Chat - 9/24/21

As many of you have heard, Pastor Mike has Covid, and is home trying to recuperate.  Rev. Michael Howard from the Living Water Association will be leading us in worship this Sunday, Sept. 26.  Following worship, a coffee hour will be held, and the last meeting of the Ice Cream Club will gather at Chill in Medina (on the circle) at 3:00 to bid farewell to summer.

On Wednesday, the Adult Bell Choir will rehearse at 6:30, with Chancel Choir following at 7:30.

The next Fellowship activity will the the annual Bonfire & Hayride on October 10, from 4-6.  The hayride will begin at 4:30, and the host wanted me to let you know that it will be a hayride you won't want to miss!  There will be prepackaged smore's to roast when we return.  If you would like to bring your own hotdogs to cook, that would be fine.  Bring a lawn chair as well.  The event will take place at a different location this year (16356 Back Massillon Rd.--look for the big, blue silo!)  Mark your calendars now and plan on spending a fall afternoon with church friends.

A sign up sheet with more information about Fall Camp, October 22-24, is hanging up on the bulletin board by the office.  Everyone is welcome to come.  There are a lot of fun activities being planned!  See Kaylene Holderman with questions.

Please note that a special congregational meeting will be held on October 10 after the service to vote on the constitution and bylaws.  A slight change was made.  In the section under property it stated  "In the case of a dissolution of the congregation, the title of the property shall vest in the United Church of Christ." We changed it to read "In the case of a dissolution of the congregation, the title of the property shall vest in the Association of the United Church of Christ to which we belong."

Mission Team News -  CUCC will be hosting another Sweet Dreams Beds for Kids build. Our mission team plans to make this a joint effort working with Pastor David Rittgers and other members of Orrville's Trinity United Methodist Church.  Believe me when I say, there are tasks involved with this worthwhile, much needed project that can suit anyone's ability.  As my mother often said to me, "Many hands make light work."   Don't be shy - please come help out and enjoy the fellowship!  Date for this event is forthcoming. 

Update on Recycled Cell Phones - From this point forward, donated cell phones will be recycled through the national Cell Phones for Soldiers program run by a brother and sister in Connecticut.  The sibling team ships these donated phones to Texas and receives $5.00 for each one which the siblings use to buy prepaid phone cards to distribute to active duty, overseas military personnel.  Please continue to donate to this worthwhile program!