Join Us This Sunday Morning


We hope that you can join us this Sunday morning, November 16, 2014


Oh, The Things We Can Thank!


Reverend Ellen Cooper

With Music arranged by the Folk Choir

Service times: 9:30am and 11:30am


Fall Religious Education Programming

9:30 Service:
Spirit Play (preK-K) Room 7
Explorers I (1st-3rd grade) Room 3
Explorers II (4th-6th grade) Room 10
Building Bridges (7th-12th grade) Teen Room

Between Services
Adult Forum: Jim Nadler discusses Obama Care

11:30 Service:
Spirit Play (preK-K) Room 7
Explorers I (1st-3rd grade) Room 3
Explorers II (4th-6th grade) Room 10
YRUU (senior high youth group, 9th-12th grade) Teen Room

Childcare is available for younger children during and between services, and the family room will be open to parents and guardians who would like to continue to listen to the service while tending to their children’s needs.

Hearing assistance equipment available at the Membership table

Northwoods Service Auction

It’s time for the Service Auction – Seuss on the LUUse!
Northwoods biggest fundraiser is this Saturday, November 15th!!
Doors will open at 5:00 PM
Registration opens at 5:00pm;
Raffle Tickets available at 5:00pm;
Pot-luck Dinner begins at 6:00pm;
Sign-ups open at 6:30pm;
Live Auction begins at 7:00pm;

Look for the Service Auction Catalog coming to your in-box on Thursday. Please print it out and bring it with you. Don’t miss the fun, don’t forget to bring a pot-luck contribution, and come in costume!


Childcare will be available from 5:30-9:30.  Children will enjoy a pizza dinner and Seuss themed activities.  Suggested donation is $5-10 per child.

Casting Call for the Holiday Pageant!

The Play’s the Thing! Holiday Pageant Casting Call this Sunday

This year’s holiday pageant will be “The Light of Life,” a pageant that honors the many ways that humans have celebrated the return of the sun for hundreds of years, and ponders what that means for us.

I am so pleased to announce that we’ll be helped with this year’s pageant by the same fantastic volunteers as last year: Brenda Hutchinson, Keri Richards, Eric Richards, David Shontz and the Northwoods RE teaching team. Children who are interested in a speaking part (minimal memorization required) should report to Keri and Brenda in Room 10 (upstairs) THIS SUNDAY, Nov. 16, for auditions. Auditions will take place between services, starting at approximately 10:35. Parents of children who would like a speaking part but cannot attend should contact Sarah at [email protected] and let her know as soon as possible.

Not interested in a speaking part? There are still multiple ways to participate.
In addition to several speaking parts, children will have the opportunity to participate in skits and songs celebrating the following holidays:
Advent and Christmas

Children will also sing in the children’s choir, whether or not they want to participate in the speaking parts.