Posted by Paul Jackson

Sermon title: “Church as Counter-Cultural”

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 Dane and Becky Hurt. “In honor of those who have protected our freedoms by their service in the armed forces..”

THIS WEEK

NEEDLE WORKERS meet Tuesday, November 14, at 10:00 am, in fellowship hall.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT ALIVE is this Wednesday November 15, at 6:00 p.m. Join us as we discuss Delwin Brown’s book What Does a Progressive Christian Believe?

MENS’ LUNCH is Thursday, November 16, at 11:30, at Scotch & Sirloin. The guest speaker is Rev. Dr. Robin McGonigle.

YOGA meets every Tuesday at 4:00 and Friday, at 10:00, in fellowship hall. The cost for the Tuesday class is $5 because it is instructor led.

NEXT WEEK

ALL BOARDS MEET on Sunday, November 19, immediately following the worship service at 11:45 a.m.

YOGA meets every Tuesday at 4:00 and Friday, at 10:00, in fellowship hall.

THANKSGIVING DAY – November 23 and 24 church offices will be closed.

UCC ANGEL TREE – Beginning today, please stop by our angel Tree in fellowship hall to select the person in need you wish to gift this Christmas. Our “angles” are persons suggested by two different community partners: Starkey, Inc., and Gammon
Elementary School. Starkey has identified low-income adults with developmental disabilities and no family engagement who would otherwise be without Christmas gifts this season. And Gammon had identified economically-struggling families – parents and children – who also would have no gifts during Christmas.

Individual angel tags identify their gift list. You are asked to purchase at least three items on the list, the majority of which are modest in cost. Your gifts should wrapped, placed in a single clear plastic bag with the Angel tag, and returned to the parlor no later than Sunday, December 10.

OPERATION HOLIDAY NEEDS BLANKETS – Once again this year, UCC will participate in Operation Holiday, sponsored by our partner, Inter-Faith Ministries. Each holiday season, the program distributes life-essential items to thousands of low-invome families in our community. This year, UCC will specialize in collecting blankets which are typically the highest-demand item. Please bring your new, full-sized blanket to the collection box in fellowship hall no later than December 10.

NEW UCC VOLUNTEERS AT GAMMON – Our Gammon Elementary partners are thrilled and grateful that nine people from our congregation have volunteered for
various jobs at the school such as tutors, lunch buddies, and classroom and office
helpers.  Our quiet efforts will make a positive difference in the lives of young students.  If you wish to join volunteer your gifts, please contact Cyndi Richter, 461-4148.

DONATIONS FOR PUERTO RICO are now being accepted in fellowship hall. There is a box designated for Puerto Rico donations. Puerto Rico has suffered major damages due to Hurricane Irma and mainly Hurricane Maria. They are in desperate need of help when it comes to food and water and basic essentials that they need to survive. More than half of the island still has no power and telecommunications service. Kiara Colon, one of our choir students, is heading this donation drive. The following items are requested: water, canned goods, dog food, baby and adult diapers, baby food, hygiene products, flashlights, batteries, generators, blankets. Monetary donations are not being taken. If you prefer to give money please do so through:
unidosporpuertorico.com