Bainbridge Community United Church of Christ
Announcements for the week of December 12, 2019

Scriptures for Worship Sundays at 10:30 a.m.                                      
Scriptures for Sunday, December 15 will be: Luke 1:47-55, Isaiah 49:1-7
Scriptures for Sunday, December 22 will be: John 3:16-17, Isaiah 7:10-16

Bible Study is on Tuesday, December 17 at 10:00 a.m.   All are welcome!    

To prepare for Bible Study please read : John chapter 9 (all) and chapter 10 through verse 21 

Questions to consider as you prepare for Bible Study: How does the central metaphor of the healing of the man born blind relate to Jesus's teaching in chapter 8?  How might the events in this story relate to the tensions in the church at the end of the first century?

Reminder: There will be no Bible Study on December 24th and December 31st. 

Find out more about who we are and what we're doing on Facebook and on our Website at
December 2019 Calendar

As always, the most up-to-date calendar is available on our website here.

If you would like a "printer friendly" copy of the calendar you can find one here.  Updated  November 21st. 
Sunday, December 15
9:30 a.m. Choir Practice
10:30 a.m. Worship 

Monday, December 16
6 p.m. HUBS Dancing
7 p.m. Ladies Aux. Mtg.
7 p.m. Central Planning Mtg.

Tuesday, December 17
10 a.m. Bible study
7:30 p.m. AA for Under 40
8:30 p.m. AA for everyone
Wednesday, December 18
Announcements Due

Saturday, December 21
9 a.m. Cookie Walk

Sunday, December 22
9:30 a.m. Choir Practice
10:30 a.m. Worship

"For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat.."
Matthew 25:35-40


we will collect food donations each week 
for local veterans in need. 

Donate as you wish and are able.  If you would like a list of suggestions, go the the link here .


BEGINNING DECEMBER 1st through the month of December: Food Collection for Veterans

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 21st:    Cookie Walk  9am-1pm 

December 24th:  Candlelight Christmas Service 8 pm
December 29th: Caroling at Nursing Home,The Wiles 
NOVEMBER THROUGH JANUARY 5th:   Collection, Stand Down Winter Clothes 

MANY, MANY THANKS  to everyone who participated in the Christmas Pot Luck/Secret Santa exchange this past Sunday!!
From the set up crew to the great cooks who brought in yummy food, to those who helped clean up after dinner, we extend a huge thank you for all that you’ve done.  And, Wow, everyone kept Santa a secret!  Impressive! The secret gift exchange was a success!

From the Social Team, Kathy Meier, Barb Gamble, Ellen Klaiber, Sandy Allard, Josy Tusai and Rita Langer, we wish you all a wonderful Christmas full of love and peace and blessings for the New Year

9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

YUMMM!   Calling All bakers!  Help make our Cookie Walk a success by donating this year!  

See Lisa Ruzga for info

Join us Sunday, December 29th after worship as we spread the joy of Christ's birth by 
Christmas Caroling
The Weils
16695  Chillicothe Rd,,Chagrin Falls

Car pooling from the church is available. See Pastor Brian for info


      Once again BCUCC is taking a collection of gently used WINTER CLOTHING for men and women

Throughout the month of December, ending January 5th. 

This includes coats, socks, hats, gloves, scarves, boots, sweat shirts.

Please remember the homeless when you clean out your winter closet
A collection box is in the gathering area.  
Thank you and God Bless!

      Are you a whiz at Power Point and willing to help
Pastor Brian and Corey Boyer set up displays for our Worship Services?  
   Give Brian or Corey a call to get the story.  



Wednesday, December 18th  7 pm Federated Church, 76 Bell St., Chagrin Falls - Chapel
Also sometimes called “Blue Christmas” or “Longest Night,” the Service of Solace is a service that offers support, prayer and reflection for those experiencing loss, sorrow, pain, or anything making the holidays difficult. This is a service of comfort and hope through prayer, reflection and special music. Everyone is welcome to attend this service, those who are in need and those willing to offer support and compassion. 
The indoor Labyrinth will be set up in Fellowship Hall that day starting at noon for meditative walking, prayer and reflection. After the service, there will be a time for fellowship and support with light refreshments.
Any questions? Contact Rev. Susi Kawolics at or at 440.247.6490 ext. 102 for more information.

The YWCA of Palestine participates in the important work of advocating on behalf of women, refugees, and Palestinian rights. They have created some different artisan crafts to help others become advocates for peace with justice, too. Each item is sold in the USA through UCC Resources which can be found at:

CHOIR PRACTICE at 9:30 a.m. before Sunday Service.

All are welcome to share God's gift of music!

Remember our house bound!
Please remember our church family who are housebound. 
         If you can't visit, a phone call or card could be the the highlight of their day! 

Anneliese & Donald Long
The Weils, 16695 Chillicothe Rd. #210, Chagrin Falls, OH 44023
       (440) 543-9046   Anneliese would like to hear from friends in the choir!

Vivian DeRolf    Burton Health Center, 14095  E.Center St., Burton, OH 44021    (440) 834-1084
Muriel Lampert   The Pines at Brooks House, 18144 Claridon-Troy Rd, Hiram OH 44234  (440)834-0260
Doris Pulsford  7647 Bainbridge Rd., Chagrin Falls, OH 44023 (440) 543-9666
Violet Childs  The Pines at Brooks House, 18144 Claridon-Troy Rd., Hiram, OH 44234  440-834-0260

Carol Maltz     17878 Staley Rd., Botkins, OH 45306  

If you have any updates or know of anyone who should be added to our list, please email the office  at,       or call (440) 543-5117.
                                       Attendance              Amount             Difference

December 1                         46                      $3113.00           +$1583.00 
December 8                         40                      $385.00             -$1145.00  

                           Amount needed each week for 2019 budget is $1530

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