Posted by Paul Ellis Jackson

Sermon title: “Advent through the Ages: Hope”

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.


TRIMMING THE TREE is today at 11:30, in fellowship hall. If you recently purchased a personalized ornament they are available in fellowship hall. All other personalized family ornaments are also in fellowship hall for you to find and put on the tree.


STEPHEN MINISTERS meets Thursday, December 7, at 2:00 p.m., in the office conference room.

ALL CHURCH CHRISTMAS PARTY is on December 9, in the fellowship hall. The party begins at 5:00 with beverages and appetizers and pre-dinner music with Doris Buss. Dinner begins at 5:30. Entertainment by Karla Burns
and her ensemble at 6:35. Meal is catered by Greystone. Your free will offering is welcome. Please sign-up on the PIC board if you will be attending.

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


SPECIAL CHRISTMAS MUSIC is next Sunday, December 10, at 10:30 during worship. Music performed by the UCC Chancel Choir and special guests. Due to all the wonderful music planned, we will end the service at 11:45.

NEEDLE WORKERS meet Tuesday, December 12, at 10:00, in fellowship hall.

HEAD-TO-TOE HYGIENE PANTRY workday is Thursday, December 14, from 9:00-11:00 am, at 2130 E. 21st St. N. The Pantry is open on Saturday, December 16, from 9:00-11:30 a.m.

PLAY-READING GROUP meets on Thursday, December 14, at 1:00 p.m. This group is open to anyone that is interested in reading plays.

IT’S POINSETTIA TIME! – If you would like to contribute to the Christmas floral display, please send a check for $17.00 to the church, payable to UCC by December 10, or you may put it in the offering plate today. Be sure to write flowers on the memo line and indicate if your donation is in honor of, or in memory of someone special.

AN EXTRAORDINARY UCC ANGEL TREE RESPONSE – Thank you once again for your overwhelming response to both of our Angel Trees. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.

A reminder to bring your wrapped gifts in a large clear plastic bag with the tag attached to the parlor by Sunday, December 10. If you need a plastic bag, you may pick one up at the Outreach table in fellowship hall.

OPERATION HOLIDAY NEEDS BLANKETS – Once again this year, UCC will participate in Operation Holiday, sponsored by our partner, Inter-Faith Ministries. Each holiday season, the program distributes life-essential items to thousands of low-income families in our community. This year, UCC will specialize in collecting blankets which are typically the highest-demand item. Please bring your new, full-sized blanket to the collection box in fellowship hall no later than December 10.

Christmas Eve falling on Sunday. We will only have worship at 10:30 a.m.