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  This Weeks Happenings for December 16, 2017

Rev. Timothy Gilbert

Good Afternoon Congregational Church of Union, UCC,

The scripture reading this Sunday comes from the Gospel of John 1: 6-8, 19-28.  The sermon title is "A Witness To The Light"

My apologies for getting the Happenings out so late this week.  I had some issues with our in the internet, which took some time to get straightened out.  It is strange when you are cut off from the world, and cannot communicate like you would like to.  It was frustrating indeed!  I am glad the internet is back up and running.

We will begin to do  our Poinsettas for Christmas Eve.  If you have a poinsetta that you wish to have in memory of, in honor of, or the glory to, please begin to send your names to Rev. Tim, and state which category you wish to put your name into.  Thank you for your helping us with this.  We also ask that you take the plants with you on Christmas Eve, otherwise they will die with the cold temperature of the sanctuary once the service is done.

If you wish to light the Advent wreath this year, please let Rev. Tim know.  We still have one week open. If you would like to do a reading on Christmas Eve, or take part in the service in any way, please talk to Rev. Tim.  The more who take part, the more meaningful the service.  All are welcome.  We will have two services on Christmas Eve, one at 10:45AM, and one at 7:30PM.  The evening service will be one of lessons and carols. 

The church continues to collect food for families in need right up to Christmas Eve.  Please bring your non perishable food donations to the church and put them in the baskets in the back of the sanctuary.  We are also collecting scarves, mittens, and hats to give to the school children who have nothing to keep them warm during the winter months.  Please open your hearts and help these worthwhile ministries.  The Christmas tree in the back of the sanctuary is almost full with scarves, hats, and mittens already, but there is room for a little more.  Won't you help?  

That's all I have for now.  God's blessings be upon you as we await the birth of the Christ child.

In The Spirit of Peace and Love,

Rev. Tim