Ushers Needed for January. We need several people to serve as ushers for the month of January. Ushers perform a very important role for our Sunday Church services in greeting our members and guests and answering their questions.

You do not need to be a member of the Church to serve as an usher. All you will need to do is to arrive early for Church service (about 10:00 AM).

To volunteer to serve as an usher, you can to do so by signing up on the January usher list, which is next to the kitchen door near Fellowship Hall, or see Don Shelton, who is serving as head usher for the month of January. You can email Don at (or call him at 812/822-2749.)

Please consider volunteering for this very important service for the Church.

DISCERNMENT SESSIONS continue …Members and friends of First United Church are invited into a time of communal discernment through prayer, conversation and intentional listening to gather information for creating a church profile which will be used in the search process for calling your next settled Senior Minister. 

We hope you’ll carve out a couple of hours to participate in at least one gathering from each of the Discernment Sessions. The next session is this Sunday, January 5,

2020, 12:00-2:00pm in Fellowship Hall. . If childcare is needed for one of the upcoming Sunday discernment meetings please email me at

We’d like to see and hear from you!

Offering Envelopes Ready For Pick Up. You will find the 2020 offering envelopes on a small table, outside of the sanctuary doors. Your name will be on the box. Please pick up your envelopes.

If you are new or don’t have envelopes yet, there are some new ones to pick from. Please place your name and envelope number on the piece of paper beside the offering envelopes. Thank you.

Tuesday Morning Discussion. Due to holidays we will not be meeting on Dec. 24th or Dec. 31st.  Our first meeting in the New Year will be on Jan.7th when we will decide on our next video series.  If you are free from 10 to 11:30 am on Tuesdays, we hope you can join us!  Please see Derek Roe with questions.

Soliciting church programs (bulletins). Traveling over the holidays and worshiping elsewhere?  The Committee on Community Development would like to see church bulletins from other congregations as we consider the insert and announcement section of First United Church’s programs in the new year.  Please pass on programs to Laura Kao, Florence Shelton, Hopi Stosberg, Susan Bassett, or Terrie Kercher or leave them at the church office.

Minister Of Care For The Week Of December 29 is Sarah Burton.  A minister of care is a church volunteer who visits members in their home.