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Virtual Service Only

Due to the current level of virus in our community, Immanuel UCC has mde the difficult decision to cancel in-person worship through the middle of February. Virtual worship services will continue to be posted on our YouTube channel. While it will be challenging for us to be apart from one another, we trust that this is the safest, most responsible and loving way to proceed during these uncertain days.


Worship Video

January 24, 2021

Follow the Immanuel UCC YouTube channel to be notified when new videos are available. Worship videos will be live on the YouTube channel at 8am on Sunday morning.


 

Worship Schedule

September-May

Sunday Worship

10:00AM-11:00AM

June-Labor Day

Sunday School

Summer Recess

Sunday Worship

9:00AM-10:00AM

Rev. Laura Yurs, Pastor

Announcements

Virtual Activities Continued

Relying upon the guidance coming from local public health officials, the Wisconsin Council of Churches, and the Wisconsin Conference UCC, the Consistory has decided our worship and activities will remain virtual until the next Consistory meeting (February 8th) when we can reevaluate the situation and the latest guidance. We are looking forward to receiving soon an updated plan from the Wisconsin Council of Churches outlining steps for easing back into in-person gatherings as the coronavirus vaccine becomes more widely distributed.

Thank you for your offerings

Your generosity and goodness have enabled the ministry of this church to continue throughout these difficult days.  You are encouraged to continue sending your offerings into the church office through the days to come (W3694 County Road FF, Plymouth, WI, 53073).

2021 Offering Envelopes

At the Annual Meeting held in 2020, there was a discussion regarding a surplus of extra offering envelope boxes due to a previous shipping error. It was decided to move away from the member number system to be able to use the extra boxes. So, to save on cost and waste, there will be no 2021 dated offering envelopes. If you have leftover envelopes, feel free to use those going forward. If you have used all of your envelopes, there will be boxes available for pick up during our Drive-thru Food Pantry hours (Thursdays 4pm-6pm or Saturdays 9am-11am). To ensure you get proper credit, write your name on each envelope, as we will no longer be using the number system for identification. Also, be sure to indicate how you would like your offering directed, ex. Current expenses, Benevolence, Food Pantry, special offerings, etc. If there is no direction given, it will be applied to Current expenses. Thank you for rolling with the changes. 

Annual Meeting

Our Annual Congregational Meeting is scheduled for Sunday, January 31st at 10:00am and will take place via Zoom. A link for participation will be shared in the coming days. Please rest assured that for those who don’t have computer access, a call-in phone number will be supplied for you to participate via telephone instead of online, should that option be more comfortable for you. We are also very hopeful that tech savvy members will be willing to help less tech-savvy family members get set up with Zoom in time for the annual meeting. You are welcome to log-in on the 31st beginning at 9:30am. The business meeting will not begin until 10:00am, but the half-hour before should give us ample time to help folks work through audio or other tech issues they may be experiencing. Finally, we hope to have a zoom help “hotline” set up for members to call if they encounter difficulties or have Zoom-related questions the day of the meeting. Thank you for your understanding as we navigate unprecedented circumstances.

Expereienced Zoom Users

Are you an experienced Zoom user? Would you be willing to help less confident Zoom users? If so, please let Rev. Laura know. We are looking for some volunteers who are willing to receive calls from members who may run into troubles navigating Zoom on the day of the annual meeting. If you would be willing to help someone troubleshoot and talk them through the Zoom experience, it would be greatly appreciated. Submit your name and phone number to Rev. Laura sometime between now and the annual meeting.

Food Pantry Donations

Immanuel Food Pantry could use donations. As the pantry continues to be utilized regularly by our community, donations of funds or of the following items would be appreciated if you are in the position to do so: cereal, canned tuna or chicken, pasta & sauce, mac & cheese, peanut butter, jelly, canned ravioli/spaghettiOs, canned fruit, minute rice, and granola bars. 

Annual Reports

Annual Reports will be distributed electronically via email to our membership email list (see attached). Print copies will be mailed to those who are already regularly receiving weekly mailings from the church via USPS. For anyone else who would like a print copy, they will be available for pick-up at church during the food pantry hours (Thursdays 4:00-6:00pm and Saturdays 9:00am-11:00am).

Fireplace Photos

Looking for family photos by the fireplace/campfire – In preparation for our Lenten season, Rev. Laura would very much appreciate any and all submissions of photos of your family gathered around your fireplace or a campfire. Photos can be emailed to Rev. Laura at yurs.laura@gmail.com Thanks!

Good Friday Drive-Thru Stations of the Cross

Helpers Needed: Rev. Laura is planning a Good Friday Drive-Thru Stations of the Cross for our congregation and community. The event will be Friday, April 2nd from 6:00-7:00pm. Help is requested for the following: parking lot readers, burn barrels (a dozen or so), luminaries (lots), help with simple-set up the day of, a live donkey, and a live rooster. Please let me know how you can help! Thank you.

Christmas Light and Brownie Donations

The Christian Education Committee is requesting donations of working Christmas lights/decorations that you no longer need. The items will be saved and stored for use in next year’s Live Nativity. Items can be dropped off at church during the food pantry hours. Also, they are working on putting together birthday bags to be given to each of our Sunday School children and youth on their birthday. Donations of boxes of brownie mix and cans of frosting would be much appreciated. Thanks!

Northeast Wisconsin Association Web Site

Please check out the Northeast Wisconsin Association United Church of Christ web site for invitations/involvement in the wider life of our area churches. www.neaucc.org What a joy to share life in the Spirit! Also check out the United Church of Christ website for weekly devotions and UCC news.

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