DECember 16, 2018

Updated 12/18/2018

Christmas Music Program
The Adult Choir and Children’s Choirs will lead in a music service tonight at 6:00 p.m.  Following the program join us for a cocoa and cookie fellowship in Fellowship Hall.   Please bring a dozen cookies to share. 
The Younger Children’s Choir will need to be present at 5:45 p.m. 

Chili/Soup Night Benefits Family Promise
Thanks to everyone who participated in the chili/soup night for Family Promise on Wednesday.  We raised almost $700! 

Lottie Moon Post Office is Open
The Lottie Moon Post Office is now open!  Here’s how it works:  UBC folk bring their Christmas cards for other UBC families to the GA’s, then make a donation to the Lottie Moon Offering.  The cards will be hand delivered by smiling GA’s on Sunday mornings.   The Post Office will be set up in the main foyer.   

Brunch on December 23
As an expression of appreciation to the church, the staff will be preparing a brunch on December 23.  Serving will begin at 9:45 a.m. and continue until 10:30 a.m.  Please join us and feel free to bring family or friends.  There will be one worship service at 11:00 a.m.

 Candlelight Christmas Eve Service
Please join us on Christmas Eve at 5:30 for a Candlelight Christmas Eve service.

 End of Year Contributions
Please bring any 2018 contributions to the church in person no later than 9:00 a.m. on Monday, December 31.    In order to comply with IRS regulations, any mailed 2018 contribution to UBC must be postmarked by December 31, 2018.  Contributions received after this date (even if the check is written in 2018) must be reported as 2019 contributions.  IRS guidelines require that members who wish to itemize deductions must have a copy of the church’s contribution report when filing an income tax return.  Reports will be available in January. 

Children’s Camp and Super Start
Sign up sheets are now posted for Children’s Camp at Cross Timbers (June 17-20, 2019) and Super Start (February 22-23, 2019).  Cross Timbers is for children who have completed third-sixth grades and Super Start is for current fourth-sixth graders.  Questions?  See Rebecca Timmons.

 Birthdays This Week
Wayne Cole, Travis Flood, Jess Partridge, Merritt Seikel, Scott Bartley

Dates to Remember
Dec. 16                                   Christmas Music Program, 6:00 p.m.
                                                Cookies & Cocoa Fellowship Following
Dec. 19            No evening activities or services, Adult Choir Will Meet
Dec. 20                                   Thorpe Academy Lunch
Dec. 23                                   No Sunday School
                                                Brunch for Everyone, 9:45 a.m.
Combined Morning Worship, 11:00 a.m.
Dec. 24                                   Church Office Closed
Christmas Eve Service, 5:30 p.m.
Dec. 25                                   MERRY CHRISTMAS!  Church office closed
Dec. 26                                   No Wednesday services/activities
Office Open 8:30 – Noon
Dec. 30                                   No Sunday School
Combined Morning Worship, 11:00 a.m.
Dec. 31                                   Church Office Open until 11:00; Contributions due by 9:00 a.m.
January 1                                HAPPY NEW YEAR!  Office Closed
Jan. 2              Office Open 8:30 – Noon
                        No Wednesday evening activities/services