April 22, 2018

Posted on April 22, 2018.

This Week's Announcements

Wednesday in the Word - Please remember to join us in morning prayer on Wednesdays at 6 AM Prayer Call number is: (216) 273-8883 (no access code required).  If you have any questions, please see Rev. Carla Jo Howlett.                                                         

Wellness Matters Ministry will observe Earth Day Today -   This year's global focus is on "Ending Plastic Pollution."  Please leave your old/used pill bottles (labels removed) at the Information Center.  The bottles will be shipped to Matthew 25 Ministries which distributes them to developing nations where there is much need.  The Well Cleveland - 7 Weeks to Wellness Project begins tomorrow, April 23.  Each week focuses on a specific area of wellness.  It's a fun and easy way to engage in healthy behaviors.  Participants record points on an easy to use app.   The event culminates with a huge celebration at University Circle's Parade the Circle on June 9.  For more information and/or to register for this FREE event, please visit the Information Center. 

Freedom School Applications - The SEUCC-CDF Freedom School is a tuition-free 6-week Summer Literacy Program designed for young scholars who will have completed kindergarten through grade 11 this school year.   Applications will be available beginning April 23.  There is an application fee of $30 per household for the 1st child and $5 for each additional child.  Completed applications with registration fees will be accepted at the church beginning May 1 (incomplete applications will not be considered).  Submission of all applications will be accepted until all class slots are filled.  Acceptance into the program will be considered on a first come, first served basis.  Applications MUST be completed and submitted with the registration fee (incomplete applications will not be considered).  Application pick up and drop off will be at South Euclid United Church of Christ, East Building Welcome Center or West Building Atrium between the hours of 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.   If you have any questions, contact Valerie Wimms (vwimms@southeucliducc.org).

Saturdays in the Sanctuary - Saturday, April 28 - 9 a.m. & Inside the Pride - 10 a.m. - Please join your church family in a time of corporate prayer and praise.  Saturdays in the Sanctuary is an opportunity for our faith community to spend quality time in prayer.  The theme for Saturday in the Sanctuary is "Build a Beast."  If you have a special prayer of thanksgiving, petition or intercession, come to Saturdays in the Sanctuary.  Also, Inside the Pride, our leadership class will take place at 10 a.m. in the Chapel.  Everyone is invited and welcome.

Fifth Monday Meal April 30 - 2:30 p.m. - The Fifth Monday Meal is from 2:30 p.m. until 6 p.m. at New Life at Calvary Presbyterian Church, at 2020 East 79th St. in Cleveland. We are seeking people to assist with setting up, serving, cooking and cleaning up.  Please sign up at the Information Center for a time slot and an area of interest.  If you have any questions, please contact Cloggie Crowder (216) 231-4402 

Justice Ministry - Please Vote May 8 - Please remember to vote on Primary Election Day May 8!  Polls open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.  If you have registered for Early Voting, you may vote now.  For information on how to find your voting precinct and polling location, you can visit voterlookup.sos.state.oh.us.  Please contact Liz Gaunter (503-545-7430) or Rev. Carla Jo Howlett if you have questions.  "Elections matter, You matter, VOTE!"                                         

Church Membership Updates - The Deacon Ministry, in accordance with our church constitution, has begun the process of updating our church membership.  Before worship, you will be given a Member Information Form which must be completed and returned at the end of the worship to room 153/154.  Please do not take a form if you have already completed one.  If you are, or know of someone who is, unable to physically pick up a form please share that information with a deacon.  Under no circumstance can you take a form to an individual.  Please do not mail forms to the church.  Failure to complete and return the form can result in your name being removed from our membership database.  We appreciate your cooperation in assisting us with this process.  Forms are due by Sunday, May 20.

B-SQUARED / SUMMIT WILL BE EXTENDED - We are excited that the B-Squared (Bible and Basketball) Summit will be extended through May 30.  Over 35 youth are participating in sharpening their spiritual and physical skills during the same programming.  The Bible lessons take place for the first part at The Summit.  Then the students will proceed to the gym for basketball.  There is still room for more to participate and the youth MUST have completed permission slips to do so.  For more information, contact Valerie Wimms at vwimms@southeucliducc.org.                              

Wednesday in the Word Small Groups - Wednesday in the Word Small Groups will be held Wednesdays, at 12 noon and 6 p.m.  There are 5 classes at 6 p.m. from which to choose: 1) “From the Ground Up: Foundations of the Faith,” 2) “5 Lies that Ruin Relationships” 3) An Undivided Heart For God " Growing up in our Faith:" and 4) Not Just Believing But Belonging.  The 12-noon class is entitled, “The I Factor.”  Small groups will run for 4, 6 or 8 weeks depending on the study.   Small group descriptions and specific dates are available at the Information Center.  Sign up today.  Please note, Wiggling Worshippers (ages 0-5) will only be offered for the evening small group if you register for it when you sign up.  If you have any questions, please contact Rev. Carla Jo Howlett, revcjhowlett@southeucliducc.org.


Climbing Upward Scholarship Program - Applications Due Next Sunday, April 29 - The Go Ministry is pleased to announce our 2018 scholarship applications and information is now available.  This scholarship program will be granting one (1) deserving high school student a $1,000 award that will be renewable for up to three years, and three (3) adults returning to college or continue their current studies, a one-time $500 award.  If you are a SEUCC member and interested in applying, detailed scholarship information packets and applications are available at the Information Center.  All applications and supporting information must be submitted to the Go Ministry Mailbox (West Building Coat Room) no later than Sunday, April 29.  If you have questions, contact Kimberly Moss at kimberlymoss2016@gmail.com or contact Rev. Carla Jo Howlett, revcjhowlett@southeucliducc.org.


Women’s Association Project - May 7 - The Women’s Association is teaming with The Bair Foundation which provides Journey Bags for children who are in foster care.   The Foundation needs pajamas, sweat shirts, pants and toiletry items.  Please pick up a list of needed items in the Atrium at Church Happenings.  We will collect your donations on Sunday, May 6 in the Atrium.


Nondiscrimination Ordinance for South Euclid Passed - At the City Council meeting, after many emotional appeals on both sides of the issue, the South Euclid City Council voted unanimously in favor of extending protections against discrimination to the LGBTQ community.  SEUCC played an important role advocating for this ordinance.  Our church's testimony was specifically referenced as proof that a single church standing in opposition to equal rights does not represent all churches in South Euclid.  Many thanks to all who showed up and submitted testimony!


SEUCC Prayer Chain -If ever you have the desire for people to pray for you, this would be a way for you to know that those prayers are truly being prayed by a few dedicated SEUCC intercessors.  Please call 216-658-4280 (voicemail), or email prayer@southeucliducc.org with your prayer request.  You can be assured that your prayer requests will be held in confidence and prayed for regularly.  If you have any questions, please see Deacon Kathy Baker or Rev. Carla Jo Howlett.


SEUCC is Smoke Free, Drug Free, Violence Free Campus - South Euclid United Church of Christ is a smoke-free, drug- free, and violence free campus.  The church prohibits the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession and/or use of any controlled substance on church campus property. All members and guests are expected to share in the responsibility of maintaining a climate of behavior that discourages violence, aggression or bullying behavior. Incidents of violence on the campus are considered to be serious misconduct and will not be tolerated.  If you have questions, please contact the office of the senior pastor and teacher, Rev. Courtney Clayton Jenkins.