Good News!

A Message from Rev. James

  

Dear Friends,

It is my great joy to let you know that Warwick UCC is a 2019 recipient of the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship's Vital Worship Grant. We are one of five UCC churches receiving a grant this year. These grants are designed to deepen congregations' understanding of worship and to strengthen the way we worship. Our project for this grant is called "Behold the Beauty of the Lord: Integrating the Arts Into Worship." The Liturgy & the Arts POP will be working on this project throughout the year "to fully integrate the arts in the worship life of the church through collaboration among liturgists, musicians, and visual artists, in order to express and embody the attributes of God and the identity of worshipers’ as God’s beloved people." Throughout Lent and Easter you have no doubt experienced the richness of the arts in worship at Warwick - the choir's beautiful Easter cantata, the wonderful banners, empty tomb, and risen Christ created by Lynda G., Sue Howell, Liz Wilson, Linda Manning, and others, innovative music composed by Nate Masters, and more. The work of this project will be to integrate all of these art forms and more into a unified whole, to draw us deeper into our experience of God in worship. I look forward to sharing more details in the coming days about this exciting opportunity. 

Grace and Peace,

Rev. James


Read more about the grant:     https://worship.calvin.edu/resources/resource-library/vital-worship-grants-awarded-for-2019-by-the-calvin-institute-of-christian-worship/  https://worship.calvin.edu/resources/resource-library/vital-worship-grants-awarded-for-2019-by-the-calvin-institute-of-christian-worship/  

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Website Updates

May 2019

Be sure to check out the new calendar format! Now you can view it by month, week or schedule, and print it out! Click on an event to see more information about it!


The previous version is still available under the MORE button, as Events.


As always, if you have information to share on the calendar, send it to wuccupdates@gmail.com, or text it to 757-784-5871 . Be sure to include "WUCC calendar" in the text or email!

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Shelter News - September 2018

Shelter News as of Wednesday, September 12, 2018

The homeless shelter for men & women will be at St. Paul's Episcopal Church at 224 34th St., Newport News, VA 23607 starting at 12 pm, Wednesday, September 12th, 2018. 


For families in need of shelter please refer to community shelters in Hampton or Newport News.
 

Hampton Shelters: If you have no other alternative, the city shelters will open at 11 a.m.
The first shelters to open will be at Phoenix School, 1061 Big Bethel Rd, 23666. That will be designed for those with medical needs, as well as general population.
Residents with pets can go to adjacent Bethel High School at 1067 Big Bethel Rd. (bring bedding, crates, food, etc.). 


Newport News Shelters: Warwick High School (51 Copeland Ln, Newport News, VA 23601) starting at 11am September 12th, 2018


For information on Williamsburg and York county emergency shelters, click HERE

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August 19, 2018

Check out what we did last Sunday!

Reclaim Jesus - Sojourners Magazine

Not all Christians are being silent. Church leaders drafted this statement because the soul of the nation is at stake. Do you stand with them? #ReclaimJesus