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Winter 2017 Events/Activities
O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever.” – Psalms 107:1
 Christmas Eve Candlelight Service
December 24th, Sunday
5 PM
Join us for a special Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at 5 PM in the sanctuary. Enjoy and participate in carol singing, special jazz music, scripture readings, a pastor’s message, and communion. We will be holding a Christmas collection with all offerings to be shared between two organizations: People Helping People and The Christmas Fund!

People Helping People: A non-profit food pantry operated by volunteers with a mission to improve the lives of those less fortunate in Byron, Marion, Rockvale, Monroe, Scott, and Leaf River Townships. Clients must reside in one of these townships to receive food from this pantry.

The Christmas Fund: This nationally based ministry cares for the active and retired clergy and lay employees of the various churches in the United Church of Christ who are experiencing financial hardships.
 Stocking Stuffers Needed!
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 The UCB is participating in stuffing stockings with “Helping You Help Others” organization by collecting various sized toothbrushes for children ages 13 and under as well as Bible bookmarks with uplifting scripture. There are white decorated baskets located in the church’s narthex where you can put your donations. Other organizations are providing other stocking stuffers. In the past, close to 300 children in need have been served! Please consider helping with this great service opportunity.

Please bring your items to the church by December 11th!

December 9th- Saturday – Cookie Walk & Alternative Fair
9 AM – 1 PM
UCB Fellowship Hall
Buy some delicious freshly baked cookies by the pound and stay to shop locally and internationally made goods! Not-for-profit vendors from all over the area come together to provide a unique shopping experience where you can support local and international humanitarian organizations and causes while buying handmade goods!
December 14th- Thursday – Northern Illinois Food Bank
Every month UCB congregants and friends gather together to volunteer at the Northern Illinois Food Bank to sort and box food donations.
We meet in the church parking lot and then carpool to the Food Bank.
Meeting place:
United Church of Byron
parking lot
Meeting Time: 12:35 AM 
Food Bank: 1 PM – 3 PM
December 17th- Sunday – Christmas Carol History and Sing-a-long
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 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
United Church of Byron
 Join us on Sunday, December 17th, after lunch as our choir director (Jennie Saltzgiver) leads us in a time of fun and fellowship! She will lead participants in a Christmas Carol sing-a-long and also teach the origins and backgrounds of the carols! Location will be held in the church.


December 20th – Wednesday- Basics of Medicare and Social Security
Where: UCB Fellowship Hall
When: 6 PM – 7:30 PM
Who: Everyone
Presenters: Greg Willis & Gary Voss
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We invite all who are interested or who have questions concerning Medicare and Social Security to attend this educational program and presentation that is sponsored by the UCB’s Legacy/Endowment Committee!
December – Family Game Night –
Cancelled for the month of December but will resume in January!
Bring a snack to share and your competitive spirit!
Join us for some table top games in the Fellowship Hall or ping pong/foosball/air hockey in the basement! It’s sure to be a fun night!
Phone: 815.234.8777
United Church of Byron
701 W 2nd Street
Byron, IL 61010