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- ORUCC Worship Resources for December 4 Advent 2by Orchard Ridge UCCOrchard Ridge United Church of ChristAdvent Worship Resources 12.04.2022Lighting the candles of Hope & PeaceJoin us for Advent 2Sunday Dec. 4th10:00amRev. Ted Drewsen preaches on “A Child’s Gaze”Special Music: ORUCC ChoirLay Liturgist: Lauren AmburnJoin our Worship virtuallyon YouTube any time after10 am:You will need to refresh the pageafter 10 am if you have opened it beforeChildren and Youth involved in music for the 4pm Christmas Eve Service will rehearse with Julie Mazer beginning promptly at 10am.For the 9am hour…Nursery Care opens at 8:30. Antonia and Joey are ready to play with your little one.Kindergarten-5th grade will begin their Advent study. This week, they will hear the classic story of the prophets and the Holy Family. They will also have an opportunity to make a card for a church elder. Paul Vash, Jadyn Gilbert, and Karen Jaehnig will lead them through the experience.“When You Wish Upon A Star…”Sunday December 4th at 9 amSharing Our Stories: Appreciative Inquiry VisioningIf you woke up from a deep slumber and came to ORUCC in 5 years and everything you dreamed and imagined and visioned came true, what would it be like? What would you see, feel, hear, smell? How would people be meeting? Who would be there? What is a vision you have for ORUCC?Attend in-person at the church in theAlfred Swan RoomJulia Burkey FacilitatingPlease join us even if this is your first time!December Compassion OfferingNational UCC Christmas FundUnited Church of Christ retired clergy, servants of the church, have spent lifetimes baptizing and blessing, teaching and preaching, marrying and burying, and comforting and empowering God’s people. The UCC Christmas Fund for Veterans of the Cross gives us the opportunity to sustain and empower them. Gifts to the fund help retired clergy, church staff, and their families supplement pension benefits, pay bills, maintain health insurance, supplement health benefits, and meet emergency needs. In 2021, gifts to the Christmas Fund enabled pension supplementation for 231 retired clergy and lay employees, health benefit supplementation for 87 retired clergy and lay employees, emergency grants for 53 individuals and families, and Christmas “thank you” gift checks to 509 retired clergy and lay employees. Gifts to the Christmas fund in 2022 will make a real difference in the lives of retired clergy church staff, and their families, easing the anxiety of constant financial worries.Office Manager Julie WombacherMon.-Thurs. 8:30am -12:30 pm608-271-7212 or EMAILSenior Pastor: Rev. Dr. Julia Burkey518-542-6915 EMAILAssociate Pastor: Rev. Ken Pennings608-556-2371 EMAILLIKE or FOLLOW the Orchard Ridge FaceBook PageJOIN our Private FB Group:Follow us on Instagram @orchardridgeucc