Posted by Paul Ellis Jackson

We welcome all of our visitors today and invite you to the Fellowship Hall for beverages and cookies after the service.  Please follow the congregation to the left out of the sanctuary.




THE FLOWERS ON THE COMMUNION TABLE TODAY are donated by Anita Jones in praise of Paul’s ability to teach us with wit and wisdom.




LARKSFIELD TEA is this Wednesday, at 10:00 a.m., at Larksfield Place in the Clubroom.  Everyone is invited to attend.  This is a way to stay connected and to know what is happening in the church. Robin will be hosting and you can ask questions or tell us what is on your mind.  Refreshments will be served.




FILL THE GAP UCC will be hosting the “Fill the Gap” lunches at the
Urban League at 9th & Grove August 3-7. We need 3 volunteers for each day from 11:45-1:00.  Please consider signing up on the Board in Fellowship Hall.  Healthy snacks are needed: individual pudding or fruit cups, etc… Your donations are greatly appreciated.  Please bring all donations to Fellowship Hall and deposit them in the Food Pantry bins.



2015 HUMANITARIAN AWARDS DINNER held on August 20, at 6:00 p.m. at Beech Activity Center.  The Spirit of Faith Award will honor the Head to Toe Hygiene Pantry and Debbie Green and Kim Carraway for their work and dedication to the Pantry.  We are purchasing tables if you are interested in attending.  Your ticket is a check to the church in the amount of $100 each. Please call Heidi at the church office 316-634-0430, for additional information.




This year, University Congregational Church will partner with Dellrose United Methodist Church on a Back to School project. Last year the Dellrose Back to School project distributed school supplies and backpacks for families primarily in their neighboring northeast area who needed help in getting school supplies for their children. They served about 200 kids, but the need was greater.


UCC’s Outreach Board felt by partnering with Dellrose we could help with an established project that serves a great need.  Our goal is to collect supplies for 50 kids.


Sheets are available in Fellowship Hall that list the supplies needed for kids in grades Kindergarten through grade 5.  Supplies that you purchase should be returned to the designated area in Fellowship Hall which will be taken to Dellrose for distribution on Sunday, August 16.  You may want to consider taking a list for a specific grade and purchase the needed supplies for one child. All purchases of supplies will be gratefully received.


If you would prefer to write a check and have us do the shopping, we would be happy to make that happen. The check should be written to UCC and Back to School Project should be noted on the memo line.


These items will be distributed on Sunday, August 16 at 3:00. Please sign up on the sheet on the Board in Fellowship Hall if you would like to assist with distribution.


We will be accepting donations and contributions through the last week in July for the Back to School project to give us enough time to purchase supplies with the money donated.  Your generosity is very much appreciated.