NEWS & EVENTS
HYBRID WORSHIP: In-Person and Online!
Union Church continues to maintain socially distanced seating to ensure the health and safety of our church family and those worshiping with us. If you are comfortable, please join us!
SESSION Safety Committee is blessed by your presence at worship and strongly encourage all attendees to wear a mask, regardless of vaccination status. There are Covid test kits available on the table in the Narthex.
We encourage everyone who cannot attend in-person worship to join the livestream on YouTube!
COMMUNION: First Sunday of the Month
Pastor John found a safe and convenient way to serve communion. Small, sealed communion cups containing bread on one side and juice in the other, placed in the pews. Each pew also has a bag to discard the cups. We are changing with the times!
FELLOWSHIP HOUR HOSTS NEEDED: Join us for in-person Fellowship after worship. Volunteer hosts are needed to set up and provide goodies! It can be simple with a beverage and a bite to eat. Host with a friend! Call the office to sign up! (845) 562-0954.
Next open Monday, May 9 and Wednesday, May 11.
We were busy in April, with 16 new recipients added to our rolls.
The toys and clothing that have been donated are flying off the shelves. Folks are most appreciative, as they are also for their two bags full of food. We have been able to deliver food to some who have no transportation, thanks to Bob Beams. Thanks also to the Food Bank, we were able to give out cheese and milk in April. You, our supporters, are the best! Debby and Kathy
FROM THE PASTOR
As we think about spring and new beginnings, please give some thought to continuing or even increasing your pledged amount for this year, and don’t forget your per capita assessment to the Hudson River Presbytery of $38.83 per member, which supports a multitude of programs that help all our churches in the region.
Congratulations to Presbybuild, Episcobuild, and Methodists & Friends, the faith-based groups affiliated with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newburgh who raised over $30,000 in the Habitat Walk for Housing last week, to support the building of a Unity House which is being sponsored by those three groups, and other congregations in our area.
Mark your calendars for May 21, when those three groups will join in a fundraiser Talent Show for building this house. It’s a free admission event with a free will offering and will be held at the First Presbyterian Church in Goshen on Saturday May 21 at 7 pm.
Yours in Christ, JTR
When Sue Young went in to collect the Prom Dresses from church, there were 7 more for a total of 22 lovely prom dresses! We are thrilled with this success, and we thank all who donated to this project. We extend our appreciation and thanks to Sue Young for her work in organizing, contacting, and getting the prom dresses to NFA!
SAVE THE DATE: June 19, after worship, End of School Year Potluck.
The Congregation, Food Pantry and Friends are invited! There will be games for kids and adults, fellowship, and fun!
NEWS AND PRAYER: If you have articles for the Newsletter or prayer requests, please contact Nancy.
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