January 9th, 2020
Issue No. 2
On Tuesday night, the Board of World Service voted to give $2000 to the Anti-Defamation League in support of our Jewish brothers and sisters after the November and December spike in anti-Semitic attacks in New York.
Sunday Worship

This Sunday is our annual Congregational Care Sunday in which we remember the ties that bind us together and be prayerful about how we might be called to serve one another. We'll look at Jesus' baptism as a model of vulnerability and leadership. Pastor Alex preaching. Childcare available.

South Church Ringers will offer special music, and the Sanctuary Choir will sing Light of the World, an anthem by Karen Marrolli. This anthem was donated by Nancy Miller in honor of her long friendship with Anne Clough. Would you like to donate an anthem to our music library in honor? Speak with Cathy Meyer.
Faith Forum
8:45am in the church library

We will continue last week's animated discussion about recycling and actions we can take.  With reference to "Paper" pg 167 and "Water" pg 170 from Drawdown edited by Paul Hawken.  Led by Tim Smith and Bill Schroeder. Come and be warmed by this community of faithful seekers. Child care available.
Mission Trip Planning/Cupid’s Meeting
3:15pm in the Youth Space

If you are planning on attending the mission trip this year, please come to this meeting to give input for one of our important events leading up to the trip. We’ll meet in the youth space.
Donations Needed for CityReach
TODAY Thursday, Jan. 8th

Are you able to help our confirmands help others when they head to CityReach tomorrow? If so, please drop off items TODAY!
  • Gently used, warm adult clothing
  • New men's/women's socks & underwear
  • New women's bras
  • Gentle used rolling bags, suitcases
Newcomer Gatherings
Tues., Jan. 14th & 21st at 7:00pm in the SC Library

South Church may be over 300 years old, but our thinking isn’t. We believe that loving God with all your heart doesn’t mean you can’t use all of your head, too. If you agree, we’d love to see more of you. Questions? Contact Alex.
Annual Chili Cookoff
Saturday, January 25th from 5:30-7pm in Fellowship Hall

How is your chili recipe? Are you better suited for eating and critiquing? Grab your crockpot! All ages are welcome to help us crown a 2020 champion! Chili or chowder; con carne or vegetarian. If you want to help by providing corn bread, salad or dessert, contact David Strong or Alex Schuck.
Game Night!
Sat., Jan. 18th from 4:00-8:00pm

Calling all gamers! Join your South Church friends for some fun. We’ll have tables set up with all sorts of games for all ages and skill levels. Bring your own snacks/dinner but we will have a bit of food available. Interested? Reach out to David Strong or Jim McQuade.
Pulpit Exchange and Shabbat Dinner 1/31
RSVP by Thursday, Jan. 23rd

Temple Emanuel invites the members of South Church to RSVP for a traditional Shabbat dinner following the 6:30pm service on Jan. 31st. It will be an opportunity for our two communities to break bread together and celebrate our many years of a very fruitful and meaningful friendship. Details and RSVP here.
Women's Retreat Canceled

Due to scheduling issues, the women's retreat this year has been canceled. We do have one planned for January 2021 and hope to do a one day retreat this Spring. Stay tuned!
Are You Looking for Your Offering Envelopes?

If you have used offering envelopes in the past, you can find your 2020 box of envelopes in the Narthex, on the table in between the Sanctuary doors. Please do not use any of the 2019 envelopes. If you haven't used offering envelopes before, but would like to, email Joanne to get your own box of envelopes.
A new year, and let’s consider new habits!

It is easy to become discouraged rather than step up. Green Bee wants to look for ways to reduce carbon and increase our satisfaction in doing it. Stay tuned! In the meantime, pay attention to one of the biggest impact measures that involves no pain or sacrifice. Community choice aggregation (CCA) is the single most important action a community can take to reduce its carbon footprint!
Star Words

Would you like a star word this year? Stop by the office!
Lost & Found

Stop by and grab your items (many are labeled). Lost and found will be donated soon.
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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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