February 14 2:00pm Installation Service for Pastor Jesse
Pastor Jesse will be officially installed as our Pastor and Spiritual Leader on February 14, 2021 - Valentine’s Day! The exact time will be determined in cooperation with the Fox Valley Association UCC in the coming weeks, but it will be in the afternoon. Please save the date and join us live-streaming on our YouTube channel to celebrate this special occasion! https://www.youtube.com/user/TheFCCElgin/videos
Ash Wednesday Service and Drive-Through Ashes - February 17th
Ash Wednesday is a time in our life of faith when we have the opportunity to begin reflecting on and preparing for our journey toward Holy Week and ultimately Easter. Join us this year for our annual Ash Wednesday service, which will be held live-streaming on YouTube, just like our Sunday morning services. The service will be held online at 7:00 PM. Click here to watch live: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6gvhluWNLO_wlUaZGeZL0A
In order to practice social distancing, this year’s imposition of ashes will work differently. Pastor Jesse will not be able to place ashes on people during the live-streaming service. Instead, he will offer Drive-Through Imposition of Ashes by placing a sticker on your hand that was made from a picture Pastor Jesse made. From 11:00am-12:00pm and 4:00-5:00pm that day, please drive into the area behind the church building, where the back doors are located, and Pastor Jesse will give you a blessing and an ashes sticker.
May God’s grace and guidance be with us each step of the way on our Lenten journey!
Lenten Class - Unlikely Gifts: Exploring the Spiritual Benefits of Our Difficulties
As humans, we not only have positive experiences in life, but also sometimes feel uncertain, lost, tempted, and alone. This past year has been extra full of these more difficult experiences. Although we often ignore or avoid these places in life, they can open us to new ways of encountering God. They aren’t pleasurable, so we don’t normally think of these as gifts, but they invite us to probe, question, and discover new insights on our spiritual journey. This class uses resources from the online progressive Christian community called "Darkwood Brew."
Join Pastor Jesse as he leads a Lenten exploration of what it means to find God in the midst of human life - the good and the bad.
Wednesdays February 24th - March 24th: 7:15 PM - 8:30 PM
1) Feb. 24 Gift of Uncertainty - 1st Corinthians 13:8-13
2) Mar. 3 Gift of Emptiness - 1st Samuel 16:1-13
3) Mar. 10 Gift of Lostness - Romans 8:18-28
4) Mar. 17 Gift of Temptation - Matthew 4:1-11
5) Mar. 24 Gift of Misfits - Luke 17:21
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Topic: Lent Class: Unlikely Gifts
Time: 7:15 PM CST
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Meeting ID: 824 5536 5347
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