Posted by Paul Ellis Jackson

Sermon title: “Enneagram: Peacemaker”

We welcome all of our visitors today and invite you to the fellowship hall for beverages and cookies after the worship service. Please follow the congregation to the left out of the sanctuary.

TODAY

THE FLOWERS ON THE COMMUNION TABLE TODAY are given by Sharon and Bob Pedroja. “Happy to be celebrating our 51st anniversary today in our church home.”

THIS WEEK

LABOR DAY HOLIDAY on Monday, September 3. All church offices will be closed.

STEPHEN MINISTERS meets Thursday, September 6, at 2:00 p.m., in the office
conference room.

NEXT WEEK

FALL KICK-OFF—Following the worship service on September 9, 2018, please join us in fellowship hall for our annual “Fall Kick-Off Potluck Dinner/Ice Cream Social”, to welcome back our fabulous choir and our fall activities. The Deacons will supply the fried chicken, beverages, and ice cream with toppings. All we ask of you, is to provide your favorite covered dish and to bring an appetite. Activities and games will be provided by the Christian Education board. Please plan on attending.

HEAD-TO-TOE HYGIENE PANTRY – There is no workday on September 13. The Pantry is open on Saturday, September 15, from 9:00-11:30am, at 2130 E. 21st St. N.

UCC HOUSE CHURCH CONVERSATIONS on America’s Original Sin, written by James Wallis, 2014, (Amazon.com). Be curious, be challenged be intrigued and join us for six Tuesday evening conversations to explore the premise and implications associated with the concept of racism and white privilege. It begins on September 18, from
7-8:30pm, at Kathe Thompson’s: 7700 E 13th St N, #68, 67206 (RainTree Village). For additional information contact Kathe Thompson: 561-236-5909 or kathet13@aol.com .

WEDNESDAY NIGHT ALIVE begins on Wednesday, September 19, at 6:00, in fellowship hall. We will be exploring Robin Meyer’s book: Spiritual Defiance. Books may be purchased online through Amazon or from other retailers.

REVELATIONS is Sunday, September 23, at 5:30 for cocktails, dinner at 6:00pm, in fellowship hall. The cost is $25, in advance. The UCC Choir will perform. Proceeds benefit the student music scholarship program. Tickets on sale this Sunday 9/2/18.

THE RICHARD D. GREENE LECTURE SERIES – Jesus Seminar on the Road: The Political Jesus led by Arthur J. Dewey and Celene Lillie, will be held on September 28-29 at University Congregational Church. A registration table will be set up in fellowship hall this Sunday.

The Jesus of history resisted the political and social realities of his day. Early Christians did the same. Neither one was necessarily successful in their aims, but what do we know about their attitudes toward the economy, immigrants, and war? How did Jesus and emerging Christ communities express concerns for justice and peace? Looking at the world today, what would they say about American politics? 

ITALIAN JOURNEY – We are delighted to invite you on an unforgettable journey through Italy. Travel back in time and visit ancient ruins. Our journey will begin in Rome, followed by wine tasting in Assisi and cooking in Florence. As we head north we’ll pass through the charming towns of Verona and the floating jewel, Venice. We will then travel onto Lake Como and float across before settling into bustling Milan for a night. This tour is bound to be memorable, and we hope you’ll join us in making these memories.  Travel dates are April 22, 2019 to May 4, 2019.  Registration forms and itineraries are available in the foyer and in fellowship hall.  Deposits are now due.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – Gammon Elementary students and the volunteers from UCC who helped out during the past school year, both benefitted from the relationships they made. If you are interested in volunteering at Gammon as a lunch buddy, student tutor, book reader, office support, classroom helper, etc.… please contact Cyndi Richter for more information at 316-461-4148. You can make a difference!