contact the church office at 802-228-4211 or George O. Thomson,
President of the United Church at 802-228-6275. His email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
-Women’s Group - Every Wednesday at 10:00 A.M.
-Executive Meeting - January 24 at 7:00 P.M.
-Dedication of Veterans of the Cross Offering – December 17
-Christmas Eve “Day” Service - December 24 – 10:15 A.M.
-Christmas Eve “Evening” Service - December 24, 7:30 P.M.
Offerings and other cash receipts for the week of December 10 were $864.00.
The costs for each week are $1,438.46 (derived by dividing the annual budget
by 52 weeks).
Season of Advent
The Advent Season, in preparation for the birth of our savior, continues this Sunday.
Linda and Dean Alexander will light the second Advent Candle – Love.
Brenda Dansingburg and Jean Eggleston will do the Altar Guild duties for
the month of December.
A time of fellowship following the service of worship is held in the social hall.
Coffee, juice and refreshments will be served.
Christmas Season is approaching. If you would like to make a donation for the
Christmas flowers in memory or in honor of loved ones, please contact Anne Oakes.
Please submit your dedications to Anne by Friday,December 15.
The Giving Tree
The Christmas season is upon us! Some needy children in the area are again
looking forward to the thoughtful gifts they will receive from our parishioners.
This year the bell shaped cards on the tree in our Fellowship Hall will list the
gender, age, clothes and shoe sizes of a child in need.
People can choose age appropriate articles of clothing and/or toys. Baby or toddler outfits, sweaters, snow pants or some other winter articles of clothing is always needed.
Toys such as dolls, cars & trucks, games, puzzles and legos are always a hit.
Each and every gift is welcomed.
People are welcome to take a card, do a little shopping and bring the gifts, unwrapped,
in a bag with the tree card attached by Sunday December 17th or sooner if possible.
Black River Good Neighbors will collect and organize the gifts for delivery along
with their traditional Holiday Food baskets on December 21st.
Again…a local child is very thankful for the generosity and Christmas spirit of
you and the United Church.
Sunday, February 11, 2018 is the 50th anniversary of the day I was critically
injured in a catastrophic skiing accident. No one thought I would live, but God
had other plans.
I plan to lead the church in worship that day - Miracle Sunday. I know that there
are other parishioners whose lives have been touched by God in miraculous ways.
If you would like to share your story, that of a loved one, or have someone else
tell your story, please contact me. LindaThomson@Hypnovations.com
Christmas Carols at the Gill Home
A group from the church will be going to the Gill Home to sing Christmas Carols on
Sunday, December 17 at 5 P.M.
We welcome anyone who would like to help share some cheer to the residents.
Afterwards we will make a few other stops to sing to individuals.
All are welcome. George Thomson
2017 Christmas Fund for Veterans of the Cross and the Emergency Fund
In this holy and joyous time of year, our thoughts turn to the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ, the light of the world.
The theme for the 2017 Christmas Fund Offering is Shepherding the Light
For 116 years, the Christmas Fund for the Veterans of the Cross and the
Emergency Fund has been a tangible expression of God’s love and light in the world.
One of the four Special Mission Offerings of the United Church of Christ,
the Christmas Fund provides UCC congregations and members an opportunity
to reach out in kindheartedness to those who have faithfully shepherded our
Church and who now find themselves facing unexpected needs.
See the bulletin insert for more information on the Christmas Fund and Emergency Fund. The offering will be dedicated on Sunday, December 17.