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.
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:
Upcoming Events: All Groups continue to meet on
Zoom -- email 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
Meeting ID: 826 8811 8264
The Adult Sunday School will resume later this summer.
Parents "Spiritual Parents In Training" class meets mostly on
their facebook page during COVID. Contact:
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.
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
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.
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)
Beer and Theology Discussion 2nd Wednesday 6-8pm at Buffalo Wild Wings in Bedford
4th Friday -- Knitting Night - Tressa and Scotts Home 6pm
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.