Posted by Paul Ellis Jackson

Sermon title: “World Religions: Buddhism

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 given by UCC in honor of the second anniversary of Rev. Paul Ellis Jackson’s ordination.  
UCC DAY AT THE ZOO – join us on Sunday, June 9, at 2:00pm, or Saturday, July 27, at 10:00am, at the Sedgwick County Zoo.  Admission is only $10.00 for adults or $5.00 for children 3-11 years old.  Sign up on the PIC board if


HEAD-TO-TOE HYGIENE PANTRY – There is no workday this month. The pantry is open on Saturday, June 15, from 9:00-11:30am, 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.  


on Sunday, June 16, immediately following the worship service at 11:45 a.m.  

MENS’ LUNCH is Thursday, June 20, at 11:30, at Scotch & Sirloin. What might the future of Wichita look like?  What do citizens say they would prefer?  These questions have been considered for some time by the Greater Wichita Partnership. The group has fleshed out an aspirational vision for Wichita and its environs.  Evan Rosell,  the Vice President  of Projects, will talk about these issues at this month’s meeting of the UCC Men’s Club  on June 20, at 11:30 a.m. at the Scotch and Sirloin Restaurant.  (Note: Since we have been meeting there I have never seen anyone actually order a scotch and sirloin. Jim R.)  Evan is a native of Wichita, earned a B.A. degree from Baylor and a J.D. degree from the School of Law, Washburn University. He is married (Jessie) and has three sons and a daughter.  

GAMMON SCHOOL SUPPLIES CAMPAIGN PROGRESS – As of today, we are almost 15 percent toward our financial goal of restocking the Gammon School Supply Closet.  Thank you to those who have donated!  Your gifts will significantly increase availability of high-demand supplies for Gammon classrooms and students, a large majority of whom are from low-income families.  Without UCC’s gifts, students either do without supplies, or teachers tap into personal incomes to purchase them.  A volunteer will gladly accept your gift at our Fellowship Hall table any Sunday in June.  Or you may mail a check noted for this purpose to the church office.

We solicit dollars instead of supplies because Gammon can purchase deeply-discounted products for less than any bargains we might find.  Based on your generosity in 2018 and the size of the need, our goal is to raise $5,000. 

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