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TONIGHT (Friday)

Calling all children and families and young at heart:
It's Family Movie Night at 7PM at the church!
  Come join us for Pixar's Inside Out -  a great movie to help us understand how important all our emotions are.  We will also have Lenten family kits to take home. (If you can't come, let Pastor Mary know and we will get one to you.)
Popcorn and drinks provided.

In-Person and Livestream Worship


Sunday, March 6, 2022, at 10 a.m.


Click here for the livestream


Scripture Reading: Luke 4:1-13
Sermon: "Baptismal Identity"

  Rev. Dr. Vern Swett is preaching


Join us after the service for the return of Coffee Hour and Fellowship Time!  This week's treat is a cake provided in appreciation and celebration of the work of the COVID Committee over the past two years.


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. 

Confirmation Class
meets this Sunday by Zoom at 11:30AM.  Confirmation class is for youth seventh grade and older.  Contact Pastor Mary if you need the Zoom link.  Next week:  All youth will meet.

Adult Education, Sunday, March 6, 2022, 9 a.m.

Join us in the chapel or on Zoom at 9AM for the beginning of the Lenten series:
"Nurturing the Heart of Community"
Pastor Mary will give an introduction to the theme with the help of a  TedTalk by Brene Brown on "The Power of Vulnerability"


Click here for the Zoom link


The Science and Theology Group
Sunday, March 6, 2022
7 p.m. on Zoom


Belief Without Borders:
Inside the Minds of the Spiritual but not Religious

by Linda Mercadante


Feel free to join in what will prove to be a lively discussion of an important topic.  Contact Nancy Wellman (419-280-6498 or to join the conversation.

Update from the Covid Committee


As was first announced during the February 27th worship service, the Covid Committee is pleased to confirm that we are relaxing our masking and physical spacing protocols, effective March 1, 2022. This means:
  • Masks are no longer required to be worn anywhere in the church building. Those who feel more comfortable masking up are certainly welcomed and encouraged to do so, but masking will no longer be required for everyone.
  • All pews in the sanctuary will be available for seating except for the rear right quadrant (as you enter the sanctuary). That section will maintain every other pew seating for those more comfortable maintaining physical spacing. The pews that are unavailable for seating will be clearly marked.
  • The Nursery will re-open Sunday March 6. We will be seeking qualified volunteers to assist in proper staffing of the Nursery during morning worship.
  • Please watch for additional announcements from Staff, Boards and Committees as they make decisions related to their various responsibilities and activities.
  • Our online services, via YouTube, will continue for those wishing to participate remotely.
The Covid committee realizes that no decision is risk free but is confident that these changes are prudent at this point in time. The Daily New Case Rate (DNCR) per 100K for Lucas County, as reported by CovidActNow, was 8.8 on February 28. This puts the risk level at YELLOW, which is the second lowest level on the five-level scale. For comparison the DNCR recently peaked at 329.0.

It is acknowledged that most of us are somewhere on the Confident to Curious to Cautious spectrum as we are learning to live with our new reality. We simply ask that we all continue to be respectful of each other as we each come to terms with what we consider to be best for us individually.

The Covid Committee has been meeting almost weekly for the past 104 weeks monitoring conditions and applying our best judgment related to overall congregation safety. We will be reducing our meeting frequency moving forward but will continue to stay active and monitor any future developments that may require action on our part.

If there are any questions or concerns, please contact any member of the Covid Committee to discuss.

Thank you for your patience, understanding and continued support as we move forward in faith together!

Your Covid Committee,

Jeanne Brockmyer, Sue Crescitelli, Chris Durand, Jeff Finch, Steve Long, Pastor Mary Meadows, Peggy Meisner, Kelli Michael, Jane Ransom, Pastor Vern Swett, Jeff Wahl

Save the date: Saturday morning, March 19, 2022

Pre-register with
Joycelyn Degener or
Diane Christopherson

Invitation to "Care & Share"
First in a series of sessions on
Deep Listening
Saturday, March 19, 2022, 9:30 - 11 a.m.
in the chapel of Sylvania UCC


Co-facilitated by Rev. Joycelyn Degener & Rev. Diane Christopherson, BCC


As trained, experienced chaplains, Joycelyn and Diane will provide structured times of support, encouragement, growth and skill-building for members and friends of the congregation who offer care and service to others in countless ways. Among our goals are to: facilitate more in-depth ministry from a team of dedicated lay caregivers; encourage caregivers to listen to the sacred story of another's life in ways that promote healing and wellbeing; equip empathetic people with resources and tools that enhance effectiveness and skill in caregiving without imposing our own beliefs on others.

Register for the first in a series of sessions focused on "Deep Listening" by emailing Joycelyn or Diane. Subsequent dates and times in the series will be determined by the group. We invite you to participate in a team of spiritual caregivers within circles of mutual learning, spiritual practice, and confidentiality.


A new Topical Series begins this Wednesday at 8:30PM.  In this study, we will deepen our exploration of our Lenten Theme, "Nurturing the Heart of Community." 


Bible Study continues on Thursday evenings!
All are welcome to join in at any time to discuss the formation of the Hebrew Scriptures (Old Testament) and ways to interpret the different genres it contains.


Click here to enter the Zoom classroom on Thursday at 7PM.



Learn about the Civil Rights Tour taking place October 6 - 10, 2022.  Have your questions answered.  Pick up an itinerary.  Stop by the information table following worship located in the gathering area.  We will be there to answer your questions and share with you information concerning the trip. 


The mid-year meeting of the congregation of Sylvania UCC will take place on Sunday June 26, 2022, following completion of the morning worship service. Please mark your calendars so you can take part in the ongoing business of our church.
Clicking on the link below will take you to the minutes of the annual meeting of the congregation, which was held January 30, 2022. These minutes will be reviewed and voted upon during the mid-year meeting. They are being made available now and will be re-sent with the mid-year meeting package prior to the June 26 meeting.

Would you like to know what the UCC is doing to assist people in Ukraine or how you can help?

Click here to read more about the UCC's Ukraine Emergency appeal.

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


The deadline for receipt of information for the
April newsletter is March 17, 2022.


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 and to communicate updates, cancellations/deletions, and additions to be made.

Week of March 6 - March 12, 2022

Regular hours: M - F, 9 a.m. - noon; 12:30 - 3 p.m.

Sylvania UCC
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