We hope that you and yours had a safe and happy Thanksgiving yesterday.
There are many things happening this Sunday, November 26, and we hope you can be a part of many!
On Sunday, our Community Connections Team is hosting a church potluck. Since it's the weekend after Thanksgiving, this will be our "UCC Friendsgiving" of sorts. All are invited to bring a finger food snack to share (savory or sweet) and the church will provide lemonade and tea.
All - children and adults - are also invited to bring an ornament to place on the "Church Family Tree" in the Fellowship Hall. These can be ornaments that kids have made, picture frame ornaments, ones that are special to you for any reason. We look forward to seeing the beautiful tree go up, and sharing the memories and meanings behind the ornaments.
Following the 10am worship service, the building will undergo the Advent transformation! Decorator Extraordinaire John Schwartz will be leading the efforts, but we need all hands on deck to put up the tree, wreath, garland, lights, and more.
In addition to that, the Children's Ministry is sponsoring an Advent Craft Workshop for all ages. We will have supplies out in the Fellowship Hall for making beautiful Advent wreaths, calendars, and more.
The youth group will join us for the Friendsgiving Potluck and will then drive down to Elgin, Texas, to the beautiful Down Home Ranch. There they will be packaging up the hundreds of poinsettias that the Ranch has been growing since the summer. The Down Home Ranch Gardens Team empowers the lives of people with disabilities, both through a positive financial impact for the entire organization and as a vocational training program. A portion of the poinsettia sale then goes to benefit our Youth Group's Mission Trip next summer. Click here to order poinsettias!
Come be a part of all of the wonderful, meaningful things happening this Sunday, and beyond, at UCC.
The Church Staff