Sunday, Dec. 6, 3:00 PM
Hear the familiar story as we gather under the huge winter sky. This pageant is held outdoors, with some friendly beasts! Cookies and cocoa to follow. Sign up for a role, or to help, in the Gathering Room
Advent Christmas Cookie Swap Sunday
Dec. 13, following worship.
Bring cookies to share and take home the goodies.
Longest Night Service
Wednesday, Dec. 16, 7:00 PM
In the night a light does shine. We cannot always perceive it, it does not always warm us, and sometimes it even appears to flicker and threaten to go out. But God’s presence in the midst of the world’s anguish does persist nonetheless. You are invited to gather in search of that hope through worship Wednesday evening, December 16, 7 p.m. in the Sanctuary. Come for a short, simple service that will include special music. Come because you are hurting, come because you are healing, come to simply be present in supportive companionship to others who are in need.
Have you ever wondered why the Bible contains four separate Gospels?
If reading the Bible and talking about over coffee, tea, or water on Thursday mornings sounds interesting to you, please talk to Jim Dwight about Bible Study this upcoming Fall, starting on September 10th, 2015 at 10 AM. Please note that this group takes no roll (show up when you want to), requires no expertise (this is guided discussion), and aims not for final answers but rather shared dialogue.
UCCB will begin a weekly centering prayer group beginning Monday, September 21st. We will meet each week from 5:30-6:15. All are welcome to attend – you don’t need to come every week, and no previous experience is required!
Centering Prayer is a receptive method of silent prayer that prepares us to receive the gift of contemplative prayer, prayer in which we experience God’s presence within us, closer than breathing, closer than thinking, closer than consciousness itself. This method of prayer is both a relationship with God and a practice to foster that relationship (from contemplative outreach.org). Please contact Jack Sullivan if you have any questions (email: email@example.com phone: 541-531-3652)