EAST COVENTRY UNION OF CHURCHES
2020 SCHEDULE FOR WEDNESDAY NIGHT LENTEN SERVICES
All remaining ECUC Lenten Services have been cancelled.
HOLY WEEK SERVICES
April 9th, Maundy Thursday 7PM - Services at Parkerford Baptist and also Bethel UMC
April 9th, Maundy Thursday 7:30PM - Tenebrae Service at St. Matthew's UCC
April 10th, Good Friday 7PM - Service will be held at Brownback's UCC
April 10th, Good Friday 12PM-3PM - St. Matthew's UCC is open for private prayer
April 12th - Easter Sunday 7AM – Outdoor Easter Sunrise Services followed by light breakfast - Bethel United Methodist Church and St. Matthew's UCC
Easter Sunday Services will be held at each church according to their schedules.
ALL ARE WELCOME - BRING A FRIEND!
RESCHEDULING - Dedication of Trees - Palm Sunday, April 5
Please stay after worship for the dedication of the 13 newly-planted trees that line our rebuilt cemetery wall. A commemorative perpetual plaque, to be hung in the sanctuary, will be presented with dedication message plates from our donors.
Safety and Security Update
Effective immediately we will begin to practice our church safety policy of keeping our doors locked at all times, including during worship. If you arrive late, ring the doorbell. Greeters should plan to arrive at church by 9:30AM to open the door for arrivals. Those who arrive earlier than that (such as choir members, adult Sunday school participants, etc.) should ring the doorbell and someone from the class will open the door for you. Thank you for your cooperation.
We are STILL SELLING 2020 Lotto Chance Calendars!
St Vincent’s BIGGEST fundraising event is ongoing! Spread the word that we have lotto calendars for sale!! Only $30 for a chance to win 365 times! Contact Linda G via email or office phone message if you would like a certain calendar #, any questions or MORE calendars. Check out the table set up at the back of church after service. You will be able to purchase more at that time, cash or check. Please consider taking a bunch to your work, your community center, bowling league, etc. This fundraiser has the potential to make significant funds for our church.
Cooke Tavern Dry Soup Mixes are available for purchase year-round at $8. We have a good variety of flavors in stock. Most are gluten-free and MSG and salt-free. Contact Linda G in the office or Deb Rick.
Greeters, Ushers & Offering Attendants
Are you a reliable and friendly person? Are you willing to arrive at church 15 minutes early to greet people at the door and hand out bulletins? Do you like collecting donations for the church? Then, you are destined to be a Greeter and Usher for our church services. It's an easy and fun job – just let Pastor Susan know you want to be added to the rotating roster of people who serve the church in this way and learns the ins and outs of doing so.
Do you enjoy being speaking in front of large groups of people? Would you like to share the Holy Scriptures with people on a Sunday morning? You could be the next person on the rotating roster of Liturgists for Sunday morning worship. Pastor Susan will help you figure out if this is a “calling” for you – just ask her!
Would you like to be involved being the scenes of church events and activities? Do you like getting things done? We need your help! Our committees are all being re-formed as we begin our new year. Committees Chairs have been selected from the members of our Consistory – but we need members for every committee. All committees meet on their own schedule – some monthly, some quarterly, some “as needed” - but they all do important ministry and work for the good of our congregation. Find out where you can put your gifts to good use by talking to Pastor Susan or Chris B or Linda G.
Outdoor Sign Steward
Want to help attract people to our church – Have witty religious thoughts you want to share – love being in the out-of-doors for short periods once or twice a month? Then, you may just be the next person to be steward of our outdoor sign. This is a very important ministry to both our members and our community. If you would like to try out the job of monitoring our sign – Brenda, Deb or Pastor Susan – we will show you how it's done!