November 19 Weekly Connection

Hi everyone,  Hope you are having a good week!  This is a very busy week here at UCN as I am sure it is for you.  Please read through this email and make note of the things that pertain to you.

First on the list is …Pie Day!  Thank you to everyone who has ordered a pie or contributed supplies!  Saturday morning at 9:00, the kitchen and Veno Hall will be abuzz with baking!  Our WISH group sponsors this event but if you  are interested in helping out or seeing what all the activity is about, you are welcome to stop by!  The pies will be ready for pick-up on Sunday morning during coffee time.  Look for the display table in Veno Hall.  The cost of each pie is $10.00.

Sunday morning at 10:00 is our worship service.  This is Thanksgiving Sunday and we do indeed have much to be thankful for!  Perhaps some of those things come to mind and you can offer those at our Praise and Prayer time in the service.  Our choir will be singing, Chris will be playing the piano and Pastor Kevin will bring an encouraging message.  Kids Connection meets as usual.  Coffee time follows in Veno Hall and the Bible study will meet in the church parlor.  I hope you are able to join us on Sunday morning!

This Sunday we have a great thanksgiving activity for kids during kids connection, and will have a brief Thanksgiving themed family rally after the worship service for kids, parents and older siblings!

Sunday at 3pm in the welcome center there will be a casual afternoon tea for new moms with little ones younger than a year. Moms can come with or without little ones, and nursing is welcomed! 

If you’ve been following United Church of Norwood on social media- you can now also follow us on Instagram: unitedchurchofnorwood

Our Open Door Thanksgiving dinner is Wednesday evening at 5:30.  If you volunteered to contribute a turkey, please speak to Georgia or Marie on Sunday to be sure they know!   I am unaware of any other meal needs, but you can check with Georgia and Marie on that as well.  You are welcome to join our Open Door guests for dinner here at 5:30 too!

Ladies – if you are involved with the new Bible Study, please see me for your book.  The first get-together will be Saturday, November 28th at 9:00.  Please read Chapter 1 in preparation.  Cost of the book is $12.00.

THE CHRISTMAS FAIR IS COMING!  Christmas Fair, Dec 5th: Please see the table in the Fellowship Hall for signup sheets, fair posters if you have a place to post them (Perks and the library come to mind!), and raffle tickets to sell ahead of time. We also have a flyer to help you with gift basket suggestions. Shannon Thomas has kindly agreed to run the bake table again, please let her know if you can bake or want to help. Do think about how you might be able to help the day of the fair, as well as ahead of time. One area that needs lots of helpers is preparing the treasurers room. We need folks to move items into the welcome center, sort, clean and price (it would be great if we had different people doing different tasks). With many hands, it is a fun job. Please let me know if you can help. Please be in touch with me if you have suggestions, ideas, or questions (barbrialan@yahoo.com) ~ Barbara Sweeny

As the holidays approach, please keep in mind that the first Sunday of Advent is November 29th.  Communion will be offered that Sunday.

SERVING ON SUNDAY:

Greeter:  Barbara Sulfaro
Ushers:  To be determined
Kids:  Meg, Georgia, Sandy
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