February 10, 2019

Posted on February 10, 2019.

This Week's Announcements

Wednesday at 6 AM Prayer - Please remember to join us in Morning Prayer on Wednesdays at 6 AM.  Prayer Call number is: (216) 273-8883 (no access code required).  If you have any questions, please contact Rev. Niecy Thomas Williams (awilli7463@aol.com).

Blended Worship Experience:  Sundays through February 24 - Just 2 more Sundays left (Feb. 17, & Feb. 24) for our 11 a.m. Blended Worship Experiences.  Our Vine Worship Experience (9:55 a.m.) and Well Worship Experience (12 noon) will resume on March 3. 

IMPORTANT Congregational Emergency Exercise:  Today Sunday, February 10 - To ensure that SEUCC is prepared for any type of emergency that may result during our worship experiences, Lt. John Camper of the South Euclid Police Department (SEPD) will be here today to conduct a brief training immediately following our worship experience.  His presentation is in an effort to prepare the congregation for how to respond if an emergency were to occur during one of our services. Lt. Camper has been specially trained in this area by SEPD and will be sharing some very critical and useful information with SEUCC.  We look forward to us all learning how we should respond in case of an emergency.  Training will not be viewed on Facebook Live.  If you have any questions, please contact Michael Headen (mheaden@southeucliducc.org). 

Men’s Growth Group:  Saturday, February 23 - 9 a.m. - Brothers, no man is an island!  We grow stronger knowing that despite our differences, there is a common thread that binds us as one.  We accomplish more and serve our families and community to a greater degree, when we work TOGETHER!  Join us on Saturday February 23 at 9 a.m. as we continue to explore the Journey Toward Authentic Manhood.  Continental breakfast will be served.  If you have any questions, please contact Pastor Cory Jenkins (coryjenkins@southeucliducc.org).

 Faith in ClevelandSunday, February 24 - 11 a.m. - As you know, we believe the gospel can be shared through the telling of personal stories.  Our Faith in Cleveland series features notable figures throughout the Greater Cleveland who are rooted in their faith, while striving to serve others in a way that makes meaningful impact.  Join us on Sunday February 24 at 11 a.m., as we welcome Congresswoman Marcia Fudge as our guest for the next Faith in Cleveland installment.

Baptism Classes for Adults & Youth: Monday, March 4 - 6:30 p.m. - If you have never been baptized and desire to be baptized, please sign up at the Information Center and plan to attend our Baptism Class, Monday, March 4, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.  Attending the Baptism Class is required to be baptized.  Baptism candidates have the choice of being baptized by means of “sprinkling” or “immersion.”  Our next “Immerse” Baptism experience will be held Wednesday, March 27 at 7 p.m.  If you have any questions, please contact Rev. Carla Jo Howlett (revcjhowlett@southeucliducc.org) or Valerie Wimms (vwimms@southeucliducc.org).

Fat Tuesday On A Fab Friday Potluck:  Friday, March 1 at 6:30 p.m. - Signup Deadline - Next Sunday, February 17 - We are having our annual potluck on Friday, March 1, right before Fat Tuesday.  Our theme will be Mardi Gras!  Everyone is welcome and it is a great time to fellowship with your church family and meet someone new.  We encourage you to come with family and friends and bring your favorite dish, home-made or purchased, to share.  Sign up today through next Sunday, February 17 at the Information Center.  Please complete the sign-up form entirely and please do not feel limited to one item if you want to bring more.  If you are not sure what you will bring, please sign up after you have decided.  In an effort to plan appropriately and with excellence, the planning team needs to know all expected food items prior to the potluck.  If you have any questions, please contact Marie Hood at perennial372@yahoo.com, or Deacon Diana Scott at dscott@southeucliducc.org.

Black History Musical:  Friday, February 22 at 7 p.m. - Ticket Sale & Volunteers Needed - You may purchase tickets (until they are sold out) every Sunday in the Atrium through next Sunday, February 17.  Also, you may sign up at the Information Center to volunteer for the musical.  We specifically need volunteers to serve as Parking Lot Attendants, Runners, Escorts and Clean-up Crew.  If you have any questions, please contact Pastor Cory Jenkins (coryjenkins@southeucliducc.org).

Designate Your 175th Anniversary Giving Sacrificial Offering - All SEUCC adult members are being asked to give $175 above one's regular tithe/offering and children/youth, $17.50 in thanksgiving for our congregation's 175th anniversary.  Contributions are to be received by Easter Sunday, April 21.  Please make sure to clearly identify on your envelope or other methods of giving the gifts which are meant to be for the 175th Anniversary giving.  We want to make sure we keep these gifts separate from your regular giving.  If you are giving by Text to Tithe, type 175th after the dollar amount.  If you have any questions, please contact Michael Headen (mheaden@southeucliducc.org).

SEUCC Sorors of Delta Sigma Theta, Inc., Greater Cleveland Alumnae Chapter:  Planning Meeting Tuesday, February 12 at 6:30 p.m.  Please note the date change.  SEUCC DST Sorors are being asked to attend a planning meeting for DST Sorority’s "Worshipping Together" at SEUCC.  The planning meeting will take place in Rooms #153, & 154 in the West Building.  Greater Cleveland Alumnae Chapter will worship at SEUCC on Sunday, March 10 during the Well Worship Experience at 12 noon.  Martha Harris, Planning Committee Chair and Rev. Courtney Clayton Jenkins, Senior Pastor and Teacher.

Wellness Matters Ministry:  Afternoon of Dance With Alvin Ailey (4/28) & Community Outreach Volunteer Opportunity (2/14 & 2/15) - Join us for a church outing to Playhouse Square for a performance by The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater on Sunday, April 28 at 3 p.m.  We have secured special group rates at $45.50 and $32.50.  Registration for this event will take place at the Information Center ONLY on February 17 and February 25.  All registrations MUST be in by February 25, no exceptions.  Please note, you will need to provide your own transportation or arrange your own car pool.  SEUCC believes in community outreach.  February is National Heart Awareness Month and volunteers are needed to serve at the Go Red for Women Experience February 14 or 15 from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. (You may serve for the day or a specific set of hours).  The event is held at the beautiful Hilton, downtown on Mall B.  Volunteers receive meals and validated parking.  Sign up at the Information Center, or contact Michael Poindexter, if you want to volunteer.  If you have questions, please contact Michael Poindexter (wellnessmatters@southeucliducc.org) or Rev. Carla Jo Howlett (revcjhowlett@southeucliducc.org).

Women’s Association:  Cookie Collection - Today - We will be collecting cookies in the Atrium as a thank you to all of our veterans.  The cookies will be given to the USO at the Cleveland Hopkins Airport.  If you have any questions, please contact Thelma Visor (216-333-5297).

Requesting Giving Statements:  Deadline Monday, February 28 - This year, Giving Statements for tax documents will be distributed only upon request for various reasons. If you would like a copy of your statement, please complete the online form by going to this URL (bit.ly/2DG1XxA).  Giving Statements will be sent by USPS Postal Service or electronically via email.   Should you not be able to access the request form online, a limited number of hardcopies will be available at the Information Center.  If you have any questions, please contact Dan McPadden, Senior Accountant (dmcpadden@southeucliducc.org) or (216-658-4265).

2019 Maundy Thursday, April 18 at 6:30 p.m. - Guest Signups: - Deadline Sunday, March 31 -Last year we tried something new and different and it was a huge success.  Again, this year SEUCC will celebrate Maundy Thursday in personal homes.  In an effort to encourage intimate fellowship among our congregation, Maundy Thursday will be celebrated in the personal homes of some very gracious hosts/hostesses.  This is an opportunity to extend our personal circles of fellowship, and to meet and greet new people; something very dear to Pastor Courtney’s heart.  In each home, Maundy Thursday worship, communion, and a simple fellowship meal will be provided and will be the same for each home.  Gluten free/vegan meals will be available upon request.  If you are interested in being a GUEST in a Host Home on Maundy Thursday, April 18 at 6:30 p.m., please complete the Maundy Thursday Guest Information Sheet at the Information Center.  All Maundy Thursday Guest Information Sheets along with a $5 registration fee, must be submitted by Sunday, March 31.  Please note, registration is closed after March 31.  There will be no exceptions.  If you have any questions, please see Deacon Nana Easter or contact Rev. Carla Jo Howlett (revcjhowlett@southeucliducc.org).