Posted by Paul Ellis Jackson



A NURSERY AND TODDLER ROOM are available downstairs for babies and toddlers during the church service.  Grace, Megan and Anna will be there to greet you and your children.


BABY MONITORS are available for those of you who leave your children in the nursery or toddler room during the church service.  To check one out, please see Grace in the nursery.


BE SURE TO CHECK OUR WEB SITE each week for updates and new pictures! A preview of the Order of Service, Sunday announcements and Sermon Titles are posted each week!  An archive of sermons, newsletters, and up-to-date calendar are all readily available on the website too.


HEARING ASSISTED RECEIVERS are available for your use during the church service.  Please see an usher if you need one.


WANT A CD of a worship service?  Please sign up on the CD Form on the information board in Fellowship Hall.  You may pick-up your CD in the library.  $2 per CD may be put in “Deposit Box” in the office.


WOMENS’ GUILD BOOK EXCHANGE New books come in every week for this Women’s Guild outreach project.  Please bring books you have read and think others would enjoy to add to our bookshelves.  We like to keep our inventory interesting and inviting!   


CHECK OUT THE BULLETIN BOARDS IN FELLOWSHIP HALL.  The minutes of all the UCC Boards are posted on the bulletin boards as is the roster for the Church Council.


UCC HAS A FACEBOOK PAGE! You can link to our Facebook page by clicking on “Facebook” on any page of our church website,



Good Morning! Welcome to University

Congregational Church!






as our new members today. Please read their profile further in the bulletin and welcome them in Fellowship Hall after the church service.


THE FLOWERS ON THE COMMUNION TABLE were given by the family of Nancy Cochener  and were used in Nancy’s memorial service which was yesterday here at UCC.


THE OUTREACH BOARD will meet in the office meeting room at 11:45.




LIVING THE QUESTION CLASS will meet tomorrow night, February 10, at 6:30 in the conference room. See additional information about the class on the following page in the bulletin.


YOGA CLASSES meet on Tuesday at 4:00 p.m. ($5.00) and Friday at 10:00 Fellowship Hall.


A REMINDER-THE WG VALENTINE TEA is next Saturday February 15 at 2:00 in Fellowship Hall.  Please be sure and bring your ticket to enter for the door prizes. Thank you for your support of this fun event.



THE C.E. BOARD will meet in the Science and Exploration Room at 11:45.


THE BOARD OF DEACONS will meet in the area off the downstairs kitchen at 11:45.


THE MUSIC BOARD will meet in the choir room at 11:45.


THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES will meet in the conference room at 11:45.


THE CHURCH COUNCIL has called a special meeting of the congregation on Sunday, February 16, to approve Brenda Leerskov, Debbi Green, Don Luellen, and Jerry Leisy to the Board of Christian Education.  The short meeting will take place in the church sanctuary immediately following the church service.

WE INVITE OUR VISITORS TODAY to join us in Fellowship Hall after the service for coffee, refreshments and conversation.  Just follow the crowd down the hallway (west).


PLEASE SIGN THE FELLOWSHIP PAD when it comes down the pew.  Members please sign and update any changes in your contact information.  If you are a guest, please sign the pad so that we may thank you for worshipping with us.


WG WOMEN’S GUILD VALENTINE TEA was moved to next Saturday, February 15 to allow for Nancy Cochener’s memorial service held yesterday.  A few ticket holders are not able to attend next Saturday so if you are interested in attending, please contact Leigh Aaron Leary at or call the church office.


 THE SPRING FELLOWSHIP DINNERS are a great 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.  Sign up today for a great time!  If you are willing to host, please indicate the number of people you can accommodate for dinner, including yourself. Signup sheets are on the PIC board in Fellowship Hall. Last day to sign up is next Sunday, February 16.


292014 COMMUNION TABLE FLOWER SCHEDULE is on the PIC board in Fellowship Hall. There are some dates in February, March and April still open! Sign up early to get the date you want!

 BILL PARK had his bone marrow transplant last Tuesday, February 4 at K.U. Med. Center in Kansas City.  If you would like to send him and Diane a card, newest address for is Bill Park, c/o KU Medical Center, 3901 Rainbow Blvd. Kansas City, Kansas 66160.



AS WE APPROACH THE LENTEN SEASON mark your calendar for Munch and Muse beginning Wednesday, March 5, at 6:00 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. “The Last Week” written by Marcus Borg and John Dominic Crossan presents a day by day account of Jesus’s final week of life beginning on Palm Sunday. A chapter from this book will be discussed each Wednesday with the final chapter ending the series on Thursday, April 17, Maundy Thursday. The sermons each Sunday will also follow each of the final days of Jesus’s life.   A light dinner of soup and bread will be served. Reading the book before the class is preferred but not required.

UCC IS SPONSORING A TOUR of WSU’s photography exhibit, Juvenile In Justice, being shown at the Ulrich Museum of Art on the WSU campus Thursday, February 20 at 6:00 p.m.  California photographer Richard Ross turns his lens on the dramatic increase of detention among our young Americans. We will be given a tour by museum staff and then hold a discussion on the exhibit and social justice led by Rev. Dr. Robin McGonigle. Here is a link to the photographer’s website:

There is also a flyer  about the tour on the Welcome Table in the foyer or contact Paul Jackson at or 634-0430.


MEN’S GROUP LUNCH is Thursday, February 20, 11:30 at Lakeside Club located at the corner of Webb and 21st behind Walgreens.  This month Gail Goetz, Director of Operations of Goodwill Industries will be the speaker. Goodwill is a whole lot more than the Thrift Shops you see, come and hear about all the good work they do with the money raised in those Thrift Shops.

Sign up in Fellowship Hall on the PIC board.


2014 HOLY LAND TRIP brochures are on the Welcome Table for anyone interested or if you have friends who might be interested in the trip scheduled for next March.  There is also trip insurance information, as well.  Please call Robin at 634-0430 or email her at with any questions.


Traditional Word:  Genesis 3:6-7


  So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was to be desired to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate; and she also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate. Then the eyes of both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made loincloths for themselves.


Contemporary Word:


“It is time that the church acquitted women of Eve’s ‘sin’, since it has even forgiven the Jews for their ‘crime’.

Elizabeth Gould-Davis


When Eve bit into the apple, she gave us the world as we know the world—beautiful, flawed, dangerous, full of being.  She gave us smallpox and Somalia, polio vaccine and wheat and Windsor roses; she gave me the computer I am writing on, and planted in my blood and bones and flesh a variable human love, the intoxication of the body.  She (not Mary) is the mother of my children, born in travail to a world of suffering their presence may refresh.  She is my sister. Even the alienation from God we feel as a direct consequence of her Fall makes us beholden to her: The intense desire for God, never satisfied, arises from our separation from him.  In our desire—this desire that makes us perfectly human—is contained our celebration and our rejoicing.  The mingling, melding, braiding of good and mischief in every human soul—the fusion of good and bad in intent and in act—is what makes us recognizable (and delicious) to one another; without it—without the genetically transmitted knowledge of good and evil that Eve’s act of radical curiosity sowed in our marrow—we should not desire to know and to love God, we should have no need of him.

We should have no need of one another… of a one and perfect Other.  Eve, the occasion of our fall from grace, is also the occasion of our salvation.

                                                                                                            Barbara Grizzuti Harrison




First Anthem    “In This Very Room”–Ron and Carol Harris

In this very room there’s quite enough love for one like me,

and in this very room there’s quite enough joy for one like me,

and there’s quite enough hope and quite enough power

to chase away any gloom, for Jesus, Lord Jesus, is in this very room.


And in this very room there’s quite enough love for all of us,

And in this very room there’s quite enough joy for all of us,

And there’s quite enough hope and quite enough power,

to chase away any gloom, for Jesus , is in this very room.


And in this very room there’s quite enough love for all the world,

And in this very room there’s quite enough joy for all the world,

And there’s quite enough hope and quite enough power to chase away any gloom for Jesus , Lord Jesus, is in this very room.


Second Anthem—“O my Luve’s Like a Red, Red Rose”

O my luve’s like a red, red rose that’s newly sprung in June.

O my luve’s like a melody that’s sweetly played in tune.

As fair art thou my bonnie lass so deep in luve am I,

I will luve thee still my dear, till all the seas gang dry.


I will luve thee still my dear, while the sands of life shall run,

till the seas gang dry , my dear, and rocks melt with the sun.

As fair art thou my bonnie lass, so deep in luve am I,

I will luve thee still my dear, tho’ it were ten thousand mile



Experiencing the Bible Again for the First Time

This curriculum for adults, designed for group use is experiential in methodology, valuing the wisdom of each person and the integrity of their experience of the Sacred. This program has grown out of a hunger to know and engage the Bible at deeper levels as evidenced by the popularity of Marcus Borg’s original work, Reading the Bible Again for the First Time: Taking the Bible Seriously, but not Literally. The classes will meet on Monday nights from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM.  Paul Jackson will be teaching this class as part of his program of study for Lay Ministry through the NACCC.


     Marilyn grew up in Ironton, MO, and graduated from Ironton High School.  She holds degrees in music education from the University of Missouri and the University of Illinois with postgraduate work at Illinois and Wichita State University.  Marilyn began her teaching career in 1958 for USD 259 Wichita with a position in elementary instrumental music.  A variety of musical opportunities during her career included the following:   organizing /directing boy choirs/children’s choirs for performance with the Wichita symphony Orchestra; directing Children’s Choirs at First United Methodist Church and College Hill United Methodist Church; teaching flute at WSU, Bethel College, and High Plains Band Camp; and teaching music Education Methods classes at WSU and Friends University.  Marilyn was a frequent presenter at professional conferences and University workshops.  She retired from USD 259 in 1991.  Marilyn is the founding Director Emeritus of the Wichita Community Children’s Choir, 1992-2006.  She received the Governor’s Arts Award for Art Educator in 2005.  Marilyn was the first female to receive the Harry Robert Wilson Award for distinguished work in choral music from the Kansas Chapter of the American Choral Directors Assoc.(1992) and was inducted in to the Kansas Music Educators Hall of Fame in 1995.

Marilyn and Don have been married for 56 years. Their son, Steve, lives in Seattle.  Her interests are concerts, symphony, choral groups, reading, wildlife/nature, shopping, and Sigma Alpha Iota (international professional music fraternity for women).


Don grew up on a small farm in southeast Missouri near Dexter.  He attended a one-room country school.  At an early school age, he discovered he could do arithmetic well and enjoyed reading whenever he had the chance.  Don graduated from Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau in 1952 with majors in mathematics and business. He did graduate work in mathematics at the University of Missouri and the University of Illinois.  Don had a rewarding career teaching mathematics.  He taught at Ironton High School in Ironton MO. for 5 years and WSU for 38 years, retiring in 1994 as Associate Professor Emeritus, Mathematics.  His interests are reading (mostly history), playing blackjack in casinos, studying and investing in the stock market.

We welcome Marilyn and Don to our UCC family!