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The December Event Calendar is available in the Church Office. If you have questions, please contact the office Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (442-4411), or by email (


This Sunday

Sunday, December 11


Longing for Purpose


Psalm 25:4-10; Tomas 8:28-30


"Longing for Something More"

Worship Highlights

In keeping with the theme of “Longing for Something More,” visual elements highlighting Advent and Christmas will be added each week. Families from the congregation will adorn the sanctuary and lead the congregation in our Advent preparation.
Our Children’s music Ensembles will perform this Sunday at 11:00 a.m.
The Alternative Market will be from 9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m in the Fellowship Hall
Celebration at the Manger Children's Program is at 4:30 p.m., followed by dinner, caroling and live animals at the Nativity.


Thursday, December 8
First Fellowship, 11:30 a.m., Butterfield Trail Village Lodge
Intercessory Prayer, 3:45 p.m., Butterfield Trail Village
Fellow"Shape" Zumba, 6:30 p.m., Fellowship Hall

Friday, December 9
Hooks and Needles, 10:00 a.m., Upper Witherspoon

Sunday, December 11
Worship, 8:30 a.m. & 11:00 a.m., Sanctuary
Alternative Market, 9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Fellowship Hall
Music Ensembles - Children's Choirs, Chancel Bells, and Youth Bells, 11:00 a.m.
Celebration at the Manger, 4:30 p.m., Sanctuary
Lasagna and Mac n' Cheese Dinner Following the Program

Tuesdayday, December 13
Mom's Group, 8:30 a.m., Calvin 201
Properties Committee, 5:00 p.m., Calvin 201
Fellow"Shape" Yoga, 6:30 p.m., Fellowship Hall

Weekend Update

Recent Sermons

Inspiring Worship
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Spiritual Growth
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Faithful Service
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Loving Relationships
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Generous Stewardship - Part 1
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Generous Stewardship - Part 2
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Welcoming Community
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Advent is about helping us focus all our hopes and fears – our hungers, longings, and unfulfillment – on the only One who can truly fulfill us. In the baby in the manger, God provided the only thing that would truly fulfill us: God’s self. God’s presence. God’s commitment to be Emmanuel. God with us. In this season of holy preparation, the theme of “Longing for Something More” will guide our worship and fellowship. Week by week, the sanctuary will be adorned with wreaths and greenery, poinsettias, a lighted tree, and chrismons in anticipation for Christ’s birth. On Christmas Eve we come to the Bethlehem manger as we celebrate Christ’s birth in the world and in us. Favorite traditions – lighting the Advent wreath candles, singing familiar songs of the season, seeing the faces of children, hearing the choirs and bells – will all be part of our worship each Sunday.

November 27     Longing for Hope
Jeremiah 29:11-14; Romans 8:18-25
December 4      
Longing for Grace
Isaiah 12:1-6; Titus 3:4-8
December 11    
Longing for Purpose
Psalm 25: 4-10; Romans 8:28-30
December 18    
Longing for Fulfillment
Psalm 3:1-8; John 4:1-15; John 7:37-39
December 24  
  Longing for God
Isaiah 9:2-7; Luke 2:1-20
December 25    
Our Longings Fulfilled
Isaiah 63:7-9; Matthew 1:18-25; I Timothy 3:1

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Our FUPC mission: “Called to be a light on the hill, we boldly proclaim and serve Christ, the hope of our changing world.”

Our FUPC vision: “Reaching out as a visible expression of Gods’ grace, we will meet people where they are, inviting all into Christ’s family through engaging worship, fellowship, learning, and service.”

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