Women on Mission will meet via Zoom on Tuesday, December 7. You can join as they continue to lead in projects that benefit our community during this season of giving. For more information, contact Mary Kathryn Tri (email@example.com).
Join us for a prayer meeting via Zoom as we share requests and pray for our family of faith and our community. You'll find the Zoom link at the top of each of our newsletters. If you need help, please email Aaron (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Sunday School on March 8, 2020 started out like every week. Jeff always asks for celebrations and concerns. Concerns are usually illnesses and problems, and lots of times celebrations are trips that are coming up. That day, there was lots of talk about the upcoming SEC basketball tournament. UK had a great team and was expected to go far in the tourney. A few in the class were planning on making the trip to Nashville to watch the games. At that time, COVID was something we’d heard about, and it was a little worrisome, but hadn’t affected life in KY much, if at all. Jeff, though, cautioned us all to be very careful. Should we go? Well, if you do, be VERY careful. Even if you’re healthy, be careful.
August 1, and now an almost empty sanctuary, at last and again, my fumbling along the rows of oaken pews creating slight echoes inside gathered silences. Here it was, my accustomed place to sit, after a seventeen month long closing of the sanctuary due to the threats and wretched triumphs of Covid spreading and reaching and gaining among the people across the country and world. Death and Fear and ever more Death haunted our days. And now and here—here in this place, now again my place—I sat and waited and closed my eyes, and it all began to seem again like a quiet and very real welcoming.
A Pandemic Poem from Gwen Hart... It was March of 2020 When Covid made the scene This won’t last long, I thought to myself, And we can get back to a normal routine I’d just retired (in the nick of time) As things came to a screeching halt Businesses closing, except essentials Finger-pointing looking for fault Having worked in hospitality for so many years Ensuring everything was just so, All the sudden I had time on my hands But there was no place to go!
While originally geared to those of the Baby Boomer generation, the group welcomes participation by folks of any age. Formed as a social and service group, the Baby Boomers regularly meet for lunch, visit local attractions and historical sites, as well as volunteering at God’s Pantry. During this time, the CBC Baby Boomers will meet for volunteering at God's Pantry or via Zoom. Tonight's zoom will start at 7 p.m. For more information, contact Pat Ingram (patingram609@ aol.com).
This week we will think about courage and the courage it takes to wait. On the heels of the 50th Earth Day, we will also consider creation and our place in God's diverse and beloved community of life. Thanks to Lelia Midkiff for providing the beautiful watercolor above.
Normalcy seems to be an idea of the past. Why are we here and what are we to do? These questions are central to the biblical story as well as our current situation. This Sunday, we look back at the work of God through the people in exile. Their isolation and uncertainty are felt by us, and their hope for restoration can help us shape a promising future. Join us this week for a message from Charles Conkin.
Join us from your computers, tablets, phones, and televisions as we celebrate even in the midst of shadows. The image above is a painting by our own Charlotte Blaydes. She started painting during our watercolor workshop last fall and has already created this beautiful work. While we may be apart, we can still find little hopes and joys scattered about like a bright red cardinal or an evening stroll. This week during our prayer time, we'll invite our children to draw pictures of things they are grateful for.