Posted by Paul Ellis Jackson

Sermon Title: Advent Inverted: Love in the Ruins

We welcome all of our visitors today and invite you to the Fellowship Hall for beverages and cookies after the service. Please follow the
congregation to the left out of the sanctuary.


THE CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS TABLEAU is performed this morning by the children of UCC during A Time for All Children portion of worship.

MEET OUR NEW MEMBERS today during worship. Be sure to welcome them in the fellowship hall after worship. (See insert for names and profiles of new members.)

DOLLHOUSE TICKETS are on sale in fellowship hall after worship. Tickets are $5 each. Today is the last day to purchase tickets for a chance to win this beautiful dollhouse valued at $600. Proceeds go to benefit the Head-to-Toe Hygiene Pantry.

COINS FOR CHARITY – The UCC Outreach Board is implementing a new project. The coins in the offering plate will now be designated to a charity specified by the Outreach Board. We have collected approx. $115 so far.

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.


CHURCH OFFICES – will be closed this Friday, December 23rd.

CHRISTMAS EVE CANDLELIGHT SERVICE is on Saturday, December 24, at 6:00 pm. Please join us for this beautiful family service with Christmas
Carols, lighting of the advent candles, meditations, and special music.

YOGA meets Tuesdays at 4:00 ($5.00) & Fridays, 10:00, Fellowship Hall.


CHRISTMAS DAY WORSHIP SERVICE at 10:30 a.m. We will not have
fellowship coffee and cookie afterwards.

CHURCH OFFICES – will be closed on Friday, December 30, 2016.

YOUR ASSISTANCE IS NEEDED for the Christmas Eve Service 6:00 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.

2016 CONTRIBUTIONS must be received or postmarked by midnight 12/31/16, due to legal requirements. Anything received after that date will be recorded as a 2017 contribution.

THE 2017 FLOWER SCHEDULE is on the PIC board in Fellowship Hall. Sign up early to get your preferred date. There is a copy of the 2016 schedule on the back if you need a reminder of your usual date.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN of the Annual Meeting of University Congregational Church, Wichita, KS as provided for in the church’s bylaws. The meeting will be held on Sunday, January 8, 2017 in the sanctuary immediately
following the worship service.