Pizza & Paint Event Fundraiser for All Ages: this Sunday, March 24th, 11:30am, in the Chapel

Let your creative juices flow and enjoy a pizza lunch as our youth group serves you this Sunday in the Chapel. Children ($5) and adults of all ages ($15) will be provided with all the necessary supplies and tutorial to create their own masterpiece while having fun. Invite your friends and family and support our youth group’s mission trip fund at the same time. Please contact Tracy Gormley for more information at 860-527-8121.

Pizza & Paint Event Fundraiser for All Ages: Sunday, March 24th, at 11:30am

Let your creative juices flow and enjoy a pizza lunch as our youth group serves you on Sunday,
March 24th, in the Chapel. Children ($5) and adults of all ages ($15) will be provided with all the necessary supplies and tutorial to create their own masterpiece while having fun. Invite your friends and family and support our youth group’s mission trip fund at the same time. Please contact Tracy Gormley for more information at 860-527-8121.

Next Lenten Book Study Session is Wednesday, March 20th, 6:30-8pm, in the Chapel: Climate Church, Climate World: How People of Faith Must Work for Change, by Rev. Jim Antal

Please join in as you are able. The book is available at Amazon or Barnes and Noble, OR, if needed, we’ve purchased some copies to borrow by contacting the Church Office, admin@iccucc.org. For each session, we will communicate which sections of the book to be read along with questions for discussion.

Rev. Antal’s book is a guide to helping people grapple with Climate Change, which he believes is the most urgent problem humanity has ever faced. For some, no matter the science data and other public knowledge, climate change/global warming continues NOT to be on people’s radar. Climate Church, Climate World will help us grapple with the issue and what we as people of faith can do. All are welcome!

Personal Body Safety Second Hour Discussion this Sunday, March 10th, 11:30am, in the Parlor

This program is offered through the Greater Hartford Children’s Advocacy Center for children
ages 3-5.
 The focus of the program is to assist children in developing age appropriate skills to help them develop the tools they will need to keep them safe and build their confidence. There are five topics which will be presented to the children in a positive, creative environment: emotions, including (1) self-calming skills, (2) my amazing body, (3) safe, unsafe, and unwanted touches, (4) my safe circle and (5) my personal body space. The children will have the opportunity to role play with their peers to help them become more confident in the skills they have learned. Please contact Tracy Gormley at 860-527-8121 for more information.

Join our Lenten Book Study: Climate Church, Climate World: How People of Faith Must Work for Change, by Rev. Jim Antal, Wednesdays, March 13th, 20th, 27th and April 3rd, 6:30-8pm, in the Chapel

Our book study begins this coming Wednesday! Please join in. Sign up on the sheet posted in Fellowship Hall or contact Roland Axelson, rgaxelson@gmail.com or (860) 817-2915. The book is available at Amazon or Barnes and Noble, OR if needed, we’ve purchased some copies to borrow.

For March 13th, we’ll focus on the Forward by Bill McKibben, Preface, Introduction and Chapter 1, “The Situation in Which We Find Ourselves,” pp. 9-29. Questions to ponder, as you read, which we will discuss, will be forwarded via email to all participants no later than Sunday evening, March 10th. Then after each session, additional sections of the books to be read along with questions for discussion will be presented.

As you reflect on participating, you are encouraged to watch the link below to this past Sunday’s 60 Minutes episode on the “Julianna vs. United States” law suit working its way through the Courts. The lawsuit filed on the behalf of 21 kids (youngest 11) alleges the U.S. Government knowingly failed to protect them from climate change. If the plaintiffs win, it could mean massive changes for the use of fossil fuels.
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/juliana-versus-united-states-the-climate-change-lawsuit-that-could-stop-the-u-s-government-from-supporting-fossil-fuels-60-minutes/

Rev. Antal’s book is a guide to helping people grapple with Climate Change, which he believes is the most urgent problem humanity has ever faced. For some, no matter the science data and other public knowledge, climate change/global warming continues NOT to be on people’s radar. Climate Church, Climate World will help us grapple with the issue and what we as people of faith can do. All are welcome!

Ash Wednesday Taize Worship Service: March 6th, 5:30pm, in the Chapel

At Taizé, a service is called a prayer which has neither beginning nor end. Taizé includes short songs repeated again and again which are quickly learned. In a few words they express the reality of one’s faith, an attentive waiting on God that becomes a way of listening to God. The service includes imposition of ashes. All are invited to join us in this special service marking the beginning of Lent.