Bed Race was fun and successful

The Second Annual Family Promise Bed Race was held Saturday morning, Sept. 23, at the Newgate Mall to the west of the Burlington Coat Factory. There were 20 entries, and our church fielded a strong team. Our bed was modified with turning wheels on the back and decorated as a pioneer buckboard, honoring the founding of our church in 1884. We renamed our team the “Bedhead Buckboard Pioneers.” The decorating was done by Linda Smith and Andy Nielsen. Our rider this year was Ryan Herrick

Our pushers were Brandon Herrick, Danny and Scooter Chamberlain and Monica Williams. Help with transporting our bed racer was provided by Andy Nielsen’s brother Morgan Nielsen and his wife, Michele, with their fine covered trailer.

We have raised $600 so far in sponsorships for our bed racer, and they already have been turned in to Family Promise of Ogden. The event, which is Family Promise’s only fund-raiser of the year, brought in nearly $40,000 as of late September.

Marion Horna, coordinator for our church’s bed-racing team

Fall Craft Sale

Come join the fun at our annual craft sale! You’ll find us on the lower level of the church from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 21. Join us for fun and fellowship while shopping for all the upcoming holidays. There will be handmade Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas items perfect for decorating your home or giving as gifts: wood crafts, hand-quilted and hand-knitted items, jewelry, and unique holiday decorations. There will be something for everyone!

Changes in Sunday School

Attention, Parents!

Our Sunday School format is changing a little bit this year. Our children will still be organized into three classes, but one class will meet at a new time.

     * Starfish (ages 4 to 6) will continue to have class during the worship service.

     * Dolphins (ages 7 to 9) also will have class during the worship service.

     * Stingrays (ages 10 and older) will now attend the entire worship and then meet for about 20 minutes after the service. Class will be held either in the sanctuary or in the Cottage; details are still being worked out.

Why the change? We don’t have enough teachers to sustain three separate classes at the same time. Now the Starfish or Dolphin teacher can transition over to the Stingrays after worship, meaning we need only two teachers every week.

The new format begins Sept. 10. Let us know how you think it’s going!

Grubby Work Week

The close of summer brings the time to get our buildings and grounds prepped for the coming fall and winter. We’ll have a “Grubby Work Week” Sept. 11-17 (Monday through Sunday), and you are invited – and ENCOURAGED – to drop by sometime that week to do some work. By doing it ourselves, we save on the costs of paying someone else to do it for us! Here is a list of some chores that you might attack:


     * Sort and clean basement hall closet

     * Make cover for the chair stand

     * Sort and clean kitchen cupboards

     * Finish painting Sunday School room

     * Wash windows (inside and out)

     * Seal the concrete cap on the west side of the Narthex

     * Clean, scrape and paint gray trim around church


     * Pull vines from the juniper bushes

     * Trim junipers under the church sign

     * Trim small trees and shrubs around the yard (haul away the cuttings)

     * Haul away the branches lying along the hill driveway

     * Trim arborvitae and dogwood around church

     * Weed, power clean and paint stripes in parking lot

 If you need supplies or want to be assigned to a work group, just call the church office and we’ll fix you up.

Electronic giving now available

We have added the capability to contribute to the church using PayPal on our website! If you would like to pay your pledge electronically, for instance, go to and click the “Donate” button. You will be directed to the PayPal page, where you can either pay with your PayPal account (if you have one) or with a credit or debit card. That money will then be directed to our church’s bank account (minus PayPal’s 3 percent fee).

An email will be sent to our church Gmail account, which Eve-Lynn will print and give to our financial secretary, Slim Jolley, who will make note of your contribution.

If you have any questions, please see our webmaster, Tim Sharp, or Pastor Gage. You can even set up recurring payments!

Global Peace Summit at CUCC

CUCC will be host to a Global Peace Summit program on Sept. 21, which is the United Nations International Day of Peace.

Beginning at 6:30 p.m., we will have speakers, musicians and other presenters. Our church will serve coffee, tea and light snacks. We are selling a limited number of spaces outside for vendor booths, but there is no admission fee to attend. Ernie Nylander is organizing the event.

We need as much help as we can get, so please sign up in “the Book” if you can pitch in and watch for announcements and more information as it becomes available.