Learning Center This Week




WE’RE ALL TEACHERS! Thank you to all who volunteered to teach during the month of December and to those who seem to magically show up on Sunday mornings to help. We need everyone’s help. The teaching sign-up roster is displayed at fellowship hour every Sunday morning. We need a minimum of six teachers every week to make our LC lessons happen, so please do sign up for a week, a month, or a quarter – whatever works best for you – to serve our children. PLEASE … WE ARE IN GREAT NEED for the new year. Thanks!


THE CHILDREN’S ADVENT MISSION PROJECT “The Changing Table” is running through December 23rd. This is a diaper and “wipes” bank for community providers and families in need. All diapers and wipes should be disposable. The project is particularly in need of size 5 and 6 diapers, and “Pull-ups” (all sizes). Children and their families are asked to bring their donations of disposable diapers and wipes each week during Advent and drop them in the bassinet baskets in Farnum Hall. The project is sponsored/managed by the United Baptist Church on Spring Street and they have enthusiastically thanked us in advance for our efforts.


CHRISTMAS EVE children’s worship (5 PM) will include a lullaby, sung by the children, for the baby Jesus. Parents, you will receive the music and lyrics by e-mail this week so that you can practice together at home!


THE NEW YEAR in the Learning Center will take us back in time with a continuation of last year’s Old Testament studies. We call it OT in the LC! Be sure your children take advantage of the exciting stories and activities we will find in the Old Testament.


YOUTH FUNDRAISING EVENTS that we love are coming up soon. Watch the calendar for “Superbowl Grinders”, “The Great Chili Cookoff”, and the return of “Designer Spuds”. These programs not only support our kids’ activities, but they are great fun for the church family and nurture our sense of community.


MELANCHOLY fills my heart these days as we move through the second half of this school year. Each event and lesson that I share with our children until June 2020 is my last in this phase of my life. Until then, I’m treasuring every minute, every Sunday, every Circle Time, every event, every child, every …




LOOKING AHEAD (mark your calendars):
Children’s Advent Mission Project “The Changing Table” – December 1st – December 23rd
Children’s Christmas Eve Service – December 24th, 5 PM
Family Sunday – December 29th


Upcoming 2020 Educational Opportunity (please contact Megan for more info)::
Oberammergau Passion Play – June 2020









-  Robert Half

What People are Saying

I like listening to the Bible stories with my friends. — Damek, Age 11
I have been a part of this church as a child and now as an adult. It's has always been a fun, welcoming, and very special place at each stage of my life. — Laura, Age 34
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
The kindest compilation of friends and family reside within our community. I've made some of my best friends here and joining the church is the best decision I've ever made. — Noah, 16
I am grateful for the many opportunities to be of service to others. — Jack, Age 78
We have had 17 moves. Every time we came back to Newport we were welcomed as though we had never been away. — Debby, Age 79
I appreciate the strong sense of community that is always inclusive and welcoming. — Elaine, Age 57
The people, the pastor, and the music all fulfill my spiritual needs and provide a sense of peace. — Florence, Age 85
As part of this congregation, I appreciate our pastor and teacher, Rev. Joe Tripp.... — Mary, Age 59
This place is a very warm, friendly family of believers, sharing the struggles of life, supporting each other along the way. — Melissa, Age 51
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

• Christmas Cheer - 12/22 @ 11:15 AM

• Christmas Eve Kid's Service @ 5 PM

• Christmas Eve Service @ 7 PM