Posted by Paul Ellis Jackson

Sermon title: “Ellen and George…An Odd Couple”


THE FLOWERS ON THE COMMUNION TABLE TODAY are given by Carla and Doug Walker. “We are sending UCC’s Anita Jones many positive thoughts and prayers during her recovery following bypass surgery.

ALL BOARDS MEET immediately following the worship service at 11:45.


NEW HOUSE CHURCH STUDY – begins October 22, at 7:00pm, in the UCC
parlor. We will focus on the 1619 Project. Commissioned by the New York Times in partnership with the Smithsonian, the 1619 Project re-examines the legacy of slavery in the U.S. The Project is timed for the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first enslaved people from West Africa and includes historical essays, poems, and fiction. House Church facilitators will lead discussion of selected essays.  Everyone is welcome, and you need not attend each session. This session is four weeks through November 12. Contact Kathe Thompson at or 561-236-5909, if interested and receive a copy of the first essay to be discussed. Invite your friends!

WEDNESDAY NIGHT ALIVE – “The Most Dangerous Book in the World”, a progressive Bible study on Wednesday evenings from 6:00-7:00, September 11-October 30.   You will need a New Revised Standard Version Bible. 

LARKSFIELD DISCUSSION GROUP meets on Wednesday, October 23,, at 10:00 a.m., in the Larksfield club room.

YOGA meets every Tuesday at 4:00, Thursday at 6:00, and Friday, at 10:00, in
fellowship hall. The cost for the Tuesday and Thursday class is $5, because it is
instructor led.


NOTICE: CONGREGATIONAL CAFÉ— will be held on October 27, at 11:45 in fellowship hall to review the changes to the bylaws.

HYGIENE BAG ASSEMBLY is on Sunday, October 27, at 11:30 in fellowship hall. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to assist with filling the bags.

BABY SHOWER TIME – The UCC Women’s Guild annual Baby Shower is on Wednesday, October 30, at 11 a.m. in fellowship hall. We will decorate bags, have a lunch of soup and sandwiches and then fill the bags with articles needed for newborn babies. The bags will be distributed to agencies that work with underprivileged mothers and babies. Everyone is welcome to attend.  The Guild will provide diapers, wipes, lotion and shampoo. The congregation is asked to help by providing gowns/sleepers or an outfit, onesies, socks, hats, warm blankets, and toys (for babies 0 – 3 months). Please place items in the box designated for the shower in fellowship hall.

FIRST TUESDAYS – Please mark the first Tuesday in November and December on your calendars as they are the Tuesdays we serve 120 meals to the homeless men and women in Wichita at the Winter Overflow Shelter at 829 Market Street. Sign-up on the PIC board in fellowship hall if interested in participating.

CLEANING CREW NEEDED – Friday, October 25th, 9:30 a.m.  The Outreach Board invites you to join us in putting the final cleaning touches on a new Habitat for Humanity home located at 1311 N Estelle.  The Barahuni family, originally from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, have put in many hours of “sweat equityand are anxiously awaiting to move in.  All cleaning supplies will be available. 

COOKS’ NIGHT OUT – is November 7, at 6:00. An evening of Celebration of Flint Hills Music Featuring the Tallgrass Express String Band (including Peg and Bill Browning’s daughter Annie Wilson) And Jack Christie’s brisket–a downhome dinner. $15 tickets available the next two Sunday in fellowship hall.