Sunday, November 26: Adult Education – 9 am in the Fireplace Room. Come join an ongoing study group which meets Sundays at 9 am in the Fireplace Room. All are welcome.
Sunday, November 26: Book Discussion Group – After the 10 am service in the Fireplace Room. We are reading up to the end of Part II, page 181 of Rohr’s “Divine Dance”. Brian & Brooke Skea
Sunday, November 26: Thanks to our youth, THE GIVING TREE IS UP in the reception room. This year we are purchasing gifts for families of the Homeless Prevention Council and the Safe Harbor domestic violence shelter. Stop by and pick a dove from the tree and an instruction sheet on your way to the Parish Hall after the service today or at any time the office is open during the week. Remember to return your dove with your gifts ASAP as we must have all the gifts for delivery by December 10. Thank you!
Wednesday, November 29: Wednesdays at Six: This four week series “Grownups in Narnia” is a new spiritual formation/adult education offering which will be held in the Parish Hall from 6 pm to 6:40 pm. From the Chronicles, we’ll be reading The Silver Chair. November 29: Chapter Nine, “How They Discovered Something Worth Knowing”; Chapter Ten, “Travels Without the Sun”; Chapter Eleven, “In the Dark Castle”; and, Chapter Twelve, “The Queen of Underland.”
Saturday, December 2 and Sunday, December 3: Annual First Fruits Sale – 9 am to 4 pm in the Parish Hall. Choose a fresh green centerpiece for your holiday table, a bough for your mantel, or smaller arrangements for gift-giving to teachers, home-bound friends, and neighbors. Buy homemade Christmas cookies and cakes. All proceeds will be donated to local charities. Interested in helping? Call Dottie Walsh at 508-945-3969. FRESH GREENS TO DONATE? Please bring them to the Parish Hall November 28 to Friday, December 1.
Sunday, December 3: Youth Brunch – In the Parish Hall after the 10 am service – Please come to a delicious brunch, prepared and served by our fabulous youth! YUMMY!!
Tuesday, December 7: Ladies Luncheon – 12 Noon in the Parish Hall. Please save the date and join us as we usher in this festive time of year. With you as chorus and Dilys at the piano, we can sing our favorite carols once again. Bring a sandwich to share. Our committee for December is: Ginny Lucil, chips; Sue Stevens, paper goods; Sandy Marshall, table decorations; Jane Affleck, lemon and half and half; and Klondike Bar Dessert.
Friday, December 8: Labyrinth Walk – in the Parish Hall at 10 am. This monthly Friday morning walk led by Darlene T. Hagon, Veriditas-certified Labyrinth Facilitator will focus on the theme, Gifts. She will guide us in exploring the ways in which gifts are an important part of human relationships. Labyrinth Walk and Celebration of the Eucharist, 5:30 pm. The Evening Labyrinth Walk with Eucharist will prompt us to ponder the true question of Advent: What are we waiting for? The entire service is softly lit and accompanied by meditative music. Anne Koehler + presides. Please join us whether you sit to meditate or walk the labyrinth.
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CHURCH SCHOOL – Ready? Set! GO to the bulletin board in the Gathering Room and SIGN UP for your part in the: CHRISTMAS PAGEANT, December 24; Epiphany Trope, January 7; how many houses your family would like to make at GINGERBREAD HOUSE MAKING; how many pieces of pizza you wish to eat! DECEMBER 3: Advent Wreath Making during class time in the Gathering Room – bring greens if you can – church school will provide all supplies. Father Adam will bless wreaths! DECEMBER 3 – Christmas Pageant costume assignment – Parish Hall entry way after 10 am service. DECEMBER 7 (Thursday): 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm, ADULTS assemble houses, volunteers needed! DECEMBER 9 – the one & only Christmas Pageant rehearsal (5 pm) – Gingerbread House Making (6:15 pm) and pizza. DECEMBER 10 – Sale of Gingerbread Houses, Parish Hall.
Saturday, December 9: ADVENT RETREAT – 9:30 am to 2 pm, St. Christopher’s Church, 625 Main St., Chatham. Journey through Advent with the Trinity; lead by Gail Smith+. Please bring a brown bag lunch. Questions? Call 508-945-2832
Sunday, December 17: Brewster/Dennis Shepherd Group will meet at 5 p.m. at the home of Nancy Ludewig, 1510 Long Pond Road, Brewster.
CHS ARTISTS: The featured CHS artist for the month of November is Janet Winter. Janet has been doing artwork all her life – happily progressing from Crayolas to oil, watercolors, ink and colored pencil. Although now retired from commercial work, Janet continues to do colored pencil illustrations for cards and prints that you may purchase at the Holiday Bazaar and all month during her exhibit in the Reception Room. The 2018 Gallery sign up sheet is available to sign up to exhibit your craft for one month in 2018. Questions? Contact Sharyn Laughton – email@example.com – 508 255 7277.
December in the CHS Gallery: The past few years, December has been the scene of an amazing array of creche sets on loan from our parishioners. It has been so popular that we would like to continue the tradition this year. If not a creche, perhaps you have another Advent or Christmas decoration that could be shared. The display will go up the week of November 26. Please contact Cynthia Murray, firstname.lastname@example.org or 508-896-5634. Thank you!
THANK YOU: I want to sincerely thank the parish for the wonderful support you have given to make the 40th Annual Antique Show and Sale such a success! Thank you also to all who were patrons of the show, and in addition, to all who volunteered so willingly to give your time, skills, and efforts posting advertising, covering the “gate,” compiling the show booklet, and assisting in other ways to make this event possible. The spirit that flows through each of you is such a blessing within our parish. I am most grateful and thankful to each of you who have given so willingly to help with this annual endeavor! Thank you, Debbie Meguerdichian, Chair