Posted by Paul Ellis Jackson

Sermon Title: “Jesus as Peace”
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.



Second Sunday of Advent – Peace


BLANKET COLLECTION FOR INTER-FAITH MINISTERIES OPERATION HOLIDAY – Our church collected more than 90 blankets for those in need last year. Let’s make it 100 this year! Please bring new full or queen size blankets to the collection box in fellowship hall anytime through today Sunday, December 9.

HEAD-TO-TOE HYGIENE PANTRY workday is Thursday, December 13, from 9:00-11:00 am, at 2130 E. 21st St. N. The Pantry is open on Saturday, December 15, from 9:00-11:30 a.m.

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.


BACH’S MAGNIFICAT CHRISTMAS MUSIC – Is on Sunday, December 16, at 10:30, during worship. 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.

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

COUNCIL MEETING on Monday, December 17, at 6:30 p.m., in the basement conference room.

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

CHRISTMAS VESPERS – there will be music, poetry and scripture on
December 23, at 4:00pm. Listen to Helen Griffin, piano, and Laura Williams, organ with special guests: 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.

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.

IT’S POINSETTIA TIME! – If you would like to contribute to the Christmas floral display, please send a check for $10.00 to the church, payable to UCC by
December 10, or you may put it in the offering plate today. Be sure to write flowers on the memo line and indicate if your donation is in honor of, or in memory of someone special.

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.