Meditation & Music

When: Wednesday, July 8th, through Wednesday, August 12th, 2020

Time: 12:00 Noon until 1:00 PM

Where: First Congregational United Church of Christ

During this time of hardship and separation, we realize that all of us are feeling the emptiness that separation brings, especially from our church home.

As First UCC moves gradually and carefully toward reopening, for six Wednesdays beginning July 8th, we are extending an invitation to return to our sanctuary for prayer and meditation. There will be music, flowers and candlelight as we quietly reconnect with our church and our God. There will be no formal worship service.

Seating will be limited so as to maintain social distancing while ushers will be on hand to assist. Face masks will be required and available for those who do not have one.

Please feel free to come and go quietly as your time permits. 

Thank you.

The Sanctuary Arts Group, Church Musicians, and Church Council

WHERE DO I GO FROM HERE? It is surprising what all has gone on since the beginning of this year. Many have
been left feeling lost or misdirected. We need to move on, but how? My hope is for this group to discuss positive
ways to deal with all of the changes, the feelings of loss and the ways to move forward. Our first gathering will
be on Tuesday, July 21st at 9:00 a.m. We will meet in the empty lot across from our church. Please bring a lawn
chair and water (at least something to drink in case it’s hot). Since it needs to be limited to 9 participants plus
myself, please call me, Tobi Johannsen (920-450-1402) or email me at tjharleygal56@gmail.com if you are
interesting in attending.
God Bless and have a fantastic day!

From Kathy Holperin: I’ll host coffee (no Mark) at my house on Wednesday, July
15th at 10 a.m. Folks should bring their own to-go beverage container and chairs
for outdoor space for 9 people. We’ll just catch up with one another and discuss
our highs and lows during the coronavirus times. Please call or email me by July
10th if you’re interested in joining me at my house: 1450 White Pine Drive.
kmholperin2@frontier.com 715-617-2424
Mark and I will also host a cook-out on Wednesday, July 22nd at 6:00 p.m. for
eight people. Bring your own beverage and a dish to pass; we’ll supply brats and
burgers. This will be casual conversation, a time to catch up with one another.
Bring your masks if it will make you feel more comfortable even though we’ll be
practicing social distancing outside. Please contact me by July 16th if you are
interested in joining us for a cook-out at our house: 1450 White Pine Drive
Rain dates to be announced.

Outdoor Small Group Meditation
Psalm 104:34 “May my meditation be sweet to Him, I will be glad in the Lord.” NKJV
I will be gathering a meditation group on Tuesday, July 14 from 6:30—7:15 p.m. that will
include group discussion, guided breathing/imagery and quiet time to sit, be still and
simply be. No prior meditation is required. 🙂 This is an easy-going, explorative gathering
to bring people together, to breathe deeply and to send loving-kindness, prayers and positive energy to ourselves, each other, and out to our church, our communities and world!
The session will be held in the First Congregational UCC’s grass parking area to the west of the church (on the
corner of 1st and Division Streets). Please wear a mask and bring your own chair. Wear comfortable clothing …
and bug protection (if needed).
Group size will be 10 or less and will include the first 10 people who express interest and then a waiting/second
session waiting list if needed. Please RSVP to Trisha Moore at trshmr@gmail.com or 715-891-2412.
Rain date: Thursday, July 16, same time and place as above.