From: Rich Carlson
Date: February 2, 2019
Subject: It's February 2; Good Morning Union Special Sabbath Edition

Good morning and happy Sabbath. May your shabat be blessed as you give this day to Him. Here’s how we’ll help:

“The Well” @ 10:30 in the Young Adult room of the church. Join us for music and the Word.

            IRR SS @ 10:40 in the Gear Room

            SHOCK SS in the second floor Ortner Lobby, 10:40am

            New Small group- This week Kayla Miller and Lauren Shields are starting a small group for Sabbath morning from 10:40-11:40am in the Engel Hall lobby. The plan is to go over the adult Sabbath school lesson with students, faculty, and anyone else who would like to participate. All are welcome.

            CVC 9:15 and Noon. This week our speaker is our own worship pastor Deneil Clarke.

            V2 @ 5:00 in the church for the MAU Music Festival Concert

Have a great and blessed Sabbath,

Pastor Rich


Quote for the day: “People who want milk should not sit themselves in the middle of the pasture and hope that the cow backs up to them.” Dr Jo


Today Is The Day...

To make someone smile:)

It is day two of February's Service Challenge. Today's challenge is to write someone an encouraging note and let them know they are as amazing as Ben & Jerry's chocolate fudge ice cream.

Follow the link and submit a picture of your note for your daily points ->



Worth 1 point







And now, my email from my week in honor of the super bowl!


Christian Football

Quarterback Sneak - Church members quietly leaving during the invitation.

Draw Play - What many children do with the bulletin during worship.

Half-time - The period between Sabbath School and worship when many choose to leave.

Benchwarmer - Those who do not sing, pray, work, or apparently do anything but sit.

Backfield-in-Motion - Making a trip to the back (restroom or water fountain) during the service.

Staying in the Pocket - What happens to a lot of money that should be given to the Lord's work.

Two-minute Warning - The point at which you realize the sermon is almost over and begin to gather up your children and belongings.

Instant Replay - The preacher loses his notes and falls back on last week's illustrations.

Sudden Death - What happens to the attention span of the congregation if the preacher goes "overtime."

Trap - You're called on to pray and are asleep.

End Run - Getting out of church quick, without speaking to any guest or fellow member.

Flex Defense - The ability to allow absolutely nothing said during the sermon to affect your life.

Halfback Option - The decision of 50% of the congregation not to return for the evening service.

Blitz - The rush for the restaurants following the closing prayer.