December 24, 2017 Lessons and Carols

Posted on December 24, 2017.

This Week's Announcements

Wednesday in the Word - Please remember to join us in morning prayer on Wednesdays at 6 a.m.  Prayer Call number is: (216) 273-8883 (no access code required).Small Group Classes at noon and 6 p.m. will begin January 17.  More information to come.  If you have any questions, please see Rev. Carla Jo Howlett.                                

South Euclid Nondiscrimination Ordinance – Letters of support needed!  - Thank you for showing up at the last City Council hearing!  The City Council is on our side and drafting final language of an ordinance legislation to protect the LGBTQ community from discrimination in employment, housing, and public accommodations. This is in spite of strong opposition from the local Catholic Diocese.  The next step will be for the City Council to hold hearings on the final ordinance.  They are receiving lots of communication from many sides so let's keep up the emails! Email Keith Benjamin, Clerk of Council at kbenjamin@seuclid.com. FAQs and sample emails are available at the Church Happenings Desk in the Atrium.  If you have any questions, please see Liz Gauntner or Rev. Carla Jo Howlett.

Financial Peace - January 17 - 6:00 p.m. - What are your financial goals for 2018?  To effectively reach your goals, consider joining us for the upcoming Financial Peace University Course.  South Euclid United Church of Christ will provide the Financial Peace Course on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. beginning January 17 through March 14.  This special curriculum will teach you how to get out of debt and reach your financial goals.  The cost for materials is $93 ($102.30 after shipping).  Register TODAY online at, http://fpu.com/1055672.  Please sign up at the Information Center after you have registered online.  If you have any questions, please contact Min. Alisha Young @ ayoung@southeucliducc.org.                        

Church Office is Closed for the Holidays Through Tuesday, January 2 at 12 noon, - In the event of a pastoral emergency, such as death, hospitalization or incarceration only, please call (216) 791-5201.  Pastoral emergency voicemail messages will be returned within 24 hours.  The church office will reopen on Tuesday, January 2 at 12 noon.

Join Us for 2 Services on December 31 - We will have our Blended Worship at 11 a.m. and everyone is invited to our special New Year’s Eve Worship Experience at 8 p.m.  You don't want to miss this final opportunity in 2017 to worship God as a church family.  

The L.I.D. (Living Into Destiny) - Sunday, January 7 & January 21 - 11 a.m. - The LID is a Youth Worship Experience designed just for youth ages 6 -18. The service will be presented with Creative Arts, Skits, Music, Videos, Crafts and more as the young people learn more about God, Jesus Christ and Self at a level of their understanding.  We will meet in the Chapel at 11 a.m. The Young People will then break into Small Group Classes per age where they will learn that the Word of God can be applied to their lives.   If you have any questions, please see Valerie Wimms.

 Young Adult Ministry Monthly Gatherings - 3rd Monday of Each Month Beginning in January - The Youth and Young Adult Ministry is incorporating Monthly Gatherings into the 2018 schedule using the SEUCC 4-G Mission concept of Gather ~ Grow ~ Give ~ Go.  The gatherings will include fellowship, brain storming, team building and components of Bible study and devotions.  All Young Adults ages 19-40 are invited to attend and can sign up in the Information Center.  Please Note that the church will be closed for MLK Holiday on January 15.  Therefore, the Young Adult Gathering will be moved to the 5th Monday, January 29.  For further information, please contact Valerie Wimms - vwimms@southeucliducc.org.

Volunteers Needed:  Wiggling Worshippers, Youth & Young Adult Ministries - If you have a gift, passion, and love for Infants through Pre-Kindergarteners, Youth ages 6 to 18 and/or Young Adults, please consider volunteering.   These ministries are vitally important to our overall Christian Education Ministry because it provides nurture, care and spiritual reinforcement from our infants to our young adults.  If you are interested in serving in any one of these ministries, please sign up today at the Information Center.   If you have any questions, please contact Valerie Wimms vwimms@southeucliducc.org.

P.A.C. (Parent Advisory Connection) Monthly Gatherings - 4TH Monday of Each Month Beginning in January - The Youth and Young Adult Ministry is incorporating Monthly Gatherings into the 2018 schedule using the SEUCC 4-G Mission concept of Gather ~ Grow ~ Give ~ Go.  The gatherings will include fellowship, brain storming, team building and components of Bible study and devotions.  All Parents of school age children are invited to attend and can sign up in the Information Center.  For further information, please contact Valerie Wimms vwimms@southeucliducc.org.

Blended Worship Services - 11 a.m. -  Every Sunday Through January 28 - Please join us as we continue to have one Blended Worship Experience at 11 a.m. each Sunday.  We will return to our regular 9:55 a.m. (Vine) and 12 noon (Well) worship experiences on Sunday, February 4.

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.