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    Christmas by Candlelight Dinner

    The Women’s Christmas by Candlelight dinner will be held Tuesday, December 2nd in the Fellowship Hall beginning at 6:00 pm. We will be
    having dinner catered by Basta’s. Please sign up to host and decorate a table or to join a table. Cost is $8.00 per person and can be given to
    Erica Ogden or Amy Jones. For this year’s event, we are asking each host to share about their Christmas treasures and/or traditions. For example, maybe the plates used at your table have been passed down through generations, your decorations stand for a special family tradition, or a certain Bible verse is something you always reflect on during the season. With Christmas being such a busy time of year, we want to spend some time reflecting on these treasures and traditions and hopefully pass along ideas to all those attending! Each host will be given a few minutes to share to the group. To conclude our evening, we will join together in signing traditional Christmas carols with our very own, Kim Wiese, on the piano.

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    Calling All Christmas Angels

    Christmas Angel gift tags are on the Christmas tree in the Fellowship Hall. Please help by selecting from them and take the tag or tags with you. Each tag has a description of the person in need and the type of gift needed. Please no gift cards, but movie gift cards for teenagers can be appropriate. Please sign up on the sign-up sheet next to the tree and indicate which tag or tags you’ve chosen. Green instruction sheets next to the tree provide all the details.
    We need all gifts wrapped or in gift bags under the tree by Sunday, December 15th. If any questions, please contact Margo Argadine at 263-8908 or Sheri Pope at 263- 8699. We thank you so very much for your caring and generosity to these families. Because of you they will have a very Merry Christmas!

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    Operation Clean Marine

    Naval Corpsman Daniel Johnston has let us know that the clinic in which he is working with Marines in Western Asia is in need of anti-bacterial soap and anti-bacterial wipes (such as one might use to clean a kitchen or rest room). Please put donations in the box labeled Operation Clean Marine located near the offices.

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    BLUE CHRISTMAS/LONGEST NIGHT SERVICE

    On Tuesday, December 16 at 7:00PM, let’s remember that this time of year is not always an easy one for many. Many among us — and many whom we love — struggle with illness, addiction, depression, and other forms of suffering. Finally there are many among us who struggle mightily with grief and losses of all sorts during this time of year. For whether one has lost a loved one, a home, or a job; and whether this happened recently or sometime in the past, this time of year can be a challenge.

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    Project CUCC

    Thanks to everyone that has donated to Project CUCC. Two youth has “shopped” at our store, and we hope many more will soon follow.  We are receiving lots of much-needed items, but we could use a few more things. Household cleaning items, toilet paper, kleenex, laundry soap, cleaning wipes, make-up, etc. would be welcome additions!  Please keep donations coming, as we will continually need to restock as items are used.

    Contact Jenna Buffington, Brenda Heppard, Linda Pfanz, or Sharyl Nuske with any questions, concerns, or ideas!

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    Stop & Shop Christmas Open House

    Holiday shopping at its finest and easiest!

     Join Mary Kay, Scentsy, PartyLite Candles,   Tupperware,  Tastefully Simple, Thirty-One Gifts,  Usborne Books, Stella & Dot, Pampered Chef, Gourmet Cupboard, Jockey Person-to-Person,  Origami Owl, Velata Fun Fondue, Norwex, Paparazzi, Wildtree, The Crafty Fox, Elizabeth Elaine, Discovery Toys, many craft items, & so much more for a

     STOP & SHOP CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE

    Saturday, November  15th

    9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

    Avoid the crowds – order your gifts with assured delivery in time for Christmas gift giving!

    For more information, call Sue at (309)266-7859

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    All Church Thanksgiving Meal – Sunday November 23, 2014 @ 10:30am

    Please join us as we share in our community Thanksgiving Feast.  Pursue, our middle school youth group, will once again be “hosting” this event.  Please see the sign up sheets in the Fellowship Hall, or contact Amy Jones @ 309.264.3073 with any questions.

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    Thanksgiving Baskets

    Each year, on the Sunday before Thanksgiving, our church members deliver “baskets” of food to approximately 35 families in the Morton area referred to us by We Care.  We fill the baskets with groceries to help them prepare a Thanksgiving meal as well as some additional food items.  It takes a lot of donations! When you are shopping, please look for the non-perishable items listed below, and place them in the blue tubs by the church office:

    boxed stuffing mix

    boxed mashed potatoes

    turkey gravy

    canned corn

    canned green beans

    canned soups

    canned fruit

    canned pumpkin

    canned cranberry sauce

    peanut butter

    cereal or oatmeal

    mac and cheese dinners

    boxed spaghetti

    pasta sauce

    boxed brownie mix

    pudding

    We can also accept cash donations for the purchase of milk, meat, bread, fruit, and other perishable items.  Please give these donations to the church office or a member of Mission Board.  All donations need to be at the church by Sunday, November 16th.  Thank you!

    Mission Board: Lisbeth Spradlin, Karen Kemp, Bill Koepnick, Phil Webber

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    Janitor/HandyPerson Job Description
    September 4, 2014

     Part-time position – 15 hours per week

    Monday – Friday – 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    Perform general janitorial duties including, but not limited to, light
    and heavy cleaning/maintenance of church properties and
    grounds
    Perform routine handyperson duties as needed/requested
    Perform routine yard work of church grounds
    Reliable, self-starter, motivated, task, and detail oriented

    Send resume and cover letter to: Property Board
    300 North Main Street
    Morton, IL 61550

    Or by E-mail to: cucc@mtco.com
    Attn: Property Board

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    For more information on events, activities, and other happenings in the life of the church, please read the newsletter! 

     

    • November 27, 2014Office Closed
    • November 30, 2014 9:00 AMWorship
    • December 3, 2014 8:00 AMBulletin/Announcements DUE
    • December 7, 2014 9:00 AMWorship
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  • Worship Planner

    Date

    Old Testament

    New Testament

    Sermon Title

    Other

    11/30/2014

    First Sunday of Advent

    1 Corinthians 1:3-9

     Mark 13:24-37

    Ringers

    Hanging of the Greens following worship

    12/7/2014

    Second Sunday of Advent

    2 Peter 3:8-15

    Mark 1:1-8

    The Day the Earth Stood Still

    Holy Communion

    12/14/2014

    Third Sunday of Advent

    Various

    No sermon

    Christmas Music Service

    12/17/2014

    Blue Christmas – 7PM

    Isaiah 40:6-9 Psalm 121

    Romans 8:31-39, 11:28-30

    The Longest Night

    12/21/2014

    Fourth Sunday of Advent

    2 Samuel 7:1-11,16

    Luke 1:26-38

    When Angels Speak, Listen

    Rev. Paul Kirker preaching

  • Sunday Worship:

    9:00 A.M. - Worship &
    Children’s Church 5 yrs - 5th grade
    10:00 A.M. - Coffee Fellowship

    Please join us!

    Community United Church of Christ
    300 N. Main
    Morton, Illinois 61550