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Lenten/Easter Worship Services at UCC

*Sunday, April 2nd -Palm Sunday Service with Children’s Parade-
10 am
*Friday, April 7th –  Good Friday Worship Service at Union Church
12 pm
*Sunday, April 9th– Continental Easter Breakfast – 8:30 am
Easter Worship Service – 10 am.

Benevolence News
Lent began on February 22nd.  It is a time of reflection when we can deepen our connection to God, as Jesus did during his 40 days in the desert before starting his ministry.  During these days of prayer and reflection think of the tens of thousands who lost their lives or homes in Turkey and Syria after the earthquake of February 6th.  This year our LENTEN OFFERING will be sent to the greater UCC for relief in that area of devastation.  Envelopes will be on the back table by the offering plates.  Make checks payable to Union Church with Lenten Offering on the memo line.  The last day to receive this offering will be April 9th.   

After School Help/Tutoring Program
We are finally getting this outreach program going at Union Church! We have seven teachers and five other adult volunteers who are ready to assist kindergarten thru 4th grade students with reading and/or math on Tuesday afternoons from 3:30 until 5pm. Parents have started signing their children up and we can handle up to 20 students. If all goes well, this program will begin before the end of January and continue throughout the school year. For any questions, please contact Carol Turkett at our email Please pray with her that this will be a meaningful addition to our community.

Scrip News

They are only small gift cards and sometimes our church only makes 2% on each card, but it all adds up. Since this program started, Union Church has profited over $17,100! All with a minimum of effort from the congregation. So, think about who would enjoy a gift card for a special event or where you could use a gift card when you are doing your regular shopping. They come in very handy at Walgreens, Wal-Mart, Jo-Ann Fabrics, Michael’s, Home Depot, Lands’ End, Target, Rite Aid, Dunkin Donuts, Texas Roadhouse, Macy’s and so many more places. Our next order will be collected on Sunday, March 19th and distributed in plenty of time for Easter. Order forms have been emailed soon and are also available in the back of the sanctuary. Please contact Carol Turkett or Maryjane Starr with any questions. Thank you to all who continue to support this profitable program.

First Responders Honored at Union Church

Again this year, Union Church in Churchville honored First Responders at their outdoor service on Sunday, July17.

Attending were representatives of the Sherriff’s office and the Churchville Fire Department.  A Fire truck was there as well for the children and congregants to enjoy.  Represented also were two police officers who took part in the 300-mile bike ride to Washington DC in honor of all fallen officers.  Cheryl Fridley gave a brief talk about their experience among the thousands of officers who participated in this ride. 

These First Responders do not often get the attention and honor they deserve for their tireless efforts to serve their communities.  We thank them for their brave service and responding to calls so quickly.  Our wish is for their safety while they keep us safe. First Responders are our greatest heroes.  We salute and thank them for their service.  Do let them know that their commitment and dedication do not go unnoticed.

After the brief service, we had ice cream treats for all which were generously provided by Wegman’s of Chili-Paul.  We thank Wegmans for all they do for the communities surrounding them as well for the treats we enjoyed.

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POP TABS – Please keep those tiny tabs coming in!  They may be small but they help families with seriously ill children in the Rochester area thru the Ronald McDonald House Charities. Collection containers are located in the Fellowship room and lower hall.

Honoring Our First Responders

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WOW!  Did you see the musical “Life of the Party”?  Kudos to Steve Valvano who pulled it together so beautifully within a week.  It was the culmination of a great week of VBS at Union Church.  Everyone, children and adults — from 3 to 83 — seemed to have a great experience.  From the start of listening to stories, singing songs, learning in the classroom, working at a craft, and of course, enjoying some snacks, to gathering together at the end with a song and prayer, it was a lot of fun and joy. It could not have happened without the cooperation and help by all of you – from teaching to bringing cookies for the reception. Thank you for contributing to the success of this year’s VBS.  We would love to hear your comments and feedback.

UNION CHURCH 2018 PARADE FLOAT – Smile, God Loves You! was the theme of our Parade Float this year.  We’re sure it brought smiles to many along the way.  Again we displayed the miniature church built by Harry Pimm many years ago.  Al Cullen drove the truck and pulled the trailer provided by Andy Fuller and we decorated it with balloons ad balloon fringe.  But the best attraction were the smiles, singing and kazoo playing by old and young sitting on the float and walking alongside with candy and bookmarks for the onlookers.  We hope you did not miss this joyous occasion.  If so, enjoy the pictures taken by several people.  So many thanks to all who helped in all kinds of ways to make this a successful contribution to the community.