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UCCNB Congregational Meeting set for January 27 at 10:45 a.m.

Please plan to join us on Sunday, Jan. 27 after worship for our annual Congregational Meeting. We will be receiving our annual statistical reports and voting on a proposed budget for 2019. As always, this is also one of our greatest expressions of our congregational polity – that we discuss, discern and decide together how to move forward as a body of Christ. All members are encouraged to come. Friends are welcome to join us.

“Good $ense” Budget Course

Wild. Audacious. Love. Are these the first words that come to mind when you think of finances? They could be.

The Continuing Stewardship Committee is offering the “Good $ense” Budget Course which will provide tools and skills to help you control your finances so that they don’t control you. You’ll get help and guidance to:

•Prioritize financial goals

•Develop a personalized spending plan

•Identify action steps to reduce expenses

•Reduce debt, and much more!

In addition to budgets and finances, this course enables you to reflect on your relationship to money and how it affects your relationship to God. No matter what your circumstances – financial crisis or abundance – the Good $ense Budget Course can help you:

•Discover how to become a diligent earner, generous giver, wise saver, cautious debtor, and prudent consumer

•Learn how to resist the pull of the culture and draw closer to the mind and heart of God

•Experience the joy of becoming financially faithful as well as financially free

The course will be offered free of charge on the first three Saturdays in January – Jan. 5, 12, and 19 – from 9:30 a.m. until noon. Couples and individuals, young and old and in-between, all are welcome. A sign-up sheet is available in the narthex. Please sign up early, as we need to order the course books.

Justice Ministry Education Class

Beginning on the last Saturday of January (the 26th), the Social Justice and Outreach Committee will host a series of classes on Justice Ministry Education. We will focus on a theology of justice, on which to ground justice work; understanding our social locations; tending to the self and soul while doing justice work; and creating networks and coalitions. We will meet on five consecutive Saturdays, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., with the final session including a lunch and time of blessing the work we may do in the future.

Please consider setting these times aside to be part of our first cohort of learners on this journey of deepening our commitments to and understanding of what it means to do justice work as people of faith. A sign-up sheet is in the narthex so we can plan accordingly. We look forward to this opportunity to learn and grow together.

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