Posted by Paul Jackson

Sermon Title: “Thanksgiving through the Ages”

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 Anne and Mike McCoy. “For the many, many things in our lives to be thankful for!”

ALL BOARDS MEET immediately following the worship service at 11:45.
THE CE BOARD will meet in the Science and Exploration Room.
THE DEACONS will meet in the area outside the downstairs kitchen.
THE MUSIC BOARD will meet in the room beside the choir room.
THE OUTREACH BOARD will meet in the office meeting room.
THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES will meet in the conference room.

THIS WEEK

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.

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

NEXT WEEK

COUNCIL MEETING on Monday, November 27, at 6:30 p.m., in the basement
conference room.

LARKSFIELD FELLOWSHIP meets on November 29, at 10:00 a.m., in the club room.

PLAY-READING GROUP meets on Thursday, November 30, at 1:00 p.m. This group is open to anyone that is interested in reading plays.

UCC ANGEL TREE – Please stop by our angel Tree in fellowship hall to select the person in need you wish to gift this Christmas. Our “angels” 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 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. 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 accepted here at UCC.