Posted by Paul Ellis Jackson

Sermon title: “The Re-Enchantment of Everyday Life: Word”

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 Leigh Aaron- Leary and Mike Leary. May Halloween night evoke the childhood innocence of alter egos donned to troop through the chilly night, giggling and bravely seeking sweet excess.

Homeless Hygiene Kit Assembly—in fellowship hall today after church.  Volunteers needed! Our Outreach Board has purchased supplies to fill 100 bags with basic men’s hygiene products for services to the homeless sponsored by Interfaith Ministries.  We will have a station set up in fellowship hall to assemble the kits.  With lots of hands we can fill these kits in short order and later this week, offer our contribution to the Interfaith Ministry for homeless men in our community.


WEDNESDAY NIGHT ALIVE is every Wednesday thru November 15, at 6:00 p.m. Join us as we discuss Delwin Brown’s book What Does a Progressive Christian
Believe? Everyone is welcome to attend.

STEPHEN MINISTERS meets Thursday, November 2, at 2:00 p.m., in the office
conference room.

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.


CHILI COOK-OFF is on Sunday, November 5, at 11:30. The purpose of this event is to support the Hygiene Pantry. To enter, simply fill out a card stating your name with the kind of chili you will make. Then bring your chili in a crock pot on November 5. The last day to enter your chili is October 29. So come taste the various chili and vote for your favorite one. Then you can feast on a bowl of chili plus other goodies. The cost is a good will offering and a donation to the pantry.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT ALIVE meets every Wednesday at 6:00 p.m.

PLAY READING GROUP meets Thursday at 1:00 p.m. , in fellowship hall.

HEAD-TO-TOE HYGIENE PANTRY—there is no workday on Thursday. The Pantry is open on Saturday, November 11, from 9:00-11:30 a.m., at 2130 E. 21st St. N.

ALTERNATIVE GIFT MARKET is Saturday, November 11, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at University Congregational Church.  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. 

DONATIONS FOR PUERTO RICO are now being accepted in fellowship hall. There is a box designated for Puerto Rico donations. Puerto Rico has suffered major damages due to Hurricane Irma and mainly Hurricane Maria. They are in desperate need of help when it comes to food and water and basic essentials that they need to survive. More than half of the island still has no power and telecommunications service. Kiara Colon, one of our choir students, is heading this donation drive. She is asking for the following items to be donated: water, canned goods, dog food, baby and adult diapers, baby food, hygiene products, flashlights, batteries, generators, blankets.

Monetary donations are not being taken. If you want to give money you may do so through:

ALTERNATIVE GIFT MARKET VOLUNTEERS NEEDED on Saturday, November 11 for a 2 hour shift between 9:45-4:00 pm. We need hostesses/hosts or working at the Hygiene Pantry booth. From 4:15-6:15, we need help taking down tables and setting up for Sunday morning service. Help is also needed for Thursday Nov. 9, at 7:00 pm to set up tables. Please contact Cyndi Richter at 461-4148, or at