Your Weekly Worship Update for August 17th

With August’s hot and humid personality making itself known to us once again this week, why not retreat to the cool of veg1our Grand Hall this Sunday to reconnect with your loving, caring God and your likewise-loving University Circle UMC family of faith?

Our Minister of Pastoral Care, Heidi Denman, M.Div., delivers her message, What’s in a Name? in Dr. Chalker’s vacation absence. Lydia Hall presents Fear No More, from “The Frogs,” a musical by Sondheim & Shevelove, with text from “Cymbeline” by Shakespeare. And FullCircle offers their version of a song made famous by none other than Joe Cocker: You Are So Beautiful. You have to be there to hear how it all comes together.

During August, children are invited to attend worship with their families; activity packets will be available. Jr. and Sr. Youth join us in worship as well.

Photos of the chancel reconstruction in the Sanctuary will continue to be displayed on the TV monitor in the Great Hall. The targeted finish date of October 15 remains firm.

Be open to God’s message for you as you join our growing family of faith in worship this Sunday. See you in church!

Church parking for visitors and the mobility-challenged is available in our north lot. Parking is also available in the Judson lot across from the church, and on Parklane, E. 107th, both sides of MLK Drive and in the Cleveland Library lot south on E. 107th.

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Your Weekly Worship Update for August 17th

If you’ve flown anywhere in the past few years, you know about Carry-On Baggage – which is also the title of Sunday’s sermon delivered by The Rev. Jared Littleton, Chaplain Resident at the Cleveland Clinic and regular church attendee. This Sunday’s music includes an offering by the Gospel Choir – Glory, Glory When I Lay My Burdens Down – and by the Liturgical Dancers: Lay It Down.

A heartfelt thanks to all who have given donations to make last Tuesday’s delivery of school supplies to the Mary B. Martin School a success! Several members from church served a welcome-back breakfast to the faculty and delivered 18 extra-large totes of school supplies along with bags of hand sanitizer. If you missed the opportunity to contribute, donations of all school supplies are still gladly accepted. Specific needs are 4-oz. Elmer’s Glue, No. 2 pencils, tissue, Lysol wipes and baby wipes. More information about Mary B. Martin School will be in the next Outlook.  Our many thanks for your kind and loving support!

During the current week of chancel construction, worship in our Great Hall will be accessible in only two ways this Sunday. For all persons without mobility issues, please enter through the lower E. 107th entrance and take the steps down to the Great Hall. The stairways and the east doors closest to MLK Drive are closed during this period, due to construction. Those with mobility challenges will need to enter through the handicap door off the parking lot and take the elevator down to the Great Hall level. And those who park on (either side of) MLK will need to use the handicap entrance and elevator as well.

This month, children are invited to attend worship with their families; activity packets will be available. Jr. and Sr. Youth join us in worship as well.

Photos of the chancel reconstruction in the Sanctuary will continue to be displayed on the TV monitor in the Great Hall. 

Be open to God’s message for you as you join our growing family of faith in worship this Sunday.

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Church parking for visitors and the mobility-challenged is available in our north lot. Parking is also available in the Judson lot across from the church, and on Parklane, E. 107th, both sides of MLK Drive and in the Cleveland Library lot south on E. 107th.

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Your Weekly Worship Update for August 10th

With the month of August comes an opportunity to experience worship services crafted by clergy within our congregation who are filling in for Dr. Chalker while he takes his well-deserved vacation. This Sunday, The Rev. Sharon Seyfarth Garner offers some different approaches to worship and presents her message entitled, Find Your Mountain, Fill Your Swim Floaties.

Brian Misch sings and plays on guitar, “Open the Eyes of My Heart,” with additional music provided by Nathan Motta and Lavert Stuart.

This Sunday, we may be visited by participants in and spectators of the Gay Games underway in Cleveland – yet another opportunity to welcome members of the gay community to our family of faith.

During the next week of construction, worship in our Great Hall will be accessible in only two ways. For all persons without mobility issues, please enter through the lower E. 107th entrance and take the steps down to the Great Hall. The stairways and the east doors closest to MLK Drive are closed during this period, due to construction. Those with mobility challenges will need to enter through the handicap door off the parking lot and take the elevator down to the Great Hall level. And those who park on (either side of) MLK will need to use the handicap entrance and elevator as well.

This month, children are invited to attend worship with their families; activity packets will be available. Jr. and Sr. Youth join us in worship as well.

Photos of the chancel reconstruction in the Sanctuary will continue to be displayed on the TV monitor in the Great Hall.

Also, if you haven’t yet brought in school supplies for teachers to distribute as needed to the students in our nearby, newly-adopted Cleveland school, Mary B. Martin Elementary, please consider doing so this Sunday. School starts August 13, so your timely gift of supplies would be greatly appreciated. Call the church office for specific suggestions.

Be open to God’s message for you as you join our growing family of faith in worship this Sunday. And consider bringing someone with you.

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Church parking for visitors and the mobility-challenged is available in our north lot. Parking is also available in the Judson lot across from the church, and on Parklane, E. 107th, both sides of MLK Drive and in the Cleveland Library lot south on E. 107th.

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Your Weekly Worship Update for August 3rd

You remember Mick Jagger and The Rolling Stones, right? This Communion Sunday at 10am, Rev. Jim Longsworth gets the title for his sermon from the Stones hit, “You Can’t Always Get What You Want.” And Edna Duffy offers her liturgical dance interpretation of the contemporary spiritual, “I Love the Lord.”

You are invited to the communion table whether a member or not of this or any church.

During the next two weeks of construction, worship in our Great Hall will be accessible in only two ways. For all persons without mobility issues, please enter through the lower E. 107th entrance and take the steps down to the Great Hall. The stairways and the east doors closest to MLK Drive are closed during this period, due to construction. Those with mobility challenges will need to enter through the handicap door off the parking lot and take the elevator down to the Great Hall level. And those who park on (either side of) MLK will need to use the handicap entrance and elevator as well. 

During August, children are invited to attend worship with their families; activity packets will be available. Jr. and Sr. Youth join us in worship as well.

Photos of the chancel reconstruction in the Sanctuary will continue to be displayed on the TV monitor in the Great Hall.

A reminder that a service to celebrate the life of Carol Crumbaker will be held this Saturday at 11am in the Great Hall. Chancel Choir members have been asked by the family to sing; please be a part of this memorial as you can.

Also, if you haven’t yet brought in school supplies for teachers to distribute as needed to the students in our nearby, newly-adopted Cleveland school, Mary B. Martin Elementary, please consider doing so this Sunday. School starts August 13, so your timely gift of supplies would be greatly appreciated. Call the church office or stop by the school display in the gym for specific suggestions.

Be open to God’s message for you as you join our growing family of faith in worship this Sunday. And while you’re at it, bring someone with you.

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Church parking for visitors and the mobility-challenged is available in our north lot. Parking is also available in the Judson lot across from the church, and on Parklane, E. 107th, both sides of MLK Drive and in the Cleveland Library lot south on E. 107th.

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Your Weekly Worship Update for July 27th

After you’ve taken inventory of your week – whether it’s work, weather, play, successes, even losses – use this Sunday morning to speak with God about it during our 10:00 worship at University Circle United Methodist Church.

Chalker’s sermon asks, “Anything New Among Your Precious Things?” and David Hughes sings Day By Day and With Each Passing Hour, accompanied by Bob Adamson and Lavert Stuart.

This is the last Sunday younger children will gather this summer during worship with friends and adult leaders in the Sunday School room for snacks, games, Bible stories and crafts. During August, children can attend worship with their families; activity packets will be available. Jr. and Sr. youth join us in worship as well.

Photos of the chancel reconstruction in the Sanctuary will continue to be displayed on the TV monitor in the Great Hall.

Be open to God’s message for you as you join our growing family of faith in worship this Sunday. And while you’re at it, bring someone with you.

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Church parking for visitors and the mobility-challenged is available in our north lot. Parking is also available in the Judson lot across from the church, and on Parklane, E. 107th, MLK Drive and in the Cleveland Library lot south on E. 107th.

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Your Weekly Worship Update for July 13th

If you consider the news of the return of LeBron James as a blessing, why not give thanks to the real king this Sunday at 10am in our air-conditioned Great Hall at University Circle United Methodist Church.

Dr. Chalker asks us, “Thinking Like a Presbyterian?” in his message based upon Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23. The Liturgical Dancers perform to “The Rainbow” and to “Lord of the Dance,” presented by David Hughes, Rick Schmid and FullCircle.

Younger children are invited through July 27 to gather during worship with friends and adult leaders in the Sunday School room for snacks, games, Bible stories and crafts. Jr. and Sr. youth join us in worship, as they will do throughout these summer months.

Photos of the chancel reconstruction in the Sanctuary will continue to be on display.

Be open to God’s message for you as you join our growing family of faith in worship this Sunday. And while you’re at it, bring someone with you.

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Church parking for visitors and the mobility-challenged is available in our north lot. Parking is also available in the Judson lot across from the church, and on Parklane, E. 107th,  MLK Drive and in the Cleveland Library lot south on E. 107th.

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Your Weekly Worship Update for July 6th

Celebrate your religious freedom this Independence Weekend with worship, petoskey-fireworksSunday at 10am, in the comfort of our Great Hall at University Circle United Methodist Church.

This Communion Sunday’s service welcomes Lavert Stuart as our new organist. Well known in the musical community as an accomplished musician, Lavert brings an array of talent and experience to our church, and we officially welcome him to our family of faith.

Dr. Chalker reflects upon a current sports-world topic with his message, “Lord, Make Me a Free Agent.” Robert Thompson gives the gift of a stirring solo, and our Liturgical Dancers offer praise in movement to the spiritual, “O Fix Me.”

A reminder that younger children are invited through July 27 to gather during worship with friends and adult leaders in the Sunday School room for snacks, games, Bible stories and crafts. Jr. and Sr. youth join us in worship, as they will do throughout these summer months.

Photos of the chancel reconstruction in the Sanctuary, as well as several discoveries “unearthed” during the process, will be on display in the Gym.

Church parking for visitors and the mobility-challenged is available in our north lot. Parking is also available in the Judson lot across from the church, and on Parklane, E. 107th,  MLK Drive and in the Cleveland Library lot south on E. 107th.

Be open to God’s message for you as you join our growing family of faith in worship this Sunday. And while you’re at it, bring someone with you.

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This summer’s “sunny Outlook”

With this issue of Outlook comes an update on the chancel reconstruction currently underway in the Sanctuary.

You’ll also discover two RAPs – Random Acts of Programming – that are truly unique opportunities.

Visit the new Outlook Corner where you’ll find at least four ways to be a part of our church’s neighborhood.

And read about our new organist who takes the reins left behind by our wonderful Joanna Li, whom we will miss.

Enjoy this sunny issue, and look for the next one in September.

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Your Weekly Worship Update for June 29th

Get out of the heat and put love in your heart as you join your faith family in Landsat_Lake_Erieworship this Sunday at 10am in the comfort of our Great Hall at University Circle United Methodist Church.

Much of the morning’s focus will be on the fact that this is Joanna Li’s last Sunday as our organist. After six years of playing and directing, Jo is moving on to other opportunities in music and art in Raleigh, NC. We celebrate her time with us with a reception following the service, where she would welcome your good wishes.

FullCircle will perform Jo’s latest composition, “We Know,” as part of the service and as Jo’s parting “thank-you” to this family of faith.

Dr. Chalker’s sermon title raises the question,“Return to Sender?” and Pam Maly sings “Softly and Tenderly.”

A reminder that younger children are invited through July 27 to gather during worship with friends and adult leaders in the Sunday School room for snacks, games, Bible stories and crafts. Jr. and Sr. youth join us in worship, as they will do throughout these summer months.

Photos of the chancel reconstruction in the Sanctuary, as well as several discoveries “unearthed” during the process, will be on display in the Gym.

Church parking for visitors and the mobility-challenged is available in our north lot. Parking is also available in the Judson lot across from the church, and on Parklane, E. 107th,  MLK Drive and in the Cleveland Library lot south on E. 107th.

Make it your mission, as part of this growing family of faith, to share your church with someone you care about.

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Your Weekly Worship Update for June 22nd

Start your week off right by joining your faith family in worship this Sunday at 10am in the comfort of our Great Hall at University Circle United Methodist Church.

Dr. Chalker’s sermon addresses the familiar affliction some have: “An Overwhelming Need to Visit.” Our Gospel Choir offers, “Nothing Less Than Holiness,” and Lydia Hall sings Puccini’s, “Salve Regina” (Hail, Queen).

A reminder that younger children are invited through July 27 to gather during worship with friends and adult leaders in the Sunday School room for snacks, games, Bible stories and crafts. Jr. and Sr. youth join us in worship, as they will do throughout these summer months.

Photos of the chancel reconstruction in the Sanctuary, as well as several discoveries “unearthed” during the process, will be on display in the Gym.

Church parking for visitors and the mobility-challenged is available in our north lot. Parking is also available in the Judson lot across from the church, and on Parklane, E. 107th,  MLK Drive and in the Cleveland Library lot south on E. 107th.

Make it your mission, as part of this growing family of faith, to share your church with someone you care about.

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