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A November Message from Dixie!

Wed, 11/16/2016 - 12:39pm -- hsylvester

Hello, friends!

I hope you are having a wonderful month so far. I know I am! I am getting so excited about Thanksgiving! Remember, we have our Thanksgiving potluck this coming Sunday, November 20! If you didn’t sign up to bring anything, feel free to give Helen a call at the church and see what we still need.  The number is  904.287.1505.
We had a wonderful Trunk or Treat and Haunted Garden this year! We not only had our own congregants present, but numerous people from the community brought their children and we got to introduce them to our lovely church. Special thanks to all of you who brought a trunk, and helped with the garden. Especially Chad and MIchelle Reagan and Connor, Lenny Thiesen and Kylie Brightwood for being so awesomely in costume and character! And I can’t forget to thank David Talbert, who was a perfectly spooky presence in the garden! Mesha Brightwood, Dianne Costello, Ed and Kelly Boardman, Michelle and Chad Reagan, and I all decorated trunks, too, so there was plenty of fun to be had.  Thank you!!!
Thanks go out to our beautiful children for their participation in our October 30th Youth Sunday. They all did an amazing job with the skit! Thanks to Krishna, Carter and Summer, Annabelle and August! And special thanks to Kylie Brightwood for her beautiful message and to Kamryn Schultz for the gift of her beautiful voice! Thanks to the parents of all the children for getting them here for rehearsal! And to Lenny Thiessen, Lisa Freeman and Jacke Batchelor for pitching in in so many ways! And I am especially grateful that our church community is so accepting and appreciative of what the children bring on our Youth Sundays!

This Sunday, I’ll be introducing our new Y.O.U. Sponsor, Bill Decker. Bill is a Unity Minister’s kid, and a former Y.O.U.er. He is excited about supporting and empowering our teens. If you have a teen 14 - 18 in High School, please bring them! And plan to stay for our Thanksgiving potluck!

So, heading into the holidays, I want to give you a heads up on our upcoming events:

  • Sunday, November 20 Thanksgiving Potluck after service

  • Saturday, December 10 Family friendly Christmas Party 4 - 7

  • Sunday, December 11 Pizza Party and White Elephant Gift Exchange for Y.O.U.ers 
    right after service

  • Friday, December 16 Polar Express Party/Parents Night out 5 - 8:30

  • Saturday, December 24 Candlelight Christmas Service 7 p.m.

  • Saturday, December 31 Burning Bowl Service 7 p.m.

Please let me know if you are interested in bringing your child to the Polar Express Party! I want to make sure we have enough food, fun and volunteers! Text or call me at 678.266.7679 or 678.439.1569.
Wishing you Happy Holidays and So Many Blessings!


Dixie Smith
UCCL YFM Director