This&That

 

This&That is a regular publication of the church designed to keep you up to date on the latest and upcoming happenings at GLO

 

News

I just read this piece by Rev. Jake Joseph of Plymouth Congregational UCC, Fort Collins, Co. It really struck me.  It's a powerful perspective that challenges many (straight, progressive Christian) comfort zones.

 

https://mailchi.mp/c27bfe711640/open-letter-to-the-ucc-the-lgbtq-right-to-distrust-god-and-even-the-progressive-church?e=[UNIQID]

 

What do you think?

 

Upcoming Community Events

Sundays celebrating Summer Worship in Fellowship Hall

WE NEED SET-UP HELP EVERY SUNDAY MORNING

Just come early…10:00am to lend a hand

 

Sunday June 24th, 2018 Strengthen the Church Special Mission Offering

Please join us in planting the seeds needed to grow and sustain our denomination by making a gift to the Strengthen the Church offering.

 

The Strengthen the Church offering supports the expansion of ministry and growth of UCC local congregations. Your support of this offering will help the UCC fulfill its commitment to creating a just world for all by investing in new ministries and practices that meet the emerging needs of local communities.

 

In 2017, your support made possible:

·        12 awards totaling almost $350,000 through the New and Renewing Spiritual Communities grant program!

·        The Adese Fellowship program launched its first class of 14 future church leaders!

·        The addition of 24 new faith communities to the UCC!

 

Friday, August 3, 2018 Life Line Screening Returns to GLO

Have You Taken Control of Your Health Today?

Life Line Screening will be here at Grace United Church of Christ of Loyal Oak - Norton on Friday, August 3, 2018 offering safe, painless, non-invasive preventive health screenings that are typically not a part of a routine physical.  To be more proactive about your health and to live longer for yourself, your family and your community, please register for these potentially life-saving tests today.  Please refer to the attached flyer to get more info about how you can sign up while receiving $10 off any package priced above $139.  For only $139 (regularly $149) you can learn your risk of having stroke or vascular disease.

There is no time like the present to take action!  Learn more by watching this short video: http://www.lifelinescreeningblog.com/introduction/

Three ways to register:

•       Call toll-free: 866-229-0469

•       Online: www.lifelinescreening.com/communitycircle

•       Text: the word circle to 797979

 

Upcoming Ministry Team Meetings

None scheduled this month

 

Ongoing

Yoga: Saturdays at 9:00am.

 

Worship Information for Sunday

June 17, 2018

Liturgist:                Bryon Bell

Greeter:                  Bill Grabenhorst 

 

The altar flowers None  

Coffee Hour today: Ron and Frank and Cindy Cunningham. THANKS!

 

Ministries

Fair Trade Products are available for purchase in the Consistory Room:  Coffee, Tea, Chocolate, and Cocoa are available.

 

Barberton Area Community Ministries (BACM):  GLO’s contribution for June is Spaghetti Sauce

 

Please see the sign-up sheets in Fellowship Hall for opportunities to volunteer for: Providing Special Music for worship starting July 15thcoffee hour.

 

Lunch on Us: Next opportunity Saturday June 23, 2018.  See Sara Johansen for info, details and to volunteer

 

Birthdays

June 18      Marge Luff

June 24      Rick Reynolds

June 28      Casey Oliver

June 30      Bill McGuire