Events

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WORSHIP: In-person and via Zoom every Sunday at 10:00am, followed by a time for Coffee Hour to check-in with one another. Friends and family are welcome!

ZOOM CAFE: We are hosting Cafes every Wednesday at 7:00pm. This is a time for prayer, simple readings, and gathering in fellowship and reflection with one another.

Instructions for connecting to Zoom are as follows:

Here is the link for those connecting by computer devices:

    • Click on the url link just before the meeting time
    • https://zoom.us/j/5661141750?pwd=b1UveFdPOVJadE5ZNFZUcGpFUjV1dz09
    • You may be asked to download an app if this is your first time using Zoom
    • Then follow the instructions to connect to Zoom
    • Then you will be in the meeting with audio and video
    • Note: Some computers users experience being asked to enter our passcode: 829123

For those connecting by phone, here are the instructions:

  • By regular house phones:
    • Call 1-312-626-6799, Welcome to Zoom!
    • You will be prompted to punch in the Meeting ID number (566 114 1750), followed by the pound sign.
    • You will be prompted to punch in Participant ID, which we don’t have, so just press the pound sign.
    • You will be prompted to punch in a Password (829123), followed by the pound sign.
    • Then you will be in the meeting with audio only.

ADVENT/CHRISTMAS ACTIVITIES:

POINSETTIAS: This Advent & Christmas season we are inviting people to help decorate the sanctuary by either donating toward an altar arrangement or ordering poinsettia plants. The choice is yours, and either way we will list the names in our bulletins. Look for the order forms in our Sunday bulletins or our weekly emails. You may put your order form in the offering plate on Sundays, hand it to Brenda Doral, or mail it to the Church at PO Box 227, Galesburg, MI, 49053. Please include payment with your order. Checks should be made payable to: Congregational UCC. The deadline for placing orders is Sunday, December 5. You may take your plants home on Sunday, December 19.

ADVENT WREATH:  You, your friends, and family are invited to lead us in the lighting of our Advent Wreath during the Sundays of Advent and on Christmas Eve. Please add your name/s to the sign-up sheet at church if you would like to light the wreath this year. You will be sent a copy of the reading.

CHRISTMAS WINDOWS: You, your friends, and family are invited to decorate our windows for Christmas. Windows should be decorated by Sunday, November 28. A sign-up sheet is available for adopting a window to decorate!

FIRST SUNDAY IN ADVENT:  November 28. Come join in the beginning of our Advent Season!  Decorate windows by this date.

SECOND SUNDAY IN ADVENT: DECORATING THE CHRISTMAS TREE WORSHIP:  December 5. Come join in this festival of decorating our tree as a family of God. Everyone is welcome! Children will remain in worship on this day. Communion will be shared. Poinsettia forms are due.

THIRD SUNDAY IN ADVENT:  December 12. We continue to journey together in this Advent Season. All are welcome!

FOURTH SUNDAY IN ADVENT: Sunday, December 19. A morning celebration of welcoming Christmas. Everyone is Welcome! We will receive and dedicate our gifts to the Christmas Fund, White Gifts for the food pantry, and our Mitten Tree gifts. Bring a small plate of goodies to share at Coffee Hour!

CHRISTMAS COFFEE HOUR: On Sunday, December 19, we invite everyone to bring a small plate of Christmas goodies to share during Coffee Hour!

CHRISTMAS EVE:  December 24, 8:00pm.  A candlelight worship of song and story will be held in our sanctuary. Kids are welcome to wear pajamas to church! This service is a serene experience of both calm and joy. Everyone, family and friends, is welcome!

SPECIAL OUTREACH OPPORTUNITIES: 

  • Mitten Tree: You are invited to bring a pair of snow pants, mittens, gloves, a hat or scarf to place underneath our Christmas Tree. Our gifts will be given to the local schools for children in need.
  • White Gifts: White Gifts are gifts of food items that can be placed under the Christmas Tree. Our White Gifts will be donated to the local Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry here in Galesburg.
  • Christmas Fund: Gifts given toward this offering help to care for our retired clergy and/or their spouses with emergency needs. We will be receiving these gifts all through Advent, and dedicate them on Sunday, December 19. Please make your check/envelope out to “CUCC” and writing in the memo, “Xmas Fund”.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 2, 2022:  Come renew your spirit in worship. as we celebrate Epiphany!  We will need help following worship to take down our Christmas Decorations. Many hands make light & merry work! Thank You!!

SPECIAL MUSIC FOR ADVENT  If you would like to provide some special music during Advent, we would welcome your gifts! Please speak with Rev. Bob or Rev. Whitney if you are interested, or if you have ideas to make this Advent filled with special moments!