November 8, 2018
Issue No. 45
100th Anniversary
of the end of World War I

The Sanctuary Choir will sing the beautiful anthem Finally Home, written by David Lantz III, to prepare us for the tolling of the steeple bell 11 times in honor of those who served our country on the centennial anniversary of the end of World War I. Brian Diehl will be offering special music for the prelude, meditation, and postlude. It is with high hopefulness that we join in this nation-wide commemoration in hope and prayer for a perpetual world lasting peace.
Worship Service
Join us for worship as we'll continue exploring the Pillars of Joy. This Sunday we'll focus in on Acceptance. What does it mean to find acceptance in our lives - and God's role in the world? As always, we'll sing, pray and be church together. 
Childcare available.
Annual Musical Showcase
2:30pm in the Sanctuary
The church's extensive musical talent pool will be on display, with featured performers of many ages and musical persuasions.  A reception will follow in Fellowship Hall.
Due to illness cherub, carol, youth, and sanctuary choirs are cancelled today, Thursday, November 8th.
Office Closed
Monday, November 12th

In observation of the Veterans Day holiday, the office will be closed on Monday. Please note, the office will be open 9:00am-1:00pm Tuesday through Friday next week. 
Book Discussion "So you want to talk about race"
Tuesday., November 13th at 7:00pm at Memorial Hall Library

The Social Justice Coalition invites you to a discussion exploring the complex reality of today’s racial landscape – from white privilege and police brutality to systemic discrimination and the Black Lives Matter movement. Details here.
Saturday, November 17th at 5:00pm

With our ovens out of commission, the Apple Pie Bake cannot happen as it normally does this year. However, our amazing and creative Youth Board has designed a brand new fellowship event for our youth! Come to the Mix-It-Up Youth Fundraiser on Saturday November 17th @ 5pm for grades 6-12! We’ll be putting together different dessert and soup mixes in jars for people to buy as gifts or to bring home for their holiday meals! Afterward we’ll have a time of games and fun for everyone!
Interfaith Worship Service
Sunday, November 18th at 5:00pm

Over 15 clergy from Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, and Christian traditions will stand side by side to offer prayers of peace, hope, and love. When we join our voices in song and prayer, we banish the darkness and let the light of God’s love shine through. Come and join us in a spirit of unity and hope.
Our Whole Lives Info Meeting
Sunday, November 18th at 6:00pm

For parents of 7th and 8th graders at South Church. Our Whole Lives (OWL) helps participants make informed and responsible decisions about their relationships, health and behavior in the context of their faith.
Donate a Thanksgiving Dinner!
Monday, November 19th from 3:00-7:00pm in the church parking lot
200 of our neighbors are counting on the people of South Church this holiday! Call (978) 258-4255 or email Beth Kiker if you can donate. Buy the groceries for a complete Thanksgiving meal, including a FROZEN turkey, put it in a sturdy cardboard box and deliver to the church parking lot. Boxes available at the church. Details and shopping list here.
Calling all sopranos and altos! 

We're putting together a special choir of high voices to sing for worship on November 25.  We will rehearse 8:50-9:15 on Thursday, Nov 15.  If you would like to participate, please send Cathy an email.
Board of World Service would like to thank all those that helped to make this year's Day of Service a wonderful success!
Thank you!

The Fellowship Committee would like to thank everyone who helped us with the Ham and Bean Supper; bakers, servers, set up crew, clean up crew, and those willing to pitch in with anything.  They say many hands make for light work. We were truly blessed to have so many hands working together.
Love Without Walls Signs

In effort to spread the word, our "Love Without Walls" yard signs are now available for only $10 after worship or in the office!
  • Sun., Nov. 25th Hanging of the Greens
  • Sat., Dec. 1st Hand to Hand Craft Fair
  • Sun., Dec. 2nd
    • Advent Wreath Making
    • Pick-Up Choir
  • Sun., Dec. 9th Advent Brunch
  • Tues., Dec. 11th Blue Christmas Worship
  • Sat., Dec. 15th Traditional Caroling
  • Sun., Dec. 16th Family Christmas Pageant Rehearsal
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Pastor Dana and Pastor Alex take Fridays as a Sabbath day off. If a pastoral issue arises on a Friday or Saturday, please call or text the Pastoral Emergency number, 978-710-8711 to directly connect with the on-call pastor.
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