Posted by Paul Ellis Jackson

Good Morning! Welcome to University

Congregational Church!

 

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.

 

TODAY

 

THE FLOWERS ON THE COMMUNION TABLE TODAY are given by Susan Barrett in celebration of her son, Barrett Colson’s, 16th birthday.

 

THIS WEEK

 

THE ADULT EDUCATION CLASS “LIVING WITH QUESTIONS, Tuesday, October 29, 6:30-8:00 p.m. in the conference room.  See more information about the class in the bulletin insert.

 

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

 

THE ALTERNATIVE MARKET is Saturday, November 9, from 10-4.

(see more details on the next page)

 

NEXT WEEK

 

THE BOARD OF DEACONS will meet in the conference room at 11:45.

 

THE C.E. BOARD will meet in the office meeting room at 11:45.

 

THE MUSIC BOARD will meet in the choir room at 11: 45.

 

THE OUTREACH BOARD will meet in the Science and Exploration room at 11:45.

 

IT IS POINSETTIA TIME! If you would like to contribute to the Christmas floral display, please send a check for $13.00 to the church by November 24 or put it in the offering plate today. Be sure to put Christmas flowers on the memo line and let us know if your donation is in honor of or in memory of someone.

THE GO ZONE COLLECTION from last Sunday totaled $300. Thank you for helping the kids help others.

 

THE REVIVER (DEFIBRILLATOR) has been moved to the library by the water cooler. Please take note and check out where it is.

 

MEN’S GROUP LUNCH is Thursday November 21, at  11:30 at The Lakeside Club, 21st and Webb Rd. behind Walgreens. Sign up in Fellowship Hall or call the office if you can attend.

 

2014 COMMUNION TABLE FLOWER SCHEDULE is on the PIC board in Fellowship Hall. Sign up early to get the date you want!

 

THE UCC PICTURE DIRECTORIESARE IN and will be available in Fellowship Hall after the service on the book counter. One per household, please.

 

2014 HOLY LAND TRIP brochures are on the Welcome Table for anyone interested or if you have friends who might be interested in the trip scheduled for next March.  There is also trip insurance information, as well.  Please call Robin at 634-0430 or email her at revdocmom1@gmail.com with any questions.

 

THE REFRIGERATOR IN THE OFFICE MEETING ROOM really needs a new home.   Call Cyndi at 634-0430 if you know of anyone or any agency who needs a refrigerator.

 

New Class

LIVING WITH QUESTIONS

Experiencing the Bible Again for the First Time

 

This curriculum for adults, designed for group use is experiential in methodology, valuing the wisdom of each person and the integrity of their experience of the Sacred. This program has grown out of a hunger to know and engage the Bible at deeper levels as evidenced by the popularity of Marcus Borg’s original work, Reading the Bible Again for the First Time: Taking the Bible Seriously, but not Literally.

 

The classes will meet on Monday nights from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM starting Monday, November 4, 2013.  Paul Jackson will be teaching this class as part of his program of study for Lay Ministry through

the NACCC.

OUTREACH

 

LAST DAY TO PICK UP YOUR UCC POLO SHIRTS! If you placed an order for a shirt, they are in Fellowship Hall today.  There will not be any more orders taken until next Spring and again next Fall. Thank you for your participation and we hope you enjoy your shirts.

 

THE ALTERNATIVE GIFT MARKET will be held at Grace Presbyterian Church located at 5002 E. Douglas on Saturday, November 9, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Our own Head-to-Toe Hygiene Pantry will have a table and our minister, Robin McGonigle, has volunteered to support the Alternative Market’s table.  Shop at booths representing national, international, and local projects, Women’s Initiative Network, and 10,000 Villages.  These projects are sponsored by several congregations and non-profit organizations.

For those of you who have not been, this is a perfect stop if you want to buy a gift for someone who has everything by buying something that helps someone who has almost nothing. Lunch is available at the café.

 

FOOD BANK  The holidays are coming up and the need will be greater.  Most needed items are canned meats, tuna, spam, chicken, and ham, macaroni and cheese, canned soup, spaghetti sauce. A full list is on the collection basket in Fellowship Hall.

 

YOU ARE INVITED

to an evening of Food , Spirits, Auction and Dancing

Thursday, November 14, 7:00-10:00 p.m.

at Exploration Place, 300 N. McLean Blvd.

Dress: Casual Chic

Cost: $90.00 ($50.00 is tax deductible.

Our own Nancy Cochener is the honorary chair of this fundraising event to support the programs of Assistance League. Some of Wichita’s finest caterers will be providing the food. Dance band is The Source.  Host is County Commissioner, Tim Norton. Contact Suzanne Koch at 688-0553 for more information or to buy tickets.