Posted by Paul Ellis Jackson

The First Sunday in Advent

Sermon Title: “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel”


STEPHEN MINISTERS meet Thursday, December 5, at 11:00 a.m., in the office conference room.

UCC CHRISTMAS PARTY is this Saturday, December 7, 2019, at 6:00pm.  Join us for beverages at 6:00.  Dinner is provided by Café Maurice at 6:30.  The musical program features our own talented students performing a variety of selections, and, as an additional treat, Robin and Laura are going to perform a “jazzy” conclusion to our evening. Sign-up in fellowship hall or call UCC at 634-0430. The reservation deadline is Tuesday, December 2.  We appreciate your good-will offering.

YOGA will only meet on Tuesday, November 26, at 4:00pm, because the offices are closed for the Thanksgiving holiday.


CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS TABLEAU – is during worship on Sunday, December 8, at 10:30 a.m.

HOMELESS MEAL – On December 3rd, our next First Tuesday, we will plan for 100 meals unless notified otherwise. Our menu is the following:  spaghetti bake, green beans, baguettes, and brownies. This time we’d like to include more than chocolate so, go wild!  Contact Kathe Thompson for specifics:

ANGEL TREE GIVING – Thanks to your abundant generosity, once again this year our Angel tags are flying off our fellowship hall tree!  A dozen or so tags for Starkey friends still remain, so if you have not yet claimed a tag, please stop by our table in fellowship hall today.  The Starkey tags represent adults with developmental disabilities who have limited family engagement and income, meaning that our UCC gifts will likely be the extent of their gifts under the tree at their group homes.  All Angel Tree gifts should be wrapped, placed in a clear plastic bag with the original tag, and returned to Fellowship Hall no later than Sunday, December 8.  For questions, contact Rod Phares or Marla Flentje.

BLANKET COLLECTION FOR OPERATION HOLIDAYWe are collecting blankets again and new or gently used coats of all sizes. Please bring new full or queen size blankets and coats to the Operation Holiday collection box in fellowship hall anytime through Sunday, December 8.

COLORING BOOKS WANTED The Head-to-Toe Hygiene Pantry is collecting children’s coloring books to distribute to children that visit the pantry on December 21.  They do not need crayons this time.  Please bring the coloring books to fellowship hall and drop them in the bins designated for the pantry.