Posted by Paul Ellis Jackson

Sermon Title: Shining a New Light: It’s So Simple!”

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 Emily Hurt in celebration of Becky Hurt’s birthday.

VOLUNTEER APPRECATION DAY & POTLUCK is today. During the worship service we will recognize all volunteers at UCC, and announce this year’s recipient of the Gary Cox Sustained Service Award honoring a member who personifies longtime involvement in both the community and UCC. Afterwards, there will be a potluck dinner in the fellowship hall. Please bring a covered dish of your choice to share with others.


LARKSFIELD FELLOWSHIP meets on January 31, at 10:00, in the club room.

IFM SOUPER BOWL 2018 is Friday, February 2, from 10:30-1:30, at First Presbyterian Church, 525 N. Broadway. Early bird tickets are $15, and $20 at the door. Enjoy your favorite soups from Wichita’s best restaurants and chefs, handmade bowls, “Church lady” desserts, warm bread and complimentary drinks. Proceeds benefit Inter-Faith Ministries homeless shelters. If you would like to donate a dessert, (i.e. pie, cake, cookies, bar cookies, etc…), for this event, please contact the church office at 634-0430.

PORTRAIT SESSIONS begin this week on Friday, February 2, and Saturday, February 3. Please make your appointment today for your portrait session if you haven’t already done so. There is a table in fellowship hall today with open appointment times. 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. You will then be taken to another page with the same picture, click on it 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.


NEW MEMBER SUNDAY during worship next Sunday, February 4. We will introduce our new members. Please plan to come and welcome these individuals into our church home.

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.

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? To be held on February 9-10, at Plymouth Congregational Church, 202 N Clifton. For more information and cost, visit our website at:

2018 FLOWER SCHEDULE is now on the PIC board in fellowship hall. We have many dates available and would like to get the January and February dates filled quickly so that we are sure to have flowers each Sunday.