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Our 64th Year Roberta Croll, EditorRevised June 15, 2018

Fourth Sunday after Pentecost
10:00 am Worship

Sunday, June 17

Throughout his ministry, Jesus used images from nature to prompt in his hearers a sense of wonder. How do we reconnect with that sense of wonder today? Join us for worship as Pastor David reflects on this challenge!

Next Week and Beyond


LRUCC Meditation Group Meeting

Sunday, June 24

Please join the Little River Meditation group on Sunday, June 24 at 9:00 am, in the Archival/Historical Room (L6) as we explore meditation as a contemplative practice that helps to quiet the mind. We will have a brief guided meditation followed by sharing about the experience. We will continue to meet every other Sunday throughout the year. Questions? Please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Potatoes and Popsicles Fellowship Meal

Sunday, July 1

After worship on Sunday, July 1, please join us for a fellowship meal in the Social Hall. In preparation for their upcoming mission trip, the youth and adults going to Back Bay Mission this summer will provide a light lunch of baked potatoes with plenty of fixins, as well as popsicles. If the weather is nice, we will be outside on the patio! There is no cost for the meal, but we will collect a freewill offering to support our trip! If you are unable to attend but would still like to make a donation, you can write a check to the church with "mission trip" in the memo line. Questions? Contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Mission Trip Commissioning

Sunday, July 8

During the worship service on Sunday, July 8 we will have a special send-off for the youth and adults going on the mission trip to Biloxi, MS. Join us as we offer a special blessing to this group before they embark on their trip!

More Church News


Church School Parent Survey

Parents! If you haven't had a chance yet, you are invited to take the survey about church school at Little River here online or in print on the back pages of the Sunday bulletin. Interested in learning more? Contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Parents: Does Your Child Have a Birthday in June?

If so, then please come by the church office anytime during the week that is convenient for you so your child can pick up a “Happy Birthday” pillowcase from Pastor David or another member of the office staff. This is a small gift from Little River UCC so each child can feel special on his/her birthday.

Adult Education Opportunities for Summer

On each of the five Sundays in July, join us at 9:00 am in Room 8 to watch a variety of short TED Talks followed by discussion. The schedule for each week is listed below. Questions? Contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

July 1 - "The Danger of a Single Story" by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Our lives, our cultures, are composed of many overlapping stories. Novelist Chimamanda Adichie tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice -- and warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding.

July 8 - "The Gift and Power of Emotional Courage" by Susan David
Psychologist Susan David shares how the way we deal with our emotions shapes everything that matters: our actions, careers, relationships, health and happiness. In this deeply moving, humorous and potentially life-changing talk, she challenges a culture that prizes positivity over emotional truth and discusses the powerful strategies of emotional agility.

July 15 - "The Power of Vulnerability" by Brené Brown
Brené Brown studies human connection -- our ability to empathize, belong, love. In a poignant, funny talk, she shares a deep insight from her research, one that sent her on a personal quest to know herself as well as to understand humanity.

July 22 - "What it is like to be a Transgender Dad" by LB Hannahs
LB Hannahs candidly shares the experience of parenting as a genderqueer individual -- and what it can teach us about authenticity and advocacy. "Authenticity doesn't mean 'comfortable.' It means managing and negotiating the discomfort of everyday life," Hannahs says.

July 29 - "Why I'm Done Trying to be Man Enough" - by Justin Baldoni
Justin Baldoni wants to start a dialogue with men about redefining masculinity -- to figure out ways to be not just good men but good humans. In a warm, personal talk, he shares his effort to reconcile who he is with who the world tells him a man should be. And he has a challenge for men: "See if you can use the same qualities that you feel make you a man to go deeper," Baldoni says. "Your strength, your bravery, your toughness: Are you brave enough to be vulnerable? Are you strong enough to be sensitive? Are you confident enough to listen to the women in your life?"