Posted by Paul Ellis Jackson

Sermon Title: Growing in Spirit

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.


Mary Anna Meshew in memory of her husband Lloyd.

ALL BOARDS MEET immediately following the worship service at 11:45.
THE CE BOARD will meet in the Science and Exploration Room.
THE DEACONS will meet in the area outside the downstairs kitchen.
THE MUSIC BOARD will meet in the room beside the choir room.
THE OUTREACH BOARD will meet in the office meeting room.
THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES will meet in the conference room.

DILLONS COMMUNITY REWARDS Val will be in Fellowship Hall today immediately following the worship service to help enroll members in this worthwhile program that benefits the Hygiene Pantry. Please bring your Dillon’s rewards card with you. She will also be helping to enroll in the Amazon Smile program. If you use Amazon this is a way to earn money for UCC as well.


WEDNESDAY NIGHT ALIVE Technology class: Facebook and Twitter continued, Wednesday, May 18, at 6:00 p.m. Paul Ellis Jackson will be
leading this class. Please note Microsoft Office will not be discussed.

MEN’S GROUP LUNCHEON is Thursday, May 19, at 11:30a.m. at the Lakeside Club, speaker TBA. Recordings are now available in the church
office for $2.00, call 634-0430, or signup on the PIC board. Open to all.

HEAD-TO-TOE HYGIENE PANTRY workday is Thursday, May 19, from 9-11am, at 1611 N Mosley. The Pantry is open on Saturday, May 21, from 8:30-11:45 a.m.

YOGA meets Tuesdays at 4:00 ($5.00) & Fridays, 10:00, Fellowship Hall


COUNCIL MEETS Monday, May 23 at 6:30, in the basement conf. room.

LARKSFIELD TEA meets Wed., May 25, at 10:00, in the Club Room.

ICE CREAM SOCIAL/PICNIC will be held Friday, June 10th, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. This event is sponsored by the Deacons and C. E. Boards. The menu includes, hamburgers, hot dogs, brats, potato salad, baked beans, and ice cream and toppings. There will also be games and prizes so you are sure to have a great time! This church event is for the whole family. Feel free to invite guests. Sign up on the PIC Board or by calling Heidi at 634-0430. Deadline to sign –up is Sunday June 5th.

PENTECOST DAY is today, May 15, this year. Pentecost is 50 days after Easter and celebrates the coming of the Holy Spirit to the early church. This is why many people call Pentecost “the birthday of the church”. Pentecost reminds us that God continues to be with us today and offers the Holy Spirit to empower us and encourage us in the faith. The symbols for Pentecost/The Holy Spirit are doves, flames, and wind. Our banners today are indicative of the “Gifts of the Spirit” and “The Flames of the Spirit”. A brief description follows:

The Gifts of the Spirit are: Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness,
Faithfulness, Gentleness, Self-Control.