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Invitation to "Care & Share"

First in a series on Deep Listening
Saturday, March 19, 2022, 9:30 - 11 a.m. in the chapel
pre-register with Joycelyn Degener


In-Person and Livestream Worship


Sunday, March 20, 2022, at 10 a.m.


Click here for the livestream


Scripture Reading: John 4:5-42
Sermon: "Honest Relationships..."

  Rev. Dr. Vern Swett is preaching


Join us after the service for Coffee Hour and Fellowship Time!  



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 20, 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"
We will continue to explore the theme, looking at the neutrality of emotions as we explore health spirituality.


Click here for the Zoom link


As part of the Easter Vigil (Saturday, April 16, at 7:00PM) we will use a visual liturgy of the creation story. We need photos or very short video clips that reflect the images found in Genesis 1-2:4a.  Please send your digital images to Pastor Mary here.  If you'd rather submit printed photos, please send to the church or drop off in the office.  Please send by April 3, 2022

Questions?  Contact Pastor Mary. 

The Topical Series continues 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.

Social Justice Group Update:


The first day of Spring is very important in Afghan culture.  A group of community members has organized a party for the recently-arrived Afghan refuges on Saturday, March 19.


Help is still needed!
*Donations to pay for a light lunch from Tiger Bakery

Please contact those listed on the flyer for more information or to volunteer to help.

Outreach Updates:


Sylvania UCC has given $2500 to assist people in Ukraine.  Can the congregation match it?

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

One Great Hour of Sharing® is one of four special mission offerings of the United Church of Christ. This springtime offering supports the disaster, refugee, and development ministries of the United Church of Christ within Wider Church Ministries. It will be received March 27, 2022, although contributions to this offering can be designated any time of the year.  
To see a short video on this year's theme of love, click here.  

The Lenten Offering this year will go to Grace Community Center to help with two of their ministries: the hygiene boxes they provide to the elderly and homebound in their area and the Educamp youth programs they sponsor during the summer. 

Each hygiene box costs approximately $10.  Grace is also always very grateful for funds donated to the youth programs to help offset the costs associated with them. 

Donations can be made on website by clicking on "Give," then "Donate," and then using the second drop down menu to select "Lenten Offering."  Checks can also be dropped off in the Sunday collection or mailed to the church office with "Lenten Offering" in the memo line.

Upcoming Events:

April 9, 7:15PM - Iftar All-Community Event (A break-the-fast meal with our Muslim neighbors; click here to RSVP)

April 10, 11:00AM - Palm Sunday Brunch (Click here to RSVP, to volunteer, or to donate)

April 14, 7:00 PM - Maundy Thursday Worship

April 15, 12:00PM - Good Friday Service (at Olivet Lutheran)

April 16, 7:00 PM - Easter Vigil All-Community Event (Interactive worship service)

April 17, 8:30 and 10:00AM - Easter Worship Services; 11:15AM - Children's Egg Hunt

April 23, 6:30 PM - Film Screening by Green Team, an All-Community Event ("Youth v Gov" in the sanctuary)

April 24, 11:00 AM - Children's Earth Day Activity (Plant seedlings for our pizza garden, decorate small stones for garden)

May 1, 3-5PM - Children's Storytelling Day All-Community Event

Click here for the February 2022 financial update

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.

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
May newsletter is April 15, 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 20 - March 26, 2022

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

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