Thursday Thoughts – November 22, 2018

It’s the last Sunday in the Church Year, we are doing ‘A Story Walk Through Jesus’ Life.

This is an intergenerational service (so no Sunday School) with a multitude of readings and an opportunity for people of all ages, young to older to participate by placing an object on the communion table and/or reading.

Don’t forget the NMR Christmas Tea & Sale on Saturday!

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Advent starts on Dec 2nd and there are a few opportunities to take part in an advent practice:

1. Advent Word 2018, take a picture and send it to me, post it on social media etc.

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2. Advent Email Retreat: Waking Up: Waking up, and paying attention, is an Advent invitation. More than ever, our world needs people who are willing to live from an awakened heart and practice Love in their corner of the world. Let Rev. Catherine know by Nov. 27th if you would like to receive this free resource from The Prayer Bench.

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What I Have Been Reading

Is Being a Good Person Preventing us From Being a Better Person? 

Characteristics of Churches That Are Reaching the Next Generation

Holiday Ways – Ten Ways to Stay Healthy

Announcements

THIS WEEK
Sun. Nov. 25th NMR – Lunch & Meeting following service.
Tue. Nov. 27th Advent Study Group @ 1:00 pm
Wed. Nov 28th Decorating the sanctuary and entryway @ 9:30.
Fri. Nov. 30th Community Tree Lighting @ 6:30 pm
Sat. Dec. 1st Christmas Parade – (see back page for details)

COMING UP
Sun. Dec. 2nd Ecumenical Advent Service @ 7:00 pm
Tue. Dec. 4th Advent Study Group @ 1:00 pm
Wed. Dec. 5th Executive Grounding Meeting @ 6:00 pm
Thu. Dec. 6th Seniors Dinner @ 12:00 pm at Shooters, all seniors welcome

Decorating the Sanctuary and Entryway
Come and help get our sanctuary and entryway ready for the Advent and Christmas Season!  Wednesday, November 28th @ 9:30 There will be snacks!
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PICTURES OF NATIVITY SCENES!
While you are decorating, if you would like to take a picture of your nativity scenes and send them to Rev. Catherine, I will include them in a video to be played during worship on December 23rd. Please have them to Rev. Catherine by December 18th.

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UCW – Please bring in your ‘Ditty Bags’ along with your usual donation to Caring & Sharing by December 2nd, 2108

ANNUAL SERVICE OF REMEMBRANCE – Ettinger Funeral Home
November 25th @ 2:00 pm.
This is a time for families to come together, to reflect and prepare for the coming holiday season. We hope you’re able to join them for this event which will feature music, words of comfort and inspiration. A reception will follow, sandwiches and sweets as well
as coffee and tea will be provided.

CHRISTMAS PARADE and More – December 1st, 2018
Parade @ 2:00 pm followed by Community Christmas at Enfield Fire Dept.,
followed by Enfield tree lighting at 5:00 pm
and then the Enfield Country Jamboree 7:00-10:00 pm

We extend sympathy and prayers to Edna & Gordon DeMan on the death of Edna’s brother Nelson Dauphinee and sympathy and prayers to Eunice & David Fizzard
on the death of Eunice’s sister Shirley Bradshaw.

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