How are we called to be in relationship in this changing world? The creation of beloved community is a learning journey, as we nurture the perspectives and skills that kindle the flame of love, the spirit of this church.
Honoring Our Past and Building Our Future
The theme for our annual giving campaign this year is Honoring Our Past and Building Our Future, acknowledge the strengths of this church as we create new patterns and traditions to build a future of connection, trust and abundance. As we live into the values of community, trust, love and learning, there is so much we can do among our members and in the wider community. With your financial support, we will continue to fairly compensate our staff, meet our financial obligations in the community, and to care for our buildings and our beautiful grounds. Social justice and outreach remain central to our identity, and we are using technology in new ways to touch the lives of people who need this faith.
If you are in a solid financial position this year, please consider making a substantial increase in your annual pledge, since there are some among us who may have limited financial capacity in this time.
We encourage you to pledge and set up your payment online by clicking on “Give” at the top of the uucch.org website, to make life simpler and more predictable for us all. Guidance on this will be provided in the coming days. Read the full stewardship letter here.
We appreciate your generous support of UUCCH.
In gratitude, Your Board of Trustees and Pledge Campaign Leaders
Church Gathering Guidelines - 9/29/22
|These are the current guidelines for health and safety. We advise that people make wise choices for themselves and take responsibility for their own health and that of those around them. The guidelines are as follows:|
Please do not attend in person activities if you are symptomatic or have been recently exposed to Covid.
To attend Sunday services in person, we strongly recommend that you wear a mask, with both your mouth and nose covered. We will provide a mask if you did not bring one.
Singing and Presenting:
Congregants and the choir are asked to keep their mask securely in place while singing.
Soloists and those speaking from the chancel area may remove their masks while singing or speaking.
Indoor Gatherings other than Sunday worship
For church business or social gatherings indoors, masks and social distance are strongly recommended and serving food and beverages is highly discouraged.
Food and beverages
Indoors: Foods and beverages will not be served during indoor all-church events. For those bringing their own water or other beverage, or those gathering in small covenanted groups, masks are strongly recommended, and please replace your mask immediately after consuming food or beverage.
Outdoors: Food and drink may be served and consumed at outdoor events; we strongly recommend that social distance be observed while eating.
Please observe these occupancy guidelines/limits in church spaces:
· Sanctuary -251 (the number of seats)
· Fellowship Hall -160 (just chairs, or chairs at tables)
· Horsch Room -20 (existing furniture)
· Commons – 40 (with chairs in rows)
· Hillside LL -48 (with chairs in rows)
· Hillside 201 -18
· Hillside 202 - 8
· Hillside 203 - 10
November Split Plate - No More Secrets
This month’s plate collection will be split evenly between UUCCH and No More Secrets. All cash, and checks, and online/text giving, unless indicated for some other purpose (e.g. Stewardship) will be divided.
No More Secrets MBS Inc.'s mission is to eradicate period poverty and period stigma nationally through a menstrual and social justice framework. In 2021 alone NMS independently distributed over 6 million Menstrual products throughout the nation to end period poverty and educated over 250,000 individuals to decrease period stigma in vulnerable populations. https://www.nomoresecretsmbs.org/
Monthly Recognition for Volunteer Service
For December 2022, the Board of Trustees recognizes the Arts and Aesthetics Committee
A & A is a very diverse and fundamentally important committee for several reasons:
Aesthetics displays one’s set of principles or worldview as expressed through outward appearance, behavior, or actions. Anywhere from the use of a room or a space, to furniture chosen, iconography, banners, plaques, pamphlets or even down to the color of a sanctuary wall, we show how we live and share our values.
When the building of the new church began, in the late 1990s , multiple areas and functions for those places were planned. From a large Sanctuary, the Commons, Fellowship Hall, classrooms, to the newly designed Gallery, Aesthetics had to take on an expanded role of care and purpose. Previous leaders had the idea and vision of creating a gallery area where arts and artifacts, created by members of the UUCCH family (and invited community members), could be displayed and even sold to help the church and the artists financially. Thus, the Craft Fair and Gallery Shows were created. So Arts was added to its name.
Labyrinth Walks are Back! Join us!
|UUCCH Labyrinth Committee is hosting a series of labyrinth walks.|
Guided Labyrinth Walks will be held Fridays at 7pm: July 8, Aug 12, Sept 9, Oct 14, Nov 4
Enjoy the peaceful, calming beauty of our labyrinth, share in loving community, create a mindful spiritual moment.
Don't know how to walk a labyrinth? No worries!
We are here to guide you on the path. In case of rain we walk with umbrellas or inside on our canvas labyrinth, If it will be near/after sunset, please bring a flashlight for safety.
Meet in Fellowship Hall to get into a meditative mindset.
Join us on the path!
- Board of Trustees December 2022 Recognition – Arts and Aesthetics Committee November 29, 2022
- Staff Blog: Natasha’s Notes, December 2022 November 29, 2022
- Staff Blog: Paula’s Perspectives, December 2022 November 29, 2022
- Board Reflection for Sunday, November 13, 2022 November 15, 2022
- Board Reflection for Sunday, October 23, 2022 November 4, 2022
- Connection Affirmation from October 2, 2022 – Thoughts on Covenant October 5, 2022
- COVID-19 Safety Guidelines (Updated September 29, 2022) October 1, 2022
- Board Reflection: September 2022 September 26, 2022
- COVID-19 Safety Guidelines, Updated August 18, 2022 August 20, 2022
- Note from the DMM- Spirituals Program Initiative to Begin June 14, 2022