Posted by Paul Ellis Jackson

Sermon title: “Singing from Darkness into Light”

TODAY

THE FLOWERS ON THE COMMUNION TABLE TODAY are given by Leigh
Aaron-Leary in celebration of October. “I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” – L. M. Montgomery

CONGREGATIONAL CAFÉ— will be held today at 11:45 in fellowship hall to review the changes to the bylaws.

HYGIENE BAG ASSEMBLY is today at 11:30 in fellowship hall. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to assist with filling the bags.

THIS WEEK

NEW HOUSE CHURCH STUDY – is Tuesday, October 29, from 7:00-8:30pm, at Flentje hose, 543 N Birkdale Court. Please join us anytime you can for the next three Tuesdays.  The next two essays from the 1619 Project series are: “Sugar” and “A Broken Healthcare System.” Contact Marla Flentje with questions at 250-1344.

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.

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. 

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.

NEXT WEEK

SERVICE OF REMEMBRANCE is during our worship service on November 3. This is a time to remember loved ones that have passed away by coming forward and lighting a candle. We invite you to bring mementos and pictures of your loved ones that have passed away to display on the communion table.

INTERESTED IN FEEDING THE HOMELESS? – on November 5th call Kathe Thompson at 561-236-5909.

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 in fellowship hall.

SANDWICH SATURDAY is on Saturday, November 9, at 10:30a.m., at St. John’s Episcopal Church.  We are assembling sandwiches on Friday, November 8 at 5:30 in the UCC kitchen.  We need volunteers to help with sandwich assembly.  Sign-up on the PIC board if you would like to volunteer.

COLLECTING WINTER COATS FOR GAMMON STUDENTS – With the arrival of cold weather, we have learned that some Gammon students from low-income families are coming to school without heavier coats, making bus waits and playground time especially difficult.  If you have gently-used children’s coats, sizes 5 – 12, in your family that are no longer being used, please consider donating them for a Gammon student.  You may bring coats to the designated area in Fellowship Hall during the next few Sundays.  Of course, new coats will also be welcomed!