Posted by Paul Ellis Jackson

Sermon title: “Why Church”

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 Dane and Becky Hurt in loving memory of Harold and Virginia Black, parents of Becky Hurt and grandparents of Emily Hurt.

CHILI COOK-OFF is today. Come taste the various chili entries and vote for your favorite one. Then have a bowl of homemade chili from the Outreach board. This is a contest, and you will select the UCC chili royalty. The cost is a good will offering which will be donated to the Hygiene Pantry.


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED on Friday, November 9, at 5:30pm, in the fellowship hall kitchen to assemble sandwiches and fill lunch bags. Sign-up on the PIC board if you would like to volunteer.

ALTERNATIVE GIFT MARKET is on Saturday, November 10, from 10:00 to 4:00, at University Congregational Church.  The Market is a unique opportunity to “buy” a gift in honor of a family member/friend. At the same time, your gift is helping to alleviate poverty, hunger, and injustice around the world. Over 30 projects will be represented and, no doubt, one of them will earn your support. Our UCC Women’s Guild will be selling breakfast, lunch, and homemade baked goods. All proceeds benefit the Alternative Gift Market. So come hungry, shop the market, and stay for breakfast and lunch.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED after the Alternative Gift Market on Saturday,
November 10 from 4:00-6:00 pm. We need assistance taking down tables,
returning furniture to the parlor, and setting up for Sunday morning service. Please sign-up on the pic board if you can help.

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.


ANGEL TREE GIVING for the Christmas Season. Beginning Sunday,
November 11, please stop by our Angel Tree in fellowship hall to select the adult person in need who you wish to gift this Christmas season. This year, our “angels” are persons with intellectual disabilities served by Starkey, a nonprofit agency that enables clients to live and work in the community. Starkey identifies “angels’ who have very low incomes, and limited or no family engagement, and who would otherwise have no gifts under their Christmas tree. Angel tags identify their gift list. You are asked to purchase at least three items on the list, the majority of which are modest in cost. Your gifts should be wrapped, placed in a single clear plastic bag with the original tag, and returned to the parlor no later than Sunday, December 2.

MENS’ LUNCH is Thursday, November 15, at 11:30, at Scotch & Sirloin. The guest speaker is Ann Fox, with Habitat for Humanity.

NEW MEMBER SUNDAY is November 18, 2018. If you are interested in joining, please contact Robin or Heidi at 634-0430, or

ITALIAN JOURNEY – We are delighted to invite you on an unforgettable journey through Italy. Travel dates are April 22 – May 4, 2019. Registration forms and itineraries are available in the foyer and in fellowship hall. Additional travelers are needed to make this trip possible.