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 FLOWERS ON THE COMMUNION TABLE TODAY are given by N.J. and Chuck Roush in honor of YOU, the members and visitors at UCC.





THE CHURCH COUNCIL will meet on Monday, August 25, at 6:30 in the conference room.


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





(Not required—if you don’t have a UCC polo shirt, you know you are welcome to come in your usual Sunday clothes)  








THE CHOIR WILL RETURN SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 7.  Please consider becoming a student choir member sponsor for the 10 months the choir is a part of the worship service. The sponsorship is $1,500 per student or $150. per month OR contribute what you can and join in with other families. We need your sponsorship soon so we know how many students we can select.


THE WEDNESDAY EVENING PROGRAM starts September 10 and will include an additional worship opportunity, classes for people for all ages, and a chance for us to break bread together. You probably have noticed signs around the church with Worship, Wisdom, and Welcome to invite you to join in. More details coming soon.


FALL FELLOWSHIP DINNERS signup sheets are in Fellowship Hall on the PIC board. The dinners will be in October and November.  For those of you who have not participated, this is a fun way to get to know UCC members and meet other people you may not know. The host furnishes the entrée, and all the guests bring a dish. All members and nonmembers are welcome to participate.  If you are willing to host, please indicate the number of people you can accommodate for dinner, including yourself.


SAVE THE DATE FOR THE WOMEN’S GUILD BRUNCH Saturday, September 13, 9:30-11:30 in Fellowship Hall.  Kathryn Page-Hauptman of the Forum Theatre will be the guest speaker. A

sign up sheet is up in Fellowship Hall.


ALSO SAVE THE DATE FOR REVELATIONS Sunday, September 21, at Prairie Pines which will be a tribute to our beloved Bob Scott for the 27 years of service to UCC providing us with magnificent music.  Bucky Walters will be the emcee.More details soon.







PLEASE BE AWARE of the new storm warning diagrams for direction of travel to shelter that have been mounted on the walls at strategic locations throughout the church. The main level diagrams indicate the direction of travel to the basement shelter.  The basement diagrams indicate areas of refuge.

Also, the Emergency Egress Procedures call for everyone to locate the exit sign nearest them and immediately leave the building at that location.

Traditional WordJeremiah 29:11


I say this because I know what I am planning for you,” says the Lord. “I have good plans for you, not plans to hurt you. I will give you hope and a good future.


Contemporary Word:  Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass

“Not I, nor anyone else can travel that road for you.
You must travel it by yourself.
It is not far. It is within reach.
Perhaps you have been on it since you were born, and did not know.
Perhaps it is everywhere – on water and land.”
― Walt WhitmanLeaves of Grass