This Sunday, Rev. Peter's Sept. Poem and UUCDC Happenings

This Sunday Sept. 30, 2018 - "An Earth Made Fair"; Rev. Peter Friedrichs

You may have heard the expression "An Earth made fair and all her people one." It comes from a mid-20th Century Christian hymn titled "Turn Back, O Man, Forswear Thy Foolish Ways" and is often used as a shorthand to describe our vision of a utopian future. As we wrap up our month-long theme of "Vision," Rev. Peter and Worship Associate Josie Cressler will consider these questions: What is our vision of and for the world? What is our responsibility to help bring that vision to reality? Dick Veleta will provide our music at both the 9:30 and 11:15 services and we will be holding a Service of Naming and Dedication during the 9:30 service.

"The Invitation"; by Rev. Peter Friedrichs for the September theme of "Vision"

The E-vite lands 
in your inbox 
with the other 6am chaff.
“Click Here to View Your Invitation”
You don’t recognize the sender, 
but you’re intrigued, so you do.
In flowing calligraphic script, 
you read:
You’re Invited!
Date: Today
Place: Here
Time: Now
Dress: Come as you are
You read on…
Everything you need has been provided. 
We only ask that you bring your own:
More Love, because you can never have enough.
A fruit salad or pie would be nice.
Invite your friends – space is unlimited. The more the merrier.
And then it asks:
Will You Attend? 
Please Click 
“Yes” or “No”

Tickets are now available for the Chester City NAACP Scholarship Fundraiser Concert on September 29, 2018!

Our church sponsors the NAACP Scholarship Fund from the proceeds of various events, projects and contributions by regular donors. We are hoping to increase the College scholarships of $1,000 per year that the church provides for up to four years to each of four Chester students selected by the NAACP Chester chapter. A full house at this concert will help these students and their families!  Click here to download the poster for the concert and learn all about it!

To buy a ticket on line, click here!  Tickets will also be available each Sunday and at the door.

Individual donations are welcome to help support this worthy program and may be made through the church office or online with a bank transfer. Contact Kathy Alston

Please Join in Important 'Next Steps Weekend,' Oct. 12-14

We're starting on the path to building our future!  Read all about it here!

Fall Church Auction is coming Nov. 3!

Mark your calendars for the Nov. 3, 2018 Fall Church Auction!  This event is fun for all and important for the church budget.  Premilinary information is available on the event calendar.