Learning Center This Week


“TISSUES for TEACHERS”: Believe it or not, one of the utmost needs in the public-school classroom throughout the school year is tissues. We are working on helping our teachers with this burden; It’s the least we can do. Please bring in a box of tissues to put in our “TISSUES for TEACHERS” receptacle in Farnum Hall on Sunday(s). The tissues are available to any public-school teacher in need. Please bring a box of tissues!

ACOLYTES are coming in! A training session will take place in early October. If all goes well, we will have FIVE new acolytes! If your child(ren) would like to join in this very important ministry, we still have room. We usually ask for children in 3rd grade and older, but there is also a matter of height (keep that in mind).
FALL CANNED FOOD DRIVE: The children’s annual Fall Food Drive will begin on Sunday, October 7th and will continue through Thanksgiving Sunday, November 18th. Please drop your non-perishable food items in the clearly marked baskets in Farnum Hall and the Learning Center.
THE RI CONFERENCE UCC provides ongoing events for children and youth throughout the year. Coming up is their “Youth Music and More” event at Seekonk Church on October 12th. This particular event is for 6th-12th graders and our youth fund will sponsor any youth who wants to attend.
BIBLE HYMNAL SUNDAY will take place on October 28th. All third graders and all eighth graders will be gifted with Bibles and Hymnals, respectively. If you child did NOT receive a Bible or Hymnal during their special year, please contact Miss Megan and he/she will get one.
CONFIRMATION CANDIDATES will celebrate the Rite of Confirmation on November 4th. For the past several months they have been working diligently on required topics/exercises such as: God/Jesus; The Bible; Worship; Gifts; Spiritual Life/Prayer; Life in the Church; Death and Resurrection and Ministry. They have read and journaled the entire book of Luke, have studied Pastor Joe’s sermons, and have served on the “Serving You” calendar. Still in process for both are their 6 “extreme challenges”; 35 hours of community service; and introduction to those who serve in leadership for our church. A day-long “retreat” in which they will write their covenant and their statement of faith will help them round out the process. These two young women should be commended for their hard work and dedication, particularly in that they didn’t have a “team” in the process. It was a “group” of two, and I’m very proud of them.
ON THANKSGIVING SUNDAY, the children will present a special song to the congregation immediately following the “Pilgrims’ Procession”. The children will begin working on it with “Mr. Pete” this Sunday.
OBERAMMERGAU 2020: Help celebrate our 325th Anniversary year!  Join Pastor Joe and Megan for an unforgettable experience in Austria/Germany, 2020! The best part???? – witnessing the oldest and most powerful telling of The Passion of Christ. The date is set at June 8, 2020. More information will follow.


                                                Tissues for Teachers – ongoing
                                                Fall Canned Food Drive – October 7th – November 18th
                                                Bible/Hymnal Sunday – October 28th
                                                Confirmation Sunday – November 4th
                                               Thanksgiving Sunday – November 18th







-  Robert Half

What People are Saying

I like that when Sunday School is over we go have something to eat. — Matt, Age 12
I love that everyone is always welcoming and always listens. — Mia, Age 18
The trucks in the nursery are fun to play with. — Kevin, Age 6
As part of this congregation, I appreciate our pastor and teacher, Rev. Joe Tripp.... — Mary, Age 59
I have fun playing games while I learn about Jesus. — Nik, Age 10
Our Church is generous with people in need. Our church has great programs for children and youth. — Joe, Over 65
I like listening to the Bible stories with my friends. — Damek, Age 11
I am grateful for the many opportunities to be of service to others. — Jack, Age 78
Our church is very special. While we are a community of worshipers, we are also a community of friends and family. Anyone is welcome to join our family and that is a beautiful thing. — Noah, Age 16
I like how everybody at church knows everyone and everybody is friendly even to those they don't know, no matter what. — Mackenzie, Age 15
Sunday Morning Worship Schedule: Worship: 10:00 - 11:00
Sunday School: 10:00 - 11:00
Fellowship Time: 11:00 +

Highlighted Events

• Worship Service - Sundays at 10 AM

• Prayer Circle - Tuesdays @ 4 PM

• United Knitters - Thursdays @ 10 AM

• Community Meal @ United Baptist - 9/25 at 5 PM

• Flu Clinic in Farnum Hall 10/14 at 11:15 PM

• Pie Buffet Fellowship Hour 10/28 @ 10 AM