Posted by Paul Ellis Jackson

Sermon Title: “Shining a New Light: Is God Real?”

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.


THE FLOWERS ON THE COMMUNION TABLE TODAY are given by Diane Robinson to celebrate her husband Bob’s birthday, and to thank him for all of the thoughtful things he has done for his family over the years.

NEW MEMBER DAY – please welcome the following new members: Jeri Schul, Chuck and Jenny Fry, and Jack and Gail Stark.


JESUS SEMINAR ON THE ROAD – “Paul in Context and in Conflict”, with Brandon Scott & Jason Beduhn, guest speakers. The historical Paul is as intriguing a figure as the historical Jesus, but unlike Jesus, Paul wrote letters. The authentic letters of Paul make it possible to talk about what Paul believed and to discover his vision of a radically transformed world. What becomes of the real Paul when he became the subject of conflict in the church? This seminar will be held on February 9-10, at
Plymouth Congregational Church, 202 N Clifton. For more information and cost, visit our website at:

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.


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

WEDNESDAY NIGHT ALIVE begins on Wednesday, February 14, from 5:15-7:00, in fellowship hall. We are showing the movie The Greatest Story Ever Told. Look for flyers in the foyer for details.

MENS’ LUNCH is Thursday, February 15, at 11:30, at Scotch & Sirloin. The guest speaker is Gary Pottorff.

HEAD-TO-TOE HYGIENE PANTRY is open on Saturday, February 17, from 9:00-11:30 a.m. There is no workday this week.

VALENTINE’S TEA sponsored by the Women’s Guild will be held on Saturday, February 17, from 2:00-4:00, with an informal fashion show featuring Christopher & Banks clothing modeled by our own guild members. Feel free to invite guests. Ticket sales will begin on Sunday, January 21st, in fellowship hall. Tickets are $15, and sales will be limited to the first sixty people who sign up. Serving begins promptly at 2:00.

PORTRAIT SESSIONS began this week. There is still time to make your appointment for your portrait session. There is a table in fellowship hall today with open appointment times on Tuesday, February 20, or Wednesday, February 21. Someone will be available to assist you.

To make an appointment online simply go to our website and click on the picture at the top of the page that says schedule your photography session. Then, click on the same picture again. The photography scheduling page will pop-up with instructions on how to schedule your session. Or call Lifetouch to make an appointment at: 800-521-4611.

SANDWICH SATURDAY is Saturday, March 10, at 5:30pm., at St. John’s Epicopal Church. We are assembling sandwiches on Friday, March 9, in the UCC kitchen. We need volunteers for both days. Sign-up on the PIC board if you would like to volunteer.

SHOCKER SUNDAY is March 4. We are celebrating the Shockers! Join us early for worship at 9:30am in fellowship hall. The Shocker Men’s Basketball team plays Cincinnati at 11:00am, and we want you to have time to come to worship before the game. So wear your Shocker attire for an informal service, continental breakfast, and music from the UCC Chancel Choir.