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In-Person and Livestream Worship


Sunday, May 1, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. (livestream)
Scripture Reading: Luke: 13-35

Sermon: Resurrection: Problem or Answer?

The Cottonwood Jam String Band will accompany the Chancel Choir's anthem this Sunday.

Children's Worship

for children ages 3 through Grade 5 meets Sunday mornings in Wright Hall following the Message for the Whole Family of God. Nursery is available for younger children.

Growing Forward in Faith All-Community Event: Storytelling Day

May 1, 3-5PM

We all have stories – personal stories, family stories, community stories, national stories. Sharing and listening to stories are important ways to increase empathy and appreciation for diversity. At this event, storytellers will set up stations to tell their stories and share activities. Participants will rotate to a new station every 20 minutes. All ages will find this event meaningful as they get to know their neighbors better.

Children (0-18) can also choose a free work of multicultural literature to take home. 
This secular event is free and open to the public, so please spread the word!

Upcoming Events

Friday, April 29, 6 pm - Cooking Class with Rebecca Swett (Zoom)
Sunday May 1, 9 am - Adult Education Hour (Chapel & Zoom)
Sunday, May 1, 11:30 am - Confirmation (Youth Room & Zoom)
Sunday, May 1, 3:00-5:00 pm - Storytelling Day (An All-Community Event)

Monday, May 2, 7 pm - Anti-Racism Team Meeting (Chapel & Zoom)
Tuesday, May 3 - Election Day, SUCC is a polling place
Wednesday, May 4, 9:30 am - Wednesday Study Group (Chapel & Zoom)
Thursday, May 5, 7 pm - Bible Study (Zoom)
Sunday, May 8, Mother's Day - No Youth Group; Blanket Sunday
Tuesday, May 10, 5:30 pm - Civil Rights Tour Participant Meeting (Chapel & Zoom)
Wednesday, May 11, 9:30 am - Body Restore
Thursday, May 12, 10:30 am - Prayer Shawl Group
Thursday, May 12, 7 pm - Bible Study (Zoom)
Friday, May 13, 6 pm - Parents' Night Out
Saturday, May 14, 9 am - Food Packing Event
Sunday, May 15, Mental Health Sunday
Sunday, May 15, 9:00 am - 
Membership Exploration Discussions
Sunday, May 15, 11:15 am - Social Justice Group meeting (Chapel & Zoom)
Sunday, May 15, 11:30 am - Confirmation
Sunday, May 15, 1:30 pm - Care & Share, Deep Listening (Chapel)


Cooking Class with Rebecca Swett

April 29th at 6 pm

Click here to enter the Zoom room.

Join Rebecca Swett on Zoom for a live demonstration of how to make this delicious meal.  No registration required; all are welcome! For the list of ingredients and recipes to prepare for the event, please click here.

  1. Measure out any ingredients that will be used in all dishes. 
  2. Wash and Peel any fruits or vegetables that will be used. 
  3. Have all pots/pans, bowls, utensils and cookware out and ready. 
  4. Have a cutting board or very large plate ready and plastic wrap. 
  5. Be ready to have a fun and delicious evening!!!

Intergenerational Service Opportunity

Adult Education Hour

On May 1 at 9 am (in person or online.  Click here for the Zoom link), the class will follow a video series from The Work of the People, “Marching from Pain to Possibility."  Please visit this site to view the trailer

Confirmation Class for Youth

Confirmation meets IN PERSON on the first and third Sundays of the month at 11:30AM.  If you need to attend by Zoom, please let Pastor Mary know. If you would like to participate and need more information please let Pastor Mary know!   

Social Justice Group

Our next meeting will be on May 15 (please note the date change) and will feature an hour-long group spiritual practice.

Please note the upcoming Action Team Meetings:

Anti-Racism: May 2, 7PM, in person (Zoom for those at a distance)

Voting Rights: May 22, 11:15AM, Chapel

Immigrant/Refugee Support: May 17, 1PM, Zoom

Rainbow Team Exploratory Meeting: May 24, 7PM, Zoom

Click here to enter the May 15 meeting via Zoom.

Please contact David Andersen, Al Compaan, Kathy Tashima, or Deacon Jennifer for more information or to sign up to receive email updates about the action teams or social justice group.

Wednesday Morning Study Group

May 4, 9:30 am

Click here for the Zoom link


Our last two sessions are May 4 and 18, 9:30 a.m., offered both in person and online.  We conclude our focus on the theme, “Seeing Jesus,” exploring the different titles that have been used in reference to Jesus as a means of understanding our own relationship to Jesus and how we see Jesus.  We invite you to join us for an hour of conversation and fellowship , either in person or online.   For questions regarding this series or concerning the Wednesday Morning Study group, please feel free to contact David W. Andersen.


Thursday Evening
Bible Study

continues weekly through May 26.

All are welcome, and no prior knowledge is required.  We will be learning strategies for interpreting Biblical poetry (which is much more interesting than it sounds!).


Click here to enter the Zoom classroom. 

Church World Service 
Blanket Sunday

May 8

Outreach Board is sponsoring a Blanket Sunday on Mother's Day, May 8. Church World Service distributes these sturdy blankets around the world wherever there is need. Each blanket costs $10.  

Click here to donate online.

You can also write a check to Sylvania UCC and put "Blanket Sunday" on the memo line.

Parent's Night Out

Friday, May 13, 5:30 pm drop-off Children may be dropped off at the church for dinner and activities as early as 5:30PM.  Parent’s will gather at a local restaurant at 6PM.  Sign up for event HERE to let us know how many to expect! 

Intergenerational Service Project

Come and help out as we form assembly lines to scoop out ingredients, seal bags, and pack pallets of non-perishable meals to send to people in need. Please note that the packing will take place at Christ Presbyterian Church. It is a fun and meaningful project for all ages! Click the image to sign up.

Interested in exploring church membership?  You’re invited to attend Membership Exploration Discussions to find out more, even if you are unsure about joining. We will have three discussions, each with a slightly different focus:
  • May 15 - 9:00-9:50 am
  • May 22 - 11:15-12:15 pm
  • June 5 - 11:15-12:15 pm
On June 19, an opportunity to join will occur during the 10 am worship service.

We will have time for sharing our stories, finding common ground, and asking questions.

Please contact the church office at or 419-882-0048 if you or anyone you know is contemplating joining the church and plans to attend these gatherings. You are welcome to come even if you forget to call ahead! Please note that you are welcome here and in all ministries of this community, regardless of membership status.


Please join Sylvania United Church of Christ in its support NAMI! Click here for the Sylvania United Church of Christ team fundraising page or if you would like to join the walk as a team member. If you have questions, contact Jean Buckwell. 419 944 3322
For more information click on picture or contact Pastor Mary.

Cabinet Update

Financial Update

Click here to read the March financial update.
Our ongoing software conversion requires additional effort until it can produce quarterly giving statements. Please be advised that the first statement you receive in 2022 will cover the period of Jan - Jun 2022. From that point forward, we will revert to quarterly statements as usual. If you happen to need a statement before early July please email or call the church office so your request can be forwarded to Christy.
Thank you for your understanding.
SUCC would like to thank Todd Masman for his Easter Flower contribution in honor of the Social Justice Group.

The deadline for receipt of information for weekly updates is Wednesday, noon, for release on Thursday or Friday of the same week.

or call the office at 419-882-0048
Refer to the online church calendar on the website
for scheduled meetings and events.  

Click here to view the calendar

Please email to communicate updates, cancellations/deletions, additions to be made to the calendar, and to contact Bruce Glover for room set-up, including heat and A/C.

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