While Pastor Caela is on vacation, the Deacons would like to invite you to join them for a “road trip” to Colonial UCC in Prairie Village on Sunday, Feb. 14th. While many churches in the KO Conference are continuing to worship online for safety reasons, it’s a great opportunity to connect with other congregations in our conference and see the diversity in worship throughout Kansas and Oklahoma.
How to worship on Feb. 14th:
We hope you’ll worship with Colonial UCC in real time at 8:30 or 10:15 a.m. You’ll find their livestream at https://colonialucc.online.church/. You can also worship on demand via Colonial’s YouTube channel at https://bit.ly/CCYouTubeVid. Links to both of these options are available at www.colonialucc.org.
How to fellowship on Feb. 14th:
We will still gather for our regular Zoom Fellowship Hour at 11:30 a.m.. We hope you can join us for a time of conversation and connection! You’ll find that Zoom link at uccmanhattan.org/online
Even with all of the challenges of 2020 it can be uplifting to take advantage of some of the things we can do now that we couldn't before. Worshiping with another congregation in the KO Conference is a gift!
When you come for Drive Through Communion on. Feb. 7th, it’s also time for our Lent Pick Up. You can pick up ashes to use for Ash Wednesday (Feb. 17th) and a hard copy of the Illustrated Ministry Family Prayer Devotional. Click to read Pastor Caela's invitation to lengthen your faith this Lent and see all the options available as you choose your own Lenten adventure. You can also download the at-home worship service for Ash Wednesday at uccmanhattan.org/lent (note: the password to download the file is on the envelope of ashes or you may e-mail the church office for the password).
You can also drop off donations for the Second Helping as we “fill the breadbasket” the first Sunday of each month.
Weather permitting, we will have two opportunities for receiving Communion on Feb. 7th:
When we gathered for worship on Zoom during the Christmas season, many of us found we deeply enjoyed the sense of connection we felt as we saw familiar faces on our screens. The Deacons recently decided we’d like to try gathering for worship via Zoom on the FIRST Sunday of each month, beginning Feb. 7th. This will allow us to share Communion together in real time in a way that feels more intimate than our regular Facebook service. It also gives our worship leaders (staff and volunteers) a break from video production and allows us to save costs on video editing each month. Worshiping via Zoom also means those who aren’t into doing pre-recorded videos can assist in leading worship by reading scripture or sharing the benediction or call to offering by simply unmuting! Glory!
We know that some folks will prefer our Facebook Live services and others Zoom. Each platform has its advantages and drawbacks. We are probably ALL in agreement that we long for the day when we can gather together safely in our Sanctuary. Until then, we will continue to faithfully and prayerfully gather for worship in new and creative ways, confident that the Holy Spirit can work with any platform.
Visit uccmanhattan.org/online for the Zoom link for worship.