UPC Communicator
December 4, 2018


LONGEST NIGHT SERVICE
Friday, December 21, UPC will be offering a Longest Night Worship Service. This service honors that reality that for many the holidays are a dark and challenging time. We gather on this evening at 7:00 pm to honor the realities of our lives and to lift up the light that shines in the darkness.
CHRISTMAS EVE DINNER
On December 24 at 5:30 pm all are invited to the church for a wonderful Christmas Dinner. This is an excellent way to be together as a church family during this special time of year. Plan to join us.
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This week's theme is 
Joke and Riddle Night
Holiday Cookie Sale and Cookie Donations!
The Annual UPC Cookie Sale is scheduled for Saturday, December 8.  In addition to the cookies, Mission will again be opening the Serrv Free Trade Boutique featuring ornaments, nativities, scarves, jewelry baskets, chocolates, coffees, teas, hot sauces, and much more. Remaining items will be sold after services on the 9 th  and 16 th .   Pecans will again be available!

Information and sign-up for those of you donating cookies can be found here:  Cookie Donations
We can always use more cookies, so please encourage any of your local friends and family members to contribute! We are asking for contributions from other churches that participate in Family Promise. Or contact Jennifer Painter at  jspainterdc@gmail.com or 343-0603.
L iturgist  volunteers
Liturgists  are needed for upcoming services at UPC. 
If you are willing to step forward to do this, please click on the following link and mark the date/time that will work for you. Thank you from the Worship Committee.

liturgists
DECEMBER Care Cart
The December Care Cart is the Community Holiday program.  The tags have been on the UPC tree since the 18th. The unwrapped gifts with the tag are to be returned to UPC on 12/12.  Community Holidays will be distributing the gifts on 12/19.  Anyone interested in serving as an elf on the 19th to help distribute the gifts, please contact Nancy Lick for the times.  God Bless Us, Everyone. Tiny Tim
Mary Martha Circle
Mary Martha Circle will meet Wednesday, December 12th at the home of Freda Dixon, 512 So. 26th Street.    We will continue our study, God's Promise, I Am with You by Amy Poling Sutherlum.  Janice Shuster will lead us in Lesson 4 of our journey through the scriptures from Genesis to the end of the Gospels tracing God's promise of "I will be with you".  Freda is inviting us for lunch at noon.   All women are invited to join us for prayer, study and fellowship.  Please let Freda, 742-0506, fdixon@ bresnan.net know if you are planning on attending so there is a place at the table for you.  We hope you will join us.
OFFICE HOURS
The church office will be open Monday, Wednesday, Friday 11:00-1:00.  Pastor Sheri will be in the church Monday-Thursday 9:30-4:30 on a regular basis.
Church Contact Info
To contact the church staff click on a name below.

Rev. Sheri Fry        Rev. Sheri Fry

Clerk of Session      Carole Hertz

Church Office or 
Nikki Rogers           Nikki Rogers

Children's 
Ministry                   Michelle Harris

Music 
Ministry                  Lorinda O'Hashi
ORDAINED ELDERS AND DEACONS
If you are an ordained elder or deacon, your help in serving communion during our worship services would be greatly appreciated. Just click on the following link and then mark the date that will work for you. Thank you from The UPC Worship Committee.

elders and deacons
Calendar of Events at UPC
For a full calendar of events click here         
Reports & Session Minutes
The UPC Session Minutes and reports can be read at our website at  upclaramie.org/minutes/
ONLINE GIVING
UPC is pleased to offer online giving opportunities.  For more information click  on-line giving  

United Presbyterian
Church

upclaramie@gmail.com
307-742-2061

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