Candlelight & Carols Service: Sunday, December 5, 2021 at 6:30 PM | Christmas Eve Service: Friday, December 24, 2021 at 6:30 PM

REMINDER: TONIGHT:

PLAY FRIDAY. School is coming up fast and we’ll celebrate having finished the first few days with fun and games at Play Friday on August 10 from 5:30-8. Join us for the usual pizza dinner (served at 6), games galore and opportunities for free play outside and craft projects. Play Friday is a recurring event on the 2nd Friday of each month. It helps with food planning if you RSVP to Hopi Stosberg at hopi@stosberg.com or to the Facebook event. See you there!

WINTER HOMELESS SHELTER UPDATE MEETING!

It is time for an update on the details of volunteer needs for the work at Wheeler Mission this coming winter.? THINGS HAVE CHANGED!

Dr. Skiles will lead an information update this Sunday, August 12th in Room 6 following our worship service.? This will be an information sharing time and a time for gathering input regarding First United participation in the needs of the homeless in our area.

Get a coffee, a glass of punch and stop in.? The meeting will be less than 30 minutes in length.?

CHURCH TOUR. This Sunday, August 12th , immediately after the postlude. ?Meet in front of the pulpit. ?Kim Yaussey-Albright and Laura Kao will give a 15 minute tour of our building, ending at Fellowship Hall. ??

SEARCH CAPABILITIES FOR THE CHURCH LIBRARY ARE GOING DIGITAL!

The library committee has been hard at work adding records online to our new catalog hosted by Library Thing. Over 550 items from our collection can now be searched based on title, author, tags, subject and/or topic. The checkout process will remain the same. Books may be checked out by writing your contact information on the circulation slip in the back of each book and placing it in the black box on the library table.

To see the holdings currently in the online catalog, please visit librarything.com/catalog/FirstUnitedLibrary. The Library Thing app is also available for free on both iPhone and Android platforms.

Please contact a member of the committee with any questions: Allison McClanahan, Jeannine Roe, Christine “Chris” Naulty, or Ralph Gaebler.”?

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, youschoi@gmail.com

POTTER?S POINTS:

Here are some things I want to draw your attention to:

  • The Church Council is considering a suggestion to change the time of the Sunday worship service.? Your input is important.? Please let me or Siri Loescher, Chair of the Board of Worship, know thoughts on the matter.
  • Please remember that the church is operating on a deficit budget this year for the first time in memory.? Regular giving tends to slow down during the summer months.? If you can help by giving a bit more to support the work of the church, I encourage you to do so.

Rob Potter, President of the Congregation

MONTHLY POTLUCKS.? Bring yourself and a dish for food and fellowship. Potlucks will be after service on the following dates: August 19, September 16, 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 laura_b_kao@hotmail.com or Hopi Stosberg hopi@stosberg.com

?DISCIPLE BIBLE STUDY THIS FALL

DISCIPLE is an exciting Bible study opportunity to explore the Bible and your faith while surrounded by, encouraged by, and challenged by others in the class. This class is not meant to offer answers but encourages you to develop and explore your own questions.

DISCIPLE is a program of disciplined Bible study aimed at developing bold Christian leaders. DISCIPLE draws on the work of scholars, personal Bible reading and study, and dynamic group discussion to aid in understanding the Bible and how it relates to live out your values. DISCIPLE will begin in September for 34 weeks with breaks and complete in May.

For more information please click the link below or contact Sam Troxal stroxal@yahoo.com 812-361-6172: www.cokesbury.com/produ…anual/

MINISTER OF CARE FOR THE WEEK OF AUGUST 12, IS JEAN PETERS.? A minister of care is a church volunteer who visits members in their home.