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Christmas Cantata “Morning Star” to be Performed Sunday, December 17

The choir of St. John’s UCC, under the direction of Dr. Crystal Sellers Battle, will present the Christmas cantata,”Morning Star”, by Lloyd Larson, on Sunday, December 17, during the morning worship hour which begins at 10:30 a.m.  Ben and Terri … Continue reading

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“Heaven Came Down” Display Tuesday, December 5

Calling all ladies and interested persons: The St. John’s UCC Roadsters have planned a trip to view a display of Christmas angels and nativity scenes.  The Roadsters leave from LuLu’s at 10 a.m., following their Tuesday, December 5, breakfast meeting and … Continue reading

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Reigning Compassion ( Matthew 25:31-46)

In 1953, the Daily Worker published a “wanted” poster. It showed a sketch of a man with long hair and a beard. The name under the face was “Jesus Christ.”  And under that was printed:  “Wanted–for sedition, Criminal Anarchy, Vagrancy … Continue reading

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Liturgists Needed for 2018

If you feel called to be a liturgist for one month during the 2018 year, please contact the consistory vice president.  She will be happy to assign a month to you.  The assignment involves opening the worship service, announcing hymns, … Continue reading

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Christmas Poinsettias May Be Ordered

Christmas poinsettias to grace the sanctuary may be ordered from November 19 through December 3.  A special leaflet on which you may place your order will be enclosed in the bulletins. Donations may be made to the General Memorial Fund … Continue reading

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St. John’s UCC Cookbooks Make Great Stocking Stuffers

If you are looking for a little extra stocking stuffer for family and friends, the St. John’s cookbooks are available and are yours for the taking.  They can be found on the hutch at the back of the sanctuary.

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Hanging of the Greens Sunday, December 3

Sunday, December 3, marks the beginning of the Advent season.  This year, St. John’s will be celebrating the Hanging of the Greens and placing our gifts to God on our sanctuary Christmas tree during the worship service on December 3. … Continue reading

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Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child is another mission project sponsored by the Board of Christian Education. The project includes gifts placed in a shoe box that will be delivered to a child in need around the world to demonstrate God’s love in … Continue reading

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Quilt Auction

An original quilt designed with pieces in Civil War style, was handmade by St. John’s UCC member, Connie Kempf.  Members of St. John’s UCC will be selling raffle tickets priced at $1.00 a piece, or 6 tickets for $5.00. The … Continue reading

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Food Pantry in Need of Supplies

You will notice that the food pantry shelves empty out quickly, especially after the third Saturday distribution takes place.  Out of our abundance, we need to meet the needs of others.  On a Sunday morning, open your cupboard door and … Continue reading

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