Posted by Paul Ellis Jackson

Sermon Title: Advent Inverted–Hope for the Alien

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.


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

HANDMADE CARDS FROM HONDURAS are on sale Sunday, November 27, at 11:30 a.m., in fellowship hall. Each card sells for $3. Buy 7 for $20 and receive a $1 discount. Barbara McKee just received a new shipment. Get there early as they tend to sell out quickly. Fifty cents from each card sold goes to the Head to Toe Hygiene Pantry.

UCC APP IS HERE! – If you would like assistance uploading the UCC app to your smart phone…Valerie Horn will be in the fellowship hall this Sunday after worship to assist you. Just remember to bring your smart phone with you this Sunday.

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. 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. Also, you may mail or deliver your check in person to our office any time before December 11.


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


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

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.

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.

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. Items needed: 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.

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.