Posted by Paul Ellis Jackson

Sermon Title: “Won’t You Be My Neighbor–Part I”

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 Errol and Suzie Luginbill. “In thanksgiving for blessings received.”

FALL KICK-OFF—Following the worship service today, please join us in fellowship hall for our annual “Fall Kick-Off Potluck Dinner/Ice Cream Social”, to welcome back our fabulous choir and the beginning of all our fall activities. Activities and games will be provided too. Please plan on attending.

THIS WEEK

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.

NEXT WEEK

ALL BOARDS MEET on Sunday, September 16, immediately following the worship service at 11:45 a.m.

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.

MENS’ LUNCH is Thursday, September 20, at 11:30, at Scotch & Sirloin. The guest speaker is

CONGRESSIONAL CAFÉ AND MEETING — immediately following worship service on Sept 23rd reconvene in Fellowship hall to celebrate the activities of the past year and then to vote on the proposed 2019 budget. Coffee and cookies will be served. Sponsored by the 2019 Commitment Team.

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. 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 please contact Cyndi Richter for more information at 316-461-4148. You can make a difference!