From: Rich Carlson
Date: April 1, 2020
Subject: It's April 1 (no foolin'!) Good Morning Union

“May integrity and uprightness protect me, because my hope is in you.”              Psalm 25:21

Day 14—last day of travel quarantine, at least from campus!! Now I join the rest of you on the normal sociatal quarantine, which basically is the same thing! Anyway, as my verse for this morning suggested to me as I read it-- there is always a fine balance between faith and responsibility. Here’s a fun reminder of how to blend faith and fact:

I trust God… and I wear my seatbelt.

I trust God… and I wear my motorcycle helmet.

I trust God… and there are enough life jackets for everyone on my boat.

I trust God… and I use oven mitts for really hot dishes.

I trust God… and I lock my house at night.

I trust God… and I have smoke detectors in my house.

I trust God… and I take my prescribed medicines.

I trust God… and I will follow the best guidelines to share the task of flattening the curve.

Acting with caution and wisdom does not indicate a lack of trust in God.

Exercise faith and trust, then act in obedience and with responsibility.


Have a great day responsibly responding to your life of faith and trust in God,

Pastor Rich

Quote for the day:      “Worry is a conversation you have with yourself about things you cannot change. Prayer is a conversation with God about things He can change.”

PS        NEW “Daily Bread” PODCAST- Starting TODAY at noon join Caleb Haakenson and guests for a 15 minute time of opening God’s word, reflecting on Scripture and the questions of life, and praying over our list of requests (remember you can text them any time to (256) 257-0149). This podcast will happen Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays, on Campus Ministries Instagram Live, live at Noon and archived so you can reflect back as needed.

Here's details for this new CM event.


What: The Daily Bread

A 10-20 minute interactive Bible discussion focusing on specific Bible passages and common questions. Gift cards given out each day!

When: Starting this Wednesday 12pm

Every M,T,W after

Where: Campus Ministries Instagram Live


PPS      “Today in Quarantine,” presented daily (as in 7 days a week!) at 4pm by associate pastor Renae Cross at CVC. Join her by friending her on Facebook for the 15-30 minute interactive spiritual connection with God and your young adult friends.


PPPS    “Nightly Check In” @ 7pm for 15 minutes. Join via Zoom ID # 529 282 199


PP...S   uGather continues!!- "uGather is back this Thursday! Join us on Youtube for 15-20 minutes of community and worship time followed by Live Q&A with Dr. Rose and friends (this is taking the place of the Thursday night Q&A). We'll start at 10:35 on Union's Youtube channel at"


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