ctk-30-30.pngcol-30-30.png This is the 26th Sunday after Pentecost. … At our services we give thanks for the ministry Jennifer Carlson Olson has done in our midst for the past 14 months.  In this season of thanksgiving, Jennifer, Diane, Jasmine and Marcia are people have been blessed by and for whom we pray good upon good in the future.

Meanwhile in our lessons this weekend, we see some of the presumptions humans jump to countered by the better ways God wishes to teach us. In the First Lesson, a priest named Eli jumps to conclusions about a woman named Hannah. In our gospel lesson, some of the disciples are overly impressed with the grandeur of the temple. In both situations, God’s view is quite different!

Both stories teach us important lessons about how we view the world, talk to each other, and build each other up. These are some of the best practices of faith, well worth the sacrifice it takes to really live in them.

Adult Education Hour Offerings: Make sure to check out our Sunday morning educational offerings as you RENEW your faith and your relationships here at UNITY!  Childcare is always available in the nursery.

Join us in COL’s  North Fellowship Hall for a forum led by Tim Nustad on his passion for Ham radios.   We will begin as close to 9:30 a.m. as possible.  Amateur Radio (called ham radio) is a popular hobby and service that brings people, electronics and communication together. It’s used to talk around the world and even into space without the Internet or cell phones. It’s fun, social, educational, and can be a lifeline in times of need. Further, this is a great way to get to know your UNITY community better.  See you there!  

In COL’s room 202 join Pastor Jennifer for a Bible Study as we explore Biblical and communion images found in popular movies.  See you in 202 at 9:30 ish.  

Forum at CTK: Learn About Your Housing Options: CTK: November 18 at 9:10 a.m. ~ Do you see your parent(s) struggling to stay in their house? Do you wonder if you should move in the next few years? Come learn about the many housing choices that are available at our Housing Options Forums. Jen Nowak, Advanced Practice Social Work Care Mgr. and Laura Strehlow, Social Worker for Older Adults will share expert advice on: Choosing the best places to live; Completing Power of Atty. Forms; Navigating Medicare; Planning for Health Care Needs.  We’ll take a break from Bible Study so all are able to attend!

Holiday Bag Sale for Waukesha Food Pantry, November 17/18 and 24/25. No one should have to go hungry during the holidays! To help stock food pantry shelves for the season, volunteers will be collecting donations after each service for two weekends in November. $10 buys a bag, and donations will be used to purchase in bulk from local stores. Thanks for helping feed hungry people this holiday season!

Sr High Event: Food Pantry Scavenger Hunt, Nov 18th, 6-7:30 PM. This year we will once again be driving to homes in the Brookfield area and collecting food donations for the Waukesha Food Pantry! Drivers are needed for this event - please let Pastor John know if you can help drive.

Sign up to donate to the Sr High Food Pantry Scavenger Hunt! This Sunday, November 18th, Sr High students will be traveling throughout the area to pick up non-perishable food donations for the Waukesha Food Pantry! Sign up on the sheet by the servanthood wall, and our Senior High youth will show up at your house between 6-7:15 PM. Or, send an email to John, john@unitybrookfield.org with your address. Thanks in advance for your donations!