Join us next Sunday
December 29, 2019

10:30am Sunday Service | Paws to Think About
We pamper our pets, and are health-conscious, environmentalist, peaceful advocates for the underdog. So how is it that we still may be unknowingly complicit in far-reaching systems of violence. The Animal Rights Vegan Ethic focuses on the whole of our habits. As we round the bend into a new year, let's "paws" to think about and consider some new paths.
Speaker: Lois McAllister Baum

9:15am Drop-in Discussion: Open Topic
Each Sunday in the Chalice Room (second floor).
What’s on your mind this morning? We always end up with a fascinating, informative, thought provoking discussion even without a prepared topic. Join us and see for yourself.
Worship Service Video from 12/15
What Do Our Bodies Tell Us About Our Beliefs?
with Rev. Lane Campbell
Upcoming Events & Additional Announcements
Sunday, Dec. 29 at Noon | Book Group Discussion
Please join us on Dec 29 for an hour of discussion about
the book "When" by Daniel H. Pink. We meet at noon in the Chalice Room!

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 under the “connect” tab and then email 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.
Items needed: 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.  Thank you!
Joys & Sorrows from 12/15
  • Pat Stott: "I will have shoulder surgery on Wednesday (12/18) to repair damage from my January fall. Looking forward to having use of both arms!"
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