Christmas Fair & More: Weekly Connection

Hello everyone, Hope you are enjoying this first week of December – the warmer weather is certainly a bonus, especially as there is a lot of activity for the Christmas Fair going on!

Today was the beginning of set-up for the Fair. If you find yourself with some time to spare, come to the church Friday to help! Barbara Sweeny is directing the volunteers upstairs and there are plenty of tasks to be done.  Help is needed throughout the day and into the evening. Barbara will be here to direct you beginning at 10:00.

AND that brings us to Saturday which is the CHRISTMAS FAIR!

Our annual The Christmas Fair is on Saturday (9:00-3:00) with lunch available from 11:30-1:30pm . Please join us and bring your friends! The highlight of lunch is the Smith’s homemade turkey soup, the WISH women have been busy all year crafting and quilting, there is an extensive raffle table with fun baskets, multiple gift certificates, Bruins and Patriots jerseys, and more. The treasures room has gently used items for the home and Christmas items, books and toys. Don’t forget to visit the bake table! If you are able to help clean up and put the church back together Saturday afternoon (3:00) (and after coffee hour on Sunday), that would be most appreciated. See you at the fair!

Sunday worship begins at 10:00. This is the Second Sunday of Advent. As is our tradition, the Advent candle will be lit and there will be a special reading from one of our church families. Great music from our accompanist, Chris and wonderful music from our choir! Join us on Sunday mornings as we come apart from the busyness and remember the Christ in Christmas. Our Kids Connection and coffee time continue each week as well.

Please note that there will be a Kids Team meeting on Sunday following worship. I’m not sure where the meeting is so…look for Meg!

Kids Connection will be making a special advent & Christmas calendar craft this Sunday! They are also continuing to collect change to raise money towards supporting the Operation Christmas Child Bible Study for kids who receive shoeboxes!

Young Life continues meeting on Monday evening at 7:27 here on the top floor of the church. High schoolers welcome!

Next Wednesday evening at 5:30 is the Open Door Christmas Celebration! Our guests look forward to this fun evening to celebrate Christmas with a good meal and desserts. Santa usually stops by with a gift for each person 🙂 Everyone is welcome! Many thanks to all our volunteers who regularly spend hours preparing food each week! Especially at this time of year, it would be easy to slack off – our volunteers NEVER do that!

Also…Singspiration is Friday December 11th at 7:30. I expect there will be lots of Christmas carols sung and great special music from some very gifted people! We usually have a full sanctuary so plan on being here a bit early.

“SPRUCING UP THE CHURCH MORNING”
Saturday, December 12th! Come and help us make the church sparkle! Looking for volunteers…come for an hour or two or three ( between 9- Noon). Mostly light cleaning and some outdoor work. Hope to see you!

The next get-together for the Women’s Book Study is also Saturday, December 12th at 9:00 here at the church. Ladies, please read Chapter #2 in preparation. This finishes up about 10:00ish leaving time to help out with making the church sparkle!

Serving this Sunday:

-Greeter – Barbara Sulfaro
-Ushers: Dottie Cotter, Barbara Sweeny
-Kids: Deb B. Meg

I think that is all for now. I appreciate you reading through this and making note of those things that interest you.

Hope to see you at the Fair and again for worship on Sunday morning.

Thanks!

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