Posted by Paul Ellis Jackson

Sermon Title: “Jesus as Joy”

Special Music: Bach’s Magnificat

We welcome all of our visitors today and invite you to the fellowship hall for beverages and cookies after the worship service. Please follow the congregation to the left out of the sanctuary.


BACH’S MAGNIFICAT CHRISTMAS MUSIC – Music is performed by the UCC Chancel Choir and special guests. This performance is being underwritten by the family of Jan Riordan in her honor.

Third Sunday of Advent – Joy


ALL BOARDS MEET on Sunday, December 16, immediately following the worship service at 11:45 a.m.

COUNCIL MEETING on Monday, December 17, at 6:00 p.m., in the basement conference room.

LARKSFIELD DISCUSSION GROUP meets on December 19, at 10:00 a.m., in the club room.

YOGA meets every Tuesday at 4:00 and Friday, at 10:00, in fellowship hall. The cost for the Tuesday class is $5 because it is instructor led.


CHRISTMAS VESPERS – there will be music, poetry, and scripture on
December 23, at 4:00pm. Listen to Helen Griffin, piano, and Laura Williams, organ. Special guests include JoyAnn Brake, flautist, and Matthew Udland, vocalist. Please bring a donation item for the hygiene pantry. There will be a reception following in the parlor.

CHRISTMAS EVE CANDLELIGHT SERVICES – will be held on December 24, at 4:00pm and 6:00pm, in the sanctuary. Communion will be served. Offerings collected at both services will go to the Head to Toe Hygiene Pantry and to Jon and Julia Romain.

UCC OFFICES WILL BE CLOSED – on Christmas Eve and on Christmas Day, December 24 and 25.

YOGA is canceled on Tuesday, December 25, and Tuesday, January 1, 2019.

SMORGASCHORUS CHRISTMAS CONCERT- On Saturday, December 15, at 7:00pm, internationally ranked SmorgasChorus will present their Christmas concert in Galichia Auditorium at Collegiate Upper School, 13th and Webb Rd.

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – Sign up on the PIC board if you would like to help. Paul is coordinating the volunteers. If you have questions, please contact him.