November 4th News and Notes


In the spirit of November and giving thanks, I want to know what you are thankful for!  Please film a short video telling me what you are thankful for by November 11th.  You can text it to 309-357-0132 or you can email it to

We will meet for happy hour/trivia on November 18th at 7:00.  We have a great time in October and hope you will join us.
Advent Candles
If you are interested in lighting the Advent Candles this year, please let Chris know.
Celebration Sunday

Celebration Sunday will be Sunday, November 15th.  Join us as we pledge ourselves to the ministry and mission of UPB for 2021.

Food Pantry
The Mission and Service Committee will be collecting only gift cards this Thanksgiving and Christmas for the Bowie Food Pantry. They have decided not to collect any additional food or presents due to limited space as a result of restrictions from the pandemic.
Gift cards for THANKSGIVING should be for Grocery stores and for CHRISTMAS gift cards should be for stores that sell toys.
The Committe will be at the church on Wednesday November 18th from 10 to 11 and Wedneday December 16th from 10 to 11.
Feel free to include regular food donations on these two dates as well.
Advent Bible Study
Beginning November 30th, we will have an Advent Bible Study on Monday evenings at 8:00.  We will be studying Adam Hamilton’s “Incarnation” focusing on the names given to Jesus in the Gospels.  Feel free to buy the book, but it is not necessary.  Email if you would like ot participate.


Several people have asked how they can continue to make their tithes and offerings while we are not meeting in person.  There are several ways.  You can mail a check to the church.  You can give online through paypal   You can also set up a payment through your banks online bill pay feature.  Paypal charges the church approximately 3%, so please consider either consider giving through one of the other two ways or adding 3% to your offering to offset the fee.

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