services will all closely mirror one another. All services will be candlelight.
Please choose the best service time for you and your family:
++ Service Times {The 11pm service will be live streamed on Facebook}
4:30pm, 7:00pm (Communion) & 11:00pm (The Chancel Bell Choir will play)


Poinsettia: History and Tradition of the Christmas Flower
Poinsettias and Memorial Fund Poinsettias used to beautify our sanctuary on Christmas Eve are available for purchase for $7.00  Feel free to take your plants home after the Christmas Eve services.

Order blanks for both poinsettias and the Memorial Fund are available on the windowsills of the sanctuary or you may contact
Rhea Levy-Fry at 610-287-7889. The last day to order a poinsettia is Sunday, December 19th. 


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The Board of Christian Education will be bringing Christmas Joy to our neighbors at Greefield Assisted Living.  We are asking the congregation to donate fuzzy non-slip grip socks that will be turned into cupcakes!  You can find these non slip grip socks for men and women on Amazon. A donation box will be placed in the Narthex!

Let's Go Caroling! — Spring Valley Baptist Church
On Sunday, December 19th following worship at 12noon, the BOCE is inviting you to join them in visiting the seniors at Greenfield Assisted Living and delivering the Cupcake Socks and caroling to the residents.

A pizza lunch will be offered at the church after singing for anyone who would like to stay.

Due to continued COVID concerns, Greenfield has given us their protocol we must follow in order to visit:
- Adults must be vaccinated
- Temperatures will be checked at the door
- Masks are required regardless of vaccination status
- We need to keep unvaccinated children to limited

Understanding the protocols, we invite you to save the date and signup to join us for this festive occasion. A signup sheet is in the Narthex. See Pamela Waldron for more information.


2020 Christmas Toy Drive
CHRISTMAS TOY DRIVE FOR DAILY BREAD COMMUNITY FOOD PANTRY: We have been asked to participate in the toy drive at the food pantry. You can place your donations in the blue bin in our Narthex once it appears. The wonderful letter from the food pantry thanked us for our generous donations last year and stated they gave out toys to 515 kids in 202 families. Each child received 4 toys, one big toy and three small toys, 2,262 games were distributed so family game nights could be enjoyed and 1,030 pairs of socks, as well as many hats and gloves were given out to keep the children warm. Daily Bread Community Food Pantry was the only food pantry in Montgomery County who gave out toys at the holidays to the kids instead of gift cards—what an accomplishment! Our response from Heidelberg last year, even with the pandemic, was fabulous! Thank you and hope we can continue it again this year!

PREPARING FOR ADVENT/CHRISTMAS - YouTube
"Hope Rekindled" A 4-Week Advent Devotional Study: The tradition of Advent exists to remind Christians of the three comings of Christ. As a tiny babe in a manger at Bethlehem. As the risen Savior into our hearts. As our triumphant King at the end of the age. When we commit to an Advent Scripture reading plan, we create space for Christ during one of the busiest times of the year. The devotional study is four weeks: Week 1 - Promise Week 2- Preparation Week 3 - Peace Week 4 - Praise.  If you would like a copy, please see Pastor Adrian.

ALSO -- Family and Individual Advent Devotionals are avialble at the sanctaury entrances.


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As you begin thinking about Christmas Shopping don't forget there are two ways to help support HUCC while you're doing it ...

AmazonSmile: AmazonSmile is very simple to use—all you need is an Amazon account. On your first visit to the site, you will be asked to log in to your Amazon account with an existing username and password (you do not need a separate account for AmazonSmile). You will then be prompted to choose a charity to support. During future visits to the site, AmazonSmile will remember your charity and apply eligible purchases towards your total contribution—it is that easy. You can also find an easy link on our website (www.hucc.net) homepage (lower right column). Click, shop & support!

ShopWithScrip: Buy gift cards from your favorite brands to use for your daily purchases. It's an easy way to create opportunities for HUCC and the people that matter most to you. No extra money spent. No extra time wasted. Great Christmas present! Reach out to Eleanor Risell for more information or to make your purchases


Spirit of Giving
Do you know a family or individual in our community that could use an extra Christmas blessing this year? Please let Pastor Adrian know.  We are collecting gift cards to be distributed among the families or individuals with a need. Cards to Target, Giant, WaWa, Walmart, Dunkin Donuts, Starbucks, etc. would be some good ideas. If you can make a donation, please have it to the church office by Sunday, December 12th . Thank you and Merry Christmas.

OCWM: Our Church's Wider Mission - Wisconsin Conference UCC
The Christmas Fund has been caring for active and retired clergy and lay employees of the United Church of Christ for over 100 years, providing emergency grants, supplementation of small annuities and health premiums, and Christmas "Thank You" gift checks each December to our lower-income retirees. This year, we rejoice at the opening of possibilities for gathering and worshipping together again, as we anticipate the good news of great joy at Christmas. Still, challenges remain for many of our pastoral leaders who continue to experience loss of income as congregations struggle with budget shortfalls. Please show your continued gratitude for our active and retired UCC clergy who need our support by giving generously to the Christmas Find this year. The collection will take place on Sunday, December 19th.

De-Hanging of the Greens — Navarre United Methodist Church
Mark Your Calendars ... Sunday, January 2, 2022 following Epiphany Sunday Worship!

OLM Ladies Lunch | Our Lady of the Mountains
Ladies Luncheon - meets the second Monday of the month.
If you are interested in joining our gatherings, please give Diane McFarland a call 610-287-8079.


NEWSLETTER DEADLINE IS FAST APPROACHING!
Please have content to the church office by Wednesday, December 15th.
{For the January 2022 Edition} 



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Keeping your tithes and offerings current will help the church tremendously! 
Thank you for your generoisty. 

What Can We Learn About Prayer? | First Baptist Church Covington










Every Tuesday - Morning or Noon or Night ...  Home or Work .... Vacation or Staycation ... On your knees or at your desk or laying in bed ...
Take 5 mintes (or more) out of your Tuesday and pray specifically for our church!  Your prayers have 'great power' and can 'produce
wonderful results' (James 5:16).

Please, come as you are.
Worship with us at our 'Come and See' Church!

 

   Sunday School
JOIN US FOR SUNDAY SCHOOL FUN AND LEARNING!
CLASSES BEGIN AFTER THE CHILDREN'S CHAT PORTION OF THE 10:30AM WORSHIP SERVICE.


SUNDAY SCHOOL REGISTRATION FORM: 
https://forms.gle/jvmLyYPFntBzs1jw9

Youth Sunday School Classes will be held:
September 12 & 26
October 10 & 24
November 7 & 21
December 5 & 19
January 2, 16 & 30
February 13 & 27
March 13 & 27 
April 10 & 24 
May 8 & 22

FALL 2021 Christian Education News ... Sunday School:

+ Youth classes will be offered as they were last year; every other Sunday following the Children’s Chat with Nursery on the alternating Sunday’s.

+ No Rally Day this year.

+ Snacks are permitted during Sunday School. I ce Cream Sundaes, outside after church, will celebrate the first day of
Sunday School!

++ Adults – We will be offering a weekday/night study or take-home lesson again this year. Watch for more information.

Youth Sunday School Classes will be held:
September 12 & 26
October 10 & 24
November 7 & 21
December 5 & 19
January 2, 16 & 30
February 13 & 27
March 13 & 27 
April 10 & 24 
May 8 & 22


Nursery | Immaculate Conception Catholic Church | Denton, TX

NURSERY CARE MINISTRY IS STAFFED - DURING THE 10:30am WORSHIP SERVICE 
[Alternating Weeks with Sunday School Classes]

+ Nursery Care is for pre-schoolers through 1st Graders
+ Nursery will be held in the Nursery if the number of children allow for it otherwise it will be held in the lower level.
+ Sign in and out will be set up outside the nursery door. Only children and scheduled staff permitted in the nursery.
+ Every effort will be made to keep 6ft distance at all times. Mask worn when it's not possible.
+ No snacks.

September Staffed Dates: September 19th
October Staffed Dates: October 3rd, 17th, 31st
November Staffed Dates: November 14th, 28th
December Staffed Dates: December 12th 

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You are invited to join us as we give... - South Park Church of Christ |  Facebook
Each Sunday at 10:30am

OR

In-Person Worship
Each Sunday at 10:30am

Still Speaking — Clark-Grace UCC


Ministry Highlights ...

In Ian’s Boots
The goal of "In Ian's Boots" is to spread the good news of Ian's faith by providing shoes and winter boots to those in need! A collection bin is in the Narthex if you have new or used shoes or boots to donate. Children’s boots are especially needed for the winter. For more information you can review their website at 
www.iniansboots.org

Daily Bread Community Food Pantry
We are continually looking for donation for the 
Daily Bread Community Food Pantry.  The pantry shelves are always in need of any and all donations! They also welcome caring volunteers to help!  Reach out to Anne Ryan or the pantry directly for more information: http://dailybreadcommunityfoodpantry.org

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5 Helpful Church Volunteer Resources

WE ARE ALWAYS LOOKING FOR SUNDAY SERVANTS TO SIGN UP TO HELP IN SOME IMPORTANT WAYS…

~ Greeters: See Eleanor Risell to sign up
~ Head Usher: See Cindy Cook
~ Special Music or Song Leader Substitute: See Pat Clemens or Pastor Adrian
~ Nursery Care Attendants or Sunday School Aides: See Matt or Sara McDowell
~ Technology: See Tina Richards, Doug MacWade, or Brian Pippert

Thank you for your help!
 
"All of you together are Christ’s body, and each of you is a part of it."  ~ 1 Corinthians 12:27, NLT


Video: Linking Your Fundraising Page to the Facebook “Donate” Button | by  Give Lively | Give Lively
Want to make a donation to Heidelberg UCC ... go to our Facebook Page and
click the "Donate" button on the top right of the home page and follow a couple
very simple steps!  Thank you!!