November 21st, 2019
Issue No. 46
Share-a-Meal donation collection
(we still need about 75 meals!)
Mon., Nov 25th from 3:00-7:00pm
at South Church
Let's help provide families with a special meal to celebrate Thanksgiving. Please email Beth if you plan to donate a meal. Click here for suggested shopping lists and details.
Sunday Worship

This Sunday, we’re lifting up the different seasons of the church year: Advent, Christmas, Epiphany, Lent, Easter, Pentecost and Ordinary Time. Each season of our life has something to teach us, just as each season of the liturgical year has a way of pointing us toward God. By lifting up each of them this Sunday, we’re hoping that when we’re in the midst of them, we’ll pay attention to the season we’re in, so we’re less shocked when it’s gone by. We know that each season ends, but our work is to embrace the place we’re in and feel the presence of God and be surprised by the love we find there.
Faith Forum
8:45am in the library

We will discuss the book Drawdown edited by Paul Hawken and watch a video about a surprising climate mitigation topic - food and agriculture. We will also reflect on a portion (pg 190-191) of Laudato Si, by Pope Francis. Led by Tim Smith and Bill Schroeder. Child care available.
Apple Pie Bake Sale
after worship in Fellowship Hall

Our middle and high school are baking yummy, amazing, delicious, fundraising pies for you! Please pick up one for you, one for your neighbor, and one for the person that washes the dishes after Thanksgiving dinner. Funds raised support the spring mission trip. 
Time to Order Your Poinsettia!
November 24th & December 1st after worship

To decorate during the Christmas season, it is a tradition to grace the sanctuary with poinsettias. To do this, we need your help! Order in person after worship or through email. Details here.
Interfaith Worship Service
3:00pm at Christ Church

Joining our voices in song and prayer, we banish the darkness and let the light of God’s love shine through.
Caregivers Support Group
7:00pm in the SC library

The ministry of care-giving can be frustrating, isolating, and all-consuming. Are you caring for a parent, spouse or other loved one – or preparing to do so? Join others for confidential conversation and fellowship.
Call for Apple Pie Volunteers
This Sat., Nov. 23rd any time from 3:00pm on!

We need some adult help with the Apple Pie Bake! Come for as little or as long as you like. Sign up here!
Apple Pie Bake Extravaganza! (grades 6-12)
This Sat., Nov. 23rd at 3:00pm

Our youth fundraiser needs kids' help prepping apples and baking pies. Is your child thinking about the spring mission trip? We need their help with the Apple Pie Bake! Sign up here! High Schoolers have a sleepover following the baking - sign up here for the sleepover!
Share-A-Meal Volunteers
Monday, Nov. 25th at South Church

Please help from set up at 2:00pm to clean up at 7:00pm. Email Kate if you can help out for any or all of the time needed.
Advent is for Everyone workshop (wreath-making)
Sun., Dec. 1st at 11:15am in Fellowship Hall
Come and make your advent wreath as a family and discover how there is something in Advent for everyone – whether you are very young or just very young at heart.
"Honk" Musical Auditions
Mon., Dec. 2nd/Wed., Dec. 4th

South Church Players are pleased to announce this year's musical...HONK!  Audition materials will be on the board outside the office. Click here for more information.
  • 12/2   7 pm - 9 pm:  try-outs (Fellowship Hall)
  • 12/4   7 pm - 9 pm:  try-outs (Chapel)
  • 12/9   7 pm - 9 pm:  call-backs (room TBD)
2020 Giving Pledge Update

The Giving Committee is pleased to report that as of Friday, November 15, we received nearly $660,000 in pledges from 210 families! This is 94 percent of our ambitious goal of $700,000. A very heartfelt Thank You to all who generously and promptly responded.  We are reaching out to those whom we have not heard from and hope to close our gap by year’s end.
Green Bee sezzzz there are many ways this Thanksgiving to lower your carbon footprint

It may seem unthinkable not to have turkey but you can lower your carbon footprint. Change the foods you eat, choose organic, and reduce your food waste. This guide has suggestions and information about how food choices affect our planet!
Do you like to bake cookies?

Get details and sign up here to bake for the annual Christmas Cookie Sale by the Board of Women’s Ministries. Cookies needed by Friday Dec 13. Questions? Email Marianne Knowles.

Do you like to eat cookies? Buy a plate of cookies on December 15 during Fellowship!
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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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