Posted by Paul Ellis Jackson

Sermon Title: “Songs of the Season: Joy to the World”

Third Sunday of Advent – Joy

OUTREACH AND TRUSTEES MEET today, immediately following the worship service at 11:45 a.m. No other boards are meeting today.


LARKSFIELD CLASS meets on December 18, at 10:00 a.m., in the club room at Larksfield.  Everyone is welcome.

HEAD-TO-TOE HYGIENE PANTRY – No workday this week. The Pantry is open on Saturday, December 21, from 9:00-11:30 a.m.  Located at 2130 E. 21st St. N.

YOGA meets every Tuesday at 4:00, Thursday at 6:00, and Friday, at 10:00, in fellowship hall. The cost for the Tuesday and Thursday class is $5, because it is instructor led.


NEW MEMBER SUNDAY is on December 22, during worship.  If you would like to become a member of University Congregational Church please contact Robin or Heidi at 316-634-0430, or by email at:

CHRISTMAS VESPERS – There will be music, poetry and scripture on
December 22, at 4:00pm.  Listen to Helen Griffin, piano, and Laura Williams, organ with special guests: JoyAnn Brake, flautist, Ann Reddy, harpist, with vocalists Carter Tholl and Mike Mays.

CHRISTMAS EVE CANDLELIGHT SERVICE – will be held on December 24, at 7:00pm, in the sanctuary, with communion.

CHURCH OFFICES CLOSED – On December 24-25, in observance of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. On December 26-27, office hours will be 9:00-Noon.

CHURCH OFFICES CLOSED – On January 1, in observance of New Years Day. On December 31, office hours will be 9:00-Noon.

COLORING BOOKS WANTED The Head-to-Toe Hygiene Pantry is collecting children’s coloring books to distribute to children that visit the pantry on December 21.  They do not need crayons this time.  Please bring the coloring books to fellowship hall and drop them in the bins designated for the pantry.

YOUR ASSISTANCE IS NEEDED for the Christmas Eve Service 7:00 p.m., on December 24.  We are looking for volunteers to light the advent candles and read some scriptures.  If you are willing to be a participant please contact Heidi in the church office at, or by phone at 634-0430.