Posted by Paul Ellis Jackson

Good Morning! Welcome to University

Congregational Church!


THE FLOWERS ON THE COMMUNION TABLE TODAY are given by Stephen L. Taylor in memory of his parents W. Howard and Ann P. Taylor, and his mother-in-law Margaret G. Vanderlip, in remembrance of their October birthdays.


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


THE BOARD OF DEACONS will meet in the conference room



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


WG THE NEWLY REMODELED KITCHEN DEDICATION will be after the service during coffee time!  Special goodies will be served





THE ADULT EDUCATION CLASS “LIVING WITH QUESTIONS, Monday, October 14, 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.





More details about these events on the next page.




A CONGREGATIONAL CAFÉ is scheduled for next Sunday October 20, after the church service in Fellowship Hall.  The draft of the new UCC Strategic Plan will be presented. Please plan to stay and learn and ask questions about the goals proposed for our church. Coffee and cookies will be served as usual.


THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES will meet in the conference room after the Congregational Café.


THE OUTREACH BOARD will meet in the office meeting room after the Congregational Café.

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.


WG COOK’S NIGHT OUT is Wednesday, Oct. 16 at 6:00 in Fellowship Hall.  George Byfield of Byfield and Byfield Estate Sales will give us some general information on estate sales and collectables.  A few people have been asked to bring items so that they can be evaluated just like on “Antiques Road Show”.  The Guild ladies will be prepare the dinner.  Social Time starts at 6:00, buffet is at 6:30. Adults $15.00, children (4-10) $5.00. Please sign up in Fellowship hall or call the office to make a reservation.


HELPERS NEEDED to prepare for the Baby Shower at a Sew In.  Sewing skills not necessary, there are plenty of other jobs like packaging diapers donated by our Hygiene Pantry.  Thursdays, October 17, and 24 at 10:00 a.m. Bring a sack lunch—the more the merrier.


MEN’S GROUP LUNCH is Thursday, October 17, 11:30 at the Lakeside Club located behind Walgreens at 21st and Webb Road.  This month Gene Kaup will show pictures and will give a talk on the “Early Days of Wichita”.  Sign up in Fellowship Hall or call the office if you plan to come.


REVELATIONS is Sunday, October 27, at 6:00.  Our outstanding choir is made up of church members and students who receive scholarships for singing each week.  Revelations is a fundraiser for those scholarships and is an opportunity for the choir members to show off their talent.  Dinner (prepared by the Women’s Guild members) and show is $20.00 p.p.  Sign up in Fellowship Hall or call the office to sign up.



WG  IT’S BABY SHOWER TIME AGAIN!  Mark your calendars for Wednesday, October 30 at 11:00 a.m. to come and help fill bags with baby items to give to underprivileged mothers in the Wichita area. Donations of baby clothes size 0-3 months, onesies, baby socks, and baby toys for 0-3 months will be appreciated.


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


OUR NEW WEBSITE IS UP AND RUNNING! Please have a look at A special thank you to Marla Flentje, Jerry Harney, Rod Phares, and Stephen Taylor, who worked on the website as a committee and to Paul Jackson who put on the beautiful finishing touches.


UCC HAS POLO SHIRTS! They are perfect for when you are volunteering, wearing to an event here, or to wear just for fun.  Call the church office to place an order.  The shirts are $25.00 each (add $2.00 for XXL).


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 with any questions.


NEED A REFRIGERATOR? We have a nice one in the office addition meeting room that is for sale for $275.00.  Call Cyndi at 634-0430 if you are interested.




VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED for Saturday, December 21at the Head- to- Toe Hygiene Pantry. Please sign up in Fellowship Hall if your Christmas schedule permits.


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.



Psalm 100: 1-5 ESV

A Psalm for giving thanks. Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth! Serve the Lord with gladness! Come into his presence with singing!

1 Corinthians 14:15 ESV

What am I to do? I will pray with my spirit, but I will pray with my mind also; I will sing praise with my spirit, but I will sing with my mind also.

THE SECULAR WORD                              

Friedrich Nietzsche

Without music, life would be a mistake.

Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.


Lao Tzu

Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.




Living With Questions

Monday Evenings from 6:30 to 8:00 pm

Fall /Winter Series: Now through December 16th

Embracing an Adult Faith: What It Means to be a Christian

Join us as we explore the questions that progressive Christians encounter throughout their faith development. Presented by various members and friends of our congregation, we will examine what it

October: The Greatest Prayer: Rediscovering the Revolutionary Message of the Lord’s Prayer. We will be using John Dominic Crossan’s book on The Lord’s Prayer to re-examine this most famous Christian prayer.




Sunday, October 27, the children of our church will be in their Halloween costumes and will “trick or treat” at Children’s Time during the church service.  Instead of giving out candy, we are asking our congregation to help out by donating to Fairmount United Church of Christ Go Zone Program.  This worthy program mentors youth ages 6-16 with the goal of strengthening academic skills, expanding personal experiences and encouraging healthy life choices.  The children are excited to be a part of helping others.  We hope you can be here to support the youth.