ERUCC CHILDREN’S MINISTRY
Tiny Tots will meet January 28 from 11 to 5 in the Preschool Room. We will talk about penguins. Bring a bag lunch and book for bingo. Note this is a date change from the schedule. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050E4AAAAB2AA13-penguin
|2018-2019 CHILDREN’S EVENTS
January 28 Penguins*
There will be a family snow tubing event during the winter. Watch for date in bulletin and newsletter
April 15 Easter egg Hunt ***
CHANGES TO MONDAY MESS HALL
Monday Mess Hall will not meet again until January 28. At Mess Hall on January 28, we will have a Pie Pot luck https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050E4AAAAB2AA13-piepot
ERUCC YOUTH SCHEDULE 2019
Sunday, January 6 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Franklinton Center Trip Prep Meeting
Saturday — Monday, January 19 – 21 Work Trip to Franklinton Center
($75 per person. Leaving the church at 6:30 am on Saturday morning. Returning early evening on Monday the 21st.)
Saturday, February 2 9:00- noon Sub Preparation and Sale
(This will be one of our major fundraisers for summer trips and activities.)
Sunday, February 10 Kline’s are planning a Fun Activity
Snow date is February 24
SUNDAY MORNING ADULT EDUCATION
Let’s Talk 9:30 – 10:15 a.m. Meets in the NorthRoom of the Parish House
The Bible and Spiritual Disciplines: From Birth to Epitaph March 10, 17, 24, and 31 With Rev. Richard Leslie.
LET’S STUDY THE BIBLE AND PREPARE FOR WORSHIP MONTH OF MARCH
9:30 – 10:15 a.m. in the Coffey Room
In this class, we will seek to draw out the major themes found in the Lectionary scripture texts on which the
sermon will be based. Exploring the lectionary Scriptural texts before the Sunday morning worship (10:30 a.m.)
service will help prepare participants to be more fully involved and more present in worship.
Facilitated by Rev. Esther Ziegler and Rev. Lee Thomas.
ADULT EDUCATION WEEKDAY CLASSES
TUESDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY WITH PASTOR DANIEL
11:00 – Noon
North Meeting Room
March 5 – 19 The Beautitudes
This nine-part series digs deep into a revolutionary exploration of some of Jesus’ most often quoted – and misunderstood – teachings.
WEDNESDAY EVENING BIBLE STUDY WITH ESTHER ZIEGLER
7-8:30 p.m. West Classroom of Trinity Chapel
The Greatest Prayer-Rediscovering the Revolutionary Message of The Lord’s Prayer by John Dominic Crossan © HarperCollins NY,NY 2011 Questions adapted from the Reading and Discussion Guide in the book and from A Six-week Study Guide prepared by Jeanne Zammataro and the UCC Economic Justice League January 2015
Revised Schedule 2/20/19
March 6, 2019—Attend Ash Wednesday Service
March 13, 2019—Chapter 7, Forgive Us Our Debts
March 20, 2019—Chapter 8, Lead Us Not Into Temptation and Epilogue
March 27, 2019—Begin new curriculum—A User’s Guide to the Bible
|On Wednesday March 27, 2019, the Wednesday Evening Bible Study group that meets at 7 p.m. in Trinity
Chapel will begin studying A User’s Guide to the Bible. Published by The United Press, the publishing arm
of The United Church of Christ, this five-session series is a practical introduction to the Bible for adults. The
study includes a brief overview of each book of the Bible, as well as some Bible study tools and information on
how to use them. If you have been telling yourself, “I should learn more about the Bible,” this is a good place
to begin with a group that enjoys discussion and is sensitive to different perspectives. The student booklets can be picked up ahead of time in the class room to the right as you enter Trinity Chapel or just come to the first session on March 27.
|TUESDAYS WITH TED
6 TO 7:30 P.M. IN THE PARISH HOUSE CONFERENCE ROOM
Join the conversation as we watch a TED Talk. Light refreshments providedMarch 5How To Measure Your Life with Clayton Christensen Harvard Business School professor Clayton Christensen examines how the pursuit of professional success gives us the short-term sense of achievement we crave, but sometimes has a long-term impact on our lives. In contrast, how investments in our family and personal life won’t pay off for a very long time, so sometimes the most successful people do not invest in their families and end up with sad personal lives. He compares your life’s worth and happiness to that of a business, and just like a business, if you only invest in short-term profits, your business will not have any longevity. But if you invest in the long term, despite not seeing the dividends for years and years and years, your business and personal happiness will have longevity.
Three Ways to Practice Civility with Steven Petrow What does it mean to be civil? Journalist Steven Petrow looks for answers in the original meaning of the word, showing why civility shouldn’t be dismissed as conversation-stifling political correctness or censorship. Learn three ways we can each work to be more civil — and start talking about our differences with respect.
We thank Kelly Esslinger, Interim Handbell Director, for her year of service to ERUCC. Kelly graciously took
on this responsibility while ERUCC searched to fill the position. We are grateful for her time and talents spent
planning, selecting music, recruiting, and directing. Thank you, Kelly!
|To my church family:
My family and I thank you for your continued support these last few years as Jack’s dementia and Parkinson’s
worsened. He fought the good fight. The cards, notes and prayers have been of great comfort. I will be forever grateful.
Charlotte and family
SAVE THE DATE – BETHANY BEACH RETREAT
SEPTEMBER 20-22, 2019
Back by popular demand — Bethany Beach weekend. While we were not able to secure Alexander Campbell Hall with its 80 beds, we do have the Stone House and Disciples House on the property for 48 beds. If we need more beds, we can rent rooms in Campbell Hall where we stayed last time and join another church group scheduled for that building. Check your calendars and let me know if you are interested. All ages are welcome.
(The book group meets once a month at various members’ homes. Depending on the time of year and the book read, this group usually includes 8-14 people.) Meetings begin at 7:00 p.m.
March 26 Anything Is Possible: A Novel by Elizabeth Strout
An unforgettable cast of small-town characters copes with love and loss in this new work of fiction by #1 bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize winner Elizabeth Strout.
Recalling Olive Kitteridge in its richness, structure, and complexity, Anything Is Possible explores the whole range of human emotion through the intimate dramas of people struggling to understand themselves and others.
Here are two sisters: One trades self-respect for a wealthy husband while the other finds in the pages of a book a kindred spirit who changes her life. The janitor at the local school has his faith tested in an encounter with an isolated man he has come to help; a grown daughter longs for mother love even as she comes to accept her mother’s happiness in a foreign country; and the adult Lucy Barton (the heroine of My Name Is Lucy Barton, the author’s celebrated New York Times bestseller) returns to visit her siblings after seventeen years of absence.
Reverberating with the deep bonds of family, and the hope that comes with reconciliation, Anything Is Possible again underscores Elizabeth Strout’s place as one of America’s most respected and cherished authors. (Amazon.com)
April 23 Small Great Things: A Novel by Jodi Picoult
“[Picoult] offers a thought-provoking examination of racism in America today, both overt and subtle. Her many readers will find much to discuss in the pages of this topical, moving book.”—Booklist (starred review)
Ruth Jefferson is a labor and delivery nurse at a Connecticut hospital with more than twenty years’ experience. During her shift, Ruth begins a routine checkup on a newborn, only to be told a few minutes later that she’s been reassigned to another patient. The parents are white supremacists and don’t want Ruth, who is African American, to touch their child. The hospital complies with their request, but the next day, the baby goes into cardiac distress while Ruth is alone in the nursery. Does she obey orders or does she intervene?
Ruth hesitates before performing CPR and, as a result, is charged with a serious crime. Kennedy McQuarrie, a white public defender, takes her case but gives unexpected advice: Kennedy insists that mentioning race in the courtroom is not a winning strategy. Conflicted by Kennedy’s counsel, Ruth tries to keep life as normal as possible for her family—especially her teenage son—as the case becomes a media sensation. As the trial moves forward, Ruth and Kennedy must gain each other’s trust, and come to see that what they’ve been
taught their whole lives about others – and themselves – might be wrong.
With incredible empathy, intelligence, and candor, Jodi Picoult tackles race, privilege, prejudice, justice, and
compassion—and doesn’t offer easy answers. (Amazon.com)
MEN OF ERUCC – COME JOIN US
The Men of ERUCC will meet for breakfast to socialize and grow in faith on
the first Sunday of the month at 8 AM. It’s “Bring Your Own Breakfast.” We
will gather in the Liz Coffey Conference Room. Feel free to drop by as your
schedule permits and invite others to do so as well.
CHIMES LEARNING AND SERVICE GROUP
The Chimes Learning and Service group will meet on Thursday, March 14, at 10:00 am in
the Flora Room at ERUCC. Our speaker will be Hermine Bernstein, program director for
Blessings in a Backpack, a program which helps school children who are in need by
sending food home for the weekends and school breaks. If you would like to assist with this
program, please bring jars of peanut butter, any brand, preferably creamy and no larger
than 16 oz. For information or questions please contact Mary Meyer, 443-293-7042, or
firstname.lastname@example.org. EVERYONE IS WELCOME.