Embrace UCC will be hosting “Online Worship” only
March 15 and March 22. We encourage you to stay home and 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 and clicking the donate button for
offering time! Have some crackers or bread and juice and we will consecrate your elements during communion.
Facebook account holders – go to EmbraceUCC page and view the live feed beginning at 10am
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 look forward to this opportunity of finding creative ways to stay connected and be the community
during a time where we need to do our part in keeping this virus from spreading.
A big thanks to Amy, Lori, Tomas, Robert, John and Melissa for helping with our service on Sunday and
making it possible to stream it to each of you at home.
Embrace Plan and Response to Corona Virus and precautions for everyone
At this time we will hold Sunday Worship and limits other meetings until further notice. Watch your emails and the Embrace UCC Facebook page for changes as they happen.
Precautions for the COVID-19 Virus being taken at Embrace UCC
We will limit face to face meetings to Sunday Worship and implement the follow:
Elbow and Ankle Bumps replace Handshakes and Hugs
Waves, Smiles and Peace Signs work too!
Refrain from contact, wash hands, use hand sanitizers; scrub down all surfaces regularly
Communion – Wafer will be dropped into your hand. We will use disposable cups for the wine/juice rather than intinction.
Prayer requests will be taken verbally - and not on written prayer cards
Collection Plate – ushers will carry it to everyone rather than passing the basket
Attendance will be recorded by Di– we will not pass the attendance pads
Will stream full service on Facebook and invite those who wish to reduce their risk to view and participate from home. Watch Parties are encouraged!
Stay home if you have a cough, sneezing or don’t feel well
Watch our Facebook page and church emails for updates on events
Please keep Naomy, Sharon, Karen, Robert, Annee in prayer as our health care professional members provide services to a frightened and anxiety filled community.
Beer and Theology has a new keeper of the questions! If you have a question
please submit it to Stephanie Bowen. It meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month
6-8pm at Buffalo Wild Wings Airport Freeway and Central in Bedford.
1st and 3rd Thursday nights -- Transcendence International Support Group 7pm
1st Tuesday of the month - Sacred Reading Group 7pm
The Adult Sunday School and Parents "Spiritual Parents In Training" class meet after worship
4th Sunday Non-Perishable Food Collection for the Mission Central Food Pantry.
Coalition for Aging LGBT Mid-cities Monthly Lunch is sponsored by Embrace. 2nd Thursday
11:30am-1pm at Lupe's Tex Mex restaurant Center and Airport Freeway in Bedford.
The February 13 Lunch will be a Valentine's Potluck meal at Embrace UCC.
We have home groups that meet in Bedford and Fort Worth once a month
The North Texas Association Spring Meeting schedule for March 28 has tentatively been set for
Saturday April 25 -- watch for updates
Wash your hands often, wipe down surfaces often and avoid large groups or people who
are coughing or sick. If you are sick - stay home until you feel better
If persons are staying at home or who are at risk -- let us know if you need groceries
delivered or other errands run.
Embrace will need 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.
Wine Tasting Fundraiser is still on for April 25. 2-5pm. We will be learning about white
wines this year -- Tickets are available for $35. $15 for those non drinking participants.
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.