4:00 Youth Leader’s & Parents Gathering


SUNDAY, Sep 24: 

9:30a Worship    

10:30a Fellowship     

10:45a Congregational Meeting    

6:30 OWL Orientation (Grades 9-12)


TUESDAY, Sept 26: 

7:00 Social Justice & Outreach    

8:00 ISAIAH Team



1:00 Staff Meeting    

5:00 Grief Group (in-person)    

6:00 Community Night Run-Through    

7:00 Choir


THURSDAY, Sep 28: 

9:30a Bible Study (hybrid)

6:00 Bells


FRIDAY, Sep 29:  

1:30 Adult Education



SUNDAY, Oct 1:  

9:30a Worship World Communion Sunday

10:30a Fellowship


TUESDAY, Oct 3:  

5:30 Membership & Engagement    

5:40 - EcoJustice



1:00 Staff Meeting    

6:00 Community Night    

7:00 Choir


THURSDAY, Oct 5:  

9:30a Bible Study (hybrid)    

6:00 Bells    

7:00 - Finance


FRIDAY, Oct 6:  

Conference Youth Event through Saturday


SATURDAY, Oct 7:  

6:00 Pie Night

Upcoming Events

Grief Group will commence our second session on Wednesday September 27 at 5 p.m. Based on Anderson Cooper’s podcast All There Is, we will consider loss, with laughter, and with love. You are invited to listen to the episode Stephen Colbert: Grateful for Grief in advance. Linda Buchs-Hammonds will lead this session. Please let Pastor Wendy know of your interest.


Community Night returns October 4 at 6:00 p.m. Dinner, community and connection! You can find hard copies of the registration form on the back table in the Fireside Room, in the September or October Direction newsletter.


Special Fundraising will be hosting Pie Night on Saturday, October 7 at 6pma pie sampling and auction event.  There is a sign-up in the narthex to identify any pie contributions, sweet or savory. 

Book Challenges and Bans: Understanding the Current Climate - Sunday, October 1

On Sunday, October 1, we will host a panel discussion on book challenges and bans. Panelists will include representatives of school library/media specialists, English/language arts teachers, and public libraries. This adult education session is timed to coincide with Banned Books Week, October 1-7, which was launched in 1982 in response to book challenges in libraries, bookstores, and schools. With a focus on increased efforts across the country to restrict access to books, Banned Books Week draws attention to the harms of censorship. Come to learn more about the current climate and what we can do to promote the freedom to read.


Resolutions from UCC General Synod 34 see attachment included with e-letter.


Our Special Offering for September is the National UCC Open and Affirming Coalition. 

This September we have the opportunity to continue even grow that support.  Founded in 1992, the Coalition has been the primary driver of the Open and Affirming movement in the UCC, providing resources for congregations who are tiptoeing in the direction of creating an Open and Affirming covenant as well as resources for churches like ours wanting to become bolder in our witness.             

Our next Thursday lunch will be October 19.