November 27th News and Notes

Gingerbread Houses

We will have our gingerbread house night on Sunday, December 8th at 5:00.  The cost will be $5.00 per house kit, as well as a bag of candy to share for decorating.  Pizza will be provided.  This fun event is open to all ages!   Sign up is required by December 3rd!

Adult Christian Education

We are exploring restarting our Adult Ed in January.   If you are interested, please plan on attending a brief meeting on December 1st after worship.  If you are unable to attend, but are interested, please let Shirley Bickel know.

Mission and Service Committee

🎄For Christmas we’re collecting items for the Senior Citizen stockings at the Bowie Food Pantry.  Pens, word searches, lotions, nail polish, kleenex, stationary, etc. are all much appreciated. Due by December 13th.

Congregational Meeting

On Sunday, December 8th, we will have a congregational meeting.  We will elect officers and discuss the new vision statement that the board has been working on this year.  You can read the proposed vision statement here.

Christmas Eve readers

We are looking for readers for our Christmas Eve service.  Worship begins at 6:00.  If you are interested and available, please let Pastor Chris know.

Reading the Bible in 2020

Last week, pastor Chris invited the congregation to join him in reading through the Bible in 2020 using the NIV One Year Congregational Bible.  It is available through Amazon here.  If you would like to receive reflection questions the end of most weeks, please email UPBannounce@gmail.com

Sermons Online

Did you know that our sermons are posted on our website, usually a week after worship?  You can find them here.

Two Week Outlook

Sunday, December 1st

  • First Sunday of Advent
  • Worship, 10:00
  • Adult Christian Education meeting following worship

Wednesday, December 4th

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

Saturday, December 7th

  • Christmas Play practice, 9:30

Sunday, December 8th

  • Second Sunday of Advent
  • Worship, 10:00

Wednesday, December 11th

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

 

Looking Ahead

  • December 1st, Advent Begins
  • December 15th, Children’s Christmas Program
  • December 25th, Christmas
  • February 26th, 2020, Ash Wednesday
  • April 12th, 2020, Easter
  • April 25th, Christmas in April
  • July 12-18th, 2020, Mars Hill

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