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Weekly eNews
Thursday | June 18, 2020

SUNDAY WORSHIP
 
Participate in worship this Sunday!

We should not follow Jesus because of what we can get out of it (salvation or financial blessings), but because of what we can offer to God’s ministry: time, talents, and treasures. Rev. Tonja's sermon, “Ask Not..." is based on Matthew 4:12-23

Worship will be available on our YouTube channel beginning Sunday at 10:30AM.

Sing along with the hymns and take part in the service with our virtual bulletin here.
Let us know you're here! If you are joining us online for virtual worship, please let us know with this short form: Sunday Worship Attendance
COFFEE FELLOWSHIP
Sunday | June 21 | 11:30AM 

See the familiar faces of your church family and hear their friendly voices during the weekly, virtual coffee fellowship. 

If you are having difficulty using Zoom to connect, please let us know so we can help!
ZOOM DETAILS 

From a computer: 

zoom.us/j/616246723

From a smartphone: +13126266799,,616246723#

From a landline phone: +1 (312) 626-6799, then enter meeting ID 616 246 723 when prompted  
MINISTRY
BIBLE STUDY 
Tuesdays | 3:30PM | on Zoom

This week, Tuesday, June 23, at 3:30pm we will take a look at the story of Rizpah from 2 Samuel 3:7; 21:1-14. I look forward to the conversation! See you then!
PRAYER WITH THE GMP
Wednesdays | 12PM noon


President Rev. Terri Hord Owens is leading prayer each week on Wednesdays via her Facebook. Take a mid-day break, and come lift up your prayers in fellowship with other Disciples.

The service can be accessed at her Facebook page "Rev. Terri Hord Owens": facebook.com/terrihordowens


Rev. Tonja and the elders are in prayer for you and your loved ones. Click the button below to share pastoral needs, prayer concerns, and joys. 
Submit Prayer Card
CELEBRATE JUNETEENTH 2020
Friday | June 19
 
Juneteenth is the oldest known nationally-celebrated event commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. While President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation took effect on January 1, 1863, it was not until June 19th, 1865 – more than two years later – that the enslaved people in Galveston, Texas first learned of their freedom. Juneteenth celebrates the significance of this day.
 
While the pandemic has curtailed traditional celebrations, there are still many ways to recognize this day! (see below)
LEARN
Celebrating this holiday is only meaningful if you understand what’s being celebrated. Friday at 12pm (noon), The Eiteljorg Museum in Indianapolis is hosting a conversation on Zoom about the
History of Juneteenth and Systemic Racism & Solutions with Dr. James C. Anyike, Lead Servant/Pastor of Scott United Methodist Church and Tammy L. Cooper, Black History Educator and College Professor. The event is free, but registration is required. Register here.
 
There are also a wealth of resources available online to learn the history of this day. Here is a short
YouTube Video and an article from PBS to get started.
 

EAT
Create a Juneteenth feast! Red foods — a symbol of the resilience and ingenuity of enslaved people — are customary on a Juneteenth table. Strawberries, watermelon, red-colored juice, cherry pie, red velvet cake, sausages, hot dogs and barbecue are just some of the red-hued foods you can include in your feast. And don’t forget the soul food: fried chicken, collard greens, mac & cheese. Is your mouth watering yet?
DECORATE
You can honor and learn more about this holiday through decor! Put up a sign in your yard or make your very own Juneteenth flag. (see above)
 
CELEBRATE
Fortunately, many Juneteenth celebrations have moved online, so you can celebrate virtually from anywhere in the country. Here are some to check out:
POOR PEOPLES CAMPAIGN
Saturday | June 20 

The Mass Poor People's Assembly and Moral March on Washington is a 2.5 hour program that will be broadcast on Saturday, June 20th at 10am and 6pm EST, and again on Sunday June 21st at 6pm EST, at June2020.org.

The Poor People's Campaign is a movement of tens of thousands of people across the country who are organizing to end the interlocking injustices of systemic racism, poverty, militarism and the war economy, ecological devastation, and the distorted moral narrative of religious nationalism.


Register HERE.
ALLIANCEQ PRIDE SERVICE AND AFTER-PARTY!
June 28 | 7:00PM EST

Join AllianceQ on Sunday, June 28 at 7:00PM (EST), for the Pride service and after-party titled "RIOT: Turning Over Tables."

All event info and free REGISTRATION at this link.
 
AllianceQ is among LGBTQ organizations uniting to combat racial violence. Read statements here in their June newsletter
UPDATES
COMMUNICATION CHECK-IN

Please take a couple of minutes to fill out a brief survey to let us know how we can help keep you up-to-date!

Click the button below. 
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We are celebrating with Justin Monroe, who graduated from IU this semester!
Congratulations, Justin, and all 2020 graduates on this significant milestone.
We're proud of you!

 
PERSONAL NOTE OF THANKS

Kudos to you, Kim, for your beautifully written letter in [last] Thursday’s Republic. Your words reminded us that it is not enough to attend rallies; we must stand up, speak out, and hold ourselves, our community, and our country accountable for systemic racism and unwarranted violence against one another. Thanks for exhorting us to live as God’s kin-dom with our whole selves: words, actions, follow-through!!!
 
Trudi
GIVING
FINANCIAL GIVING 
Thank you to each of you for giving generously, so that we can continue to share a message of God’s love for each and all!
RECENT GIVING

April 12: $465.00
April 19: $2230.00
April 26: $220.00

May 3: $575.00
May 10: $200.00
May 17: $500.00
May 24: $330.00
May 31: $780.00
June 7: $870.00
June 14: $350.00
METHODS OF GIVING

1. Via the US postal service:
   
    North Christian Church
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2. Arranging an ACH transfer from your bank, or

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Reverend Tonja Gerardy: If you would like to connect, please reach out by emailing tonja@northchristianchurch.com. Wednesdays are her off-site sermon-writing days, and Fridays are her Sabbath days. She will respond to your email at her earliest convenience.

Nancy Hoover | Community Ambassador:
 Office hours vary. If you'd like to find a time to connect, reach out to her
at ambassador@northchristianchurch.com.

Travis Whaley | Director of Music: Typically, Travis is available on Wednesday afternoons. For any questions regarding music of the church or to set up a time to connect, contact him at music@northchristianchurch.com.

Kim Wadholm | Office Administrator: Office Hours are Mondays and Thursdays from 9 am to 5 pm. You can reach her by email at office@northchristianchurch.com or by calling 812-372-1531.
 



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