Thank you to all who have pledged so generously, those who are still planning or thinking about pledging, and everyone who supports the church in any capacity. As of today, we have received 55 pledges totaling $169,076. Our goal is $270,220. We have reached 62.6% of our pledge goal. If you are interested in pledging, please email Sheila Wiese at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (303) 589-1851. You can also mail your pledge cards to the church. Thank you to the amazing congregation at Lakewood UCC!
With the rise in COVID-19 numbers, the church is suspending any indoor meetings. For our youth and children’s programming, we are following the lead of Jeffco Schools, who have moved to at home/online learning. We will communicate through this Mid-Week and Pastoral Letters as things continue to evolve. There are many ways to stay connected in these times, please reach out if you need to talk with one of the Pastors. We can do this – wear your mask, stay home, and ask for help!
We are excited about our worship offerings during Advent this year. Our theme is “Unexpected,” and we will be focusing on how so much of the story of Christ’s birth was either entirely unexpected or unexpectedly different from what was imagined. Please see our December issue of the Beacon Newsletter for all relevant information about our complete list of offerings for Advent and Christmas.
Our Office will be closed on Thursday, November 26, and Friday, November 27, for Thanksgiving. Staff will be available the following Monday. Thank you, and have a safe Turkey Day!
Due to COVID restrictions, we will not be able to gather altogether to decorate the church building for Advent and Christmas. However, we are still planning to do some decorating. We are looking for volunteers who are willing and able to do a few small projects to help get us in the right spirit for Christmas. We need people who are comfortable with stepstools and ladders for some projects. Others can safely be done from the ground. If you are interested in decorating and available on Sunday, Nov. 22 or Monday, Nov. 23, please email Curt at email@example.com He’s coordinating the schedule and list of projects.
Due to the rise in COVID-19 and wanting to care for one another, we are adjusting our Face to Faith Advent Event. We will now offer a contactless Advent Activity Box pick up on November 22, 3:00 pm-4:00 pm. The box includes supplies to make an Advent Wreath, crafts, a service project, and a story. We hope this will be a wonderful way for children and people of all ages to engage with this season. Don’t forget to join us for Zoom storytime every Sunday at noon in Advent. Link to come. Questions? Contact Rev. Mollie at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please register here.
We know that for most of us our Thanksgiving plans will be different this year. We know that some will not be able to see friends or family. But you can still see people you know and love! On Thursday, November 26 (Thanksgiving Day) we’ll host a “Zoom Open House” from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm. You can drop in for a few minutes, or stay the whole time. If you have questions, please contact Pastor Curt. The zoom link is the same one we use for Sunday Fellowship.
Help us collect toys for the Action Center’s Grab-A-Bag Holiday Program! Toys should be new and unwrapped. Toys can be dropped off either directly at the Action Center’s Holiday Gift Program site at 1565 Wadsworth or at a contactless drop-off event in the Lakewood UCC parking lot on Saturday, November 28 from 10:00 am-2:00 pm or Sunday, November 29 from 12:00 pm-2:00 pm. Most needed toys are LOL Dolls, Arts & Crafts Kits, Legos/Megablocks, Make-up Kits, Science Kits, Scooters & Helmets, Headphones, and Character Toys like PJ Masks, Paw Patrol, Star Wars, & Frozen.
Sunday, November 15, 2020
As a nation, we’ve just come through a brutally divisive election cycle. Some of us are joyful. Some of us are relieved. Some of us are concerned about the future of our country. And some of us are just glad it’s over. And with the celebration of Thanksgiving just around the corner, now seems like a pretty good time to reflect on gratitude. For whom and for what are you grateful? Join us this Sunday as Pastor Curt preaches on how gratitude is an important part of healing ourselves, our relationships, and our communities.
All the tools you’ll need to join us this Sunday!
In this time when we are not able to gather together in person, we are happy to provide our Sunday Worship service to you from the comfort of your home. Below you will find everything to join us. You will need access to Adobe Acrobat to view the bulletin. You can download that for free here.
Service begins promptly at 10:15 am on Sunday, and though we can’t all be together in person, we strongly encourage singing along and participating in any way you’d like! The service is accessible through your phone as well as your personal computer just by clicking on one of the link below.
Help us see who is joining us for service! Even if you’ve been with us for years or just checking us out, please click here if you’re joining us this Sunday morning!
Bulletin and Announcements: Click here to view the Sunday bulletin and announcements*
YouTube Live Stream Service: Click here to join our 10:15 am live stream
Giving Online: We are now happy to offer the opportunity to give online with Tithe.ly! Please click HERE to learn more or text GIVE to (844) 909-1782.
To sign up for automatic withdrawal through Vanco, please fill out this form, attach a voided check, and mail it to the church at 100 Carr St. Lakewood CO, 80226. Thank you.
*Updated Bulletin will be posted the Friday before worship
These have been very challenging times for us all. Many people have been very isolated and not able to see their friends and loved ones on a regular basis. The Mission, Outreach, and Evangelism Board at LUCC has been working on ways to help us stay more connected within our congregation. To that end, we have started a Pen Pal Project as a way to reach out to members we are not able to see in person at this time. It is our hope that pen pals will be able to visit with one another through letter writing and eventually develop fun and lasting friendships! We asked the Shepherds for suggestions as to members who would appreciate getting letters at this time. The next step is to match our list of names with others at our church. The YAC group volunteered to begin the process and have already written some letters! We really appreciate the willingness of our youth to participate in this“old fashioned” way of communication. If you would like to become a pen pal to someone on our list, please contact the Pen Pal Project Committee– Carolyn Ewald (303-709-6641), Karen Huff (719-651-7732) or Mollie Hagen (303-957-8181). We can provide you with sample introductory letter ideas and other fun ways to start. We have folks who are waiting to hear from you!