Posted by Paul Jackson

Sermon title: “The Five Finger Prayer”

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 Mary Anna Meshew. “In thankfulness, memory, and honor for all of the people in my life near and far, past and present.”

COMMUNION

THIS 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, 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.

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

STEPHEN MINISTERS meets Thursday, December 7, at 2:00 p.m., in the office
conference room.

ALL CHURCH CHRISTMAS PARTY is on December 9, in the fellowship hall. The party begins at 5:00 with beverages and appetizers and pre-dinner music with Doris Buss. Dinner begins at 5:30. Entertainment by Karla Burns and her ensemble at 6:35. Meal is catered by Greystone. Please sign-up on the PIC board if you will be attending.

AN EXTRAORDINARY UCC ANGEL TREE RESPONSE – Once again, our members and other friends have responded generously to selecting this year’s “angels” from among Gammon family members and adults served by Starkey. Similarly, several others have made a cash donation for purchasing angel gifts. Many thanks to all! If you still want to participate, there are a few tags still available on our tree in fellowship hall.

A reminder to bring your wrapped gifts in a large clear plastic bag with the tag attached to the parlor by Sunday, December 10. If you need a plastic bag, you may pick one up at the Outreach table in fellowship hall.

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-income 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.

MORE THANK-YOU NOTES FROM Please stop by the announcement board in Fellowship Hall to view more hand-made, unique notes from Gammon students thanking UCC for our support.  Their delightful messages will bring a smile to your face. 

NEW UCC VOLUNTEERS AT GAMMON STUDENTS – 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

IT’S POINSETTIA TIME! – If you would like to contribute to the Christmas floral display, please send a check for $17.00 to the church, payable to UCC by December 8, or you may put it in the offering plate today. Be sure to write flowers on the memo line and indicate if your donation is in honor of, or in memory of someone special.

NO CHRISTMAS EVE CANDLELIGHT SERVICES THIS YEAR due to Christmas Eve falling on Sunday. We will only have worship at 10:30 a.m.