Union Church Updates for October 28, 2011

Game Night tonight! Join the Union Church Family tonight, Ocotber 28, for Game Night.Come at 6:30 p.m. for a fun evening for the whole family. Pizza and drinks will be served.


CALLING ALL KIDS!  Worship begins this week with a celebratory procession for All Saint's. All children and youth are invited to participate. Plan to arrive 10 minutes early to prepare.

   A special thank you to all who participated in last week’s special Zambia service. Peter Smith of Communities Without Borders presented us with the Advocacy Award for our congregation’s advocacy and significant contributions to supporting the education of AIDS orphans and vulnerable children in Zambia. Thank you to all for the generous amount raised by the the Pumpkin Patch and the special offering, which was matched by an anonymous donor.


Nicaragua: service and a dream. The time to make decisions about traveling to Nicaragua is now. Do you really want to experience this time of mission work but cannot quite figure how to make it work for you financially?  If so, please see Tom Vawter or David Spertner as soon as possible.  The NICA taskforce would like to see if there is a way to make it possible for all who want to join the trip this February to do so.


The Wellsprings Women’s Group, an opportunity for spiritual companionship among UCW women and their friends, will start up in January.  Kathy Malone
and Stacy Swain are interested in hearing from folk who are interested.


Bible study continues each Sunday from 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. in Stacy’s study.  We are currently reading through the Gospel of Luke. All are welcome. No previous theological study or Biblical literacy is needed.  Just come with an open heart and curious mind. Coffee and tea are provided.


Living Waters Prayer Group continues on Monday, October 31 from 7:30 – 8:15 a.m. in the Nativity Chapel.  All are welcome to join in this time of silence, prayer, and reflection.


There will be a Deacons’ meeting on Tuesday, November 1st at 6:00 p.m.


Bowling on Thursday:Thursday, November 3, is an early release day for the Newton Elementary schools.  Join us after school for some candlepin bowling at
the Needham Bowlaway.  $10/person. A snack will be provided.  Rsvp to Kathy or Cindy.  Let us know if your (child)ren need transportation.


Council will meet on Sunday, November 6 after worship.


Youth Group will meet on Sunday, November 6 at 4:00 p.m.


The November meeting of Lunch Bunch will be on Tuesday, November 8 at noon.


There will be a meeting of the Teaching Parish Committee on Wednesday evening, November 9 at 7:00 p.m.


Youth Group Lock-in on Veteran’s Day Eve (November 10 to November 11).