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December 19th, 2019
Issue No. 51
Family Service & Christmas Pageant
10:00am
 
Join us in singing carols & celebrating Christ’s birth amidst the sweet chaos of shepherds, angels & sheep of our Christmas Pageant.
 
Faith Forum
8:45am in the library

Accidental Saints by Nadia Bolz-Weber, Chapters 7 & 8, We are back to the “snarky” Nadia with two Advent Lessons. Haven’t read the material? Come anyway.  It’s OK! You’ll get something good from the discussion. Child care is available.
Gifts That Grow
after worship

Are you struggling to find the perfect Christmas gift? Choose a mission, make a donation, and receive a beautiful Christmas Gift-card to give to that tricky person on your list. Click here for details.
Christmas Photo Booth
in the Fellowship Hall

Do you need a Christmas greeting? We’ve got you covered! Come take a photo during Advent right here at church.
High School Youth Group Christmas Party
4:00pm

 
Come and bring a pair of socks to donate to our siblings in need and a pair of funky socks to swap at our gift swap!
35th Annual MV Christian Men’s Christmas Eve Breakfast
Final RSVP by Mon., Dec. 23rd
 
Over 250 men gathering together! We will accept donations for Neighbors in Need (baby formula-especially blue label Similac and diapers-sizes 4, 5, and 6). $18 (cash) per person. RSVP to Jim Hackett (978-985-8151) or Brad Heim (978-376-3178). At the Andover Country Club: Coffee 6:30, Breakfast 7:30 – 9:00am.
Office Closed
Tues., Dec. 24th - Wed., Jan. 1st

The office will reopen on Thursday, January 2nd.
Christmas Eve Worship
3:00pm & 10:00pm (9:40pm prelude)
 
  • 3:00pm – Lessons & Carols - Join us as we sing carols and share the Christmas story together.
  • 10:00pm – Carols & Candlelight - We will engage with the traditional stories in a reflective, meaningful way. Our service will culminate by singing “Silent Night” as we fill the sanctuary with candlelight. Prelude begins at 9:40pm.
Senior Epiphany Tea
Saturday Jan. 4th from 1-3pm in Fellowship Hall
 
Join us for finger sandwiches, a photo booth, tea, entertainment, and a Three Kings Cake. Who will be crowned King or Queen at your table? The Deacons want to see you there! Bring a friend. Transportation available. Contact Meredith Moody at 978-807-4251 for more information.
HONK! Update
Sunday, Jan. 5th

The Musical Theater Production Team would love to have you in HONK! Last chance to audition is January 5th at 1:00pm. If you cannot attend but want to be part of the cast, arrive that day at 2:00pm for the first rehearsal. If you’re not one for the stage, we have support roles, too! Click here for more information.
Looking for that perfect music gift?

Give the gift that gives not once, not twice, but more! Purchase an anthem, in memory or honor of a loved one or event, to donate to our Music Library. Click here for options or speak with Cathy Meyer, Linda Mesler, or Steve Fink for details.
Senior Epiphany Tea Call for Volunteers

On January 4th, we will host another tea for the seniors in our congregation. Last year was a wonderful success and we need some help to make this year just as successful. There are ways to help both prior to the event and the day of. Click here for details and sign up.
Green Bee was buzzed...

...to hear Dana mention history of the significance of trees in our celebration of Christmas, as well as the role that they play in contributing  to the health of our planet. Countries around the world recognize their role as sustainers and builders of carbon in our atmosphere. "Since 1990, France’s forest areas have increased by 7%, in Nepal, satellite images revealed that forests expanded from 26% in 1992 to 45% in 2016, and Costa Rica announced it has doubled its forest cover in the last 30 years; half its land surface is now covered with trees, a huge carbon sink and a big draw for tourists." Click here to read more global good news.
  • Fri., Dec. 20th Men's Breakfast
  • Sun., Dec. 29th 10:00am worship (no nursery care)
  • Sat., Jan. 4th Habitat Build Day
  • Sun., Jan. 5th Star Sunday
  • Sun., Jan. 5th Alumni Potluck Lunch
  • Fri., Jan. 31st Pulpit Exchange and Shabbat dinner
             
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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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