The young adult brunch last Saturday was a fun and delicious get-together, with 20 adults present. Thank you UBC for providing childcare for the seven little ones so that their parents could enjoy adult conversation! We were happy to welcome quite a few new faces this month, and we would love to have anyone who’s interested join us next month at our regular date, the second Saturday, Dec. 13. (We don’t all attend worship at UBC, and all are welcome.) Our plan for next month is to enjoy Charlottesville’s Christmas decorations with our annual Holiday Lights Tour. Thanks Peter for driving the church bus! Mark your calendars now and invite a friend!
There will be a summer pot luck supper held Wednesday, August 6, in the Fellowship Hall starting at 5:30 p.m.
Please bring a main dish, a side dish, or a dessert to share.
At 6 p.m., there will be a Town Hall Meeting to present information and invite congregational discussion about our proposed Ministry Residency Program.
What a wonderful time we had at our UBC Variety Show! A big thank you goes to Larry Johnson and Laura Morris for organizing this full-filled evening. As promised, we enjoyed “performers never seen before on the UBC stage” (Lane Lynch, Leah Miller, Pam Johnson), and other acts. We also auctioned off delicious desserts to raise money for our summer mission trip.
Below the break are also videos of some of the acts . . . read on
Everyone is invited to attend our fun-filled UBC Variety Show, Saturday, March 22, 7 p.m., in our Fellowship Hall! Enjoy acts performed by our members. Indulge in desserts! Hope to see you there!
The Fellowship Committee will sponsor a Variety Show with wonderful entertainment and luscious desserts for the whole family on Saturday, March 22, 7 to 8:30 p.m.
If you would like to perform in this year’s show, contact Larry Johnson (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Laura Morris (email@example.com).
Please join us Wednesday, December 4, 6:15 pm in Fellowship Hall for a Service of Remembrance.
This will be a service to remember our loved ones and to support each other in our pain and loss during this holiday season. Candles will be lit to acknowledge family and friends, our pain and loss, our worries and struggles, and God’s faithfulness in our lives.
Please join us in any of these activities this month as we celebrate Advent and prepare for Christmas!
* Global Missions Post Office —
A way for you to exchange greetings with UBC members and support Global Missions; Located in First Floor Lobby
* WMU Christmas shopping —
UBC items on sale 1st Floor Lobby: Cat’s Meow building, Christmas ornament, Plate, Cookbook
* Christmas Dinner in a Bag —
1 box stove-top stuffing mix
1 box instant potatoes
1 jar gravy
1 lg can sweet potatoes
1 lg can green beans
1 can cranberry sauce
1 box Jiffy pie crust mix
1 can pie filling
The WMU will add a Food Lion gift card for a ham or turkey.
Bring filled bags to the stage in the Fellowship Hall.
* A Quiet Place to Study (AQPTS) —
Need volunteers to help Dec. 8-16
* Children’s Christmas Shop —
Items due by December 8
* Intergenerational Mission Trip —
Registration due mid-December
* Shoe collection —
ends December 29
* Battle Building Update —
W. Main St. traffic lanes in front of the building reduced to one west-bound lane 6:00 am Fri., Dec. 6, through 12:00 pm Sun., Dec. 8; all access to JPA from 11th St Garage blocked, and plaza between Blake and UBC closed in December
* PACEM collection items —
foot powder, deodorant, disposable razors, new athletic socks (white, black or gray), word-find puzzle books, batteries (AA & AAA), stamps, envelopes, note pads, soft-side travel bags, adult-size backpacks
For more info about these activities and a complete Advent/Christmas schedule see THE WORD Nov. 26.
Wednesday, December 11, 6:15 , where children can purchase gifts for their family members for just 50¢ each. Proceeds to go UBC Missions.
We are collecting small, attractive gift items (for men, women, and children) that our children can purchase as Christmas gifts for their families. Bring your donations to the Preschool Department by Sunday, December 8.
The Christmas Post Office for Global Missions, sponsored by the Kittie Colvin Trail Circle, will open Sunday, December 1. This is a way for you to exchange Christmas greetings with other church members and regular attenders and to support Global Missions at the same time.
The “post office” box is located on a table in the first floor lobby. Write the names of the recipients on your cards and place them in the appropriate alphabet slots. Please do not include cards for members who do not attend regularly or have moved away.
Deposit 45¢ per card (and any additional contribution) into the container on the table, or give it to any Kittie Colvin Trail Circle member.
Then check the post office regularly for cards to you from your friends. The last day for putting cards in the post office is Christmas Eve.
Wednesday, December 4, 6:15 pm, in Fellowship Hall
This will be a service to remember our loved ones. Candles will be lit to remember family and friends who are especially in our hearts and minds during this holiday season.