Posted by Paul Ellis Jackson

Sermon Title: “The Common Good: Of gnats and Camels”

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 Stephen Taylor. “In memory of my parents Hugo and Mae Buske.”


NEEDLE WORKERS meet Tuesday, December 13, at 10:00 am, in fellowship hall.

UCC HOUSE CHURCH CONVERSATIONS on America’s Original Sin, written by James Wallis, 2014, (, on October 9, from 7-8:30pm.

WOMEN’S GUILD SEWING PROJECT – It is time to start sewing blankets for the Baby shower. We will meet in the Guild Room on Thursday, October 11, from 10:00-2:00. Bring your sewing machine or if you don’t sew we have some other jobs for you. Bring your lunch and help us put together blankets for under privileged babies in Wichita.

SWEET PEACE – An elegant buffet of hors d’oeuvres and desserts benefitting Partners for Wichita. Will be held at the Dugan Gorges Conference Center, Newman University on Thursday, October 11, 2018, 7:00pm. Sign up on the PIC board today.



UCC DAY AT THE ZOO – join us on Sunday, October 14, at 2:00 pm, at the Sedgwick County Zoo. Admission is only $10.50 Sign up on the PIC board if interested.

HEAD-TO-TOE HYGIENE PANTRY workday is this Thursday, October 18, from 9-11, at 2130 E 21st St. N. The Pantry is open on Saturday, October 20, from 9:00-11:30.

MENS’ LUNCH is Thursday, October 18, at 11:30, at Scotch & Sirloin. The guest speaker is Charlie Russell.

LAST DAY TO SIGN UP FOR COOK’S NIGHT OUT – You are in store for some delightful entertainment, a delicious dinner, and a chance to take home door prize. Come celebrate Fall at our last Cook’s Night Out for this year. Sign up in Fellowship Hall after church.

THE CONGREGATIONAL CAFÉ is on Sunday, October 21, at 11:30, in fellowship hall. The purpose of the gathering is to present the proposed growth plan and then to allow plenty of time for an open discussion.

GUILD BABY SHOWER – The 17th Annual Baby Shower will be held October 24, 2018 at 11:00 in fellowship hall. Clothing such as newborn gowns, sleepers, onesies, socks and toys are requested. Please place them in the baby box in fellowship hall. Then on the 24th we will fill layette bags for under privileged babies in the Wichita area after we decorate the bags and have lunch.

Do you know what the best form of advertising is? It’s word of mouth! It’s hearing from someone you know and trust, that something is good! Well, that’s the best way to grow a church. A personal invitation to church, a small group session or one of our house church events is an easy way to begin to get someone familiar with the people and the feelings of being involved at UCC.