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

TIME TO ORDER EASTER LILIES! Every year we decorate the sanctuary with Easter lilies. If you would like to help by purchasing one or more potted lilies please let Lisa in the office know. The cost is $7.20 per plant. We will need your order and check no later than Sunday February 20, 2016. Be sure to make your check payable to First United Church and in the memo area put ?For Easter Lilies?. Thank you!

CALLING ALL YOUTH- grades 6-12: Join us on February 21 after church from 12:00 -2:00 p.m. for our first monthly Big Group Bash. (Okay, so I don?t actually know if we?ll call it that, and I get that it?s cheesy, but I needed a catchy phrase! You can help me brainstorm another.) You can expect to find food, games and good company. We can also use this time to talk about how some of you see youth group fitting (or not) into your very busy lives. For instance, do you have community service hours to fill? Why couldn?t we do a service project together to accomplish that? Anyway, come. Bring a friend. Have some fun. I?ll look forward to seeing you there. April Hennessey?

MIDDLE WAY HOUSE BENEFIT.? A benefit for Middle Way House, Love Songs for a Lasting World is about the multiplicity of love between?sweethearts young and old, parents and children, brothers and sisters, and for elders and our natural world.?In the heart of our wonderful Bloomington, Middle Way House,?a shelter for survivors of domestic violence, is a place where?Love?s found a home and where love will not stray, Support Middle Way House this Valentine?s Day. Buskirk Chumley Theater, 5:00?? 7:00p.m.,February 14, 2016 $14-22 at the BCT Box Office.
Celebrate the enduring power of love this Valentine?s Day with?Hammer dulcimer player and composer, Malcolm Dalglish, and his Ooolite Singers and Friends including:
Veteran Pilobolus dancer Jun Kuribayashi,?Joshua Stephen Kartes,?guitarist David Gulyas, & fiddler Brad Leftwich,?Singers Charlie Jesseph and?Maria & Lucia Walker.

KITCHEN CLEAN-UP WORK SESSION. Saturday morning, February 20, 8:30 -10:30 a.m. ?Come help clean surfaces and tidy in our church kitchen. ?This is a third quarterly session to make sure our kitchen is loved and ready for the use it gets. ?It’s a great way to get involved if you are new to the community, for teens to volunteer, and for folks to work together. ?Questions? ?Contact Laura Kao ? 812-361-6074 or laura_b_kao@hotmail.com?

PAINTING PARTY. Saturday morning, February 27, 9:00 a.m. -12:30 p.m. ?The Board of Building and Grounds will host a late winter painting party for anyone teenage and older who would like to participate. ?We will paint the north and west walls of Roger Williams Hall, and the morning will conclude with a shared lunch. ?If you’re new, it’s a great way to get involved. ?Wear appropriate clothing. ?All other materials will be supplied. ?Questions? ?Contact Laura Kao ? 812-361-6074 or laura_b_kao@hotmail.com?

FREE BOOKS. Our church library has?a large number of books to be given away at this time.? Many of the books are from the Doug Rae library, donated to the church many years ago.? Rev. Rae had a huge library, and many of the books have been incorporated into our currently shelved items.? When we contacted the Rae family, they didn’t request our sending any of the remaining books to them, so we are offering those books to church members.? Also available to you are other books that have been removed from our shelves and/or donated and not taken into our system.

The books are on the table in the library.? More books will be added to the table each week, as space opens up. Please help yourself. After four weeks the books will be donated to the HOOSIER HILLS FOOD BANK book sale.

SIGN UP FOR FLOWERS.? The flower sign-up book has pages for 2016, and is on a table by the kitchen, just waiting for you to choose a date. You will be sent a reminder letter in time to get your dedication in the bulletin.

We will continue to get the flowers from Marsh through Easter, when a local grower will be contacted about providing our bouquets. The flowers will continue to cost $35.00 from Marsh. We don?t yet know the price from the local grower; that information will be posted when we get it. You are always welcome to provide your own bouquet, just let us know.

COFFEE HOUR HOSTS NEEDED.? We are in need of coffee hour hosts. All the supplies are provided, grab a friend, or someone new to partner with you. It is a great way to provide a service to the church and encourage a sense of community. Won?t you sign up??

BOB AND PEGGY PETRANOFF.? Bob and Peggy have moved. Their new address will be: Rittenhouse Sr. Living, 1251 W. 96th Str. Indianapolis, IN 46260. They love receiving cards.?

OFFERING ENVELOPES READY FOR PICK UP. You will find the 2016 offering envelopes on a small table, outside of the sanctuary doors. 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. If you have envelopes, but no longer want them, please write no on your box. We will pull the box. Thank you.?

MINISTER OF CARE FOR THE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 14, IS NORA SULLIVAN.? A minister of care is a church volunteer who visits members in their homes.

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