Learning Center This Week


OLD TESTAMENT studies continue in the Learning Center this week with the second episode of the judge/prophet Samuel.
MANY THANKS all who supported the youth’s Superbowl Grinder event last week. Even MORE thanks to the incredible kids and the CE Board who rallied big time for this event. What a crew!!
THE GREAT CHILI COOKOFF, this year, takes place on March 17th. Get out your best chili recipes, sign up on the Opportunity Table, and enter your chili. You could be the winner! (Be aware that you’ll be competing against previous winners such as The Thibeault family, Steve Fagan, and Kevin McManus – all of whom have won more than once!)
ATTENTION PHOTOGRAPHERS!! The Learning Center Coordinator would love to have a “resident photographer” who will continually capture images of children’s events throughout the year. This would be a wonderful ministry for someone looking for their “niche” in the church family. Anyone interested?
RI CONFERENCE goings on: bowling night for millennials (20-30 years), tubing, and more. If you are interested in these activities for your young people, please call Megan, 439 8785. Also, this is a Synod year to which Youth Delegations are invited. Any youth wishing to attend should contact Miss Megan. Our youth budget will cover the entire cost.
THE CHINESE NEW YEAR is being celebrated at Beneficent Church in Providence on Sunday, February 17th. Miss Megan has been invited to deliver the sermon, based on China Pilgrimage experience, and will not be in church that Sunday. The CE Board will cover the Learning Center.
GOOD FRIDAY “ACTIVIDAY” will take place this year on April 19th. “Actividay” runs from 8:00 a.m. until noon and is packed with crafts, stories and activities celebrating the meaning of Easter. The cost is $10 per child which includes all activities, snacks and supplies. Look for registration information in the coming weeks.
CHILDREN’S WEEKEND this year falls on June 1st – 2nd. Get ready for a weekend of cooking out, camping out, sitting around the fire, taking part in a great Children’s Sunday service, and joining everyone for the best all-church picnic ever!
“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) for your classrooms!
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.




Tissues for Teachers – ongoing

Miss Megan vacation – February 25th – March 9th

“The Great Chili Cookoff” – March 17th

Good Friday “Actividay” – April 19th

Easter Sunday – April 21st













-  Robert Half

What People are Saying

I like listening to the Bible stories with my friends. — Damek, Age 11
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 like that when Sunday School is over we go have something to eat. — Matt, Age 12
We love this church because of the loving and family atmosphere. The children's program is the best - our children look forward to coming to church. — Lisa
I appreciate the strong sense of community that is always inclusive and welcoming. — Elaine, Age 57
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
This church has a warm and friendly staff and membership. It's like a second home for me. — Curt, Age 84
This place is a very warm, friendly family of believers, sharing the struggles of life, supporting each other along the way. — Melissa, Age 51
I most appreciate the closeness of everyone in our church. It's like one big family. — Rebecca, Age 18
UCC, Middletown – A wonderful place to make 100 real friends without using Facebook. — Chris, Age 60
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

• 2nd hour w/ Southern Poverty Law Center - 2/24 @ 11:30 AM

• Community Meal @ United Baptist - 2/27 @ 5 PM

• Ash Wednesday Service Service - 3/6 @ 7 PM

• Chili Cook-off After Worship Service - 3/17 @ 11:00 AM

• 2nd hour w/ Ed Fitzpatrick - 3/24 @ 11:30 AM