INTERFAITH WINTER SHELTER TRAINING FOR VOLUNTEERS HERE THIS SUNDAY?Although First United is not hosting a shelter night this year, Wheeler Mission welcomes volunteers for its first, kitchen, and clean-up shifts, all a bit different from previous years. Training is brief, and we?ll keep you updated on future dates. Dan Watts can answer your questions: ?732-939-9426

October 14, 2:00 pm First United Church?

October 14, 5:00 pm Global and International Studies Building Room 1100 on IU Campus

October 16, 2018 at 6:00 pm St. Paul?s Catholic Center

October 17, 2018 at 7:00 pm First Presbyterian Church

For the sessions at First Presbyterian Church, please enter the building through the double glass doors from the parking lot on the corner of Lincoln and Seventh.

GREETING.? Always we’re looking for people to help greet on Sunday morning. Greeter Training Sessions, after Sunday morning worship in Room 6 for just a few minutes on October 21. ??

SCRIPTURE READERS NEEDED FOR ALL OF OCTOBER.?If you’d like to read scripture during our Sunday morning worship, please sign up by the Fellowship Hall kitchen. We love having people of all ages be a part of worship in this special way. Our Office Manager will e-mail you the NRSV version of the scriptures the Friday before you read. This is a great way to participate in the Sunday service.??

PIANO LESSONS. My name is Rebecca Luppe, and I?m?a first-year Master’s piano student at?IU Jacobs School of Music. I’m excited to offer lessons to beginning piano students!?My Bachelor of Music degree in piano performance at Vanderbilt?University included a thorough piano pedagogy course, which?included hands-on teaching experience and regular teaching?critique from our professor. I have also taught at the?W.O. Smith Community Music School in Nashville.?I love music and would be delighted to share it with your child! I?m looking for four students ages 6 and up, so spots may fill quickly. You can reach me via text or phone call at?269-993-7368 or? I look forward to meeting you!??

SHALOM CEREAL AND COFFEE. October 14 & 21 is an opportunity to support Shalom Community Center by donating cereal and coffee. Contributions may be placed in the box marked Shalom in the kitchen.

Shalom uses a lot of cereal and coffee each day.

  • Cereal: 10-15 large boxes of cereal per day (Cheerios, Corn Flakes, Wheaties or their store brand versions)
  • Coffee: 15-20 cans per week

Shalom Community Center is an all-inclusive resource center in Bloomington for people who are living in poverty and experiencing its ultimate expressions: hunger, homelessness, and a lack of access to basic life necessities.

VOLUNTEER NOTICE OPPORTUNITY. The Board of Outreach has an opportunity for some interested person(s) to tell the folks of First United Church about volunteer opportunities for a pilot program. This opportunity calls for placing one volunteer opportunity each week in the bulletin gathered from our partner agencies that we support. Please contact Sam Troxal 812-361-6172 for more information.??

FREE KOREAN YOGA (KUKSUNDO) CLASS. KukSunDo is a traditional Korean yoga and meditation for the mind, body, and spirit. You will practice cultivating your self-awareness through stretching, breathing and meditation. All movements are intentional, and the practice is a time to pause and focus on what is happening internally, spiritually, and physically. Just bring your yoga mat.

Days, Time and Place:

Monday, Fri. 9:30 ? 11:00,?Wednesday 5:30 ? 7:00 Saturday 10:00 ? 11:30, Roger Williams Hall in First United Church Questions? Contact YouShin Choi,

?YARD WORK ? STILL CONTINUES! If you would like to work with Laura Kao for an hour sometime, contact here at

SUNDAY FLOWER ANNOUNCEMENT. The sign-up book for 2018 flower donations is available in the lobby of Fellowship Hall.? We have spaces available in October, November and December. Choose any Sunday to provide flowers for the sanctuary.? Your donations are appreciated and the flowers are yours to take home following worship.? Thanks.??

MONTHLY POTLUCKS.? Bring yourself and a dish for food and fellowship. Potlucks will be after service on the following dates: October 21, November 18, and December 16.

To help ensure a diverse food offering at the potluck, let us know what type of dish you are bringing. There is a sign-up sheet on the table outside the kitchen. Questions? Contact Laura Kao or Hopi Stosberg

MINISTER OF CARE FOR THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 14, IS PHYLLIS PERKINS.? A minister of care is a church volunteer who visits members in their home.