Newsletter

Still Speaking, January 2023

In this issue:

  • Volunteer Spotlight: Dale Dodds
  • Pastor’s Corner: An Aha! Moment
  • Reflecting on Adult Education in our church
  • Tuesday Nights: From Running to Revelation
  • Madelyn Porter performs “Life is Fine”
  • February Movie: The Color of Care
  • Adam Droscha: Ground as My Witness
  • SEJ Topics for Spring 2023
  • Being SMART about Gun Safety
  • An Art Extravaganza
  • Mission Moment and Giving Tree update
  • Starting the search for a new pastor
  • New members information session

December 2022 Chanticleer

In this issue:

  • “Still Speaking” in a time of change
  • Advent: a season of preparation and possibility
  • Celebrating amidst loss, grief, and sadness
  • A calendar of special services.
  • Tuesday Nights: discussing the early church
  • Pub Theology: finding commonality through conversation
  • Upcoming Book Discussion: I’m Still Here
  • SEJ movie recommendations: facing challenges and finding joy
  • Volunteer Spotlight: Amy Frost shares her light
  • Celebrating with our church family
  • Pastoral search and new member classes
  • Missions: winter coats, giving tree, and more
  • Free Community Christmas Concert
  • What if: a prayer for the season

November 2022 Chanticleer

In this issue:

  • Bazaar schedule and luncheon menu
  • Pastor Jody on Struggles and Gratitude
  • Volunteer Spotlight: Connecti􏰆ng the Generati􏰆ons
  • Social Justice Focus: Homelessness
  • Starting the Search for a Settled Pastor
  • Shaping Adult Education in our church
  • Requesting Feedback: Renaming the newsletter
  • November Book Discussion: Love Your Enemies
  • Celebrating traditions and creating memories
  • Blue Christmas: Loss and healing during the holidays
  • Update on Gun Buy Back and Harvest Feast
  • Details about current Mission projects

October 2022 Chanticleer

In this issue:

  • Join us for the Homecoming Picnic and Reunion
  • Volunteer Spotlight on Matt Slot
  • Keep Shining, by Pastor Jody
  • Focus on social justice: food insecurity and waste
    • October Movie: “A Place at the Table”
    • Featured speaker: Amanda Thompson from Helping Hands
    • Giving Tree: Brown bags with non-perishable food items
  • Meet Sarah Cook, our new Godly Play teacher
  • Christian Education: How do we engage and grow in understanding?
  • Our Whole Lives: relationships, sexual education, and self expression
  • Mission Moment: CROP walk, Winter Coats, Festival of Trees
  • Key dates for upcoming fall and holiday events
  • Planning for the Peace Pole installation
  • Sneak Peek at November’s message: “Love Your Enemies”

September 2022 Chanticleer

In this issue:

  • Service Above Self: Ed and Linda, by Helen Schneider
  • Back to School Pictures, starring our kiddos
  • Growing from the Heart, a few minutes with Rachel Harvitt
  • Impressions from our Booth at the Vermontville Youth Pride Event
  • Finding Ourselves:
    • What’s new with Ramona?
    • Cooper Frost Makes His Mark!
    • Morgan Englehart – Just Dancin’… and Sparkling!
  • Rally Sunday! It’s Coming!!!
  • What’s in a Name? Latinx versus Hispanic
  • Growing into Ourselves: Renaming the Chanticleer
  • Latinx Heritage Month Activities
  • Peace Pole Update… (or is it a Peace Pillar?!?)
  • Michigan UCC Conference Fall Activities
  • Blanche Moyer Allowing Men?!? What’s up with that?
  • Mission Moments, Mini Grants, Childcare for Meetings, Welcome Cards, and so much more…