Posted by Paul Ellis Jackson

 

HELPFUL CHURCH INFORMATION

 

A NURSERY AND TODDLER ROOM are available downstairs for babies and toddlers during the church service.  Grace Kneil will be there to greet you and your children. A multiage SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS meets in the lower level following “A Time for all Children”.  Anna Duxler and Megan Lovely teach the class.

 

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 ww.ucchurch.org each week for updates and new pictures! A preview of the Order of Service, Sunday announcements and Sermons are posted each week!  An archive of sermons (select the speaker), newsletters, and up-to-date calendar are all readily available on the website too.  Also check out our Facebook page by clicking on “Facebook” on any page of our church website, www.ucchurch.org

 

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 are the roster for the Church Council and all other boards.

 

Good Morning! Welcome to University

Congregational Church!

 

THIS SUNDAY

 

Happy Mother’s Day

 

THE FLOWERS ON THE COMMUNION TABLE TODAY are given by Cyndi Richter in honor of her beautiful mother, Pat Beal, and in memory of her wonderful dad, Bob Beal, on what would have been his 89th birthday.

 

BARBARA MCKEE will be in Fellowship Hall today with cards ($3.00) and coloring books for sale ($10.00). The proceeds help our Head-to-Toe Hygiene Pantry, the children of Honduras, and the Honduran women who made the cards. Information about Barbara and the good work she is doing is on the table in Fellowship Hall as well.

 

THIS WEEK

 

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

 

CLASS ON “ ZEALOT: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth” taught by Rev. Dr. Keith Williamson tomorrow night, May 12 at

6:30-8:00 in Fellowship Hall. See more information on the next page.

 

LARKSFIELD CLASS ON “THE GREATEST PRAYER” starts Wednesday, at 10:30 in the Club Room.

MEN’S GROUP LUNCHEON is Thursday, May 15, at 11:30 at the Lakeside Club located behind Walgreens at 21st and Webb. Sign up in Fellowship or call the office if you plan to go.

NEXT SUNDAY

THE C.E. BOARD will meet in the Science and Exploration Room.

THE DEACON’S will meet in the area off the downstairs kitchen.

THE MUSIC BOARD will meet in the choir room.

THE OUTREACH BOARD will meet in the office meeting room.

THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES will meet in the conference room.

All meetings start at 11:45.

 

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.

 

 

A SERIES OF CLASSES ON “ZEALOT: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth” Please join Rev. Dr. Keith Williamson to explore this best-selling book on Monday nights, 6:30-8:00 p.m. each Monday through May and June (except no class on May 26, Memorial Day) This book by acclaimed author Reza Aslan “yields a fresh perspective on one of the greatest stories ever told even as it affirms the radical and transformative nature of Jesus of Nazareth’s life and mission.  The result is a thought provoking, elegantly written biography with the pulse of a fast-paced novel: a singularly brilliant portrait of a man, a time, and the birth of a religion.” A few copies of the best-selling book are available in the UCC Library to check out and will be available for $22.00 in the church office (the book is not out in paperback).  Not required reading but preferred.

 

 

“THE GREATEST PRAYER” CLASS will be taught by Paul Jackson at Larksfield starting Wednesday, May 14, at 10:30 a.m. in the Club Room.   The class dates for the six weeks class are May 14, 21, and 28; June 11, 18, and 25. You are welcome to join the class if you missed it last Fall. They will be using the book The Greatest Prayer: Rediscovering the Revolutionary Message of the Lord’s Prayer. We will be using John Dominic Crossan’s book on The Lord’s Prayer to re-examine this most famous Christian prayer.

 

 

 

 

THE NEEDLEWORKER GROUP meets this coming Tuesday morning May 13, at 10:00 in Fellowship Hall.  Bring your own project to work with the group or learn to knit, crochet or any other type of needlework you’ve always wanted to try.  If you can stay a while, bring a sack lunch.

 

MEETINGS COMING UP:  The By-laws Committee will meet May 19 at 5:30 p.m.in the office meeting room. The Personnel Committee will meet on Tuesday, May 20 at 5:30 p.m. in the office meeting room. Christian Life Advisory Committee will meet at 7:00 in the office meeting room.

 

BOB SCOTT IS INVITING anyone in the congregation who cares to join the UCC Chancel Choir (especially the ladies) to please contact him if you are interested. His email is infoprpi@aol.com or see him after the service.

 

UCC ARTS CAMP IS PLANNED STARTING JUNE 9 so if you have hobby that you enjoy and would like to teach others, please see Paul for more details. The UCC Arts Camp is 6:00-8:00 p.m. Monday June 9, Wednesday June 11, and Friday June13 with the Ice Cream Social to follow that evening.  Sign up on the PIC board so we can incorporate your class into our curriculum.  See Paul for more details.

COOK’ NIGHT OUT is Thursday, May 22, at 6:00 in Fellowship Hall. This is a special night that our friend, Wayne Bryan, brings a preview of the 2014 Summer Music Theatre shows to UCC. Bring your friends to this fun evening. The Guild ladies are cooking!  $15.00 p.p. Make your reservation by signing up in Fellowship Hall or call the office.

*****MOVIE NIGHT is on hiatus but will be back in the Fall.*****

 

 

Words to the first anthem: “The Road Not Taken” By Robert Frost

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,

And sorry I could not travel both

And be one traveler, long I stood

And looked down one as far as I could

To where it bent in the undergrowth;

 

Then took the other, as just as fair,

And having perhaps the better claim,

Because it was grassy and wanted wear;

Though as for that the passing there

Had worn them really about the same,

 

And both that morning equally lay

In leaves no step had trodden black.

Oh, I kept the first for another day!

Yet knowing how way leads on to way,

I doubted if I should ever come back.

 

I shall be telling this with a sigh

Somewhere ages and ages hence:

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—

I took the one less traveled by,

And that has made all the difference.

 

Traditional WordJohn 13: 34-35

 

Jesus said: “I give you a new commandment, that you love one another.  Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another.  By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for on another.”  

 

Second anthem: “Choose Something Like a Star”

O Star (the fairest one in sight),

We grant your loftiness the right

To some obscurity of cloud-

It will not do to say of night,

Since dark is what brings out your light.

Some mystery becomes the proud.

But to the wholly taciturn

In your reserve is not allowed.

Say something to us we can learn

By heart and when alone repeat.

Say something! And it says, ‘I burn.’

But say with what degree of heat.

Talk Fahrenheit, talk Centigrade.

Use Language we can comprehend.

Tell us what elements you blend.

It gives us strangely little aid,

But does tell something in the end

And steadfast as Keats’ Eremite,

Not even stooping from its sphere,

It asks a little of us here.

It asks of us a certain height,

So when at times the mob is swayed

To carry praise or blame too far,

We may choose something like a star

To stay our minds on and be staid.

 

 

Contemporary Word:   “Every mother has the breathtaking privilege of sharing with God in the creation of new life.  She helps bring into existence a soul that will endure for all eternity.”  James Keller

 

OUR OWN BARBARA MCKEE

is an extraordinary woman who has been working for the past 14 years with a  mission to get books into the hands of children who live in the very poor country of Honduras. She also has helped four Honduran women who were raised by nuns who prepared them to go out in the world and make a living by teaching them skills, one of which is making greeting cards. Barbara will have these beautiful greeting cards for sale next Sunday in Fellowship Hall for $3.00 each.  Many of you have bought these cards in the past.

 

Also, she will have a coloring book for sale called Princess Ana and B which she wrote for the young Honduran children who have no knowledge of what it takes to be a princess and wear a crown of diamonds and dresses make of silk and lace.  What does the word “castle” mean?  Most of the children live in houses make of sticks and mud or adobe bricks.  They often attend schools with no books or electricity.  Spanish reading books are expensive so Barbara and her friends make their own.  Thanks to Barbara Mallonee the illustrations for Princess Ana and B are marvelous.  Barbara is 87 years old, almost blind, and uses a magnifying glass to help her draw.

 

Barbara McKee and her team are selling these bilingual coloring books for a $10.00 donation of which $2.00 will go to the Head-to-Toe Hygiene Pantry, $6.00 goes to the new literacy program started by Central American Medical Outreach (CAMO), and the other two dollars pays for printing.

 

Thanks to the generosity of many people in the past 14 years 6,300 Spanish reading books, and 7,400 coloring books have been sent to Honduras. Barbara has had her hands on every one of these books. Barbara is extraordinary for not only these projects, but because she is true to her mission and will not take the credit she so deserves.