Posted by Paul Ellis Jackson

Sermon title: “Count Your Blessings”

TODAY

THE FLOWERS ON THE COMMUNION TABLE TODAY are given by Larry and Barbara Widmer in celebration of their 50th wedding anniversary on December 29.

THIS WEEK

OFFICES CLOSED on Thursday and Friday, November 28-29, in observation of the Thanksgiving holiday.

YOGA will only meet on Tuesday, November 26, at 4:00pm, because the offices are closed for the Thanksgiving holiday.

NEXT WEEK

STEPHEN MINISTERS meets Thursday, December 5, at 11:00 a.m., in the office
conference room.

UCC CHRISTMAS PARTY is Saturday, December 7, 2019, at 6:00pm.  Join us for beverages and appetizers at 6:00.  Dinner is provided by Café Maurice at 6:30.  The musical program features Laura Williams, piano and Robin McGonigle, flute.  Sign-up in fellowship hall or call UCC at 634-0430. The reservation deadline is Tuesday, December 2.  We appreciate your good-will offering.

ANGEL TREE GIVING FOR CHRISTMAS  If you haven’t done so, please stop by our table this morning, in fellowship hall, for an Angel Tree tag. Our “angels” are: 1) adults with intellectual disabilities served by Starkey, a nonprofit agency that enables clients to live and work in the community, and 2) Gammon students and family members who are identified by Gammon teachers as those striving to overcome serious economic hardships. Your gifts should be wrapped, placed in a clear plastic bag with the original tag, and returned to the parlor no later than Sunday, December 8.

HOMELESS MEAL – On December 3rd, our next First Tuesday, we will plan for 100 meals unless notified otherwise. Our menu is the following:  Spaghetti Bake, green beans, baguettes, and brownies. This time we’d like to include more than chocolate so, go wild!  Contact Kathe Thompson for specifics: kathet13@aol.com

IT’S POINSETTIA TIME! If you would like to contribute to the Christmas floral display, please send a check for $15.00 to the church, payable to UCC by November 24, or you may put it in the offering plate. Be sure to write flowers on the memo line and indicate if your donation is in honor of, or in memory of someone special.

COLORING BOOKS WANTED The Head-to-Toe Hygiene Pantry is collecting children’s coloring books to distribute to children that visit the pantry on December 21.  They do not need crayons this time.  Please bring the coloring books to fellowship hall and drop them in the bins designated for the pantry.

BLANKET COLLECTION FOR HUMANKIND MINISTERIES OPERATION HOLIDAYWe are collecting blankets again and new or gently used coats of all sizes. Please bring new full or queen size blankets and coats to the Operation Holiday
collection box in fellowship hall anytime through Sunday, December 8.

BUCKETS FOR CHANGE The November coin collection will benefit the Wichita
Children’s Home with their “Buckets for Change” campaign.

Please join us in fellowship hall on Sunday, December 1, after worship for cake and beverages to celebrate Larry and Barbara Widmer’s 50th wedding anniversary. 

Join all four WSU Choirs on Sunday, Nov. 24, at 4:00pm, as they ring in the holidays! The 57th Annual Candlelight. Concerts are a celebration of both the holiday season and the breadth of talent in the Wichita State University School of Music. Get in the spirit of the season with an incredible variety of music! Get your tickets today!