Posted by Paul Ellis Jackson

Sermon Title: “Communing with the Spirit”

WORLD COMMUNION SUNDAY 2019

THE FLOWERS ON THE COMMUNION TABLE TODAY are given by Elaine and Jack Christie in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

OUTREACH BOARD will hold their monthly meeting this Sunday, Oct. 6, to
finalize plans for the Chili Feed.  The meeting will be held in the office conference room.

BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS is on Sunday, October 6, at 2:00 p.m., in the south courtyard at UCC.  Everyone is welcome. There will be a short service and a blessing of each animal.

THIS WEEK

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.   Did you ever wonder how the Bible came to be? Who decided what books would be in it? Who even wrote all those books? And why it is so dangerous? If these questions spark your curiosity then you should join us for Wednesday Night Alive. You will need a New Revised Standard Version Bible. 

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 10, 2019, 7:00pm.  Sign up on the PIC board today.

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

CHILI COOK-OFF – is Sunday, Oct. 13, following the worship service.  All proceeds benefit the Hygiene Pantry, so let’s make this year the best yet! Contact Jane Phares to secure your spot among the entry’s at: janephares32@gmail.com; or by phone 316 210-2364. Eager to hear from you.  

MENS’ LUNCH is Thursday, March 16, at 11:30, at Scotch & Sirloin. The guest speaker is Mike Kennedy, the voice of the Shockers, will talk about the coming season of men’s basketball.

HEAD-TO-TOE HYGIENE PANTRY is open on Saturday, September 17, from 9:00-11:30 a.m., at 2130 E. 21st St. N.  There is no workday this week.

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.

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 Marla Flentje, marlajflentje@gmail.com or 250-1344, if interested and receive a copy of the first essay to be discussed. Invite your friends!