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Union Church of Los Angeles
August 26, 2022   |   Vol. 3   |   No. 34  |  unionchurchla.org
Coming Up...

Saturday Morning Prayer
Saturday, 8/27 at 8 AM

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Collection Corner
Sunday, 8/28
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Welcome Lunch for Nuño's Family
Sunday, 8/28 at 11:15 AM
Fellowship Hall
Join us this Sunday to welcome
Pastor Ruben Nuño, Union Church Interim Pastor and his family
All are invited

Party for Homeless Children and Families
Thursday, September 29, 2022
A Volunteer Opportunity for Our Community
More information below

Worship Service Opportunities
We are looking to expand our Sunday morning team. If you have a musical talent or interested to learn how to run the slide show, join the team! 
Email Kevin Kowta kk2x06.13@gmail.com

Speaker Schedule
9/4 Pastor Ruben Nuño
9/11 Pastor Randy Choi
9/18 Pastor Inho Song
9/25 Guest Speaker
Guest Speaker
11 AM Worship Service

Pastor Rick Chuman

“The Most Excellent Way” 
I Corinthians 13:1-7
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Volunteer Opportunity for Our Community
 
Party for Homeless Children and Families
Thursday, September 29, 2022
Terasaki Budokan
249 S Los Angeles St, LA CA 90012
Organized by Worthy of Love Non-Profit

Union Church is partnering with Worthy of Love, the Terasaki Budokan, Little Tokyo Business Association and others to have a great fun party, food, and entertainment for children and families from The Union Rescue Mission and the Salvation Army WLA homeless shelters.

We are looking for volunteers to serve food, set up and clean up for one evening – Thursday, Sept 29th, 2022, between 5:30pm and 8:30pm. You can volunteer for the whole evening or come just for one hour - 5:30-6:30p, 6:30-7:30p, or 7:30-8:30pm. Please use the sign up sheet on the bulletin board at church or the connect form on our website and specify the times you are able to come.

Thank you all for participating. We look forward to creating new connections and growing God’s love in our neighborhood.

The Missions Committee
Vessie Kazachka, Roger Ishihara, and Miyuki Namiki
 
Updated: 8/21/22

For those of you who don’t know them, Pam and Tomo Nakamura attended and served Union Church from 2012-2017. Tomo graduated from Fuller Theological Seminary with a Masters of Divinity degree and worked as a hospital chaplain in Connecticut. They now live in Japan with their two young daughters, Karis and Ellie.

Recently Pam was diagnosed with stage 2 triple negative breast cancer and recently underwent surgery. She will do chemotherapy and radiation starting September.

Our church is collecting a love offering for them to help them with expenses during this difficult time. To contribute, please donate by the end of August either securely online and specify “for Pam and Tomo,” or mail a check to Union Church with the memo “for Pam and Tomo.” Please lift them up in prayer for perfect healing and provision for the whole family.
Give Love Offering Online
Union Church will be collecting items to support the Union Rescue Mission Thrift store(s). Please start going through things at home to donate and bring them on the last Sunday of every month. We will figure out a CC (Collection Corner) where you can drop off clothes, shoes, jewelry, home goods/small household items and etc. If you have bigger items to donate and need a pick up, we will figure out how to do that.

If you would like a receipt for your donation, please include your name, address and list of items being donated.

If you have any questions, please contact Amy Hirata <ahirata@gmail.com>
Pastor, Counselor, and Author, Ken Yabuki
leads a discussion and group study of God’s Word.  

All are invited. Join each Sunday mornings from 9A-9:30A.
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Let's come together to prayer for 2022
8:00-8:30 AM

 
Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God for you in Christ Jesus. 
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

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(No Video)
 
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Password:1234
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Join Saturday AM Prayer
Pastor Randy and Pastor Inho will be hosting a zoom meeting for anyone interested in participating in a bi-weekly bible study. 1st and 3rd Tuesday at 7:00 PM. 
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Zoom Night Fellowship
2nd & 4th Monday | 7:30-9 pm
Come join the Monday Night Zoom Fellowship group. It will be a time to encourage, uplift one another, and develop a deeper relationships. We will end each meeting praying for one another, the members of our church, and the city. If you are looking for a community then please join us.
 
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21-month update
August 10, 2022

and 1 year at home
As Michael continues recovering, we are reminded of how fearfully and wonderfully we are made (he is made!).  Considering the severity of the stroke, I am amazed at how well he is doing.  When I think back to where he was last year when he came home, he has come so far!  At times, we are both frustrated at how long it is taking; however, we are always grateful for what God has done, continues to do, and has yet to accomplish.  ‍
He is still receiving outpatient physical therapy and even looks forward to going.  We often sing on the bus or van ride and he watches the way we go to rehab, at times recognizing roads, parks, and restaurants.  Praise God, his memory and speech are still improving.  His right leg is still not responding, but his right hand and arm are slowly improving, and he is getting physically stronger.   The picture below shows how much better he is getting at sitting up straight.  
The expenses we incur that are not covered by insurance are great. This is difficult for me to share, but we are in serious financial need.  We pray for God's provision, and humbly ask you to consider helping if you are able.  Please see the link to the GoFundMe page in the comments.  Other ways to help financially are via Venmo (pm me), gift cards, and others have mailed checks as well.  Thank you very much.  🥰
Thank you to those who consistently call, text, and of course, pray.  🏽  We appreciate it - we appreciate you.  

Gifts to the Stafford's
If you would like to help financially, you can send funds via Venmo to @mrsmesisme or the GoFundMe page here.  Other gift cards (Grubhub, DoorDash, Visa, etc.) are always helpful and appreciated.
Date: Saturday, September 24, 2022
Time: 2:00 PM
Place: San Fernando Valley Japanese American Community Center
           12953 Branford St
           Pacoima, CA 91331
Cost:  $15 Big Band Music / $10 Dinner
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We appreciate your generous giving. 
You may tithe online or mail your checks to the church


Union Church of LA
401 E 3rd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013


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Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.
James 5:16  

 
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Read the January 2022 update from the Taguchis and Koyamas. To support the Nakama Kids during this time you can donate securely online through Tithely below or send a check to the church address. In either case, please indicate "Nakama" in the memo.
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