Interested in learning about new opportunities to help others? You can volunteer for an ongoing effort or get a taste of trying something new.
Earth Day Live 2020, April 22-24. Although the COVID-19 pandemic is forcing the cancellation of many events scheduled for the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, organizers are planning a virtual Earth Day Live event, with live-streamed content for three days, April 22-24. The live stream will include training sessions, performances, and appearances to keep people engaged, informed, and inspired, with speakers including celebrities, politicians, scientists, and youth activists. There will be videos, live performances, movies, conversations, workshops, webinars, and panels to provide community and continue fighting the climate crisis during this uncertain time. You can sign up for events at earthdaylive2020 or find out more from the Elders Action Network.
In addition, the One Earth Film Festival will hold an Earth Week Virtual Mini Film Festival from April 20 to April 26. You can see what films are available to view online and register at the group’s website.
Fourth Sunday Offering, April 26. Each month, all undesignated money in the offering plate goes to a specific beneficiary supported by First United, often one of our mission partners. This month’s Fourth Sunday Offering on April 26 will benefit the One Great Hour of Sharing, which helps people around the world in several ways: disaster relief, refugee emergencies, hunger programs, and self-development. The One Great Hour of Sharing also is the recipient of Easter offerings on April 12. You can learn more about the One Great Hour of Sharing at this PCUSA website.
NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, church is being live-streamed at 11 a.m. Sundays instead of being held in the Sanctuary. Giving online and marking the donation for the Fourth Sunday Offering or mailing checks to First United can take the place of the in-person Fourth Sunday Offering, at least for now.