Posted by Paul Ellis Jackson

Sermon title: “Practicing Gratitude:

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 Anita Jones, “In gratitude for our church, community, and country.



BLANKET COLLECTION FOR INTER-FAITH MINISTERIES OPERATION HOLIDAY – Our church collected more than 90 blankets for those in need last year. Let’s make it 100 this year! Please bring new full or queen size blankets to the collection box in fellowship hall anytime through Sunday, December 11.

COUNCIL MEETING on Monday, November 26, at 6:30 p.m., in the basement conference room.

LARKSFIELD DISCUSSION GROUP meets on Wednesday, November 28, at 10:00, in the club room.

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.


STEPHEN MINISTERS meets Thursday, December 6, at 2:00 p.m., in the office conference room.

UCC CHRISTMAS PARTY is Saturday, December 8, 2018. Join us for beverages and appetizers at 5:00. Dinner is provided by Café Maurice at 5:30. Pre-dinner entertainment by Doris Buss. The musical program features Donna Tucker and friends. Sign-up in fellowship hall or call UCC at 634-0430, The reservation deadline is Sunday, December 2. We appreciate your good-will offering.

ALL ANGEL TREE TAGS HAVE BEEN TAKEN- Once again, our congregation has proved to be exceedingly generous in gifting those in need this Christmas. Angel tree tags for the 50 adults from Starkey and the 18 refugee children and parents from Gammon have already been claimed – all before Thanksgiving! Blessing to all of you who are shopping and wrapping for these dear people. Please return by Sunday, December 2 your wrapped gifts in a large, clear plastic bag with the tag attached to the outside. Questions: call Marla Flentje, 250-1344.

#GIVING TUESDAY – is this Tuesday, November 27. It is a global day of charity. Please consider supporting our Head-to-Toe hygiene pantry. For your convenience you may drop a check in the offering plate or for online donations use the UCC app or our website. All checks should be made out to the Head-to-Toe hygiene pantry.

TRAVEL SIZE SUPPLIES NEEDED – We are taking supplies year round for the hygiene bags that we provide to the Inter-Faith Ministries Men’s Overflow Shelter.  We are only requesting travel size or the ones you get when staying in a hotel.  We need shampoo, conditioner, soap, lotion, body wash, etc… You may drop them in the box marked IFM Hygiene Bag Supplies located in fellowship hall.

WAYS TO CONTRIBUTE TO UCC – As you do your financial and estate planning, consider supporting the mission of UCC through a gift to the UCC Endowment. Several methods are available to you.
Designate in your will
Apportion your life insurance proceeds
Donate appreciated stock
Memorials established by your family and friends
Get in touch with Dwayne Green at to learn about your
opportunities for giving.