Posted by Paul Ellis Jackson

Sermon Title: “Staying Positive in a Negative World: No Time for the Pits”


THE FLOWERS ON THE COMMUNION TABLE TODAY are given by Dorothy and Joe Dunbar. “To celebrate the kind, caring, considerate and thoughtful people that attend this church.”


ENDOWMENT BOARD MEETING meets Wednesday, February 5, at 6:00, in the office conference room.

STEPHEN MINISTERS meets Thursday, February 6, at 11:00 a.m., in the office
conference room.

YOGA meets every Tuesday and Thursday at 4:00. in fellowship hall. The class is instructor led and the cost $5.


UCC 101 NEWCOMER’S CLASS – If you would like to learn more about University Congregational Church, meet members of the church and ask Robin questions…then join us on Sunday, February 9, at 11:30, in the basement conference room.  Lunch will be served.  If you would like to attend, please call or email Heidi at: 316-634-0430, or

HEAD-TO-TOE HYGIENE PANTRY – There is no workday this Thursday.  The Pantry is open on Saturday, February 15, from 9:00-11:30 a.m., at 2130 E 21st St N.

MENS’ LUNCH is Thursday, February 13, at 11:30, at Scotch & Sirloin. The guest speaker is Mike Kennedy, the voice of the Shockers. Mike will talk about the current men’s basketball program.

FIRST TUESDAY MEAL is February 4, at the Men’s Winter Overflow Shelter 2020. We need 3 more 2# meatloaves. Drop off your food or monetary donations on Sunday or on Tuesday morning.  Kathy and Grace will be in the UCC kitchen at 10:30 making “funeral potatoes” and finishing up the meal.

We have one more meal on Tuesday, March 3. Checks made payable to UCC with “homeless meals” in the memo are gratefully appreciated. Thanks to all who have found contributing in some way to these meals a meaningful outreach.

SPRING FELLOWSHIP DINNERS –  It’s time to sign up in fellowship hall for the Spring Fellowship Dinners, which will take place in March and April.  Attending the dinners is a good way to become better acquainted with other UCC members and to meet people you may not know.  It’s always a lot of fun to get together and not too much work for anyone as the host furnishes the entree, and all the guests bring a dish.  We welcome both members and non-members.   If you are willing to host, please indicate the number of people you can accommodate for dinner, including yourself.  Sign up today on the PIC Board in fellowship hall for a great time!  Sign-ups will end the last Sunday in February, February 26th

PARISH INFORMATION CENTER – PIC BOARD for short. The UCC PIC board is located in fellowship hall.  It is a tri-fold six foot tall bulletin board covered in burgundy fabric.  The PIC board displays registration sheets for upcoming events at UCC, information about upcoming events at UCC and in the community, and thank you notes and newsletters from community partners, members, and letters from members that have moved away, etc… There is also a wellness corner that features news articles about current health and wellness topics. And a members corner with articles written by UCC members and staff, or about UCC members.