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June 2020 Newsletter

Old Zionsville

United Church of Christ

           5981 Fountain Road, P.O. Box 215, Old Zionsville, PA 18068 Email:  ozuccnewsletter@ptd.net

       

All dates are ON as of now but will possibly be cancelled as long as the virus isolation issues continue.  Please check with the sponsor of the event to be sure it is still happening.

Sunday, June 7 – 11:00 a.m. Parking Lot Communion Worship

Sunday, July 5Communion Worship Service at 9:00 a.m.  We are planning our first Sunday back for Worship in our Sanctuary.

Sunday, July 12 – 9:00 a.m. Worship

Sunday, July 19 – 9:00 a.m. Worship

Sunday, July 26 – 9:00 a.m. Worship

We are looking for special talents to be shared this summer. Do you have a favorite poem?  Do you have a favorite piece of Christian music? Would you like to sing?  Any special talent would be welcome during our summer Sundays, July 5 – September 6.  Worship starts at 9:00 a.m. and your special talents will enhance our service.  Please speak with Pastor Lori if you would be willing to share.

Write September 13 in your calendar as our first day back to our Fall schedule with Sunday school resuming at 9:00 a.m. 

Upper Milford Vacation Bible School is cancelled for this year.

News from the Evangelism and Membership Committee…

  • River Dance at the State Theater on June 17th is postponed. They are working to reschedule it for later this year and will honor our tickets then.
  • Supper Club and Lunch Bunch for June have been canceled.

News from our Food Pantry… 

Zionsville Area Food Pantry is located at Zion’s Lutheran Church; their mailing address is P.O. Box 56, Old Zionsville, PA 18068.  The phone number is: 610-554-8340 plus they have a new phone plan that allows texting.  The distribution for the food pantry is always the second Monday and following Wednesday and Saturday of each month.  Monday and Wednesday distribution is 4 – 6 p.m.  Saturday distribution is 10 a.m. to 12 noon.  You are always welcome to help and/or to visit/observe.  It is a great operation.  Clients are encouraged to have appointments but we do accept walk-ins too.  As church leaders, feel free to suggest to folks in need that this is available to them.  They should call the phone number for a recorded message that explains the process to them.

Still Room in the 2020/2021 Village School year!   Please see Wendy Yeakel (484-764-1342) for more information on our program or to schedule a tour.  If you know someone who has children who could benefit from our school, please pass our information and number on. We have small classes with individualized attention and we have a high influence on the arts. Please check out our website for more information at www.thevillageschooloz.com.  If you are on social media, we welcome you to follow us on Face Book. We are “The Village School Preschool in Old Zionsville”. 

Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween safety tips from Safe Kids Worldwide, a nonprofit organization working to help families and communities keep kids safe from injuries.

Walk Safely

  1. Cross the street at corners, using traffic signals and crosswalks.
  2. Look left, right, and left again when crossing, and keep looking as you cross.
  3. Put electronic devices down and keep heads up and walk, don’t run, across the street.
  4. Teach children to make eye contact with drivers before crossing in front of them.
  5. Always walk on sidewalks or paths. If there are no sidewalks, walk facing traffic as far to the left as possible. Children should walk on direct routes with the fewest street crossings.
  6. Watch for cars that are turning or backing up. Teach children to never dart out into the street or cross between parked cars.

Trick or Treat With an Adult

  1. Children under the age of 12 should not be alone at night without adult supervision. If kids are mature enough to be out without supervision, they should stick to familiar areas that are well-lit and trick-or-treat in groups.

Keep Costumes Both Creative and Safe

  1. Decorate costumes and bags with reflective tape or stickers and, if possible, choose light colors.
  2. Choose face paint and makeup whenever possible instead of masks, which can obstruct a child’s vision.
  3. Have kids carry glow sticks or flashlights to help them see and be seen by drivers.
  4. When selecting a costume, make sure it is the right size to prevent trips and falls.

Drive Extra Safely on Halloween

  1. Slow down and be especially alert in residential neighborhoods. Children are excited on Halloween and may move in unpredictable ways.
  2. Take extra time to look for kids at intersections, on medians, and on curbs.
  3. Enter and exit driveways and alleys slowly and carefully.
  4. Eliminate any distractions inside your car so you can concentrate on the road and your surroundings.
  5. Drive slowly, anticipate heavy pedestrian traffic, and turn your headlights on earlier in the day to spot children from greater distances.
  6. Popular trick-or-treating hours are 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. so be especially alert for kids during those hours.

Church World Service Emergency Cleanup Buckets

Supplies for emergency cleanup bucketsIn light of recent hurricanes, Consistory in conjunction with Faith United Neighbors (FUN) group has decided to once again create Emergency Cleanup Buckets for Church World Service. We did this a while back during Lent. Following is the list of items needed, in case you happen to find good sales on these items. Bring any or all of the items you can find. Please feel free to ask store owners for donations. Buckets from Church World Service USA have already been sent to people in the North Carolina area, so they can begin clean up. More buckets are always needed. If everyone gives a little, we can create a lot! Thanks in advance for your help. Please bring items to the pew outside the pastor’s office any time. Please also note that the items are specifically sized etc. to keep the buckets consistent and easy to share.

Here is what is needed

  • One five-gallon bucket with resealable lid (If bucket has been used, clean well but do not use if it has held chemicals of any kind.)
  • Four scouring pads
  • Seven sponges, including one large
  • One scrub brush
  • Eighteen reusable cleaning towels (e.g. Easy Wipes)
  • One 50 oz. or two 25 oz. bottle(s) of liquid laundry detergent
  • One 16-28 oz. bottle of liquid disinfectant dish soap
  • One 12-16 oz. bottle of household cleaner that can be mixed with water (no spray bottles)
  • One package of 48-50 clothespins
  • Clothesline, two 50 ft. or one 100 ft.
  • Five dust masks
  • Two pairs heavy-duty, waterproof dishwashing gloves (latex-free, non-surgical)
  • One pair work gloves, cotton with leather palm or all leather 24-28 heavy duty or contractor type
  • 30 45-gallon trash bags on a roll and removed from carton
  • One 6-9 oz. bottle of non-aerosol insect repellent

Do not enclose money inside the kits or in the shipping boxes.

Download a printable shopping list

All cleaning items must be new. All liquid items must be capped and securely tightened.

PLEASE NOTE: We will be asking for specific items we do not have enough of as our Angel Tree project this year so that we can complete as many buckets as possible.

Read more: Clean up bucket collaboration puts more than 1000 kits in the hands of hurricane victims

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