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Dearborn Congregational United Church of Christ provides opportunities for worship, spiritual growth, fellowship and service in a small congregation where all are valued and supported wherever they are on their individual faith journeys.
Sunday, February 28, 2021 Worship Service Video
Sunday, February 21, 2021 Worship Service Video
Sunday, February 07, 2021 Worship Service Video
Sunday, January 31, 2021 Worship Service Video
Lessons about the Lent Season
Church Surveys due this week!:
If you received a letter in the mail in early February asking for your responses to four questions concerning the church, please note the deadline to return that survey is next Sunday, Feb. 28. You can submit it in person, by mail, or by email. Questions? Call John Peters at (313) 495-1871 or email@example.com. Thank you!
Annual Report Time for Boards and Committees:
Although there won't be an Annual Meeting as usual in January, Officers of the church as well Board and Committee chairs should complete and submit a year-end report of finances, membership, and maintenance/repair (Building & Grounds) tasks occurring in 2020. Reports can be submitted to Liz, who will file them away until an Annual Meeting of the congregation is scheduled. At the end of the month, the 2021 Budget and roster of Board and Committee members will be published in the February Messenger or sent to members by email. Due to the need for a quorum of members (19) attending the Annual Meeting to conduct votes on the 2021 Budget and Board & Committee nominees, a decision was made to postpone the Annual Meeting until an inperson meeting in the Sanctuary can be held safely and comfortably for all members. Thank you.
"Characters of the Cross" -A Series of Lenten Sermons: We hope you'll tune in to our Sunday services for the next 5 weeks through Palm Sunday and the start of Holy Week as Brian Sampson brings morning messages concentrating on key figures in Jesus' min-istry during his fateful final week on earth. It promises to be a unique perspective on the days leading up to the crucifixion. God bless you all!
Altar Flowers in March: If you'd like to dedicate flowers in memory of, or in recognition of, a loved one or event in your life, there are open weeks available in February. Please contact the church office by phone (313-271-8552) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and let Liz know the Sunday on which you'd like flowers for the altar and to whom you are dedi-cating them. The cost is $15, payable to the church. Payment should be sent BEFORE the week of dedication.
Thursday Evening Bible Study: You are invited to join us this Thursday, March 4 at 7:00 PM on Zoom when we will study Romans Chapter 3. If you are interested, email Cheryl Brown at email@example.com and she will include you in the Zoom meet-ing invitation that is sent out each week.
Brian and Maddie's Virtual Christmas Concert Sunday, December 20, 2020.
Brian's Spiritual Inventory Brian would like every member to read his Spiritual Inventory.
Position Opening - CLERK: The church has an opening for Clerk in 2021, taking the place of Diana Schilbe who has moved into the role of Treasurer, another Officer position. The duties of the Clerk include recording the pro-ceedings (taking Minutes) at Council meetings, Congregational Meetings, and the Annual Meeting, as well as tracking membership changes (additions/subtractions) and producing an Annual Membership Report. The Clerk also keeps track of vital records of the church. If you are able to serve in this capacity, please contact John Peters, Moderator at (313) 255-7774 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
View the Sunday Bulletin Online!: The bulletin is loaded on our website every week BEFORE the Sunday service. It's posted by Friday evening. Just go to www.dccdearborn.org and click on 'DCC Home' at the top of the page, then on the last link 'Weekly Bulletin'. The first entry on the next page is the current bulletin. You will see two separate columns side-by-side: 'Worship' and 'Announcements'. To see the Order of Worship, click the word 'Worship'. To see the announcements, prayer list, and flower dedication, click the word 'Announcements'. Those who watch live on Facebook on Sunday mornings can check the latest post on the church Facebook page for links that instantly take you to the bulletin.
Give Online at Your Convenience!: As another giving option, you can now go online to give to the church or pay your pledge. Go to www.dccdearborn.org and click on the yellow "Donate" button. You DO NOT NEED A PAYPAL ACCOUNT. Just pay with a major credit card and enter the information asked for. Also, if you are a Facebook user and go to "Dearborn Congregational Church, UCC" you'll see a post on the right side of this page with a link to our web button, as well. We invite you all to take advantage of this feature!
Fundraiser for the Mayflower Room Roof: The roof has been fixed and the ceiling in the Mayflower Room and kitchen just needs a paint job. We are indeed thankful to God and to everyone else in-volved in restoring our building! But we're still $8,000 short of our $25,000 fundraising goal to pay for the repairs. Can we count on you? During this holy season, we pray you'll consider a special gift to Dearborn Congregational Church with an offering in person or by mail. God bless each of you who have answered our call!
If You Have a Key or Key(s) to the Church... Please let our Secretary, Liz, know and give her your Key Number. The Key Number is the number which appears by itself on one side of the key. It's NOT the number "069" which is on all the church keys. You can contact Liz by email (email@example.com), leave a note on her desk, or tell her in person. Thank you.
Kroger Community Rewards: It’s been 22 years since our church became a recipient of 5% back on all purchases except gas, alcohol and prescription drugs made online or in the store. I hope to renew your interest in this free money that goes directly to our church each quarter. If you use a Kroger Plus Shopper’s Card (which we all do in order to get discounts) please register it online if you haven’t done so. ANYONE can register our church as a recipi-ent, don’t need to be a member. Invite your friends and family to register us. All your points for gas, coupons and everything else remains the same. Nothing special to punch in when checking out at the store. To be sure that our church is receiving the 5% back from your pur-chase, look at the bottom of your receipt and it will display Dearborn Congregational Church.
Go online to Kroger Community Rewards and follow the instructions to register. No codes are needed – just type in the name of our church and it will come up. When we first began the program we were receiving approximately $500 a year and other than registering once, there’s nothing more to do. Contact me if you have questions. – Diana Schilbe
Prayer List Update We've updated the prayer requests listed in our Sunday bulletin. If someone's name has been removed and they are still in need of our prayers, please contact the church office at 313-271-8552 to have their name added back on the list. To keep our list current, we will date when the prayer request is received and after a month, unless it is renewed, it will be removed.
Downriver for Veterans & Pull Tab/Lid Donations: We are collecting non-perishable food items for Downriver for Veter-ans located on Fort Street in Wyandotte. Only in its second year, this organization needs on-going support to assist local resource-limited veterans with food and other needs. Some veterans are on disability income and don’t have enough to pay their bills and buy groceries. You can place your donations in the Totes of Love bin in the back of the Sanctuary. Please check the expiration date to make sure items have not expired. Thank You!
Attention Amazon Shoppers: If you currently have an Amazon account (regular or Prime) your purchases can now earn our church .5%. All you need do is sign into Amazon Smile and log in just as if you were on your regular Amazon account, designate our church as your charity and shop. Please share our Charity with friends and family – anyone who has an Amazon account can donate to us. See Diana Schilbe if you have questions.
Altar Flower Dedications: Please check the flower calendar in the back of the sanctuary. There are many Sundays available to reserve flowers in honor or memory of loved ones.
Photos courtesy of Teresa Curless.
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