Special Offerings:  Yuma UCC supports the Yuma Food Bank, Crossroads Mission; RAFHA-emergency shelter for young women, Casa Del Migrante – Migrant Center in San Luis, Mexico, and Immigration Hospitality Ministry when women and children are dropped off locally after being detained.  Each would appreciate your prayers, financial gifts, labors of love, or donations.

Please mark your giving envelope if in addition to your support of the Yuma UCC ministry you will be giving a special offering to any of those above.  Yuma UCC thanks you in advance for giving your time, talent, and finances to support the Yuma UCC vision and active mission.

Yuma United Church of Christ yearly budget planning campaign has begun.  Pledge cards will be handed out during worship.  Please be prayerful as you think about the ways you can support the mission of the Yuma United Church of Christ through your gifts of your time, talents, and finances.  There will be a special time during the service on Sunday, December 13, 2015 when we offer up to God our pledges for the coming year.  Pledge cards will be available next week.

The Christmas Fund Offering has started.  This special offering is at Christmas time each year for retired Veterans of the Cross and the Emergency Fund.  Please be in prayer concerning a one-time financial gift to this ministry of appreciation for retired pastors and retired paid lay personnel.  Read the insert for additional information.

Yuma United Church of Christ has adopted a family for Christmas in the past.  If you know a family that is in need, please see one of the Council members or Pastor Bonnie.  Stay tuned for further information.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015 World AIDS Day Commemoration.  To be held at Sanguinetti Park, Ramada # 29 from 6:00 pm to 8 pm.  Setup to begin at 4:30.  See Dolores, Erica, or Bill additional information.

Sunday, December 6, 2015 Communion Sunday and Fellowship meal.  Everyone is welcome at the table of grace.  Bring your favorite potluck dish to share and join us for a time of fellowship.

Sunday, December 6, 2015 Council Meeting after Fellowship meal.  All are welcome.  Everyone has a voice concerning the business of the Yuma United Church of Christ.  Council members vote for all.

Sunday, December 13, 2015 at 6:00 p.m., Blue Christmas Service of Remembrance.  This is a special holiday service to support and uplift those who are struggling emotionally, grieving, and/or those that have transitioned from this life to the next.

Saturday, December 19, 2015 Movie Matinee at 1:00 pm, here at the churchMark your calendar to fellowship and watch the movie “A Christmas Story”.  Bring your favorite movie snacks to share.

Council Members Time of Prayer.  Council members meet each week before worship service to pray for the faith community and each other.

Thank you Candy Mulkey for creating the beautiful altar.