Posted by Paul Ellis Jackson




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 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,


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!




THE FLOWERS ON THE COMMUNION TABLE TODAY are given by Anita Jones in honor of Paul Jackson and all the wonderful contributions he brings to this church.


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.



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


CLASS ON “ ZEALOT: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth” taught by Rev. Dr. Keith Williamson tomorrow night, May 19 at

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


LARKSFIELD CLASS ON “THE GREATEST PRAYER” is Wednesday, May 21,at 10:00 in the Club Room.

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

COOK’ NIGHT OUT is Thursday, May 22, at 6:00 in Fellowship Hall.  $15.00 p.p. Make your reservation by signing up in Fellowship Hall or call the office. See insert.



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.


“ZEALOT: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth” is now being taught by Rev. Dr. Keith Williamson at 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. Join in on the class at any time.


“THE GREATEST PRAYER” CLASS will is being taught by Paul Jackson at Larksfield this Wednesday, May 21, at 10:00 a.m. in the Club Room.  The class dates for the remaining weeks classes are May 21, and 28; June 11, 18, and 25. 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.


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 or see him after the service.





 As you know we have some very talented people here at UCC. In the adult classes, several  have signed up to share their talent with you by agreeing to teach photography, basic songwriting, watercolors painting, knitting and crocheting for a cause, and painting techniques

(techniques that Matisse and Seurat used that you can try). The camp dates are Monday, June 9, and Wednesday, June 11from 6:00-8:00 p.m. ending on Friday, June 13, 6:00-8:00 with a wrap up of the classes and all church Ice Cream Social.


There will also be children’s classes Monday and Wednesday (June 9 and 11) from 6:15-7:30 and those classes will include crafts for kids, knitting and crocheting for a cause, and watercolor painting.


There is a schedule of classes on a table in Fellowship Hall and a signup sheet. Please see Paul Jackson for any question about the camp or call the office.

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

















Words to the first anthem: “Sing Me to Heaven”

Daniel E. Gawthrop (B. 1949) Text; Jane Griner


In my heart’s sequestered chambers lie truths stripped of poet’s gloss.

Words alone are vain and vacant, and my heart is mute.

In response to aching silence memory summons half-heard voices,

And my soul finds primal eloquence and wraps me in song.


If you would comfort me, sing me a lullaby.

If you would win my heart, sing me a love song.

If you would mourn me and bring me to God,

Sing me a requiem, Sing me to heaven.


Touch in me all love and passion, pain and pleasure,

Touch in me grief and comfort; love and passion, Pain and pleasure.


Sing me a lullaby, a love song, a requiem,

Love me, comfort me, bring me to God:

Sing me a love song, Sing me to heaven.



Second anthem: “Hear Me, Redeemer” by Henry Mollicone


Hear me, hear me, hear me Redeemer

Send down your love to cleanse my soul


Lord of lords, wash away my sinful ways

Show me the power, show me the power of your love

Lord of lords shine your light through all my days

Show me the power, show me the power of your love


Mighty God, take my hand and lead the way

Show me the power, show me the power of your love

Mighty God, let me praise you everyday

Show me the power, show me the power of your love


Traditional Word:            Song of Solomon 5:1

“I come to my garden, my sister, my bride;

I gather my myrrh with my spice,

I eat my honeycomb with my honey,

I drink my wine with my milk.

Eat, friend, drink,

And be drunk with love.”



Contemporary Word:  The Gospel of Jesus’s Wife text:


front (each line is identified separately)-

1 ] “not [to] me. My mother gave to me li[fe…”

2 ] The disciples said to Jesus, “.[

3 ] deny. Mary is worthy of it35

4 ]……” Jesus said to them, “My wife . .[ [

5 ]… she will be able to be my disciple . . [

6 ] Let wicked people swell up … [

7] As for me, I dwell with her in order to . [

8] an image


back –

1 ]my moth[er

2 ] three [

3 ] … [

4 ] forth which … [

5 ] (illegible ink traces)



Cook’s Night Out

This Thursday, May 22, 6:00

Fellowship Hall

Come see the sneak preview of the 2014 Summer Season of Music Theatre presented by our friend, the Director of Music Theatre, Wayne Bryan. The ladies of the Guild are cooking dinner so you know it will be delicious.

Dinner and Show for $15.00 p.p.

Sign up today!!!