Posted by Paul Ellis Jackson

Sermon title: “A Commitment of Love”

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.


THE FLOWERS ON THE COMMUNION TABLE TODAY are provided by Leigh Aaron-Leary.  Dedicated to Fred Rogers: “when your heart can sing another’s gladness, then your heart is full of love; when your heart can cry another’s sadness, then your heart is full of love. Love is fragile as your tears, love is stronger than your fears.”  


Wednesday February 13, from 6:00-7:00pm in fellowship hall. A ten-week exploration of the Beatitudes and how we can use them to inspire our faith and improve our lives. Classes run from February 6 to April 10, 2019. See the PIC board for a class schedule.  

HEAD-TO-TOE HYGIENE PANTRY – There is no workday on Thursday, February 14.  The Pantry is open on Saturday, February 16, from 9:00-11:30 a.m., at 2130 E. 21st St. N.   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.  


ALL BOARDS MEET on Sunday, February 17, immediately following the worship service at 11:45 a.m.  The deacons will not meet.  

MENS’ LUNCH is Thursday, February 21, at 11:30, at Scotch & Sirloin.  

HOUSE CHURCH – begins on Tuesday, March 5, from 7:00-8:30pm, locations TBA. The book this session is The New Jim Crow, by Michelle Alexander.  For additional information please contact Kathe Thompson, Frances Jackson, or Marla Flentje.  

COOKS NIGHT OUT – Mark your calendar for Cook’s Night Out on Thursday, March 7, at 6:00 PM in fellowship hall.  The SmorgasChorus will be entertaining us.  Burt Tims, Romy Gerould, and Michael Mays, members of our UCC Choir, are members of this renowned, nationally recognized men’s chorus with a unique acapella sound. This group took the stage in front of 7000 people at the Axis Theater at Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas, in 2017 to compete with top-rated choruses internationally in the Barbershop Harmony Society’s international competition.  They placed 16th in the world!
Tickets are on sale this Sunday in fellowship hall following the service.   
SPRING FELLOWSHIP DINNERS – You are invited to be a part of the Spring Fellowship Dinners at UCC.  There will be one dinner scheduled in March and one in April. The exact dates will be determined once the sign-ups are complete.
The dinners are a wonderful way for UCC members and those who are guests of our church to get better acquainted.   There will be a group of 6-10 who will meet in someone’s home for a dinner and an evening of fellowship and fun.    If you are interested in being a part of the Spring Fellowship Dinners, please sign the sheet on the PIC board in fellowship hall.  If you are willing to host a dinner, we would appreciate your signing up to be a host.  Please indicate in the last column the number of people you can accommodate in your home (including host/hosts).               

THE 2019 FLOWER SCHEDULE is on the PIC board in Fellowship Hall. Sign up early to get your preferred date. There is a copy of the 2018 schedule on the back if you need a reminder of your preferred date. Thank you all for a great response to this call for flowers. There are still several dates available.  

TRAVEL SIZE SUPPLIES NEEDED – We are taking supplies year round for the hygiene bags that we provide to the InterFaith Ministries Men’s Overflow Shelter.  We are only requesting travel size shampoo, conditioner, soap, etc… You may drop it in the box marked IFM Hygiene Bags in fellowship hall.