We had a yummy Stewardship Luncheon hosted by the Trustees and catered by Chef Joe. If you haven’t put your pledge card in, please do so soon, so the Trustees can budget for next year.
A meeting of Lay Leaders will be held on December 18th at 5:30. Pot luck. All interested lay leaders are welcome.
The Giving Tree is up in the hallway. If you would like to make a person’s Christmas brighter, please take and tag and sign up.
If you would like to buy a poinsettia in honor or memory of someone, the sign up sheet is on the table in the hall.
Our next Council Meeting is January 6th after church. We will be discussing some important issues which you should be thinking about in advance: hiring an administrative assistant, considering shared ministry or continuing lay-led ministry will be two important topics.
ADVENT SERVICES AND EVENTS!
Saturday, December 1 from 1 PM to 9 PM
Game Day and Greening of the Church. Pot Luck at 5:00
Join us for wreath-making, decorating the tree, and playing board games.
Sunday December 2, First Sunday of Advent: Hope
Victoria Cole leading worship. Special music by Donny Cail.
Sunday December 9, Second Sunday of Advent: Peace
Paula Herbert leading worship. Special music by Mary Sturtevant.
Sunday December 16, Third Sunday of Advent: Joy
Bill Briggs leading worship. Special music by Donny Cail.
Sunday December 23, Fourth Sunday of Advent: Love
Chris Ford leading worship. Special music by Robert Owen Williams.
Monday December 24, Christmas Eve
4 PM “Instant Pageant” service designed for families with young children. Recorder music from Paula Wolcott and Robert Owen Williams.
7 PM traditional service of lessons and carols, with guest musicians.
The instrumental prelude will start at 6:30 PM with Robert Owen Williams and Chris Ford on tuba and euphonium; then music from Greg Goodwin – piano, Ben Salomon – drums, Micah Carbonneau – bass guitar, and Donny Cail – flute / sax.
Music in the area:
Pine Hill Singers
Friday December 7 at 7 PM at Haverhill Alumni Hall
and Sunday December 9 at 3 PM at Sugar Hill Meeting House
North Country Community Band
Tuesday December 11 at 7 PM at Lancaster Town Hall
White Mountains Camerata
Saturday December 15 at 7:30 PM at All Saints Episcopal, Littleton
Sunday December 16 at 3:00 PM
Saturday December 22 at 1 PM an Trinity United Methodist Church, Colebrook