November 30th News and Notes


Shaw Community Center

We are transitioning from One Great Hour of Sharing to increase our mission presence in our local community as well as developing better relationships with our mission partners.  This Sunday, representatives from Shaw Community Center will visit with us and share a little bit about their ministry.  The mission offering will go to support Shaw Community Center.  Remember, if you are passionate about a mission our ministry talk to Chris or any of the board members and suggest them for our mission giving!


This Sunday will be the last Sunday to order Poinsettias for Christmas Eve.  Sign up is in the narthex.

Gingerbread Houses

On December 10th, we will have a Christmas activity for all ages!  We will meet at 5:00 and build gingerbread houses.  The cost will be $5.00 per house kit, as well as a bag of candy to share for decorating.  Pizza will be provided.  Sign up is required by December 6th!  You can sign up here or in the Narthex at church.

Congregational Meeting

On December 10th, we will have a Congregational meeting following worship for the election of officers for the coming year.

Committee Chair Meeting

On December 10th, there will be a committee chair meeting following Sunday School.

Childrens’ Christmas Program

The children of UPB have been hard at work practicing the Christmas play since October!  They will present the story of Christ’s birth during worship on December 17th.  Come and support our kids and hear the Christmas story in a new way!

Christmas Movie Night

On December 22nd, the CYF committee will be holding a Christmas Movie Night.  We will have dinner and watch “Elf”.  This is a perfect opportunity for parents to do last minute shopping!  Dinner will be at 6:00 with the movie starting at 6:30.

Christmas Eve

On Sunday, December 24th, we will have two services.  At 10:00, we will have an interactive family activity telling the Christmas story!  We invite you to bring breakfast breads and casseroles to share!  At 7:00, we will have out traditional, candlelight service.  We need 8 readers for the candlelight service, if you are available, please email

Two Week Outlook

Saturday, December 2nd

  • Christmas Play practice, 1:00

Sunday, December 3rd

  • First Sunday of Advent
  • Worship, 10:00
  • Sunday School, following worship

Wednesday, December 6th

  • Christmas Play practice, 5:45
  • Choir rehearsal, 7:30

Friday, December 8th

  • Book Club

Saturday, December 9th

  • Christmas Play Practice, 9:30am

Sunday, December 10th

  • Second Sunday of Advent
  • Worship, 10:00
  • Congregational Meeting, immediately after worship
  • Sunday School, following worship
  • Chat & Chew, following worship
  • Committee Chair meeting, following Sunday School
  • Gingerbread House night, 5:00

Wednesday, December 13th

  • Christmas Play practice, 5:45
  • Choir rehearsal, 7:30

Thursday, December 14th

  • Men’s Breakfast, 7:45 am, Nautilus Diner, Crofton

Looking Ahead

  • November 26th: Hanging of the Green
  • December 10th: Gingerbread Houses
  • December 17th:  Children’s Christmas Program
  • December 24th: Christmas Eve
  • January 28th: Annual Meeting

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