Archives: October 2020

We are creating a virtual, congregation-wide Advent wreath! We invite families to send in a photograph of something that represents: HOPE, PEACE, JOY, and/or LOVE- this can be a photo of a drawing, an arranged photograph, a sculpture, something in nature, you-name-it!

As we move deeper into the fall, we encourage everyone in the congregation to take a peek at what our children and youth are learning this month. 

This year, our annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner will be different. Preassembled meals will be available for delivery only on Thursday, November 26. Meals will be cooked and prepared by volunteers at United Parish.

Giving statements for this fiscal year (beginning July 2020) have been securely emailed to donors; to read you should sign into Realm. Included is a cover letter with helpful information on online giving. For those without regular email access, a copy is being mailed.

On Sunday, November 1, we commemorate All Saints Day. We welcome receiving the names of saints in your lives (loved ones, family, friends, mentors) to publish in the digital order of worship and read aloud in online worship.

Hearts and Hands will again be hosting a food drive. We will be collecting canned goods and non-perishable food on Wednesday, November 11 and Saturday, November 14 from 9am-1pm. Please bring donations to the Chapel ramp door during these hours.

Kent invites everyone to participate in the UnifyAmerica challenge, an opportunity to pair up with someone from the other side of our country’s political divide and learn what we hold in common. He spoke of it in sermons on October 4 and 18.

We are pleased to announce that United Parish has received a Clergy Renewal sabbatical grant from the Lilly Endowment, more info here.

You’re invited to the next meeting on Wednesday, October 21 at 10am via Zoom for conversation. This is a place for active grandparents and other peers to share ideas and experiences during this special time of life. ALL interested persons are welcome.

For the past 35 years, The United Parish has been serving a Thanksgiving dinner in Willett Hall open to all.