October 31st, 2019
Issue No. 43
Day of Service
This Sat., Nov. 2nd

Work beside others of all ages and abilities as we life up our community. Click here to pick a project!

No need to cook after a long day of service! Our Ham and Bean supper begins at 5:30pm. RSVP to dinner here and email Kate if you can bring a dessert!
Sunday Worship

Our Scripture for this Sunday (1 John 4:16 - 21) provides a simple yet profound definition of the Divine in our life: God is love. As humans, we love one another, because God first loved us. And when we choose to abide in God's love, all fear is cast out. How different might our world be if we let love be our guide, rather than fear? In worship, we'll practice our two sacraments, baptism and communion, as an embodiment of God's love in our midst. Pastor Dana preaching.

The Sanctuary Choir will sing the gorgeous Ubi Caritas by French composer Maurice Duruflé, and Carole-Georgine West will play a postlude based on the Old Hundredth hymn tune by Canadian composer Healey Willan.
Faith Forum
8:45am in the library

We'll discuss pg 164-165 (refrigeration) from the book Drawdown. According to the book, this is the #1 climate problem. We will also reflect on pg 190-191 of Laudato Si', by Pope Francis. Led by Tim Smith and Bill Schroeder. Child care available. Haven't read it? Come, listen, and be warmed by community. More here.
Annual Musical Showcase
2:30 in the Sanctuary

The church's extensive musical talent pool will be on display, with featured performers of many ages and musical persuasions.  Several of the church's choirs will participate for the first time!  A reception will follow. Questions? Contact Ron Dann at 978-470-2797 or 978-886-0884.
Let's Get Cozy and Knit!
Wed., Nov. 6th at 7:00pm at Caffe Nero

It's that time again--please join us as we knit by a cozy fire, drink a hot beverage, and chat with friends old and new about knitting and life.
Middle School Mission Trip
Fri., Nov. 8th-11th in Rangeley, ME

All 6th-8th graders are invited on our 4th annual Middle School Mission Trip to Rangeley, Maine! Details and registration here.
4 Week Ecclesiastes Bible Study
Sun., Nov. 10th at 8:45am in the library
Faith Forum will study Ecclesiastes, by Molly Baskette, a UCC pastor and author. Ecclesiastes is a short book, considered curmudgeonly and cynical, telling it like it is, pain and overwork, fear, and reminds us of the joys found in the simple life, friends, sunlight, and the good things that come from God. Details here.
Andrew Harris Ordination and gift
Sun., Nov. 10th at 3:00pm

As is custom for a home church, we'll be getting Andrew a gift. We plan to give him a gift certificate for a new robe. (Don't worry - it's not a surprise.) If you'd like to contribute, click here to contribute directly. If you prefer a check, please write "Ordination Gift" in the memo. Questions? Contact Pastor Alex. 
Thankful for Home Dinner
Sat. Nov. 16th at 5:30pm in Fellowship Hall

Join us for supper and games! Meet our new Lupine Road neighbors. We are thankful for you and thankful for home. RSVP by 11/13 to Amie Hellauer.
We need a fridge in the kitchen!

Do you have a used refrigerator you are looking to donate or sell? We would be happy to take it off your hands. Please let Joanne know!
Is your contact information up-to-date?

Have you canceled your home phone? Prefer calls on your cell phone? Changed your email address?  Please update your information in Realm (our new church database.) If you can't access Realm, email  Linda for a direct link or send your new information to the office.
Do you have square scarves?

The Cherub Choir is looking for a donation of square ladies' scarves, any pattern. If you have some that you are finished with, please pass them along to Cathy Meyer or leave them in the church office.
  • Fri., Nov. 1st Men's Breakfast
  • Sun., Nov. 17th New Members Joining Sunday
  • Sun., Nov. 24th Interfaith Service at Christ Church
  • Mon., Nov 25th Share-a-Meal donation collection
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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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