Jacksonville Congregational United Church of Christ
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9:15 a.m. - Children's Christian Education

& Soul Search (Adult Christian Education)
Worship service is at 10:15!
We are Open and Affirming and ALL are welcome!

SACK LUNCHES: Every Saturday and Sunday, between 12:15 and 1:00 p.m, our church gives to "those in need" a lunch usually consisting of a sandwich, cookies, and chips or pretzels plus water and fruit. If you would like to help please call the church and offer to make a donation of money or ingredients or time in the making and serving.


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Thursday, 04 December 2014 17:08


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Saturday Morning Group Plans Busy December

Annual Christmas Bazaar

Saturday December 13,

9 am – 1 pm


The Congregational Church Christmas Bazaar will be held on Saturday, December 13 from 9 am to 1 pm. The event includes a bake sale, local artisan booths, and Grandma’s Attic, a sale of gently used gift items. A soup and dessert lunch will be served from 11 – 1. A free will offering will be accepted, and profits will go to Global Mission Child Support, and other projects of the Saturday Morning Gathering. The soup lunch is a great time for a leisurely meal and conversation, or a quick lunch break. Bring friends!


The 2014 Christmas Bazaar will have pottery, baskets, artwork, hand sewn crafts including onesies, children’s activities and ornaments. Grandma’s attic will feature a collection of dolls and Christmas books, along with many other items.



If you can provide a dessert for the lunch or goods for the bake sale (cookies, breads, pies, cake, candy, snacks, etc.) please bring them to the church. Bake sale items are needed by 8:30 am the day of the sale and lunch desserts are needed by 10:30 am.  Set up work will be done at 10 am Friday, December 12, and help is always welcome.   

ANNIVERSARY LUNCH: In celebration of the church’s 181st Anniversary, the congregation is invited to gather for a soup and dessert lunch following worship on December 14th. Sack lunch friends are invited to join in the meal.


Last Updated on Thursday, 11 December 2014 16:32
Advent Wednesdays PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 04 December 2014 17:02


Advent Wednesday


   Please join us for casual, interactive, inter-generational get-togethers this Advent. We will gather on Wednesdays at 5:30 for a simple meal, conversation and an activity that explores a theme that comes up during Advent, that time of waiting for the birth of Jesus and the Reign of God. On December 3, we will make Christmas ornaments that reflect a theme of time. On December 10, we will make a Christmas decoration, using advertisements to comprise the picture of Mary, Joseph and infant Jesus. On December 17, we will do a mini-Posada, a “no room at the inn” tradition of Latin America . Please join us. If you want to come for the meal and continue in conversation rather than engage the project, that is fine. We hope to have a low-key gathering that deepens community and offers something for all ages and people. See you on Wednesdays! 

Worship Time PDF Print E-mail
Written by Cindy Fawkes   
Thursday, 06 November 2014 16:28


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Worship Time Change

At the October 26, 2014 meeting of the congregation, Congregational UCC voted to change the start time of its Sunday morning worship service to 10:15 am.  Religious education for our youth will begin at 9:30, with a time for gathering and getting settled beginning at 9:15. Soul Search (adult religious education with a focus on contemporary issues) will continue to meet at 9:15.


Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 November 2014 15:10
Lectionary 12-14 PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 04 December 2014 17:18



December Lectionary

December 7

Second Sunday in Advent

Esther 4:1-7

December 14

Third Sunday in Advent

Isaiah 42:1-9

December 21 -  morning

Fourth Sunday in Advent

Matthew 1

December 21 – evening

Longest Night

Various readings

December 24

Christmas Eve

Lessons and Carols

Luke 2:1-14

December 28

1st Sunday of Christmas

Luke 2:8-20

12/14 Calendar PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 04 December 2014 16:55




Dec. 3: Advent Gathering, 5:30 in the basement fellowship hall

Dec. 4 Justice and Witness Ministry Team 2:30 @ Mary H.’s

Dec. 6: Holy Family Mass, 4:30

Dec. 7: Andrew Salyer Organ Concert 3:30 pm

Dec.9 Stewardship Ministry Team 5:30 pm

Dec. 10: Advent Gathering, 5:30 in the basement fellowship hall

Trusteees 6:30

Choir 6:30

Bells 7:30

Dec. 12: Set up for Bazaar, 10 am

Dec. 13: Christmas Bazaar 9 am – 1 pm; walk through crèche in sanctuary

Dec. 14: Church 181st Anniversary Soup lunch after worship (congregation and sack lunch guests)

Dec. 16 VCT 6pm

Dec. 17: Advent Gathering, 5:30 in the basement fellowship hall

Dec. 20: Holy Family Mass, 4:30

Dec. 21: Longest Night Service, 6 pm

Dec. 24: Christmas Eve. Service 7 pm

Dec.25 Christmas Day - closed

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