Fairfield Grace
United Methodist Church

Friday's News

November 13, 2015

Church Conference
Our Annual Church Conference will be held this Sunday, November 15 at 12:00.  Refreshments will be served.  All church members are encouraged to attend.  Presiding Elder, David Piscatelli, will join us.

2015 Consecration Sunday Is Coming...
Consecration Sunday is November 22.  Please see the Quester for more information.  

Thanksgiving Invitation
Pastor Cho and his wife, Kyong Lee, will graciously host a Thanksgiving Day Dinner for church members on Thurs,
November 26 at 12:30 pm.  All are welcome.  Please contact Lee DelVecchio 203-374-2130 if you are able to join them.   

Breakfast with Santa 
Santa is coming to Fairfield-Grace on December 12 for our Annual Breakfast with Santa from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.  The morning will feature our usual hearty breakfast including pancakes, eggs and sausage, craft activities and plenty of fellowship.
Eating Breakfast with Santa is a great way for the whole family to get in the Christmas spirit and enjoy this magical time! Bring your cameras along to capture these memorable moments!
We are seeking volunteers to assist with cooking and serving breakfast, facilitating craft activities, welcoming families, and clean up. Please contact Laura Sherwood to volunteer (203-292-7241,
Holiday Craft Fair-Sunday, Nov 22
With less than a week to go, please make an effort to secure any items, gift certificates or cards from area merchants for the Silent Auction that will take place during our Holiday Fair.  Contact Bob Price (203-333-1272) or Nancy Hauser (203-538-5901).

Note from Betty Brandt:
Dear Friends,
Like me, you may hesitate to ask for donations to our Silent Auction.
DON'T hesitate!!Today, I went to get my hair cut at the Fine Arts Salon, I went to my drug store, Lupe's,  & I went grocery shopping at ShopRite.
I asked each merchant for a Silent Auction donation. Guess what!
Fine Arts Salon gave me a $ 25 gift certificate, Lupe's gave me a gift, & Shop Rite requested a letter from the Church requesting the donation in writing.
Three out of 3!  Even though I have always hated asking people for money, this was SO EASY!!  You can do it, too! Just ask, & you will receive. Go to merchants that you patronize, & just ask.  You have NOTHING to lose!

Cooking for Golden Hill 
Volunteer Team needed to prepare a meal for Operation Hope on November 30.  If you can help, please contact Dot Daruka (203-366-1509).

Christmas Gift Basket Program
Fairfield Grace is participating in the Gift  Basket Program with Golden Hill UMC.
We are asking church members to donate toys and food items to help brighten the holidays of families in need this season in the Bridgeport area.  Please see the list below and consider donating. 
Toy drive:  sports balls (basketballs, footballs and soccer balls); board games; craft kits; Legos, toddler toys.  We are also looking for $10 Target gift cards to be able to give to the teenagers.
Food Items:  peanut butter, jelly, tuna, soup, rice, pasta and pasta sauce, instant mashed potatoes, dry gravy mix, instant stuffing mix, cereal, and juice concentrate (not frozen, should find with bottle juices, Crystal light, etc).
- Toys and food items are needed to church by Dec 6.  Contact Dot Daruka 203-366-1509.

Worship Leadership Team
Would you like to see the pews filled on Sunday morning? Can you picture a sanctuary full of people worshiping together each week? Help us make this dream a reality!  Please join the Worship Team for an open meeting to share and explore ideas, questions, and concerns in an effort to support the continued growth of our congregation. We welcome ALL those who are interested to meet with us for a brief meeting on Sunday, November 29 following the Worship Service. We are confident that by working together, we can achieve great things! Please contact Laura Sherwood or Zet Ford-Medina with any questions. We hope to see you on November 29!

Christmas Cantata
At the 10am Worship Service on Sunday, December 13, the choir will present a contemporary Christmas Cantata, "Behold the Star”.  An eight-piece orchestra will
accompany the choir. 
Annual Christmas Pageant—"The Birth of Jesus"
Sunday, Dec 20 at the 10am Worship Service 
This is a great way for all of our kids to participate in a
wonderful Fairfield Grace tradition.  Memorizing is not necessary; however, singing is. 

The schedule is as follows (during Sunday School unless noted):
11/15 - Parts will be assigned 
11/22 - Song Practice 
11/29 - Song Practice 
12/6 - Hand out Costumes and Rehearsal 
12/13 - Dress Rehearsal (After church 11am-12pm)
12/20 - Pageant Day (Arrive at 9:30am dressed and ready to go)

We are looking forward to sharing the story of "The Birth of Jesus" with our Congregation.

Red Cross Blood Drive
Fairfield Grace is hosting a Red Cross Blood Drive on Thursday, December 17, 1:00—6:45.  Please contact Anne in the office at 203-374-6528 or at for more information.



The Story:
Due to Consecration Sunday and the Thanksgiving holiday, The Story Discussion Groups and Sermon schedules have been adapted. 

Chapter 8 Sermon will be on Sunday, November 29.

Discussion Sessions for Chapter 8 will be:

Wed, 11/18 and11/26 at 10:10am

Thurs, 11/19 at 6:45pm (Sat, 11/26 cancelled)

Sat, 11/21 at 10:00am (Sat, 11/28 cancelled)

Sun, 11/22 at 9:00am

There will be no discussion session on Sun, Nov 29.
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