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.? Please help yourself.?

PLANNED PARENTHOOD THANK YOU. The Board of Outreach thanks?all who supplied snacks for the Planned Parenthood project recently. ?When I was there this week, our additions really helped to fill up the shelves. ?Thank you for your generosity. ?Sarah Burton, Chair.??

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.?

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.?

SING WITH THE CHOIR SUNDAY!? Sunday, February 7, all are welcome to sing with the choir.? If interested, please come Thursday, February 4 at 7:30 p.m. in the choir room as we prepare for Sunday’s service.? It’s an opportunity to sing with friends and family and get to know more members of our congregation.? Please come and join us! We want to hear your voice.??

CONGREGATIONAL VOTE.? There will be a congregational vote directly after the service on Sunday, January 31 to approve the church budget.? Please plan to stay in the sanctuary after church for a brief congregational meeting and vote.? If you would like to see a copy of the church budget prior to the meeting, please email Sara Ivey Lucas ( or Kyle Hetrick ( or stop by the church office during the week to pick one up from Lisa or Jack.??

SHROVE BRUNCH.?? Shrove is moving to Sunday, February 7 after worship for brunch. This year, there will be pancakes AND a full brunch menu, along with Mardi Gras activities and First United’s own NPR Says You!-type quiz show.??

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 for all of January. 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?

MINISTER OF CARE FOR THE WEEK OF JANUARY 17, IS NORM OVERLY.? A minister of care is a church volunteer who visits members in their homes.