Non-Toy Gift Ideas

Hi everyone – It’s Sharon again.

what to give instead of toysI’m starting to think ahead as the stores rush the season and tinsel reminds me that the holidays are approaching. I ran across this nice article about Non-Toy Gift Ideas and thought I would share it.

There are memories to be made!



World Communion Sunday


Image result for world communion sunday imagesWe hope to see you for Praise Makers, Revive and Thrive, Treasure Seekers, and worship tomorrow. We’ll be celebrating World Communion!

Also, this Sunday we will collect a Special offering for our UCC Neighbors In Need (NIN) fund that is focused on providing clean water around the world, this year.

Special Offering for Neighbors In Need

We will be sharing in this special offering on Sunday. I thought you might like to talk with your children about it before Sunday. We hope your week has started out well. You are in our prayers.

Image result for clean water imagesNeighbors in Need Offering is October 1
Neighbors in Need is the UCC’s annual offering to support ministries of justice and compassion throughout the United States, including the Council for American Indian Ministries (CAIM), justice and advocacy efforts, and direct service projects funded by the UCC’s Justice and Witness Ministries.

This year’s theme is “Protect the Sacred: In a Just World, Clean Water is Life.”

If you would like to learn more, please check out the display in the Narthex, or visit
Offering envelopes are available in the Narthex and will also be included in the worship packet next Sunday.

Safe Watching for Your Kids

Hi everyone! It’s Sharon again!

The Parents’ Television Council (PTC) has been screening media for family-friendly content since 1995. They are constantly monitoring TV, movies, and now, streaming video – one of the main ways that kids are viewing media like Netflix, YouTube, AmazonPrime,  Hulu, etc.

Image result for tv watchingThis interview with their Program Director, Melissa Henson gives a clearly voiced message about how to protect children from viewing things you would prefer they NOT see! Their website is ptcusa.come and their Facebook page PTCUSA.

Episode 21: Know how to keep your kids safe while streaming video online!