Thank you so much to all who have continued to give to Phoenix Community Church during this difficult time, whether it be financially or in other ways. Unfortunately, we’re running behind financially. As of the end of September, we are approximately $1800 behind last year’s offerings and, although we’re currently doing church differently due to the ongoing pandemic, the normal costs of a church community are the same. Please consider whether you can make an additional gift. Checks can be mailed to the church office (address below). Of course, we understand that not everyone will be able to increase their giving. We remain grateful for the many ways you all give to God and to our community. Simply joining us for Sunday worship online as we commune together in the presence of the Divine is a treasured gift of your time. Thank you again for keeping Phoenix Community Church in your prayers.
We still need an additional delegate for the Michigan Conference Annual Meeting to be held online via Zoom on Saturday, November 14. Meeting details are still to be announced. Martin Schug will be one of our voting delegates. If you are interested in serving as our second delegate, please contact Pastor Ken.
A message from the Southwest Associations Church Support Team:
Shalom & Blessings to UCC Church Members & Clergy in the Southwest Association (SWA) from the Church Support Team of the SWA’s Church & Ministry Committee. Our team’s purpose is to be caring and supportive to you, your church, and your ministry. In addition, we wish to “Unite” our Churches in meaningful covenantal relationships. After all, we are the “United Church of Christ”! Many of you have been offering your prayers in harmony with our 26-Week Prayer Project, which is ongoing. It is a great way for us to offer our prayerful blessings to our fellow UCC Churches with an organized, structured approach. Also, it is so richly meaningful to know that every week the people of a different Church are offering prayerful blessings on our Church family.
Prior to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, our team was making Sunday Church visits to many of our SWA Churches. We have had a number of very meaningful, heartfelt worship experiences. As a part of our visit, we like to meet your Church leaders. It has been so very heartwarming to hear about so many awesome ministries coming from within our Churches.
We had been out visiting a different Church every six weeks or so. In the past year, there are many we have visited, and also, many we have not. Someday we pray to have a successful COVID-19 vaccine, which will allow all of us to come together, safely, in worship and ministry, with the comfort our Church families, inside our Church buildings. Meanwhile, if your Church has any needs, or would like to talk with us, please contact Doug Stahnke (email@example.com) or Dale Muyskens (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Our Church Support Team offers you our continued blessings in the name of our Savior, Jesus the Christ.
Because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Phoenix Community Church is not ready to re-start in-person services yet. Our Steering Committee continues to re-evaluate on a monthly basis. In the meantime, continue to keep in touch with each other via phone, text, etc. and be sure to join us for Sunday Worship online! Thank you for your continued patience and support!
Join us for Spirit Talk on Monday, October 19, at 7 pm. We’ll meet online via Zoom for this open discussion time. This is a great opportunity to talk about whatever spiritual questions have been on your mind. The connection information is the same as for Sunday worship.
The Southwest Association Annual Meeting will be held online via Zoom at 2 pm on Sunday, November 1. The first 45-60 minutes covers Association business such as hearing reports and approving a budget for next year. After the business, there will be a discussion on racial justice with guest speaker, Rev. Dr. Velda Love, the UCC Minister for Racial Justice. Please join if you can, especially for what promises to be a special time of reflection with Rev. Love. Martin Schug and Angela Talmadge are our voting delegates but anyone is welcome to attend the meeting and discussion. Simply pre-register as a guest at http://swamiucc.org/home/swa-2020-fall-meeting-registration/.
Steering Committee’s next meeting is Friday, November 13, at 7 pm via Zoom. Anyone is welcome to attend. The connection information is the same as for Sunday worship.
A Congregational Meeting will be held after worship on Sunday, November 15, (approximately 7 pm) via Zoom. This will be an important meeting to discuss plans for next year. Anyone is welcome to attend. The connection information is the same as for Sunday worship.
Pastor’s office hours are now by appointment until further notice. Meeting online is preferred via phone, FaceTime or Zoom. In-person meetings will only be considered in emergency situations.