November 15, 2018
Issue No. 46
Interfaith Worship Service
This Sunday 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.
Worship Service
Jesus boldly tells his followers, "Do not worry about your life" (Matthew 6:25-33). But the truth is, we all worry. We fret, agonize, overthink, and stew about the things we can control and the things we cannot. If worry is part of this human experience, then we need a good dose of gratitude to know a life of joy. This Sunday is our Thanksgiving service in which we'll focus on the power of gratitude to balance the worry and fear we all struggle with. Pastor Dana preaching. See you in church! Childcare available.
Faith Forum
9:15am in the Library

Join us as we continue to explore The Book of Joy presenting the thoughts of the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu (the same book Dana and Alex are following in the Sunday sermons).  This week we are continuing to move through “The Pillars of Joy” and will discuss the sections on Acceptance, Gratitude, and Compassion. Come and join us, just to listen or share your thoughts.
Mix-It-Up Youth Fundraiser
After worship in Fellowship Hall

With our ovens out of commission, the Apple Pie Bake cannot happen as it normally does. However, our amazing and creative Youth Board has designed a brand new event! We are mixing it up with different dessert and soup mixes in jars for people to buy as gifts or to bring home for their holiday meals!
Interfaith Choir for all rehearsal
4:00pm in the Sanctuary
Join us as we prepare for the 5:00pm Interfaith worship service.
Our Whole Lives Info Meeting

Stay tuned for new date!
Calling all sopranos and altos!
Tonight! Thursday, November 15th from 8:50-9:15pm

We're putting together a special choir of high voices to sing for worship on November 25. If you would like to participate, please send Cathy an email.
This 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!
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.
Raising White Kids - book discussion/potluck dinner
Friday, November 30th at 6:00pm in the Youth Space

How do we raise our children to be allies in the struggle against racism? - Chanequa Walker-Barnes. Rev. Dr. Julie Mavity Maddalena will facilitate our discussion of Jennifer Harvey's book about bringing up children in a racially unjust America. 6-6:30 pot luck, 6:30-8 discussion. Childcare provided. Beverages will be provided. Pot luck assignments alphabetically:
  • A-H main dish
  • I-M salad or side
  • N-Z dessert
Habitat Work Day
Saturday, December 1 at 8:30am at Lupine Road

It is GO time! We invite you get hands-on from the ground up on the Lupine Road on December 1! We need 12 volunteers so grab a friend and sign up with Ellen Arvidson. No experience necessary. Volunteers 16 and up are welcome. Volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Craft Fair
Saturday, December 1st from 9:30am-2:00pm

Shop local ● Shop Handmade ● Original Art & Crafts...Jewelry, pottery, local honey, quilted/sewn items, greeting cards, portraits, handmade soaps, luxury jams, hand knit items, antique tableware…and much more!
Looking for Cookie Bakers!
By Friday, December 7th

The Board of Women's Ministries' cookie fundraiser is on Sunday, December 9th during the Advent Brunch. Would you consider baking festive cookies for our fundraiser? Funds raised go towards a donation to a charity that aids women and provides Women's Retreat scholarships for women of our church. We ask you to drop off 2-3 dozen cookies (or more) in the kitchen in a closed container, marked "BOWM", by Friday, December 7th. Due to moisture issues, we ask for cookies rather than cupcakes or brownies. Baking in advance and freezing cookie works if early December is too busy. Also - store bought cookies OR bags of festively wrapped chocolate kisses are appreciated! Email Diane Morris if interested. Thank you!
Are you looking for a place to celebrate Thanksgiving?

If you are looking to spend Thanksgiving with others but not sure where to go, please email Dana or Jenn.
Habitat For Humanity - Update from the Lupine Road Liaison Group  

The Family Selection Committee has chosen the four families for the Habitat homes on Lupine Road. We are very excited to welcome them to the community. Stay tuned for more information on these families and what we as a church will be doing to offer our support and friendship.
  • Sun., Nov. 25th Hanging of the Greens
  • Sun., Dec. 2nd
    • Advent Wreath Making
    • Pick-Up Choir
  • Sat., Dec. 8th Senior Christmas Tea
  • Sun., Dec. 9th Advent Brunch
  • Tues., Dec. 11th Blue Christmas Worship
  • Sat., Dec. 15th Traditional Caroling
  • Sun., Dec. 16th Family Christmas Pageant Rehearsal
  • Wed., Dec. 19th Beer & Carols
  • Fri., Jan. 25th-Sun., Jan. 27th Women's Retreat
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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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