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Emma Lou Bizer

We are saddened by the news that Emma Lou Bizer passed away late Thursday night at Eden Hill. Emma Lou will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Bizer family at this time.  Arrangements are still pending at this time.

Holy Week/Easter 2017

Sunday, April 9: 

10:30am:  Palm Sunday Service

    

Monday, April 10:

7pm:  Choir Practice

Friday, April 14:

    

6:30pm:  Good Friday Seder Meal

This has become a much anticipated annual event.  Please RSVP as we need to know how many places to set and how much food to order. There is a signup sheet in the narthex area. You can also sign up to help provide some of the food for this meal but it is not required.   A free will offering will be taken to help cover the cost. This is a traditional Jewish Seder meal.

This year before and after the meal you are invited to participate in individual, personal meditation on the stations of the cross in the church sanctuary. You can do this from 4:30 p.m. to ???? These will include the station of the cross pictures that a number of you took home to color.

Sunday, April 16:

8am: Easter Sunday Service at Vesper Point at Slumber Falls Camp!

Listen to the Guadalupe River, listen to the birds, look down the river valley during this special service.  If it rains, we will hold the service in the covered basketball court.  (A free will offering will be taken up for the Slumber Falls Road Project to repave the main road into the camp.)

    

A breakfast and Easter egg hunt will follow back at the church.  We do still need volunteers to help with breakfast and cleanup.  (Please contact the church if you can help out.)

    

10:30am:  Easter Sunday Service and Butterfly Release

The main Easter service will be at the usual time, 10:30 a.m. The choir will have special Easter Music and the service will conclude with a Monarch butterfly release outside.

    

You are invited to reserve a butterfly in memory or in honor of someone. We have 24 butterflies coming. Donation is $10 per butterfly.  Contact the Pastor to see regarding the cutoff to have names printed in bulletin.

You can also bring an Easter lily in memory or in honor of someone. Just bring it to the church with you.  Contact the Pastor to see regarding the cutoff to have names printed in bulletin.

Official 50th Anniversary this Sunday, September 18th, 2016

This Sunday we will continue our #50YearsOfFaith celebrations with the Music of Faith UCC from the past 50 years!  A HUGE thanks to our official musicians and our volunteer musicians in Faith’s worship band, Faith’s Choir, and others who have a passion for music.

There will then be a potluck after service to which all are invited.  Then at 1pm there will be an organ concert and sing along with organ music from Allen Hennig, Rev. Al Hennig’s son (Rev. Al Hennig will be with us also this Sunday), we hope you will stay around for this, it should be fun!  The concert and sing along should be about 30-45 minutes and we invite everyone to join in!

Just after the church service and before the potluck, everyone is invited to gather outside to sing a big happy birthday to Louie Heras’ nephew, Michael, who is turning 17 on September 20th.  He continues his journey towards defeating cancer (Osteosarcoma) and he’ll be spending his birthday in the hospital for his continuing chemo treatments.  Louie is putting together a video for his birthday and would like to include everyone from Faith UCC singing Happy Birthday, sending him blessings, saying prayers or words of encouragement and things like that along with a balloon release for the children all in honor and support of Michael. Some balloons have gold ribbon for Childhood Cancer Awareness and the others have a yellow ribbon which represents Osteosarcoma/Bone Cancer.  We hope that you will join in for this special show of support during this Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.  Please group together just after church service and we’ll record this to include in the video for Michael’s birthday!


 

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September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, a time to honor and remember children and families affected by these rare diseases, and help rally support to give kids with cancer better outcomes by supporting our groundbreaking research.

During the month of September:

  • 25,000 families around the world will get the horrible news that their child or teen has cancer.
  • 6,667 families will experience the loss of a child.

More children are being diagnosed with cancer today than ever before. Let’s change that.

Spread the word on social media with #GoGold

Women’s Retreat at Slumber Falls 9/9-9/11/2016

Pastor Scott would like to encourage the women of Faith UCC to attend this year’s Houston Association/South Central Conference Women’s Retreat at Slumber Falls Camp.  You can either stay at the camp or be a day participant at a reduced cost.  The deadline to register is September 1st.  Follow this link for more information.

Cost: Housing and meals $100

Meals only (3 meals on Sat., breakfast on Sun. (sleep offsite)): $72

Register at the Slumber Falls Camp website by September 1.

Arrive Friday, September 9, between 3:00–9:00 p.m. Dinner is on your own. Program begins at 8:00 p.m.

Bring:

  • Yourself, your faith, your love and enthusiasm
  • Bible
  • Bag for handouts, pen, tissues–bag will not be provided
  • Bedding/towels
  • Toiletries, soap, flashlight
  • Clothes, jacket, closed toe shoes
  • Games for sharing
  • A favorite recipe

Departure on Sunday morning after worship, around 10:30 am

Questions? Email Jane Holland or LaBeth Snyder.

Read about how Faith UCC is making loans that change lives through Kiva!

Faith UCC – New Braunfels is helping many individuals all over the world to move out of poverty by participating in a micro-loan through Kiva.

Every day, Kiva connects thousands of people to borrowers and partner institutions around the world, working together to create opportunity and alleviate poverty.

Read this recent article mentioning our church and Pastor Scott and thank you for your support!

http://www.ucc.org/news_ucc_micro_lenders_surpass_milestone_sending_100k_to_kiva_08092016

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the BIG latch on – August 6th

Faith UCC is proud to host the 1st Annual New Braunfels the Big latch on 2016!

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The Global Big Latch On takes place at a registered locations around the world, where women gather together to breastfeed and offer peer support to each other. Their friends, family and community join this celebration to promote and support breastfeeding. Volunteers from within the community host each location, hosting a Global Big Latch On creates a lasting support network for the community.

Read the flyer here: Global Latch On Event Flyer

Join in on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/events/491923681000579/

Read more on their website: www.biglatchon.org

To be involved contact: Tammy@thenursie.com or 830-214-4694

Grace is Free!!!

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We Invite You to Join Us!

We hope you are able to, and we invite you to, join us for worship this Sunday at 10:30am!!! … or any Sunday! We would love to see YOU!

This Sunday, 7/17, we will continue our 50th anniversary celebrations with a hot dog and hamburger picnic after the service. Everyone is welcome to stay for this celebration! Come to church ready to party and celebrate our mission work!

As always… remember that no matter who you are, or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here at Faith UCC – New Braunfels!!! ✞

 

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Hot Dog and Hamburger Picnic July 17th

Hot Dog and Hamburger Picnic planned

for July’s 50th Anniversary Event July 17th

Please plan to attend Faith’s hot dog and hamburger picnic this Sunday!

Come to church ready to party and celebrate our mission work!

Let’s eat, celebrate, work, and have some fun… (details below)

 

     Our 50th anniversary celebration event for July will be a hamburger and hot dog lunch – followed by homemade ice cream – after church on July 17.  We will also have watermelon and hope we have enough brave souls to compete in a watermelon  seed spitting contest!!  The focus for the month’s event is “Mission,” and the picnic lunch will take place in conjunction with Faith’s adult literacy program—LEAP.  Also during our time together we will be preparing packets of items for use at the Karnes City Detention Center, where Rev. Dr. Helen Boursier and Rev. Sabrina Jennings work with the mothers and children incarcerated there.

 

To get into the picnic spirit, everyone is invited to come to church wearing “picnic” attitre – ready to celebrate during worship and party afterward! During worship, different mission projects Faith and its members are involved with will be recognized. (Speakers will include representatives from SOS Food Bank, Family Promise, Edenhill Communities, and LEAP).  Please plan on attending the picnic after church on the 17th of July in the area adjacent to Baese Hall. If it is too warm to eat outside, we will set up tables in Baese for eating. So, OK, we’ve decided it’s going to be too hot to eat outside, so we are setting up indoors on Saturday at 1 p.m. if you’d like to lend a hand. . .

 

    If you haven’t signed up to attend or to bring anything to the potluck, don’t worry. . . There will be enough food for everyone. But, if you feel strongly about wanting to bring something, we could use a few more chopped onions, sliced tomatoes, and shredded lettuce, as well as sliced cheese for the burgers, potato salad or chips, and the like. Be sure to bring something you wouldn’t mind taking home in case our “cups” overflow and there are leftovers.

   

Anyone who plays an instrument  is invited to bring it to the picnic for an after-lunch jam session, along with singing! Let’s have some summertime fun while celebrating Faith’s 50th year!

 

Looking forward to seeing you Sunday!

 

Pastor Janet

on behalf of the Anniversary Committee

 

Welcome to Faith UCC

We hope you will join us sometime!  🙂

 

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