Announcements

“SUMMER SOUNDS AT UPC”  The congregation is invited to bring a covered dish for lunch following next Sunday’s worship service.  At 2:00 Scott O’Toole will present a free percussion concert.  Scott will premiere works for marimba and vibraphone.

BACK TO SCHOOL SUPPLIES There are two ways to assist: 1) UPC is collecting school supplies for Arcadia Elementary’s 1st grade classes.  A list of needed supplies is posted on the church bulletin board. Supplies should be brought to the church by August 3rd. For more information contact Elizabeth Hollingsworth, elizabeth.marie.hollingsworth@gmail.com.  2) Tuscaloosa’s One Place is holding the “Apples for Education” Campaign at the University Mall, in the Center Court,  from July 11th- July 27th. The campaign allows donors to either donate one dollar (going toward the purchase of school supplies) – represented by a ‘Green Apple’, or purchase a backpack with supplies for a student – represented by a ‘Red Apple’. Tuscaloosa’s One Place needs volunteers to work at the tables in the mall. Volunteers will be responsible for distributing red apples, taking in supplies, and collecting money for the green apples. For more information contact Denise Yanaura, 310-6219 or denise.yanaura@yahoo.com.

CHILDREN’S SUNDAY SCHOOL CONTINUES! Each Sunday of July they will have their own version of Hollywood & Divine, with short videos (such as VeggieTales), Bible stories, and crafts!Nursery care is available throughout the summer.

HOLLYWOOD & DIVINE  All adults are invited to the final two sessions, July 20th, the featured film is “Invictus” and the topic is Forgiving our Enemies. July 27th,the featured film is “Chocolat.”  The topic is Receiving Forgiveness.  We will meet @ 9:45 in the Student Center.

ELDERS Our Session Retreat is just around the corner! Saturday, July 26, 10:00 – 3:00 at the Student Center. Please be in prayer for our time together.

“SUMMER SOUNDS AT UPC”  July 27, Scott O’Toole, percussion.  Scott will premiere works for marimba and vibraphone.  August 17, Jil Chambless and friends will perform works from the Celtic tradition.

THE MAIN EVENT(August 15 &16, Independent Presbyterian, Birmingham) is a gathering of Presbyterians from across Central and North AL to learn about mission, congregational care, Bible, theology, polity, Christian education, worship, music, older adults and spirituality.  The Keynote speaker is Dr. Elizabeth Caldwell of McCormick Seminary.  Friday night activities begin at 6 p.m. with vespers and include dinner. Saturday activities begin with registration at 9 and workshops at 9:30.  For more information email Jenny Thagard, jthagard@fpctusc.org. A list of workshop offerings and registration forms are in the church office, on the church bulletin board.  Registration deadline to register with our congregation is Thursday, July 31.

RALLY AGAINST PREDATORY LENDING: Monday, Aug. 11, 7:00 PM; hosted by Calvary Baptist Church. Guest speaker, Stephen Black, Director of UA’s Center for Ethics & Social Responsibility.