Posted by Paul Ellis Jackson

Sermon Title: The Heart of Christianity–Opening 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.


THE FLOWERS ON THE COMMUNION TABLE TODAY are provided by Bob and Diane Robinson to celebrate the beauty of the autumn season.

SERVICE OF REMEMBRANCE today University Congregational Church will celebrate a Service of Remembrance during worship. It will happen after the Pastoral Prayer.

CHILI FEED FUNDRAISER to benefit the Head-to-Toe Hygiene Pantry today Sunday, November 6, at 11:30 a.m., in Fellowship Hall. Join us for a delicious chili lunch, plus sample and vote for chili made by our church members who will compete for UCC Chili Royalty. Lunch includes chili, corn
muffins, dessert, and beverages.


NEEDLE WORKERS meet Tuesday, November 8, at 10:00 a.m., in
Fellowship Hall. Bring a work in progress of start a new one.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT ALIVE Wednesday, November 9, at 6:00 p.m. John Shelby Spong’s book Re-Claiming the Bible for a Non-Religious World.

HEAD-TO-TOE HYGIENE PANTRY workday is this Thursday, November 10, from 9-11am, at 1611 N Mosley. The Pantry is open this Saturday,
November 12, from 8:30-11:45 a.m. The Pantry is open a week early this month because of the Thanksgiving holiday.

ALTERNATIVE GIFT MARKET this Saturday, November 12, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at East Heights UMC, 4407 E Douglas.  The Market is a unique
opportunity to “buy” a gift in honor of a family member/friend. At the same time, your gift is helping to alleviate poverty, hunger, injustice around the world. Over 30 projects will be represented and, no doubt, one of them will be special for your support.  If you can help volunteer in the Gift Market booth, please see or call Jane Phares – 866-6336.

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


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.

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

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

STARKEY ANGEL TREE – Watch for our Angel Tree Next Sunday in
Fellowship Hall! Your first chance to select your “angel” for Christmas gift giving will be on November 13. This year, recipients will be persons with intellectual disabilities who are served by Starkey, a 75-year old community agency whose mission is to enable more than 500 persons to live and work in the community. Starkey identifies “angels” with very low incomes, and limited or no family engagement, and who would otherwise have no gifts under their Christmas tree. UCC has committed to bringing a joyful Christmas to 50 such persons from Starkey.  This project is guaranteed to engage our hearts in the spirit of this Christmas season.  Please stop by our table in Fellowship Hall any Sunday in November for your assignment and instructions.  If you have questions or want to volunteer to help, call Marla Flentje at 250-1344.