Interfaith Freedom and Justice Ride Worship Service and Second Hour Discussion: Sunday, February 17th, beginning at 10am

Participants share experiences of their powerful trip to Alabama at a special worship service and Second Hour that you won't want to miss. In addition, our Reverend Kari and Faith Church's Reverend Steve Camp were interviewed for a television segment while on the trip. View this segment at this link:  
https://www.alabamanews.net/2019/01/04/selma-tourism-impacted-by-government-shutdown/?fbclid=IwAR1caaPCd75bTwPKzKQLtPjjNJ4niOSsd9z1ypiKTm7Sju1djjFSVL9Ggl8
While the segment was about the government shut down, our ministers' words underscored the racial justice learning that was the impetus for taking this trip. Also, Reverends Kari and Steve were interviewed by Fox 61 Television about the trip. View their interview at this link: https://youtu.be/0ntxsb_o52M.

Youth Group Collecting Toiletries

Our Youth Group will participate in “Church by the Pond” in Bushnell Park on Saturday, February 23rd, and are looking for toiletries to hand out to the folks in need that attend this weekly worship service. They are collecting toothpaste, soap, deodorant, lotion, lip balm and socks. This is the last Sunday to deposit your donations in the bin in Fellowship Hall. Thank you for your generosity!

Safe Church Training, February 24th, at 11:30am, in the Parlor

Safety is one of our main concerns for our children and vulnerable adults in our church community. Church leaders and those involved with our children and youth are required to take our “Safe Church Training” module each year. Please plan to attend this training session if you are a member of Church Council, Deacons, Ushers, Social Action & Mission Committee, Personnel Committee, Called to Care, youth group leader, Christian Kids! leader, Board of Christian Education or staff. This final training of this program year is February 24th, at 11:30am, in the Parlor. Please contact Tracy Gormley with any questions or concerns at 860-521-8121 or tracy.gormley@iccucc.org.

Collaborative Worship Service with Faith Congregational Church: Sunday, February 10th, 10am, at Faith Church, 2030 Main St., Hartford

Rides are available, leaving at 9:45, 9:55 and 10:05am from the Immanuel parking lot. Please note there will be no worship service at Immanuel as we join with Faith to celebrate the 200th anniversary of their church, and continue to develop our relationships with the people in their congregation. Childcare is available. An additional note: Sunday Bible Study at Immanuel WILL take place from 8:30-9:30am, in the Parlor. 

One More Book Discussion Group Session: White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Race, by Robin DiAngelo--Wednesday, February 13th, 7-8:30pm, in Fellowship Hall

Even if you missed the February 6th discussion, all are invited to read then discuss this powerful book in an effort to deepen our commitment to racial justice. This discussion will be led by Reverend Kari and Anne Stanback. If you need a book, please contact Sue Fisher in the church office, admin@iccucc.org, 860-527-8121. Please RSVP to Anne Stanback, annestanback@gmail.com, if you would like to  participate.

Interfaith Freedom and Justice Ride Worship Service and Second Hour Discussion: Sunday, February 17th, beginning at 10am

Participants will share experiences of their powerful trip to Alabama at a special worship service and Second Hour that you won't want to miss. In the meantime, our Reverend Kari and Faith Church's Reverend Steve Camp were interviewed for a television segment while on the trip. View this segment at this link: https://www.alabamanews.net/2019/01/04/selma-tourism-impacted-by-government-shutdown/?fbclid=IwAR1caaPCd75bTwPKzKQLtPjjNJ4niOSsd9z1ypiKTm7Sju1djjFSVL9Ggl8. While the segment was about the government shut down, our ministers' words underscored the racial justice learning that was the impetus for taking this trip. In addition, Reverends Kari and Steve were interviewed by Fox 61 Television about the trip. View their interview at this link: https://youtu.be/0ntxsb_o52M.

Book Discussion Group: White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk about Race, by Robin DiAngelo--Wednesdays, February 6th and 13th, 7-8:30pm, in the Parlor

All are invited to read then discuss this powerful book in an effort to deepen our commitment to racial justice. Discussions will be led by Reverend Kari and Anne Stanback. We hope you can attend both sessions, but even if you can only attend one, please do! We encourage you to order your own copy of the book and try to have it completed by the first session (it’s not a long book). If you need assistance in ordering a book, please contact Sue Fisher in the church office, admin@iccucc.org, 860-527-8121. Please RSVP to Anne Stanback, annestanback@gmail.com, if you would like to  participate.