Weekly News for August 18, 2021

Church Yard Sale
on
Saturday, August 21
from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm.

Friday: We will be setting up for the yard sale starting around 8:30 on Friday morning. Anyone who is available to unpack and set up is welcome!

Saturday: Yard sale starts at 9 am. If you can help out during the sale, please email Gary at scapeman15@hotmail.com or leave a message at 829-6266. Definitely will need help for clean up.

Council Meeting
PLEASE NOTE that our Council meeting scheduled for Thursday, August 19th, has been moved to Sunday, August 22nd, after our church service. Please also note that this will be an “in person” meeting. Our meeting will be outside weather permitting. One of the topics of discussion will be future church services and Covid.

All members and friends of the church are invited to attend.

Marsha Heath, Moderator

Topic: Council Meeting
Time: Aug 22, 2021 10:30 AM

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Join us for Worship!
We are now worshiping in-person and online on Sunday at 9:30 am. At this time because of the heat we are worshipping in the Fellowship Hall, and are still following CDC guidelines requiring you to be masked and socially distanced. For those who wish to join us online via livestream please connect with us on YouTube at youtube.com/c/nyccucc. If you would like to see the Sunday Bulletin that can be found on our website at http://nyccucc.com

Backpack Blessing
Join us on this Sunday, August 22 with your backpacks to have them blessed for the new school year by Pastor Nancy. Kids should bring backpacks and if folks want to bring some school supplies for others that would be great. We will be making tags to put on your backpacks.

Pastoral Care Requests
For prayer requests, pastoral care or if you or someone you know is struggling in our community please contact Pastor Nancy at nyccrevnancy@gmail.com

Please keep the following people in your prayers ~

Julie Beggs
Marion Goff
Sandra Golonka
Vince Golonka
Richard and Nancy Lowell
Blanche and Jim Mays
Lin Tompson Murphy
Cindy Tompson

UCC appeals for $100,000 for disaster-beleaguered Haiti
by Carol Fouke-Mpoyo | published on Aug 16, 2021

Donate Now! Designate “Haiti Appeal.”
A UCC Haiti Appeal seeks to raise $100,000 for immediate relief and longer-term recovery for the thousands of people in Haiti who are reeling from sequential disasters.
These include the deadly, destructive 7.2 earthquake August 14 in western Haiti, and Tropical Depression Grace, expected to make landfall in the same region August 16-17. The resulting flooding and mudslides are likely to add misery to the earthquake zone and to hinder the search and rescue of survivors.


Hundreds (nearly 1,400 as of August 16) are confirmed dead and additional thousands injured due to the eathquake.
The UCC is working with Global Ministries, Church World Service and the ACT Alliance among other partners, all of which are currently assessing the situation for damages and needs.


UCC Global H.O.P.E. team leader Joshua Baird was in touch with the partner networks on August 16 and said that the ACT Alliance reports that more than 60 percent of the people of Haiti have been impacted by the disaster. Both the ACT Alliance and Church World Service have spoken about “significant infrastructure challenges,” with road closures due to civil unrest compounded by earthquake damage.


Immediate needs include water, due to the corruption of water tanks, and first aid. They note that there are not enough hospital beds in existing, structurally safe facilities. “People are being treated in hospital yards – or dying there,” according to Global Ministries’ bilateral partners CONASPEH (The National Spiritual Council of Haitian Churches) and House of Hope, Baird said.


Other challenges facing Haitians include COVID-19. Vaccination of health care workers and people over 65 only got started in early August. There’s also the political and social disruption following the assassination of the country’s president in July.


How to Help
Pray for Haitians impacted by disasters.
Donate Now! Designate “Haiti Appeal.”
You may also make a gift by mailing a check made payable to the United Church of Christ, to 700 Prospect Ave., Cleveland, OH 44115. Please be sure to note “Haiti Appeal” on your check in the memo section, or in an attached letter.
If you would like to help with this, you may do so directly with the UCC or send a check to church or donate online at Tithely, and we will send it in to the UCC Disaster relief effort for Haiti.

Help for the Homeless
Summer needs for Grace Street Ministries: new socks men and women’s – ankle and crew – white. New men’s boxer briefs – M L XL. Sports bras- new. Consignment ready summer clothes – t-shirts, shorts, etc., and I have created a list on Amazon of personal care travel size items:

https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/5BE4ICKT49WW?ref_=wl_share

You can order off that list and have it shipped to my home address or you can just use it for ideas and purchase elsewhere. I will make Ziplock bags of stuff to give out.

Thank you, Nancy

Access worship video on the church Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/NYCC04097/ (you do not need to be a FB user – just click past the create account box to get to our public page)
OR you may access it directly on our YouTube channel (subscribe to our channel while you are there) at youtube.com/c/nyccucc

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