Worship@Vets Home

CUCC will lead the Protestant worship service at the George Whalen Home for Veterans at 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 19.

Everyone is invited to share this experience with our veterans. Your mere presence and smiling face are a “thanks” for the sacrifices they made for our country.

Please see Pastor Gage if you are interested in helping.

Building the Kingdom

CLOTHES FOR KIDS: Our January mission project was collecting clothes for children in Kelly Ferry’s third-grade class. As of Jan. 24, we delivered 33 pairs of pants, 16 tops, three hats, one scarf and 10 pairs of socks. As Marion Horna, who organized the effort, said: “Cheers for all these donations for Kelly’s kids from our congregation.”

PEOPLE HELPING PEOPLE: Back in November, People Helping People’s office was robbed of all its hygiene kits. Elizabeth Dohrer suggested that we donate the hundreds of kits we had left over from the Community Meal to People Helping People. Here is the note we received in return:

“Thank you so much! The true value of a person is not measured in what they do, but in what they give. Thanks for sharing your resources with us. It means more than you know. Sincerely, People Helping People, Weber/Davis County, Judy Kasten Bell and LeAnn Dickerson”

Share Your Heart Celebration

Family Counseling Services of Northern Utah will hold its annual Share Your Heart Celebration on Wednesday, Feb. 3.

Many members of our church have used the center’s services, and Pastor Gage frequently refers people to the clinic. This is an opportunity to give back to an organization that provides affordable counseling services to our community.

Tickets are $60 per person, or a group could get together to reserve a table for 10 for $600. We must RSVP by Jan. 26 to Raquel Lee at 801-399-1600 or fcsrlee@gmail.com.

The social hour with cash bar begins at 5:30 pm, and the dinner is served at 6:30 pm. There will be silent and live auctions. See Pastor Gage if you are interested in attending.

Ogden Pride!

OgdenPride-Logo-Round-200Come celebrate “Love Within Reach” at Ogden’s first Pride Festival on Aug. 1!

Tim Sharp and Pastor Gage are on the Ogden Pride Board of Directors and have been working with other volunteers, including Andy Nielsen, to plan and organize the festival.

Games, vendors, food, music and even a pet fashion show will entertain folks of all ages from 1:00 to 6:00 PM.

Our church will have a booth, and this is a good way to spread the good news about the Open and
Affirming spirit of Congregational UCC! Keep checking the official website, www.ogdenpride.org, for
updated announcements.

Hand for Hope

Calene Lucero was present during our Fair Trade Sale with handmade items by Adi in Ghana on behalf of a computer school being built there. She is seeking to raise more money for the school with a Spaghetti Dinner and Silent Auction on Saturday, Nov. 1, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Roy Hope Center, 5051 South 1900 West. Entry is $5 pre-sale or $8 at the door. You may contact Calene at 801-430-6103.