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Monday, February 13, 2017

Silent Auction Business List

Folks -
For the silent auction, one of the best ways to get businesses involved and provide a wonderful selection of local options for church members to bid on is to solicit business for gift cards and/or services/products.

In order to not approach businesses multiple times, Katie Sterns put together a quick google doc for you to log your activities in.  Please fill out this form as you solicit businesses, so others know what have already been approached.

Business Contact List 

Norm T.

Friday, January 27, 2017

This Sunday, 1/29

Everyone - Annual Meeting
Merriam Lexington Social Hall
After church on Sunday, all are invited to the Annual Meeting, where we'll be making decisions about budget, new Elders and Deacons, and the Sanctuary Movement.

Youth Fellowship - 6th-12th grade
Come to discuss Inside Out and be in community! Note: our location is different this week because of a funeral reception. Meet in the Plymouth Room and enter through the west doors near the preschool.

Save the Date
February 5 - No program, Super Bowl
February 12 - Mission Trip Info Session
February 19 - No program, All Church Retreat
February 26 - Youth Fellowship

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

This Sunday, 1/22

6th-7th graders - Explorers
Library, 11:15am-12:00pm

8th-9th graders - Confirmation
Good News Room, 11:15am-1:00pm
The Ancient World Before Jesus
This week we'll discuss creation myths, watch some Prince of Egypt, and learn about the Roman Empire.

All Youth - Youth Fellowship
Merriam-Lexington Social Hall
Movie night: Inside Out!

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Weekend Schedule 1/15-16


No Explorers

No Confirmation



No Youth Fellowship


Service Project, 8:15-11:30am
Meet in the Social Hall at 8:15 to carpool over.
We will be volunteering at The Food Group, and here's some more information from them:
  • You will be packing food in the warehouse. This may be repackaging bulk product into consumer size bags, sorting donations or packing for our Fare for All sites. The details of your project will be explained on the day of your event.
  • If you show any signs of cold, flu or sickness please abstain from this event.
  •  Everyone must wear closed-toe shoes, and we recommend wearing something comfortable as we pack and sort food in a warehouse setting. It may be cool in the warehouse, so wearing layers is recommended.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Sunday, 1/8 Schedule


6th-7th graders - Explorers
Library, 11:15am-12:00pm
Becky Rice will be continuing as a teacher this winter-spring, and Kristie Ellickson is joining the team as well! Come for a fun morning of learning about the Bible.

8th-9th graders - Confirmation
Good News Room, 11:15am-1:00pm
Adam and Corinne will co-teach this introductory session where we'll talk about who we are, why Christianity matters, and what's ahead in confirmation.

5th-6th grade parents - OWL Drop-In Info Session
Joyful Noise Room, 11:15am-12:00pm
The 5th-6th grade OWL teachers will be available for questions. Come to sign up!

All Youth - Youth Fellowship
Merriam-Lexington Social Hall
To celebrate the new year and the season of Epiphany, we'll be having a star gifts ritual. Bring your best story about a great (or terrible) gift you've given or received.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Scone Bake Sunday

A quick reminder that there is a scone bake this coming Sunday (November 13th).
Bakers are Kat, Rosalie, Emma and Stephanie, Sellers are Ben and Sam. Baking 8:30 to about 10:30, Selling 10:30 to about 12:15

We could use one more baker, if anyone is available.

Norm T.

Sunday, November 6, 2016

TONIGHT: YF Ends at 6:45

Because of the performance of Rutter's Requiem, a joint worship service with St. Paul's UCC at 7pm tonight, we will finish up with Youth Fellowship 15 minutes early, at 6:45. Sorry for the late notice, and thank you!

Thursday, October 27, 2016

This Sunday, 10/30


8th-12th graders - Coffee Conversations
Good News Room, 11:15am-12:00pm
Lauren Dickinson will facilitate an open conversation space for older youth featuring, yes, coffee! Last month's discussion led to a conversation about #BlackLivesMatter and race, so plan to continue that discussion with the assistance of Youtube videos this week.

6th-7th graders -  Explorers 
Joyful Noise Room, 11:15am-12:00pm
An opportunity to have deep conversations about what the Bible is and what it means to us. This class is designed to prepare early junior high students for Confirmation later on. Teachers are Becky Rice and Lynda Withbroe. It's sure to be a fun and engaging time, don't miss it!


All Youth - Youth Fellowship
Merriam-Lexington Social Hall, 5-7pm
We'll start with dinner, and afterwards we will be celebrating Halloween with some fun collaborative games and activities. We'll also be dividing up for a mission trip conversation with senior high and a conversation about what it means to live a life of service with junior high. Come for fun and for deep discussions!

Save the Date

November 6: Youth Fellowship

November 13: Confirmation Info Session; Youth Fellowship

November 20: Service Project, details TBA