Posted by Paul Ellis Jackson

Sermon title: “The Heart of Christianity: Transforming the Heart”

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

THE FLOWERS ON THE COMMUNION TABLE TODAY are provided by Lavinia and Romy Gerould in honor of our wonderful choir.

UCC ANGEL TREE: Beginning today, please stop by our Angel Tree in fellowship hall to select a person in need you would like to help this Christmas season. This year, our “angels” are people with intellectual disabilities served by Starkey, a nonprofit agency, that enables clients to live and work in the community. Starkey identifies “angels” who have very low incomes, and limited or no family engagement. These clients would otherwise have no gifts under their Christmas tree. Angel tags name several things on their gift lists. You are asked to purchase at least three items on the list, the majority of which are modest in cost. Your gifts should be wrapped, placed in a single bag with the original tag, and returned to the parlor no later than Sunday,
December 4.

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.

THIS WEEK

WOMEN’S GUILD MEETING is Wednesday, November 16, at noon, UCC
fellowship hall. Lunch will be served, The guest speaker is Debbie Kennedy from The Wichita Children’s Home. You may sign up on the PIC board to attend. There is a meeting after lunch to discuss and vote on distributing monetary gifts.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT ALIVE: Wednesday, November 16, at 6:00 p.m. John Shelby Spong’s book Re-Claiming the Bible for a Non-Religious World. This is the last evening for this Wednesday Night Alive session.

MEN’S LUNCH will meet at Scotch & Sirloin (note the new venue), on
Thursday, November 17, at 11:30 a.m. Guest speaker is George Morrison.

NEXT WEEK

ALL BOARDS MEET on Sunday, November 20, immediately following the worship service at 11:45 a.m.

LARKSFIELD TEA: Wednesday, November 23, 10:00 a.m., Larksfield Club Rm.

HANGING OF THE GREENS: Sunday, November 27, at 5:00 p.m. in fellowship hall. Please bring a potluck dish to share and help dress up the church for the Christmas season. See insert for additional details.

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: 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.

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.