Mid November Updates

Hope you have had a good week!  Lots of things happening at this bustling time of year. Please take the time to read through and make note of where you can share some of your time.

Saturday is a busy day here at UCN.

The first meeting of the NEW Women’s Study is at 9:30, meeting in the Ruth Room across from the office.  Please read Chapter #1 of “The Call.”  We have a few more copies of the book available so if you are still interested in joining this study, you are welcome to just come on Saturday morning.  We look forward to seeing you!

Following this study, there will be a Faith Seeds meeting for all those involved in this outreach ministry.  Sue Johnson will be here to talk about some of the changes happening in the ministry and how that will affect us.  There may also be opportunity for us to be more involved.  I encourage you to be here if you are or have been a part of this group.

Moms & Tots meets at 11:00 in the nursery, a few doors down from the Ruth Room. Meg had a great group at the first get-together.  A wonderful opportunity for Moms and kids to chat and lend support to each other.

Finally…on Saturday evening from 7:00-9:00 is the time for middle school age kids to join Wyld Life, which is a part of Young Life at a family home in Walpole  Please be in touch with Meg with any questions. 

Sunday morning

begins with prayer in the church parlor.  That space is available beginning at about 8:45. Come and go as you need to and spend some time in prayer for our church and its ministries.  Worship follows at 10:00 in the sanctuary.  Pastor continues his message series from The Story.  Please read Chapter 3 of Ruth in preparation.   Kids Connection is in place for the younger ones.  Coffee time follows in Veno Hall.

Sunday is our first collection day for Operation Christmas Child.  There will be a table at the front of the sanctuary on Sunday to receive your boxes.  Next Sunday, the 20th is the last day to bring your boxes to church.  I did find a few boxes in the Ruth Room that I have already put in the sanctuary. We do need someone to volunteer to bring the boxes to the drop-off spot in Sharon on either the 20th or 21st.  Real easy to do!!  Janna has  done this for the past several years and  cannot do it this year.  Most cars can accommodate the 50 plus boxes that we expect.  Please speak to Pastor or contact the office if you can help out.  THANK YOU!

The Council is reminded of the meeting on Monday evening at 7:00 in the Council Room. Please check your email for a reminder on this from Pastor Kevin.

Evening Bible Study meets on Monday evening, November 21st

at 7:00 at the parsonage.  For more information, speak with Pastor.

 OPEN DOOR:

Thank you to everyone who has generously donated food items for the Thanksgiving dinner on November 16th. Those supplies need to be at the church today.  We need some volunteers to help out with preparing vegetables on Tuesday, November 15th at 10:00.  Bring your favorite potato peeler!

PIE DAY!

Once again this year, our WISH group will be baking and selling pies for Thanksgiving.  Please stop by the table in Veno Hall on Sunday and place your order for apple or pumpkin pie!  Thank you to everyone that has volunteered supplies for pie baking – those items can be left in the bin near the kitchen hallway.  We may still be in need of a few items.  Check out the supply list in Veno Hall.

 

Christmas Fair is coming Dec 3rd – It is a great way to get to know one another and to reach out to our community as the body of Christ. In addition to signing up to work, there are other ways to help: Pick up items for a themed raffle basket. Plan your holiday baking to include baked goods and candy for the bake table. You can bless your home and the church by getting rid of clean used items for the treasures room. We can take books, household items, extra Christmas decorations and more – but no TVs, computers, microwaves or clothing please! You can bring items in now and put them behind the curtain on the stage. If you want an electronic copy of the fair poster or the special raffle tickets, I can email you copies. Please be in touch with me if you have suggestions, ideas, or questions (barbrialan@yahoo.com) ~ Barbara Sweeny

 
Did you STOP and read the letter from our Compassion Child?

  It is posted on the board near the kitchen.   This is our first letter from Kevin and he sounds happy and healthy!  We would love to have a volunteer or two to write back to him. This can be done right online from the comfort of your home!  Very easy letter form to use – please speak to me and I can show you what needs to be done.  Again EASY but important task that will take about 5 minutes…but will make a huge difference in Kevin’s life.  Hope to hear from someone soon!

Serving on Sunday:
Ushers:  Russ & Donna
 Kids:  Meg, Angela, Barbara, Scott, Jenna
 Coffee time set-up:  NO VOLUNTEER YET
 Coffee clean-up:  Barbara Sweeny
 Snacks:  Marie Cusick, Janna, 
Finally…Janna our Church Administrator will be having surgery next Thursday and will be out of work for the following 2 weeks.  My hope is to be back at work the week following the Christmas Fair.  So things may be a bit different around here  Please play nice together and lend a hand as you can! I am sure Pastor would appreciate it! Keep Janna in your prayers! 
 

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