Posted by Paul Ellis Jackson

SERMON: “Why Christian–Gratitude as Spiritual Practice”

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 given by Larry and Barbara Widmer in celebration of their Wedding Anniversary, 46 years and counting.

CONNECT WORSHIP SERVICE meets each Sunday, 9:00am, Fellowship Hall.

NEW MEMBER SUNDAY! Three new members will be joining our church today: Mary Nichols, J. C. and Karen Combs. Please see insert for
individual profiles.


COUNCIL MEETING is Monday, November 23, at 6:30pm, in the
Basement Conference Room.

YOGA meets Tuesday at 4:00 ($5.00), in Fellowship Hall.

UCC CHURCH OFFICES CLOSED Wednesday, November 25, Thursday, November 26, and Friday, November 27, for the Thanksgiving holiday.


HANGING OF THE GREENS Sunday, November 29, at 5:00p.m. in
Fellowship Hall. Bring a potluck dish to share and help dress up the church for the Christmas season.

THE 2016 FLOWER SCHEDULE is on the PIC board in Fellowship Hall. Sign up early to get your preferred date.

ISLAMIC SOCIETY OF WICHITA panel discussion “Islam as a Faith and Way of Life” on Saturday, December 6, at 6:00p.m. Meal $11 pp in advance, $13 at the door, program without meal is free. RSVP to For additional
information see the flyer on the PIC board in Fellowship Hall.

THE MESSIAH SYMPOSIUM a discussion on Handel’s Oratorio The Messiah to be held on Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at 5:30pm, in the UCC Fellowship Hall. Hosted by Robin McGonigle and Paul Ellis Jackson, the symposium will feature a discussion on Dr. Michael Hanawalt’s preparation of the Wichita Symphony Chorus (which he leads) and the Reverends Carl Martin and Keith Willliamson. The symposium is intended to provide some insights into the history of the piece and how its melodies and text reverberate through the ages. The Wichita Symphony will be presenting Handel’s The Messiah on Sunday, December 5th at 8:00pm and Sunday, December 6th at 3:00pm. Additional information coming soon.

ASSISTANCE ON STAIRS Ushers are available to assist you up and down the stairs of the balcony. If you would like assistance just ask one of the ushers and they will be glad to do it.

ALL CHURCH CHRISTMAS PARTY is Sunday, December 12, at 6:00pm, in Fellowship Hall. Great food, music, and singing. The Crowson’s bluegrass Christmas band will be performing. If your last name begins with A-N, bring an appetizer, O-Z, bring a dessert. There is a sign-up sheet located on the PIC board in Fellowship Hall.