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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Your Weekly Worship Update for June 15th

the old growth redwood forest primevalTHIS is your Sunday to shine! Just set your alarm so you can arrive in time for our 10am worship service in the cool of our air-conditioned Great Hall! You’ll shine because you’ll know to be a part of our summer worship schedule, with a service you won’t want to miss.

First of all, it’s Father’s Day! And what better way to honor the “fathers” in your life than to recognize and remember them, as others in your family of faith will do, on this special Sunday at University Circle United Methodist Church.

Then, hear Dr. Chalker’s sermon with the intriguing title, “Getting Beyond Reasonable Doubt.” The Hoggs offer their unique arrangement of On Eagles’ Wings, and FullCircle does a “cool” instrumental version of Holy, Holy, Holy. Plus, Joanna Li shares her interpretations of an exceptional Fred Bock piano prelude and a sensational Pethel organ postlude.

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.

And another reminder that our jr/sr youth will join us in worship, as they will do throughout these summer months.

And yet another reminder that we need to refrain from entering the Sanctuary while it is under reconstruction, due to actual contractor safety regulations and liability considerations. Scheduled tours will be conducted along the way as construction allows, so you can see our progress. And photos and updates will soon be displayed in the gym, along with some old newspapers and worship bulletins that were actually found under floors in this first week of construction.

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 on your own mission, as part of this growing family of faith, to share your church with someone you care about. After all, do you think they’d be disappointed?

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Your Weekly Worship Update for June 8th

With summer’s warmth upon us, what better place to offer thanks that winter’s wrath has finally come and gone than to join together in worship this Sunday morning at 11 in our stately sanctuary. Along with the Chancel Choir’s offering of God’s Gonna Set This World on Fire comes FullCircle’s version of Just a Closer Walk with Thee – music made to touch the soul.

Dr. Chalker presents yet another inspiring sermon, this one entitled, Crickets and Doves. And Joanna Li closes out our last service in the present sanctuary setting with a rousing expression of Charles Gounod’s Marche Romaine.

Following worship, those who have signed up to join the Second Sunday Lunch group head to Old Carolina Barbeque Company for ribs and whatever else pleases the palate.

A reminder to mark your calendar and set your alarm clock, so you can arrive next Sunday, June 15, at 10am for worship in the Great Hall as part of our extended summer schedule into the fall.

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 a part of this growing family of faith, and bring along someone you care about.

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Your Weekly Worship Update for June 1st

Worship begins with bells this Sunday as the Chancel Ringers offer a “Joyful Oregon_Coast_2Alleluia” introit. They will also play “Wade in the Water” during the Offertory. The Chancel Choir presents the Rene Clausen composition, “Prayer of Saint Francis.”

Dr. Chalker’s sermon title is a story in itself: If You Have Seen One, Be Careful…You Have NOT Seen Them All. You won’t want to miss this Communion Sunday message, which is indeed followed by our first-Sunday observation of communion…to which all are invited.

Following worship, join in the fun and fellowship of our First-Sunday Potluck in the Great Hall. Bring something to share and enjoy conversation with longtime friends and new acquaintances alike.

In addition, you are invited to attend Sunday classes for adults (9 and 9:30) and for children at 10:45. This Sunday, youth join their parents in worship.

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, on Parklane and E. 107th, on MLK Drive and in the Cleveland Library lot south on E. 107th.

Join in the life of this growing family of faith, and share it with someone you care about.

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