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 Dorothy and Ted Blankenship in anticipation of Fall.





THE CHURCH OFFICE will be closed Monday, September 1, for the Labor Day Holiday.


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






ROBIN BEGIN’S A NEW SERMON SERIES on “Where is God? Finding Spiritual Pathways”.




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. The campaign will continue through September but the sooner we know how many sponsors we have, the sooner we can include those students in our choir.  A huge thank you for all of you who are supporting this wonderful program.

W.O.W.–THE WEDNESDAY EVENING PROGRAM is starting September 10 and runs through November 19 offering you additional opportunities for fellowship, worship, and education during the week.

Food will be available to purchase at a reasonable price and everyone will eat together at 5:30.  Classes taught by Robin and Dr. Jim Rhatigan will start at 6:00.  A special music class will be taught by choir member Alyson Golloday (who is a Music Ed. Student at WSU) will be available for kids also at 6:00. Then a brief worship/meditation will be at 6:50 and the evening program ends at 7:00.You probably have noticed signs around the church with Worship, Wisdom, and Welcome to invite you to join in and since it’s on Wednesday, we are calling it WOW.


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

signup sheet is up in Fellowship Hall. Bring a friend and join the fun.

$7.00 p.p.




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.



Sunday, September 21, Prairie Pines


6:00 Dinner (The Guild ladies are cooking)


7:00 The roast begins for our beloved Bob Scott

Emcee: Bucky Walters


Sign up in Fellowship Hall or call the office to make a reservation.











Traditional Word:                            Proverbs 1:1-10


These are the wise saying of Soloman, David’s son, Israel’s


Written down so we’ll know how to live well and right,

to understand what life means and where it’s going;

A manual for living,

for learning what’s right and just and fair;

To teach the inexperienced the ropes

and give our young people a grasp on reality.

There’s something here also for seasoned men and women,

still a thing or two for the experienced to learn—

Fresh wisdom to probe and penetrate,

The rhymes and reasons of wise men and women.


Start with God—the first step in learning is bowing down to


only fools thumb their noses at such wisdom and


Pay close attention, friend, to what your father tells you;

Never forget what you learned at your mother’s knee.

Wear their counsel like flowers in your hair,

Like rings on your fingers.









Contemporary Word: 

Wisdom is the Biblical term for everyday living.  Wisdom is the art of living skillfully in whatever actual conditions we find ourselves.  It has virtually nothing to do with mere information or knowledge.

Wisdom has to do with:

  • becoming skillful in honoring our parents and raising our children,
  • handling our money,
  • going to work and exercising leadership,
  • treating our friends kindly,
  • eating and drinking healthfully,
  • cultivating emotions without ourselves and attitudes toward others that make for peace.