January 10th, 2019
Issue No. 2
Musical Audition/Read-through THIS SUNDAY!
2:00pm in Fellowship Hall

The South Church Players announce the 2019 musical...The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee! Click here for audition details or here to learn more about this hysterical, Tony-award winning story!
Worship Service

Rabbi Dr. Robert Goldstein will preach as we continue the 20+ year tradition of the annual pulpit exchange. When the exchange began, South Church was the oldest house of worship in the town while the synagogue was the youngest. Childcare available.
Faith Forum
9:15am in the Library
Faith Forum begins a new discussion called "Painting the Stars", Science, Religion and an evolving Faith. Exploring the connections between modern science and Christian spirituality, a 20 minute video features a number of leading evolutionary theologians. No book required. Come and join us for a cup of coffee, fellowship and conversation. Facilitators: Bill Schroeder, Dave VanArsdale, Christina Ouimet, and others.
South Church Swing Dance
This Sat. January 12th from 6pm-9pm

Join us for a beginner swing dance lesson and some social dancing taught by South Church's own Erica Shaw. No partner or experience needed. Dress as fancy as you want, but wear comfy dancing shoes. RSVP and details here.
Women's Retreat: "Knowing Ourselves"
early bird discount through Jan. 15th

Fri., January 25th-Sunday, January 27th

Working with Rev. Dana, we will explore different Enneagram types and how we use the innate gifts we've been given by God. Details and sign ups here. Find this link on our website, under 'Events'.
Office closed
Monday, January 21st

The office will be closed in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.
Theology on Tap
Tuesday, January 22nd at 7:00 at Caffè Nero

Theology isn’t only the stuff of dense books and dead theologians – it happens any time we name God at work in the world. Sit down with Theology on Tap, a friendly and open discussion group.
Lenten Devotion Tradition Deadline
Friday, January 25th

There is a tradition at South Church of sharing a blessing, a poem, essays, inspiration, of your own or of your choosing for our Lenten Devotions. This year, the deacons invite you to reflect on mountains, valleys, rivers, lakes...THE SACRED TERRAIN OF OUR JOURNEYS. Details and submission info here.
Congratulations to Andrew Harris

Andrew completed his Phase IV.C last week on his path towards ordination! He appeared before the Committee on Ministry and talked through three pastoral care case studies. Andrew was thoughtful, faithful, pastoral, and funny. Keep an eye out for the next step of the process for Andrew. Also, please keep Andrew, Jenn Murray and Renee Manning in your prayers as they journey towards ordained ministry.
Cupid's Cabaret Mystery Basket Request

The Youth Board is excited to announce our annual Cupid's Cabaret on February 9th at 6:30pm! There will be live acts, treats and fellowship for everyone. Make sure to get it on your calendars now!

Every year we raffle off amazing gift cards and prizes. Would you like to donate to these baskets? Specifically, we're hoping for some "white elephant" prizes for a special "Mystery Basket"! Did you receive a gift card that you know you'll never use? Or a gift that maybe isn't quite your style? Feel free to "upcycle" that gift for our raffle baskets this year! Any donations can be brought to the youth space! Can't wait to see you all at Cupid's!
Pledge Update
Thank you to the many members and families who have generously pledged to South Church for 2019! In order to finalize our budget by Annual Meeting, we hope to have all pledges received by Mon., Jan. 14th. Click here to pledge online.
  • Fri., Jan 18th Men's Breakfast
  • Sun., Jan. 27th Caregivers
  • Sat., Feb. 2nd Annual Chili Cook-off
  • Sat., Feb. 9th Cupids
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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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