Posted by Paul Ellis Jackson

Sermon title: “Staying Positive in a Negative World: Faith Drives the Blues Away”


THE FLOWERS ON THE COMMUNION TABLE TODAY are provided by Burt and Sharon Tims. “In celebration of our 31 years of marital bliss on January 7.”

UCC ANNUAL MEETING at 11:30, in the sanctuary.


LARKSFIELD CLASS meets on January 22, at 10:00 a.m., in the club room at Larksfield. Everyone is welcome.

BOARD LEADERSHIP TRAINING meets on Saturday, January 25, from 9:00 – Noon, in fellowship hall. This is for everyone that is serving on boards in 2020.

YOGA meets every Tuesday at 4:00, Thursday at 6:00, and Friday, at 10:00, in fellowship hall. The cost for the Tuesday and Thursday class is $5, because it is instructor led.


ALL BOARDS MEET on Sunday, January 26, immediately following the worship service at 11:45 a.m.

COUNCIL MEETING on Monday, January 27, at 6:30 p.m., in the basement conference room.

IFM SOUPER BOWL 2020 is Friday, January 31, from 11:00-2:00, at Exploration Place at 300 N McLean Blvd. Early bird tickets are $20, and $30 at the door. Join us the Friday before that other Bowl for all-you-can-eat soup to benefit HumanKind Ministries homeless shelters! Soups from your favorite chefs and restaurants will be featured along with beautiful handmade bowls, fresh bread, homemade desserts, beverages, and live music. We have been asked to provide baked goods again this year. No cookies, but cakes, pies, single serve desserts, tarts, rice Krispee treats, bars, etc. are needed. Please sign-up on the PIC board if you can donate some desserts.

THE 2020 FLOWER SCHEDULE is on the PIC board in fellowship hall. There is a copy of the 2019 schedule on the back if you need a reminder of your preferred date. Thank you for your quick response to our request for flowers in January and February. You are greatly appreciated.

THE 2020 TREAT SCHEDULE is on the PIC board in fellowship hall. If you would like to contribute some cookies, bar cookies, cupcakes, or sweet breads for our fellowship time after Sunday worship, please sign your name and phone number to the week that you would like to bring them.

FIRST TUESDAY MEAL at the Men’s Winter Overflow Shelter is February 3, 2020. We are planning again for 120 meals for homeless men at this shelter and the women across the street. Our menu is the following: 15–2# meatloaves; Costco’s mixed vegetables; funeral potatoes; and slab fruit pie. Ask Grace about the last two items and she can tell you what we need: PLEASE contact Kathe Thompson ( or Grace if you are interested in serving this meal or providing some of the ingredients. Thank you to those who have already contributed time and donations. Join us in this Outreach project that is meaningful to those on both sides of the serving window.