Sunday Announcements for November 29, 2015

Posted on November 28, 2015

BUDGET HEARING, DECEMBER 6: An update on the church’s projected income and expense budget for 2016 will be held in Room 6 after the service.  YOUTH GROUP OUTREACH. The youth group of First United will be collecting used or inexpensive towels, blankets, and sheets for Bloomington Animal Care and Control during the Advent season. Please


Reminder Advent Study Opportunities

Posted on November 27, 2015

A Reminder:    Behold: Cultivating Attentiveness in the Season of Advent begins this Sunday, November 29th, the first Sunday of Advent. Each week we’ll gather to pay attention with new eyes, ears and hearts to an Advent word, scripture and hymn as we ponder and pray together.  Here are some things to know and keep in mind:


Sunday Sermon by The Rev. Dr. Jack E. Skiles

Posted on November 22, 2015

Sermon, November 22, 2015 John 18:31-37   This Sunday, today, is the last Sunday of a major turn in the historic church’s institutional history. You and I try to live as much as possible in today; we try to be existentially as present oriented as we can pull off. But, we are surrounded in our


Announcements for the week of November 22, 2015

Posted on November 20, 2015

HANGING OF THE GREENS. Greetings good people of First United!  It is time to prepare our sanctuary for the holiday season.  Sunday, November 22, beginning at 4:00 p.m., we will hang the greens, transforming our sleek mid-century modern worship space into a wassail hall festooned with fragrant live evergreen garlands, red bows, hanging wagon-wheel wreaths,


Advent Study Opportunities

Posted on November 20, 2015

Advent Study Opportunities. Choose one or more ways of “Cultivating Attentiveness in the Season of Advent”. That’s the subtitle of Behold! by Pamela Hawkins, the book that will be used as resource for all of these choices. Invite a Friend. A Sunday morning church school class at 9:30am on Sundays, Nov. 29, Dec. 6, 13,