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Called to Care Calendar for Donna Haines| Called to Care.
Donna Haines had a medical emergency last week and is recovering. She needs a few meals three times a week: Monday, Wednesday and Friday for the next couple of weeks.
She may need errands and may not mind a visit. Her number is in the calendar and you may call and ask what she may need.
She would like yard help on a couple of Saturdays.
You can sign up for any of these by going to the CareCalendar site:
Calendar ID: 149626
Security Code: 9940
Shopping time!!| Joanne Kenney.
Once again, we end our Sunday school year with a Missionaries In Training shopping day on June 2nd. Please remind children to gather their bible bucks and bring them to church where they can shop from 9 - 9:30 or after Sunday school until 11:30. New this time, will be a 'store' representing the American Red Cross where the children can make donations towards disaster relief in Oklahoma. We are supporting the Wish Project of Lowell with their Backpack Attack campaign to fill 2500 backpacks with new school supplies so underprivileged children can start their next school year right. Heifer International will be represented to suppliment our Spring Heifer campaign. The animal lovers on our missions committee chose to support the Lowell Humane Society again, as well as our old favorites - the Tewksbury Food Pantry and the LTLC brownie-baking mission. Attached is a pdf of the items 'for sale' if your kids would like to plan ahead for their purchases. Also, remember, if there is a charity near and dear to your heart, bring it to the attention of the missions committee and they will try to support it at a future MIT event.
Attached File: 67For sale.pdf
Access by Faith into Grace| Donna Spencer-Collins.
Access is a precious commodity in our world. In Washington DC, lobbyists pay big money, in the form of campaign contributions, to buy access to our elected officials. From time to time, senior government officials leave their positions, and set up shop a few blocks from Capitol Hill, as consultants. This causes much consternation -- not to mention envy -- along the banks of the Potomac, as those who have enjoyed unprecedented access to the highest levels of government begin offering it to others, for a fee.
Just for fun, how many of us wish we could find ourselves on an elevator with our favorite movie star or recording artist -- to have exclusive access to that person, if only for a brief moment? We have been focusing on adoption the past several weeks and the word ACCESS has bubbled up in my thinking. As adopted children we are given access to all that God would have for us. Nevertheless we have to believe that we have access to all that is offered. God gives us the privilege of access but do we give God access to us? Access must be mutual in order for one to experience the fullness of God’s Graces.
May God bless you with peace and grace
UCC gears up response to Oklahoma Tornados| JOJO.
How YOU Can Help 1. Pray for the people and communities impacted by tornados and storms and all those who serve as first responder emergency personnel. 2. Make a gift payable to your congregation marked for Tornados/Storms, (TCC is gearing up for this Sunday June 2nd)
OR 3. Send gifts, payable to the United Church of Christ and marked in the memo portion Tornado/Storms, to United Church of Christ, Financial Services, 700 Prospect Avenue E, Cleveland, OH 44115. OR 4. Make a secure on-line donation to the Emergency USA fund. Donate Now. Please note: Tornados/Storms in the comment section. 5. Assemble Church World Service clean up kits which are urgently needed.