Announcements for Week of Jan. 22

SERVICES FOR PAT BOSWORTH We as a congregation express our sympathy to Doug Bosworth and his family at the passing of Pat. The services for Pat will be this Saturday, Jan. 28 at NBLC. Visitation will be at 10:00, Memorial service at 11:00 and lunch at 12:00 in the fellowship area.

FOOD DONATIONS If you’d like to donate food for the lunch following the funeral of Pat Bosworth on Saturday, Jan. 28, please contact Ruth Morin at 586-2698 or 369-4263.

PRAYER LEADERS NEEDED Do You Pray? Prayer is indeed a personal conversation with God. For some it is their first step towards building a relationship with Him and for others, prayer provides ongoing support of an established faith. Won’t you consider sharing and leading prayers so that we may all have a united conversation on Sunday mornings? During the month of February, please consider signing up to volunteer as a Prayer of the People leader. A sheet is in the Narthex. If you have questions, please contact Lisa Schwarzentraub or Pastor Oman.

A rare filmed interview with survivors of a catastrophic earthquake in Haiti will be screened at Lifetree Café on Thursday, Jan. 26 at 12:30 p.m. at the Candlewood Pool House. The program, titled, “Why Did I Survive? Questions From Natural Disasters and Other Scrapes with Death,” features a filmed interview with Rodney and Lillian Smoker who were serving as missionaries in Haiti when the earthquake occurred. “There was a huge noise like a Mac truck, and then things started shaking,” Rodney Smoker says. “The last thing I remember was the ceiling coming down. Then everything was flat, dark, and there was so much dust you could hardly breathe.” During the program, participants will see personal video footage of the aftermath of the earthquake.

MEN’S SHELTER NEEDS VOLUNTEERS The temporary emergency men’s shelter in Champaign-Urbana opened January 6th, and is available 7 nights a week. The shelter is shared between Faith United Methodist Church and First Presbyterian Church in Champaign. They do need volunteers to help with a few duties including cleanup, teardown, setup, laundry, and registration. There are hours and days of the week to fit every schedule. Sign-up can be done at this link: Open the link, click on a time you would like to help and put your name down under “who” on the left if there is space available. Also, there is still a need for funding to keep it going through March. You can donate online at this link Indicate “Men’s Winter Shelter” in the comments section or mail a check to UWCC 404 W. Church St, Champaign, IL 61820 and indicate the same on the memo section of the check or attach a note.

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