Posted by Paul Ellis Jackson



HANGING OF THE GREENS  is this afternoon at 5:00 p.m.  Bring a potluck dish to share and help dress up the church for the Christmas season.


HUGE BOOK SALE! Fill a bag of books in Fellowship Hall for $1.00.


THE ANGEL TREE is up in Fellowship Hall with names of 6 families chosen by Communities in Schools. Make your gift selection from the many ornaments on the tree and return the gift (unwrapped)  back to the parlor by Sunday, December 7. Information about the families are in today’s bulletin as an insert.





THE CHURCH OFFICE will be closed Thursday and Friday for the Thanksgiving holiday.





9:00 SUNDAY MORNING DISCUSSION GROUP is listening to a series of lectures by Dr. Bart Ehrman entitled “Lost Christianities of the 2nd and 3rd Centuries” Discussion of the lectures will follow. Meet in the conference room downstairs. All are welcome to attend.


JOHN RUTTER’S “GLORIA” will be presented by Michael Hanawalt, the UCC Chancel Choir and twelve instrumentalists, as part of our church service on Sunday, December 7. Bring a guest to this beautiful service, but get here early!

JON ROMAIN’S one day only pottery sale will be Sunday, December 7, in Fellowship Hall after the church service.


THE ALL CHURCH CHRISTMAS PARTY is Sunday, December 7, at 5:30  Great food, music, singing, and a chance to wear your Christmas sweater. Meats and side items provided by the Deacons.  If your last name begins  with A-J, bring an appetizer, K-Z, bring a dessert if you wish.



THE 2015 SANCTUARY FLOWER SCHEDULE is on the PIC board in Fellowship Hall.  Sign up early to get your preferred date.


CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE is at 7:00 p.m. on December 24.  A service for the whole family with  candles, Christmas Carols, readings and meditations.


INTER-FAITH MINISTRIES 2015 OPERATION HOLIDAY  Last year approximately 14,000 people received aid through Operation Holiday in the form of warm coats, food, and toys.  UCC had 20 volunteers who helped distribute these items last year and has committed to provide 15-20 volunteers this year on Friday, December 19 from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm.  The location is 6225 E. Kellogg Drive South (same location as last year).  Please  consider volunteering.  A sign-up sheet is in Fellowship Hall.  No heavy lifting required.