This week as we continue our theme of the The Welcome Table, we will consider the power of the invitation and claiming a place at the table. The scripture for the morning will be the Parable of the Feast. The first service will include a light hearted reader’s theatre telling of the parable and the second service will include a meditative reflection on the parable. Talia will preach “Come to the Feast” and Cynthia Christianson and Sue Hartman will share a musical offering. The LifeSouth Blood Mobile will also be here.
This Sunday at UCG
1:00pm – Football Parking – Board of Children’s Ministry
4:00pm – UF vs. UAB
All Day – Fair Trade Coffee, Tea and Chocolate Sales
8:15am – Chapel open for Silent Meditation
9:00am – 12:00pm – Nursery and Toddler Care
9:15am and 11:15am – Worship “Come to the Feast” – Talia Raymond
9:30am – United Tribes
10:20am – Adult Seminars
10:30am – Board of Children’s Ministry
12:30pm – Young Adult Lunch
12:45pm – Lessons and Carols Rehearsal
3:00pm – “The Armor of Light” Screening
Our enlistment campaign to fund the 2017 UCG budget runs through November 20. To date we have received 229 pledges totaling $552,861.00, which is 73.89% of our goal. We still need $195,316.00 to reach our 2018 budget of $748,177.00. We have many options to make pledging and giving easier, and as always, your gift is secure and confidential with our Church Accountant, Catherine Cake. If you have not already made your pledge for 2018, please do so today! Thank you!
This week is Extended Activity time fun with opportunity for indoor crafting or outdoor games and play for the Thanksgiving break.
Next week, PLEASE make sure to bring your child(ren) to United Tribes!!! It is our ONLY rehearsal for Christmas pageant and it is also an opportunity to practice “Go Tell It On The Mountain”, our Lessons and Carols song. It’s very important that we have every child there!
Each year on November 20th Transgender Day of Remembrance is observed to honor the memory of those murdered because of anti-transgender prejudice. Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) was started by Gwendolyn Ann Smith in 1999 after the brutal murder of Rita Hester in 1998. This year the city of Gainesville will join with the transgender community to observe TDOR at a vigil on Monday, November 20th at Bo Diddley Plaza. The vigil begins at 7:00 p.m. and will feature music, poetry and the reading of the names of those killed in 2017. Now more than ever we need to stand together as an open, inclusive community where all of our citizens are welcome and affirmed.
The office will be closed from November 22 – 24 for the Thanksgiving Holiday. There will be NO LUNCH GROUPS on Friday, November 24.