Posted by Paul Ellis Jackson




A NURSERY AND TODDLER ROOM are available downstairs for babies and toddlers during the church service.  Grace Kneil will be there to greet you and your children. A multiage SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS meets in the lower level following “A Time for all Children”.  Anna Duxler and Megan Lovely teach the class.


BABY MONITORS are available for those of you who leave your children in the nursery or toddler room during the church service.  To check one out, please see Grace in the nursery.


BE SURE TO CHECK OUR WEB SITE each week for updates and new pictures! A preview of the Order of Service, Sunday announcements and Sermons are posted each week!  An archive of sermons (select the speaker), newsletters, and up-to-date calendar are all readily available on the website too.  Also check out our Facebook page by clicking on “Facebook” on any page of our church website,


HEARING ASSISTED RECEIVERS are available for your use during the church service.  Please see an usher if you need one.


WANT A CD of a worship service?  Please sign up on the CD Form on the information board in Fellowship Hall.  You may pick-up your CD in the library.  $2 per CD may be put in “Deposit Box” in the office.


WOMENS’ GUILD BOOK EXCHANGE New books come in every week for this Women’s Guild outreach project.  Please bring books you have read and think others would enjoy to add to our bookshelves.  We like to keep our inventory interesting and inviting!   


CHECK OUT THE BULLETIN BOARDS IN FELLOWSHIP HALL.  The minutes of all the UCC Boards are posted on the bulletin boards as are the roster for the Church Council and all other boards.


Good Morning! Welcome to University

Congregational Church!


WE INVITE OUR VISITORS TODAY to join us in Fellowship Hall after the service for coffee, refreshments and conversation.  Just follow the crowd down the hallway (west).


PLEASE SIGN THE FELLOWSHIP PAD when it comes down the pew.  Members please sign and update any changes in your contact information.  If you are a guest, please sign the pad so that we may thank you for worshipping with us.




THE OUTREACH BOARD will meet in the office meeting room at 11:45.


THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES will meet in the conference room at 11:45.




THE CHURCH COUNCIL will NOT meet on April 28 as previously scheduled. Council will next meet on Tuesday, May 27.


YOGA CLASSES meet on Tuesday at 4:00 p.m. ($5.00) and Friday at 10:00 Fellowship Hall.


IT’S TIME TO SEW this Thursday, May 1, at 10:00 a.m. in Fellowship Hall. Please come and help make jackets and blankets for Honduras babies. Bring your sewing machine and a sack lunch if you can stay a while. There are plenty of jobs if you do not sew so please come and help.


TRIP TO NELL HILL’S is this Friday, May 2. Please see write up on the next page.  2 spots left!



A SERIES OF CLASSES ON “ZEALOT: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth” Please join Rev. Dr. Keith Williamson to explore this best-selling book on Monday nights, 6:30-8:00 p.m. starting May 5 and each Monday through May (except no class on May 26, Memorial Day)and also each Monday in June in the downstairs conference room.  This book by acclaimed author Reza Aslan “yields a fresh perspective on one of the greatest stories ever told even as it affirms the radical and transformative nature of Jesus of Nazareth’s life and mission.  The result is a thought provoking, elegantly written biography with the pulse of a fast-paced novel: a singularly brilliant portrait of a man, a time, and the birth of a religion.” A few copies of the best-selling book are available in the UCC Library to check out and will be available for $22.00 in the church office. (the book is not out in paperback).  Not required reading but preferred.



THE GREATEST PRAYER” CLASS will be taught by Paul Jackson at Larksfield starting Wednesday, May 14, at 10:30 a.m. in the Club Room.   The class dates for the six weeks class are May 14, 21, and 28; June 11, 18, and 25. You are welcome to join the class if you missed it last Fall.They will be using the book The Greatest Prayer: Rediscovering the Revolutionary Message of the Lord’s Prayer. We will be using John Dominic Crossan’s book on The Lord’s Prayer to re-examine this most famous Christian prayer.


BOB SCOTT IS INVITING anyone in the congregation who cares to join the UCC Chancel Choir (especially the ladies) to please contact him if you are interested. His email is or see him after the service.


ARE YOU ARTSY OR CRAFTSY?  Do you have a hobby that you’ve wanted to teach to others?  The UCC Arts Camp is 6:00-8:00 p.m. Monday June 9, Wednesday June 11, and Friday June13 and is a perfect way to share your hobby or talent.  Sign up on the PIC board so we can incorporate your class into our curriculum.  See Paul for more details.




The trip has changed to Friday, May 2, and is leaving at 7:45 a.m. We will meet at the church, hop in the van, and head north to Nell Hill’s in Atchinson, KS to shop till you drop. Nell Hill ( is a house décor store with great prices. Muffins will be provided on the van. Plan to have lunch in Atchinson and be back in Wichita late afternoon. Hopefully the van is big enough for all the purchases. Two slots open @ $25.00 p.p (to pay for the gas/van.). Sign up in Fellowship Hall



WG UCC’s Women’s Guild

invites you to a

Mother’s and Other’s Brunch


Saturday, May 10, 10:00 a.m.

Fellowship Hall

$7.00 p.p.


Dr. Erin McGonigle will be the speaker


Please sign up in Fellowship Hall







Traditional Word : 2 Corinthians 4:16


So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day.


Contemporary Word:


Write it on your heart

that every day is the best day in the year.

He is rich who owns the day,

and no one owns the day

who allows it to be invaded with fret and anxiety.

Finish every day and be done with it.

You have done what you could.

Some blunders and absurdities, no doubt, crept in.

Forget them as soon as you can, tomorrow is a

new day;

begin it well and serenely,

with too high a spirit to be cumbered with your old nonsense.

This new day is too dear, with its hopes and invitations,

to waste a moment on the yesterdays…

~Ralph Waldo Emerson








Words to the second anthem:  Homeward Bound.


In the quiet misty morning when the moon has gone to bed,

when the sparrows stop their  singing and the sky is clear and red.

When the summer’s ceased its gleaming , when the corn is past its prime

when adventure’s lost its meaning, I’ll be homeward bound in time.

Bind me  not to the pasture, chain me not to the plow

set me free to find my calling and I’ll return to you somehow.


If you find it’s me you’re missing, if you’re hoping I’ll return,

to your thoughts I’ll soon be list’ning in the road I’ll stop[ and turn.

Then the wind will set me racing as my journey nears its end

and the path I’ll be retracing  when I’m homeward bound again.

Bind me not to the pasture:chain me not to the plow,

set me free to find my calling and I’ll return to you somehow.