November 6 Weekly Connection!

Hope you are loving these summer days of November!  I have a lengthy list of things to remind you about.  I am going to try and be brief so I am not just duplicating the Sunday bulletin.  This is a busy time of year and there are many things happening and coming up here at church.  Please remember to stay tuned in and be a part of those things that God brings to your mind.

Tomorrow at 9:30 in Veno Hall we will be having a Faith Seeds seminar with Sue Johnson.  Sue was here about a year ago and shared a very moving lesson that she teaches to incarcerated women.  Back by popular demand, Sue will be talking about another series that she presents in prison.  This one is called “I Said Yes”.  Coffee will be available.  Everyone is welcome!

Sunday morning worship begins at 10:00.  Great singing, music from the choir, special offertory from Rachel & Meg and Pastor Kevin continues his message series.  Kids Connection is available for kids of all ages. Following the service, coffee time happens in Veno Hall.  Also, our Building Stewards will be doing a walk-through of the church buildinglooking at the huge amount of space we have here and how it can best be utilized.  Everyone is welcome to walk along and offer your input.  It is easy to see the same things the same way – fresh eyes helps change that!  The walk-through starts in Veno Hall during coffee time.  Look for Pastor Kevin.

We have a lot of gifted people here in our church.  Steve Rudolph is one of those people.  Sunday afternoon at 3:00 Steve will be at the Norwood Library with his “Swing Fever Trio” performing “popular American music from the 30’s to the 50″s”.  I understand this is a very popular event and although there is no charge for admission, registration is required.  Give the library a call at 781.769.0200 ext. 110 or 222.  I am sure Steve would love to see you there!

Council members – please make note of the Council meeting on Monday evening at 7:00 in the Ruth Room.

Young Life also meets on Monday evening at 7:27 on the top floor. All high schoolers welcome!

Please be sure and visit the display table in Veno Hall for all the details on Pie Day.  Pies will be made on November 21st here at the church and will be available for pick-up the next day.  The cost is $10 for each pie you order.  You can also help out by providing some of the supplies needed.  Cindy Rudolph is manning the display table – please speak to Cindy with any questions.  Thanks for your support!

The Open Door volunteers are still in need of at least three turkeys to roast for the dinner they will be serving on November 25th.  Turkeys that weigh at least 15 pounds are needed.  Please speak to Georgia or Marie if you are able to help out.  AND again…thanks for your support 🙂

Marion Rich requests are due in the church office no later than November 22nd.  We have no wiggle room on this, so your cooperation is appreciated.

OPERATION SHOEBOX – Our collection date is next Sunday, November 15th.  This is a terrific outreach ministry – Please be a part of it!  Supplies available in the Welcome Center.

LADIES – The books for the women’s study have been ordered and I expect to see them at my door in the next few days.  The cost of each book is $12.00.  I will let you know when they arrive.

Don’t forget to take a look at the sign-up outside of the kitchen to help out with coffee time.  We specifically need help with set-up and clean-up.  Thanks to those who have already committed to help out with goodies to share.

A million thanks to Barbara Sweeny for her willingness to “chair” this year’s Christmas Fair which is on Saturday, December 5th.  This is a very challenging task despite the thought that the fair “runs itself”.  There are many details that Barbara will be handling, but your enthusiastic help is needed too!  Here’s some food for though to get things moving:

The Christmas Fair is coming Dec 5th! I know it’s only the beginning of November, but the Fair will be here before we know it! There are many ways that you can help. If you have any interest in helping, behind the scenes, the day of the Fair, in any way at all, please email me (barbrialan@yahoo.com) so I can include you on the team to email ideas with. Just having a group to bounce ideas off is helpful — even if your time is limited. Any and all suggestions are welcome! Specific ways you can help right now are: (1) We need a flyer to post — I thought I would open that up to anyone who likes to create documents. I can send you a Word document with the basic information and you can play. We need that by early next week. (2) We solicit contributions of raffle items from local businesses, like a gift card at Perks or that sort of thing. If you have a connection with a business or person who would like to make a contribution, please let me know. (3) We raffle off theme baskets at the fair — think of something you can provide. You don’t have to assemble the basket yourself, we can do that. You could provide a selection of items that would make a fun gift basket. You will be getting more information on how you can help in the weeks ahead. ~ Barbara Sweeny

Just a reminder that purchasing the altar flowers for Sunday worshipis a nice way to recognize someone special.  The cost is $30.  The flowers are delivered on Saturday afternoon and you are welcome to take them following the Sunday service.  See the sign-up sheet outside of the kitchen…right next to the coffee time sign up 🙂

You will NOT be seeing the insert for updating your contact info in Sunday’s bulletin.  In the next several weeks we will be compiling a new directory.  If you did not fill out a new form, please do so.  Forms are available on the Resource Tables and can be left at the office or placed in the offering plate.  You have no idea how much I appreciate your help!

A friendly reminder…if you are involved in a ministry here at the church or are working on a task, please pick up after yourself.  We have a very large church and it is easy to get side-tracked.  We are so blessed to have this space and we need to be good stewards of that blessing.  Thanks for your help!

Serving on Sunday:

 Greeter – Barbara Sulfaro,

 Ushers – Dot Cotter, Barbara Sweeny,

 Kids Connection – Meg, Scott & Angela Chadwick

Lots of things to remember aren’t there?  Thanks for reading through and making note of what matters to you.

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