Learning Center This Week


“TISSUES for TEACHERS”: Have your children take some tissues (in the collection bin in Farnum Hall) to their school/classroom to alleviate the personal expense of their teachers. Please, school teachers and students, there are a lot of tissues out there; take a box (or more)!
ADVENT: The children in the Learning Center are currently a month of Advent lessons. If you need any ideas for “kid sharing” during this Advent season, please let me know; we have plenty of resources and ideas.
ADVENT CANDLE-LIGHTING during the Advent Season (December 2nd, 9th, 16th, and 23rd) the Advent Candle lighting will serve as “Children’s Time” throughout the month. This means the children will attend worship with their families every Sunday to witness the candle-lighting. After the lighting, the children will file into Farnum Hall for their regular Children’s Worship and lesson. “Children’s Time” in the Sanctuary will resume on January 13th.
CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE (5 PM) is our annual gift to the young people (of all ages) in our congregation. A Christmas Story, a little gift, a visit from the Holy Family, a special soloist and, of course, carols. This year all of the key speakers and “performers” are children. Your children (and you) will love it!
NURSERY CARE for the 7 PM CHRISTMAS EVE service will be available for children in 2nd grade and younger. The nursery will not be available for the 5 PM service as we encourage ALL children (yes, even crying infants) to attend this special time.
REMINDER: There are no classes in the Learning Center on Sunday, December 30th. All children are invited to attend the special service of lessons and carols in the Sanctuary and, of course, the Nursery is open for the youngest children.
OLD TESTAMENT studies in the Learning Center will resume on January 13th. We have spent the fall season concentrating on New Testament lessons in coordination with the Common Lectionary, and we will concentrate on Advent lessons during December. Old Testament lessons will continue through May 26th. Children’s weekend falls on June 1st – 2nd.
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, which gives you plenty of time to save your pennies. Check out the display on the opportunity table throughout the week. Help yourself to a brochure and feel free to ask questions.
LOOKING AHEAD:                               
                                                Tissues for Teachers – ongoing
                                                Children’s Christmas Eve Service – December 24th, 5:00 PM
                                                Lessons and Carols Service (children invited) – December 30th
                                                Superbowl Grinders – February 3rd
                                                “The Great Chili Cookoff” – March 17th
                                                Good Friday “Actividay” – April 19th









-  Robert Half

What People are Saying

The people, the pastor, and the music all fulfill my spiritual needs and provide a sense of peace. — Florence, Age 85
This church has a warm and friendly staff and membership. It's like a second home for me. — Curt, Age 84
I like listening to the Bible stories with my friends. — Damek, Age 11
UCC, Middletown – A wonderful place to make 100 real friends without using Facebook. — Chris, Age 60
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
I like coloring with my friends during Sunday School. — Violet, Age 7
I love that everyone is always welcoming and always listens. — Mia, Age 18
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
As part of this congregation, I appreciate our pastor and teacher, Rev. Joe Tripp.... — Mary, Age 59
I appreciate the strong sense of community that is always inclusive and welcoming. — Elaine, Age 57
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 - 11/27 at 5 PM

• Children's Christmas Eve Service 12/24 at 5 PM

• Traditional Christmas Eve Service 12/24 at 7 PM