Posted by Paul Ellis Jackson

Sermon title: Advent Inverted: Finding Peace when War is Never Ending

We welcome all of our visitors today and invite you to the Fellowship Hall for beverages and cookies after the service. Please follow the congregation to the left out of the sanctuary.

TODAY

COFFEE WITH ROBIN will be on December 4, at 9:15 a.m., in fellowship hall. This will be an informal gathering of those who have interest in joining UCC. You set the agenda. Childcare available.

POTTERY FOR SALE today after worship in fellowship hall. John
Romain is selling his pottery to help fund his trip to Chacreseca in January.

THIS WEEK

UCC CHRISTMAS DINNER & ENTERTAINMENT: Mark your calendar for Saturday, December 10, at 6:00 p.m., in fellowship hall. It will be a festive evening of food, music, and Christmas cheer. Students from the UCC choir will entertain us. The Deacons will supply the meat, sides, bread and drinks. Appetizers are requested from those with last names beginning with A-M. Last names beginning with N-Z please bring a dessert. Crayons and coloring book donations are requested for the Hygiene Pantry. Call the church office if you need childcare at 634-0430.

IT’S POINSETTIA TIME! – If you would like to contribute to the Christmas floral display, please send a check for $13.50 to the church, payable to UCC by December 6, 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.

UCC ANGEL TREE: Due to an overwhelming response, all 50 of the
angel tags were acquired last Sunday. We contacted Starkey and they
suggested that if people still want to give, they may make a monetary contribution. We will purchase additional gift cards. We welcome your additional donations, and will have a table in fellowship hall for the next two Sundays to receive your contribution. Also, you may mail or deliver your check in person to our office any time before the December 4 deadline.

NEXT WEEK

SPECIAL CHRISTMAS MUSIC on Sunday, December 11, at 10:30 during worship. Music performed by the UCC Chancel Choir and special guests.

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

IFM OPERATION HOLIDAY: We are collecting food items in fellowship hall. Please bring any of the following items and deposit them in the box marked Operation Holiday. Items needed: cereal, canned fruit, peanut butter, canned meat, new blankets, coats, hats, mittens, scarves, or pet food. Sign up on the PIC board if you would like to volunteer Saturday, December 17, at 9:00 a.m. to distribute items.

THE CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS TABLEAU will be performed by the children of UCC on Sunday, December 18, during A Time for All Children portion of worship.

COINS FOR CHARITY – The UCC Outreach Board is implementing a new project. The coins in the offering plate will now be designated to a charity specified by the Outreach Board.

2016 CONTRIBUTIONS must be received or postmarked by midnight 12/31/16, due to legal requirements. Anything received after that date will be recorded as a 2017 contribution.