Worship News

WORSHIP at UCV in June

June 2   Lee Eddy speaking, Music Appreciation

June 9   Sandy Selby speaking, Pentecost (wear RED), Grad Recognition

June 16  Lee Eddy speaking, Stewardship kickoff, Father’s Day

June 23  Lynne Bradley speaking

June 30  TBA

Worship Work


With our new format of having guest speakers share their insights and experiences during the “Message” part of Sunday worship, I will be serving as Worship Chair and coordinating the rest of the service.  We are currently putting together  a Worship Committee.  If you’d like to be included, please let me know.


The speakers we’ve had come to UCV have enriched us with wonderfully diverse and inspiring messages.  As we begin to schedule guest speakers, both from within our congregation and outside of our church members, we would appreciate everyone’s input.  If you have a message to share, please let me know.  If you have a suggestion of someone to invite to speak—or someone you would like to hear again—please share your ideas and, if possible, their contact information. 


Lynne Bradley -- lynne@ucvchurch.org



Liturgical Calendar



After church today, Michael Turner convened a brainstorming meeting to consider ways to make the newsletter both informative and fun.  One of the suggestions was to include a  brief explanation of the Liturgical Calendar for the month.  The liturgical year, also known as the church year or Christian year consists of the cycle of liturgical seasons in Christian churches that determines when feast days are to be observed, and which portions of Scripture are to be read (the lexionary). Distinct liturgical colors are assigned to the  different seasons of the liturgical year.


For June 2019, there is much to celebrate in the Liturgical Calendar.  June 2 is the last Sunday of Eastertide.  The liturgical color has been white since Easter Sunday.  Then, the color changes to red on June 9, Pentecost.   Pentecost commemorates the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the followers of Jesus.  The color red symbolizes joy and the fire of the Holy Spirit.  In Christian tradition, Pentecost represents the birth of the early church.  Starting on June 16, the church calendar enters into Ordinary Time which continues all the way until Advent begins.  This is a time a time set aside for reflecting on and celebrating our call to follow Jesus day by day.  The color of Ordinary Time is green.