May 13, 2018

Posted on May 13, 2018.

This Week's Announcements

Moving Through the Year:  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.                   

The May Beacon Newsletter - Available Today - We are asking those without computer access to please pick up a copy of The Beacon at Church Happenings.  Members who are able are asked to read or download The Beacon off the website (, then click the word, News).    Also, why not share your joys with your church family?  Please fill out a card with your joy and drop it in the Joy Box, located in the Atrium at the Church Happenings Desk.  We would love to include your joy in our next Beacon newsletter.

Wellness Matters - 4 Upcoming Events -  1) Pill bottle Recycling - Please continue to bring your old pill bottles to the Information Center.  This program will continue indefinitely2) Seven Weeks to Wellness - It’s not too late to register and participate!  3) Tai Chi Class -  Chris Burnett of Green Dragon Tai Chi returns.  Classes begin Monday, May 21 - June 25 (five sessions - no class on May 28).  The cost is$25 for SEUCC members, $20 for seniors (60+) and $30 for non-members.  4) Step Aerobics Class - Begins Tuesday May 22 - June 26 (no class on June 12).  This is a developmental class, therefore, there is no cost, but enrollment is limited to the first 9 people to sign up.  If you own a step bench and are willing to bring it with you, then the class size limit does not apply to you.  For all events, please sign up at the Information Center today.  For more information about Wellness Matters programming, please contact Michael Poindexter or Ruby Black.

Just A Sister Away: Women's Ministry - FAMILY GAME FELLOWSHIP - Saturday, June 2 at 2 p.m. - Looking for an afternoon full of exciting games, food, live entertainment and more?  Just A Sister Away Women's Ministry presents an old school GAME AFTERNOON for the entire family Saturday, June 2 from 2 to 5 p.m.  When was the last time you Hula Hoop'd, played Connect 4, Operation, musical chairs or line danced?  Well it's time to get your GAME ON and bring the family.  Register today at the Information Center.  Registration is $5 and children age 5 and under are FREE!  Registration includes EVERYTHING.  If you have any questions, please see Mo Tucker, Yvonne Simms or Deacon DJ Battle.                 

Women’s Association Project - Extended Through Sunday, May 20 - The Women’s Association is teaming with The Bair Foundation which provides Journey Bags for children who are in foster care.   Please help us by donating the following items:  pajamas, sweat shirts and sweat 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 20 in the Atrium.  If you have any questions, please see Thelma Visor.


Family Vacation Bible School Classes From Age 2 to Adult - June 11 - June 15 - Registration Begins Today! - Volunteers Requested -Vacation Bible School is Fast Approaching! This Amazing Event will be held June 11-15, from 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.  Also, this year we will include an Adult Class!  If you love serving God and His children, then this is the place you will want to volunteer.  Volunteers are needed to assist with teaching, registrations, arts & crafts, meals and creative arts.    Please sign up today at the Information Center to register or to volunteer!  If you have any questions, please see Valerie Wimms or contact her at

Save the Date!  Saturday, June 9 - Our annual all-church Summer Kick-off: “Grillin’ and Chillin’ Backyard BBQ” will be held on Saturday, June 9.  More information to come!                          

Church Membership Updates Due May 20 - 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 at 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 next Sunday, May 20. 

New Members Fellowship - Wednesday, May 23 - 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. - All persons who have completed New Members Orientation from December 2017 through May 2018, are invited to a special New Members Fellowship!  This is an opportunity to meet other new members, ministry leaders and engage with Pastor Jenkins, over food, fun and fellowship.  To adequately prepare, please sign up at the Information Center.  If you have any questions, please see Fatima Wright or Sharon Cooper 

B-SQUARED / Summit Has Been Extended Through May 30 - 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, see Valerie Wimms or contact her at 

Freedom School - June 18 - July 27 - Volunteers Needed -The SEUCC-CDF Freedom School is scheduled Monday through Friday, June 18 - July 27.  This is an awesome literacy program for students in grades K-12.  Volunteers are needed for reading aloud to classes, distributing meals and assisting in other areas.  You can sign up at the Information Center to Volunteer Today!   If you have any questions, please see Valerie Wimms or contact her at  

Intercessory Prayer -All persons who are interested in offering prayers of intercession, on behalf of the church, your family or whatever is on your heart, are to come to the sanctuary to pray, 1 hour before all worship services.  If you have any questions, please see Rev. Carla Jo Howlett.