Posted by Paul Ellis Jackson

Sermon Title: Movies and Stories–The Color Purple

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.

TODAY

THE FLOWERS ON THE COMMUNION TABLE TODAY are provided by Larry and Sue Anderson in celebration of the many blessings they have
received.

THIS WEEK

FILLING THE GAP LUNCHES FOR KIDS August 1-19. Due to the
delayed start of school in Wichita, the gap where kids will not have access to school lunches will be 3 weeks this summer. Filling the Gap provides lunches & milk for students. If you would like to donate healthy snacks such as:
goldfish crackers, pudding cups, fruit cups or granola bars, bring them to the church by July 31. You may also send a check to UCC with Fill the Gap on the memo line and we will shop for snacks and fresh fruit. A volunteer list will be on the PIC board starting July 10, if you would like to volunteer to help distribute the lunches to kids. A drop box is set up in Fellowship Hall for your snack donations, and a separate box for checks.

STEPHEN MINISTERS meet this Thursday, August 4, at 2:00p.m.

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

NEXT WEEK

SCHOOL STARTS AUGUST 24! We are joining Dellrose United Methodist Church to help them collect and distribute school supplies for the 2016-2017 school year. We are asking for donations of school supplies, backpacks, and textbook fees. The lists of supplies needed for each grade are on the PIC board in Fellowship Hall and you can shop for those items or write a check to UCC (put Back to School on the memo line) and we will shop for you. Textbook rental fees are $22 for Kindergarten and $37 for grades 1-5. Any money left over from the backpacks and school supplies will go to the textbook fees.

Thursday, August 11, at 5:30, the backpacks will be filled with supplies and Sunday, August 14, from 1:00-3:00 the backpacks will be handed out to the kids. You are welcome to volunteer on either or both of these dates at Dellrose United Methodist Church located at 1502 N. Dellrose (1 blk west of Oliver). If you would like to volunteer there are sign-up sheets on the PIC board in Fellowship Hall. Let’s help the kids start out the school year with the items they need. All school supplies, and checks need to be at UCC by
Sunday, August 7. Our goal this year is 50 filled backpacks!

WOMEN’S POWER LUNCH Thursday, August 11, from 11:30-1:00, at the
Petroleum Club. Enjoy a delicious lunch, hear inspiring speakers and meet the 2016 Women Build homebuyer. Order tickets online at: www.wichitahabitat.org/lunch/. Please RSVP to the church office at
634-0430, so we can save room for our group.

IFM HUMANITARIAN DINNER Thursday, August 18, at 6:00p.m., Hyatt Regency Hotel, 400 W. Waterman. Contact Interfaith Ministries office at
316-264-9303, to purchase tickets for the event. 2016 recipients include Dr. John and Deborah Bardo, Drs. Sharon and Evies Cranford, His Helping Hands, Wichita Crime Commission, and Maira Salim.