The United Church of
April 2015 UNITED CHURCH NEWS
From Pastor Marcia
Thank you! Thank you for inviting me to stay! I am so pleased to be called as your permanent pastor. I am indeed humbled and yet I am convinced that we have
all been called to this moment in time to share Christ with our community and with the world we live in today. The United Church of Kanab-Fredonia is blessed
abundantly with so much to share. My husband Steve and my many friends that have been visiting understand now what I mean when I share that this
community is precious. There is a commitment to work for the betterment of all people through Jesus Christ and to truly glorify and serve God through this
multidenominational community committed to inclusiveness. It helps as well to be in the "heart of Southern Utah."
It really was the best birthday ever! I am thrilled to be moving forward with all of you. From our centering thought on Earth Day – "We are wrapped in the warm
embrace of a gracious God as we go forth to live connected lives." Thank goodness for warm embraces, for abundance, for community.
With joy, your sister in Christ,
Installation Service for Pastor Marcia
Saturday, May 30th, 1:30 pm
Reception following the service.
Please plan to join us for this special gathering.
From the Council President
What an awesome month! We have a full-time pastor,with the congregation approving the call of Pastor Marcia. We have a signed call agreement. So we are
starting a new period in our family life. Please plan to attend the Installation Service on Saturday, May 30th at 1:30 pm. More details soon!
There is a lot to be thankful for! Please be sure to read the various sections of the newsletter. And speaking of the newsletter, have you visited our
website recently? It has been updated and refreshed. You can see what’s happening, look at pictures of what has happened, and even read the newsletter
(even past letters). It’s worth a visit and worth bookmarking.
Please come to the church council meetings. They are open to all, and we would love to have you
come. I can’t guarantee that they are the best entertainment in town (they might be) but they are a time when we conduct family business and we do have the
occasional laugh. Our next one will be Monday, May 11th at 6:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall.
Sunday morning flowers!
With spring arriving, please share your fresh flowers on Sunday mornings.
A sign-up sheet will be in the narthex. A bouquet every Sunday would be lovely!
Memorial Service for Mary McDonald
United Church of Kanab-Fredonia
Friday, May 15 th 7:00 pm
Jo Quinby is hosting the reception following the service and we have been invited to help by contributing Hawaiian Punch, or any other kind of fruit punch OR
containers of pineapple juice, white grape juice or white cranberry juice. Cans of roasted nuts can be donated as well.
Monetary donations will help cover the cost of the ordered food, tablecloths and serving items. Any extra funds will go to Best Friends.
Jo would love to hear from anyone who may have questions or would like to donate.
firstname.lastname@example.org or (435)899-0757
The State of Utah has chosen to sponsor Kane County as one of four counties to benefit from the State’s Rourism (rural tourism) program. We're just beginning
to determine what our local Rourism effort will be, and we need to hear from you!
Every successful community is known for something — what do you think Kanab should be known for? This is a chance to share your thoughts and ideas about
Kanab—your opinion is essential.
Please go to www.kanab2020.com to share.
Giving in Faith "Bring all your tithes into the storehouse ... and try Me now in this," says the Lord of hosts. "If I will not open for you the windows of heaven
and pour out for you such blessings that there will not be room enough to receive." Malachi 3:10 Month of March 2015
Share & Learn Bits of Wisdom Class 5:30 pm Class Topic: Email Etiquette, Tips on security and sending photos. Facilitated by Betty Colston and
Arvel Bird to share music with a message at 10:00 am There will be an Animal Totems Workshop at 2:00 pm here at the church as well.
Rev. Lorrie Gaffney will be our guest preacher and Holy Communion will be shared.
Mary McDonald Memorial Service 7:00 pm
Installation Service for Pastor Marcia 1:30 pm followed by a reception
Thursdays 10:00 am Gaye Rowan's home. Christ the Psalms, a Stonecroft publication.
Monday 10:30 am Cathie McCormick's Home, Tuesday 10:00 am and 6:30 pm in the Upper Room
Course in Miracles
Friday 7:00 pm Upper Room
Saturday, May 9
Those Incredible Pianists performance Crescent Moon Theater 7:00 pm
Amazing EarthFest! Grand Finale, Color Country Jazz Concert Saturday May 16th 7:00 pm Kanab High School Auditorium
For additions to the calendar, please email
New Eyes for Old
It's that time again for collecting your old eyeglasses for our "Saving Sight" Mission Project. Our eyes' refractive errors can be easily corrected with
eyeglasses, yet millions in developing nations lack access to basic eye care services. We can help change that. Please put your old prescription glasses,
reading glasses and sunglasses in the purple basket in the Church Narthex by Sunday, May 17th - as Colleen McMullen will be taking them to a collection
center forthe Lions Club "Recycle for Sight" Program.