Sunday June 14

Worship on June 14 is a special celebration and confirmation of two young people, Finn Breismeister and Lila Tadlock, both of whom have been studying for two years in preparation.  Within the UCC this process includes introduction to other faith traditions and familiarity with the Bible, service to the church and wider community and reflection on their lives in relation to Christian teachings.  Tomorrow their families and the congregation will witness their statements and participate in the confirmation ceremony.  Finn will offer reflections on Daniel 6:1-20 and Lila on Luke 23:34.  Rev Lise Sparrow will offer an encouragement based on Matthew 21: 10-17.   Lila’s grandmother will read the children’s book “Miss Rumphius” by Barbara Cooney. Music for the day includes two anthems: “Give Me Jesus” and “I Want Jesus to Walk with Me” and a special song for the day, “Shirley of Guilford”, in honor of Shirley Harris Crockett, the previous pastor of the church.   The church musicians, Peter Amidon, Andy Davis and Partty Meyer will each receive daisy plants in gratitude for the music they have produced these past months and Terry Sylvester will receive a cash award to help cover expenses for an icon painting course.  Sylvester has helped church youth paint murals in Guilford, Kenya and South Dakota and her artwork is displayed on church signs and inside the church elevator.  It will be a special service lifting up the gifts everyone brings to  the church and the importance of right action in the world. Everyone is very welcome to the service chat room during the service and to ZOOM after.  If you need technical assistance you are welcome to call Fred Breunig at 254-9019.  For more information call the church at 257-0994.