November 21, 2018
Issue No. 47
Our hugely successful Beer and Carols at Oak and Iron Brewery is back for 2018! This year we've partnered with First UMC in North Andover to help support their Christmas Pop-Up Shop, which will be selling heavily subsidized toys for families with tight finances this year. We're opening ticket sales (only $5) for the next week and a half to our churches before the general public. Get yours today!

Click here to get your tickets.
Worship Service

This Sunday's scripture reading is a familiar one. In fact, we say it every time we worship: It's the Lord's Prayer. I wish we had time to walk through the entire prayer, but we'll be focusing in on "forgiveness" as we continue our series on the Pillars of Joy. We'll explore what forgiveness can mean in our lives - forgive others and ourselves. As always, we'll sing, pray and be church together. Pastor Alex preaching. See you in church! Childcare available.

Music -The Pickers are playing!  Come and hear inspiring music by Glen Campbell, Kate Wolf, Bob Franke. Next Sunday, Dec 2, all are welcome to join the Pick-up Choir at 9:15 to sing "Come, Emmanuel, Come" by Jay Rouse, a beautiful setting of familiar text to the classic folk tune Scarborough Fair.

Hanging of the Greens
Come join the Flower committee after  worship service  this Sunday  and  help decorate our church for the  Advent/Christmas season. Meet in the Sanctuary after you have refreshments at Fellowship Hour.
Office closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday

The office will close mid-afternoon on Wednesday, November 21st and reopen on Monday, November 26.
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!
Help with the 2018 Senior Tea!
Saturday, December 8th from 1-3pm

The revival of the Senior Tea was a huge success last year, so we'd like to try it again! This year it will be on Saturday, December 8th from 1-3pm. We'll need many hands to help make it happen. Please jump on over to the Sign Up Genius to see how you can volunteer to help. Any questions? Reach out to Pastor Alex.
Calling for Advent Brunch Volunteers

Fellowship is looking for a few volunteers to help with the Advent Brunch on Sunday, December 9th. We need folks for set-up, clean-up and serving.  Come and join the team that puts this special holiday event together. To volunteer or ask questions, please email Laurie Sorota or call her at 978-886-3975.
In need of a walker or cane?

If you or someone you know is in need of a walker or 4-point cane, please call Cathy Urquhart of Andover at 978-289-0626 (her cell).
  • 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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