May 6, 2018

Posted on May 6, 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.                                                          

Save the Date! - Our annual All Church Summer Kick-off will be held on Saturday, June 9.  More information to come!

Ensuring Proper Credit For Your Tithes And Offerings - Our congregation is growing not just in numbers but in our giving practices.  If you submit your tithes and offerings via the offering basket you must complete an offering envelope including your full namePlease note that any offering that is placed in the offering basket without an envelope and/or with an incorrectly filled out envelope, will be entered as loose cash and you will not receive proper credit.  Offering envelopes are located in the pocket behind each chair.  You may want to take one home so that you can fill it out and not be rushed in church on Sunday.                                                    

New Members Orientation Express Class - Today - Full commitment to membership here at SEUCC is important.   Perhaps, Saturday mornings are not conducive to your schedule.  The New Members Assimilation team is taking this into consideration.  We are having an “Express” New Members Orientation Class following the 12 noon Well worship experience.  Please plan to participate in a one-hour session taught by Pastor Courtney Clayton Jenkins today.  Orientation is required to become an official member of SEUCC.  Those who attend will be welcomed into the congregation on Sunday, May 20.  If you have any questions, please see Sharon Cooper.

PULSE Experience Express Class - Today - The PULSE Experience (Place U Love Serving Effectively) helps, especially new members, to discern how they can become connected and begin serving at SEUCC.  It will be held in Room #153, 154 today following the 12 noon Worship.  If you have any questions, please contact Sharon Cooper (

Women’s Association Project - Today - 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.


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  Please contact Liz Gaunter (503-545-7430) or Rev. Carla Jo Howlett if you have questions.  "Elections matter, You matter, VOTE!"  


The BIN - Thursday, May 10 - 11 a.m. & Saturday May 12 - 10 a.m.  - We are in need of persons to help unload the food truck for the BIN Ministry on Thursday, May 10between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Should you be available, please sign up at the Information Center.  If you know of any families in need, please encourage them to come to The BIN on Saturday, May 12 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.     If you have any questions, please contact Ruby Mack ( or Rev. Carla Jo Howlett (

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 the designated table in the Atrium today only.  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.

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 contact 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, contact Valerie Wimms at

Vacation Bible School - June 11 - June 15 - 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.  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.  You can sign up at the Information Center to volunteer today!  If you have any questions, please contact Valerie Wimms (

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 

Wellness Matters Ministry -The Well Cleveland -7 Weeks Project to Wellness is under way.  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. 

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.