Christmas Cookies for the Christmas Eve Service
If you are planning on attending the Christmas Eve Service, please consider sharing a dozen Christmas Cookies for coffee hour after the service. Homemade or store bought are all welcome for the celebration!
Friday, Dec. 27 | Cozy Night Supper
Please join us and bring those holiday guests with you too! Held in the Clara Barton Lounge, the potluck dinner is from 5:30- 6:30 and the program "Blue Christmas” or the "Longest Night”, facilitated by Rev. Michelle Yates, is from 6:30-7:30. Not everyone is feeling cheerful and joyous during the holidays. Let's gather in community to reflect on the feelings of loss or sadness that can often come with this time of year. Please let us know you will be attending by communicating with the church office or signing up on the hall bulletin board. Childcare is available if requested a week in advance.
Sunday, February 2 | Annual Service Auction
What’s so great about Feb. 2, 2020? Hint: it’s got nothing to do with a groundhog. It’s the date of our annual Service Auction! As you prepare for the holidays, don’t forget to give some thought to what you might like to donate, or how you might want to participate. It’s a fun and fabulous time, and there’s something for everyone! Donation forms and more information will be coming in early January.
Small Group Ministry
There is interest in starting up a new Small Group Ministry in the new year. Interested in joining a group? Take a look at the description on our website uuroc.org under the “connect” tab and then email SGM@uuroc.org to learn more.
Social Justice Project: Collection for Batavia Backpack Project with Los Samaritanos
As a social justice project, our children voted to create Dignity Bags for those released from the Batavia Detention Center. They will assemble these bags at a Family Night in January, but are asking for content donations until then. Items can be left in the food collection baskets in the sanctuary.
backpacks (can be used, but appropriate for an adult), non-perishable packaged snacks, combs, travel toothbrushes and toothpastes, wet wipes and/or hand sanitizers, small packets of tissues, sturdy envelopes for important papers, empty reusable water bottles, $20 in cash/visa gift card for $20, pairs of socks, small notebooks and pens, winter coats, sweatshirts, packet hand warmers, hats and gloves.