"Celebrating God's Presence, Serving All People"
United Church News January 25th, 2019
Brothers and Sisters in Christ,      

What an exciting weekend this is in the life of our congregation! Today and tomorrow, we will host a huge 50% off sale at the Bargain Basket. Saturday, the Women's Fellowship Group will be gathering for a faith-filled retreat. And on Sunday, our Moderator will convene United Church's 51st Annual Meeting at 11AM. Finally, on Sunday afternoon at 4PM in the sanctuary, we will all be blessed by a performance from the Bethune Cookman Gospel Choir. 

Join us at the Annual Congregational Meeting this Sunday and stay tuned later today for an email including the Annual Report Packet with an agenda for the meeting.

In Christ,

Pastor Mark
This Sunday's Sermon Title and Scripture Reading
Sunday, January 27th
"A Congregation That Amazes Jesus"
Scripture: Luke 7: 1-10
Reader: Chuck Jennings
Concert THIS
Sunday, January 27th at 4PM
Concert is a Free Event for all those in our community. Those who are Music Patrons will get the preferred seating in the front rows.
If there are any questions please contact our Church Office.
Bible Study Winter 2019
Continuing this coming week, join pastor Mark at 10am and 7pm every Tuesday in the Sunset Conference Room for Bible Study where The Gospel of Mark will be discussed. Click on the link below to see the schedule of verses studied each week.
All are welcome! Call in for the 7PM study is available, and more participants at the 7PM study would be warmly welcomed!
Click on the link below to see this coming week's discussion questions.

Dial 1-866-866-2244 – When prompted dial the following access code followed by the #sign
Access code: 5218829

Friday, February 1st at 7:30PM
Naples Philharmonic Concert at UCMI

Tchaikovcky's Serenade for Strings gets a full symphony, plus principal horn in Mozart's Concerto for Horn and Orchestra No. 4. Special appearance by the Naples Philharmonic Chorus, directed by James Cochran, and the Ave Maria University Chamber Choir, directed by Dr. Brice Gerlach.
Tickets $35.00 and get be purchased by clocking on the link below or at the door if still available.
*not part of the UCMI Music Patrons Tickets
To All Our Members:
We are going to be updating our Church Photo Directory with new photos and also include all our new members. To sign up click on the link below. See the sign up table in the Narthex after Church on Sunday. There will be someone there to assist in setting up appointments. Appointment times are as follows:
Tuesday, February 12th, 2PM - 8:40PM
Wednesday February 13th, 12PM -6:40PM
Thursday, February 14th, 12PM - 6:40PM
Friday February 15th, 12PM-6:40PM
Saturday, February 16th, 10AM -4:40PM

Make sure to look at all available times, it can take awhile for all times to load.
Renew Your Wedding Vows February 10th at 9AM

On Sunday, February 10th at 9AM between worship services in the sanctuary, United Church's Deacons, Pastor Mark and Pastor Kathy will be hosting a renewal of wedding vows opportunity for any and all couples at United Church who might be interested in renewing their wedding vows prior to Valentine's Day! Before renewing their vows at the altar, couples will asked to share a 30-second piece of advice on marriage. The advice can be serious or humorous! Pictures will be taken, and our Deacons will be providing a small gift to all couples who participate. 
Sign Up in the Narthex!

“Winter Series”
Come join us for information and fun!
January- April, 3 rd Thursday of each month @10:00am in the Sunset Conference Room
Click on the link below to see the details for each event.

The Women’s Fellowship of UCMI will be hosting a retreat tomorrow, Saturday, January 26, 2019. If interested please speak to Judy Daye, it is not too late to sign up! Our guest moderator for the day-long retreat will be the Rev. Leslie Etheredge, Regional Minister, Florida Conference, and United Church of Christ. Rev. Etheredge’s theme for the retreat will be “What Now, God?” The cost for this event is $15.00 which will include a light breakfast and luncheon. If you have any questions regarding this event, please call Judy Daye, 642-3854. For more information and the registration form click on the link to the right.

February 3rd in the Narthex After Worship
Each year, Women’s Fellowship donates money to Habitat for Humanity through its annual bake sale. All items are made by the women of the church and all funds go directly to support the church’s building of a Habitat home. 

Attention all Bakers, Baked Goods Needed!
For more information regarding upcoming Women's Fellowship events please click on the link to the right.
Children's Church

1/27 Teachers: Pam Shudes
Lesson: Sowing Seed

This Week in Music
United Church Band along with the Men's Quartet will be performing this Sunday!
No Children's Choir Practice This Sunday!
 United Church Band Rehearsal headed by Director Wes English. Rehearsals are on Thursdays at 2:30pm in the Choir Room
January 24th, February 21st, and March 21st
Performances will be during service on January 27 and March 31

If you play an instrument, we'd love to have you in our UCMI Band! Please contact Wes English, through our Church Office.
Bargain Basket Update


Monday: 10am - 4pm
Tuesday: 10am - 4pm
Wednesday: 10am - 6pm
Thursday: 10am - 6pm
Friday: 10am - 4pm
Saturday: 10am - 4pm

Upcoming Promotions
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Thursday, January 31st
National Hot Chocolate Day!
Find the hidden marshmallow and bring it to the register for $3.00 off your purchase.
In The Coming Week at UCMI

Saturday, January 26th 8:30AM Women's Retreat
Sunday, January 27th 11AM Annual UCMI Congregational Meeting
4PM Bethune-Cookman Choir
Tuesday, January 29th 10 AM Bible Study (SSCR)
7 PM Bible Study (SSCR)
Wednesday, January 30th 930 AM Crafting Group (SSCR)
10:30 AM GriefShare (Disseler Conference Room)-Registration still available
Thursday, January 31st 3:45 PM Choir Rehearsal (Choir Room)
5 PM Hand Bell Rehearsal (Sanctuary)

Click on the link below to see what the next few months have to offer at UCMI!
Miss a Sunday service or find a sermon particularly impactful?
Take a look at our website and you can listen to those sermons!
Continuing This Week!
Make sure to register today or speak to Pastor Kathy if you have any questions.

27th Annual Women's Interfaith Gathering
Friday, February 8th, 2019
 The United Church of Marco Island will be hosting the 27th Annual Women's Interfaith Gathering on Friday, February 8 at 9:30 AM in Diseeler Hall. A continental breakfast will be served. Ticket cost is $6.00 and can be purchased by contacting Trish Nash or Sue Toussaint. Our guest speaker is Rev. Mark Williams and music will be provided by
John Toussaint and LuWayne Arnold. The topic to be discussed is summarized below.

“Communicating Our Faith In 2019: New Dilemmas, Ancient Answers”
We live in a world where the means and mediums of communication are changing rapidly. Rev. Dr. Mark Williams will share how the ancient rabbis of old might help all of us communicate our faith in the 21 st century. Rev. Williams will share how Protestants, Catholics, and Jews might all benefit from studying the communication of ancient rabbinical tradition of which Jesus was part.

Tickets are limited and must be purchased in advance!
Tickets will be sold by Trish Nash after the 10AM service in the Narthex.
This Week's Birthday Celebrations!

01/26           Gary Wasson
01/28           Tim Smith
Sorry we missed your birthday-
If you are not currently on the birthday list and would like to be, please stop in to the office or call and we will make sure to not miss it again!