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Embrace UCC began Hybrid (Virtual and in-person worship) June 6, 2021

We are excited to be back together after 15 months virtual only.  A large percentage

of our members have been fully vaccinated.   To keep our children safe we ask everyone to continue wearing masks

when in our  building.  We encourage those who have not been fully vaccinated to consider virtual worship. 

We will continue to do a hybrid worship with social hour and ways for virtual members to stay connected. 

We encourage virtual worshippers to sign on to our Facebook live

feed a few minutes before 10:00am.  We will stream the full service and invite you to participate online.

We will invite you to interact with singing, typing your prayer requests, communion in the chat box and

by clicking the donate button to make your offering!  Please prepare some bread and juice and we will

consecrate your elements during communion as we consecrate the element on our altar.

 

If you aren’t on Facebook – you can find us by opening your search engine – type in  facebook.com/embraceucc

and it will take you to our Facebook page – you may need to scroll down to the video that says “live video” and

click on it to start listening.   

We will sign on a few minutes early so everyone can get settled in and ready to start at 10am

FYI When you sign on from a search engine – make sure there is no space between embraceucc or it will take you

to embrace Facebook page –which is not us!!!

We are excited about being the community God calls us to be -- and look forward to bringing the things we have

learned during the pandemic into our new way of being Embrace UCC going forward.

Pastor Ken

 

 

Embracing Arms Care Team is up and running.  Each Care Team member is assigned 6-8 households to check in with on a

monthly basis and be their prayer partner and encourager on the journey. We are thankful to Stephanie for leading

this team and Rev Lisetta for providing training in our monthly meetings

 

Caregiviers Support Group -- We have many members who are providing ongoing care for parents and family members

at various levels of need.  We know how stressful caregiving can be and this group is to provide ongoing support, resources

and encouragement.  It meets the  third Monday of each month -- on zoom.  Rev Lisetta Thomas and Joel Brotzman-Gonzales

are leading this group. 
 


 

Join us for Social Hour after worship  at 11:00am on

Zoom.  This is a chance to fellowship with virtual and in-person

worshipers.  Zoom Link:   https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82188380891

Upcoming Events:   All Groups continue to meet on 

Zoom -- email pastor@embraceucc.com for the links

or sign up for our email newsletter which will contain

all zoom links.

Beer and Theology meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month

6-8pm on zoom. 

Beer and Theology 6-8pm Wednesday

Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82688118264

Meeting ID: 826 8811 8264

Passcode: 412162

1st

The Adult Sunday School will resume later this summer.

Parents "Spiritual Parents In Training" class meets mostly on 

their facebook page during COVID.   Contact:  emily.green.bloom@gmail.com 

1st Wednesday  7pm. Embracing Arms Care Team meets on zoom

1st Tuesday of the month -- Sacred Reading - Contemplative meditation. 7pm. on zoom

2nd Wednesday  7pm. Beer and Theology on Zoom

3rd Monday of each month   Caregivers Support Group. 7-8pm on zoom

4th Sunday Non-Perishable Food Collection for the Mission Central Food Pantry.

Bring your items to worship and we will deliver them to Mission Central..
 

Coalition for Aging LGBT Mid-cities Monthly Lunch is sponsored by Embrace. 

ON HOLD DUE TO COVID 2nd Thursday 11:30am-1pm at Lupe's Tex Mex restaurant

Center and Airport Freeway in Bed

ford.   This groups meets on Zoom during the COVID-19 Crisis.

Contact: pastor@embraceucc.com

Embrace appreciates your financial support even while people are not able to be in worship

Please hit the donate button on the front page or mail in your tithes.

OR Electronic Giving -- click on this link

Tinyurl.com/embracedonate

FUNDRAISING -- Most of our fundraising events have been cancelled due to COVID 

Amazon shoppers can contribute by designating Embrace as your Amazon Smile Charity. 

You must sign in to the amazonsmile.com site when you order and we will get a small

donation on many purchases.  Click this link to check it out.

https://smile.amazon.com/ch/47-4472960

Sunday Worship  10:00am    Sunday School for all ages 11:30-12:

Ongoing Events at Embrace UCC and in the Community
Senior LGBT Social Lunch Group  Third Thursday 11:30am Lupe's Mexican Restaurant Bedford (Central and Airport Freeway)
 RSVP  pastor@embraceucc.com
Beer and Theology Discussion  2nd Wednesday 6-8pm at Buffalo Wild Wings in Bedford
4th Friday -- Knitting Night - Tressa and Scotts Home  6pm

Newcomers Welcome

 

No matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey, you’re welcome here! If you're considering visiting us, click below to learn more about us and what you can expect on Sunday mornings at Embrace United Church of Christ!

 

"Church Matters" Blog

 

Pastor Ken Ehrke writes about the life of the church, shares his thoughts about current events, and talks about how Embace United Church of Christ is working to embrace hope, community and faith.