December 14th News and Notes



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 Open House

Pastor Chris and his family invite you to a Christmas Open House at their home on December 17th from 3:00-6:00.  Stop by or stay for the whole thing!

Men’s Night Out

The men of the church will be gathering for food and fellowship at the new restaurant by Bowie Towne Center, Bj’s Restaurant and Brewhouse on December 21st at 6:30.

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, part 1

On Christmas Eve at 10:00, we will have an interactive service for all ages.   We invite you to dress comfortably and bring breakfast finger foods to share.  We will worship around tables in the sanctuary as we hear the story of Christ’s birth presented in a new way!


Christmas Eve, part 2

On Sunday, December 24th, we will have out traditional, candlelight service at 7:00.  We still need 1 more reader for the candlelight service, if you are available, please email

De-greening the church

Please make plans to stay after worship on January 7th when we will take down the Christmas decorations.

Two Week Outlook

Sunday, December 17th

  • Third Sunday of Advent
  • Worship, including Children’s Christmas Program, 10:00
  • Deacons’ Christmas Open House, 3:00-6:00

Wednesday, December 20th

  • Choir rehearsal, 7:30

Thursday, December 21st

  • Men’s Night Out, 6:30, BJ’s restaurant and brewhouse

Sunday, December 24th

  • Fourth Sunday of Advent
  • Christmas Eve
  • Interactive Worship service with breakfast finger foods, 10:00
  • Deacons’ Christmas Open House, 3:00-6:00

Looking Ahead

  • December 17th:  Children’s Christmas Program
  • December 24th: Christmas Eve
  • January 7th: De-Greening the Church
  • January 28th: Annual Meeting

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