Posted by Paul Ellis Jackson

Sermon Title: The Heart of Christianity: The Heart of the Matter

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 FLOWERS ON THE COMMUNION TABLE TODAY are given by Gail and Dick Pilgrim in honor of their 50th wedding anniversary on November 26.

UCC ANGEL TREE: Due to an overwhelming response all 50 of the angel tags were acquired last Sunday. We contacted Starkey and they suggested that if people still want to give they may make a monetary contribution and we will purchase additional gift cards. We welcome your additional donations and will have a table in fellowship hall for the next two Sundays to receive your contribution. You also may mail or deliver your check in person to our office any time before December 3.

IT’S POINSETTIA TIME! – If you would like to contribute to the Christmas floral display, please send a check for $13.50 to the church, payable to UCC by December 6, 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.

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.


LARKSFIELD TEA: Wednesday, November 23, 10:00 a.m., Larksfield club room.

CHURCH OFFICES CLOSED: Thursday, November 24, and Friday,
November 25, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.


COUNCIL MEETING: Monday, November 28, at 6:30 p.m. in the basement conference room.

HANGING OF THE GREENS: Sunday, November 27, at 5:00 p.m. in
fellowship hall. Please bring a potluck dish to share and help dress up the church for the Christmas season. See insert for additional details.

COFFEE WITH ROBIN on December 4, at 9:15 a.m., in fellowship hall. Informal gathering of those who have interest in joining UCC. You set the agenda. Childcare available.

IFM OPERATION HOLIDAY: We are collecting food items in fellowship hall. Please bring any of the following items and deposit them in the box marked Operation Holiday: cereal, canned fruit, peanut butter, canned meat, new blankets, coats, hats, mittens, scarves, or pet food. Sign up on the PIC board if you would like to volunteer Saturday, December 17, at 9:00 a.m. to distribute items.

UCC CHRISTMAS DINNER & ENTERTAINMENT: Mark your calendar for Saturday, December 10, at 6:00 p.m., in fellowship hall. It will be a festive evening of food, music, and Christmas cheer. Students from the UCC choir will entertain us. The Deacons will supply the meat, sides, bread and drinks. Appetizers are requested from those with last names beginning with A-M. Last names beginning with N-Z please bring a dessert. Crayons and coloring book donations are requested for the Hygiene Pantry. Call the church office if you need childcare at 634-0430.

SPECIAL THANKS to Beverly Berl for her special landscaping talents and for volunteering to help keep our grounds looking beautiful.