Local Spotlight Constance Ewazen, a longtime member of AUCC, is quoted in an article about our neighborhood, Brooklyn Centre. You can read what she said, along with other insights about both our neighborhood and Old Brooklyn, by clicking here.
In Memory of Timothy Zalent We recently learned of the death of Timothy Zalent. Tim was a frequent visitor to church for many years, and a fixture at our produce sales. He talked to everyone, and always had something interesting to share. He was a neighborhood resident, and showed great concern for our neighbors who struggled, physically or financially, and reached out in friendship to the homeless individuals who have appeared on our doorstep. Tim helped us to remember and ponder the many, and sometimes uncomfortable, ways in which we are called to treat our fellow human beings with dignity and love. He will be missed in the neighborhood and AUCC community.
Fall Bazaar at St. Peter UCC St. Peter UCC is holding their 51st annual fall bazaar. The Bazaar is being held Saturday, October 7th from 9:00am - 3:00pm at the church, located at 125 E. Ridgewood Drive, Seven Hills. There will be a variety of great vendors, a wonderful basket raffle with at least 20 baskets, a 50-50 raffle, bakery, snack bar and much more! Admission is free.
Support for Lahaina Lahaina, on the western shore of the island of Maui, recently experienced devastating wildfires that resulted in the loss of hundreds of homes, over 100 lives and counting, hundreds more missing, and devastation to the people of Hawai‘i. If you wish to donate to any causes, please see the recommended groups below:
The Hawai‘iConference of the UCC covers every UCC on the Hawaiian islands. Historic Wailoa Church was one of the many buildings destroyed in the fires. Hawai‘i Conference is collecting donations to distribute through their churches to assist those that are in need. Find more here. Or, donate directly to Wailoa Church here.
The Hawai‘i Community Foundation’s Maui Strong fund is committed to collecting and distributing funds to whatever source is most in need. Specific organizations that have received funding are listed and linked on their website for transparency.
‘Aina Momona is a Hawaiian nonprofit committed to environmental health of the Hawaiian islands, social justice, and Hawaiian sovereignty. Their website lists resources for where to donate.
The Maui Food Bank is the largest food bank in Maui County, serving anyone at risk of going hungry.
Mask Policy Update Per current public health and safety guidelines, Archwood is currently mask-optional. We will update best practices when advised to do so by health care and community authorities, which may mean returning to mask-wearing when warranted. For now, please feel welcomed to do what best supports your health and well-being, including mask wearing, distancing within our sanctuary, or attending virtually via Zoom.
DONATIONS of BOTTLED WATER NEEDED! NorthEast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless (NEOCH) is in need of bottled water-(single serving sized) for their outreach services to our homeless neighbors. If you can help, please contact them (Toni Burton-Mickey) at 216-432-0540. You may drop off any amount of bottled water or other needed supplies Item Donations — Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless (neoch.org) at their offices, 3631 Perkins Ave, Suite 3A-3, Cleveland, OH 44114, M-F from 9am-5pm. Or contact the church office. Thank you for helping our vulnerable neighbors!
Next produce sale: October 8th Archwood UCC sells produce to the public at discount prices on the second and fourth weekends of each month from 10:30am to 12:30pm. Without a supermarket or farmer’s market in our neighborhood, we’re doing our bit to offer fresh fruits and vegetables that can otherwise be hard to find. We also offer free breakfasts at these sales. Interested? Questions? Contact us!
Past Weeks’ Sermons Previous sermons can be viewed on YouTube. Some sermons from Aidan McCormack can be viewed on Aidan’s YouTube, and sermons from our other worship leaders can be viewed on Archwood UCC’s YouTube.
Two Ways to Give to Archwood United Church of Christ Covid-19 is keeping us physically apart, but Archwood UCC remains committed to strengthening our connection to God and to one another through virtual worship and prayer. Support this work by joining us Sunday morning for worship and consider chipping in with a financial contribution in one of two ways:
Make a check out to Archwood UCC. Put “Offering” in the subject line and mail it to 2800 Archwood Ave., Cleveland, OH 44109.
Send money via Venmo to @Archwood-UCC
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