December 20 – Eileen Peckham, 91
December 21 – Veronique O’Brien
December 22 – Jack Haynes
December 23 – Alec Nicol, 22
Christmas Altar Flowers— If you wish to bring poinsettias for the Christmas Eve Altar, please have them in by Tuesday, December 22. If you’d like to give them in someone’s memory or honor, have the name(s) into Rebekah by Tuesday, December 22nd as well.
Wednesday December 23, 6pm Handbell choir rehearsal
5 p.m. Service of Candlelight, Carols, and Music of the Season, beginning with the Second Congo Brass at 4:30 p.m. Time of catching up with new and old friends over a cup of hot cider follows in Webster Hall.
10 p.m. Service of Communion, Candles, and Carols.
If you’d like to sing in the pick-up choir for the late service, speak with Mary or Bruce Lee-Clark.
A free-will offering for the Food and Fuel Fund will be received at both Christmas Eve services. Make checks out to Second Congregational Church, with “FFF” in the memo.
Sunday, Dec. 27- 10 am worship – Time to relax and reflect upon
Christmas with carols, stories and a baptism. There will be no Godly Play.
Reading Group – The Reading Group will gather after worship on Sunday, January 3, for discussion of books on the second reading list. Theme – Books about the Bible. The leader will be Jan Lerrigo. You are welcome to attend whether you have read books from the list or not.
Annual Meeting is just around the corner! All members of The Second Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, of Bennington, Vermont, are warned to be present on January 24, 2016 for the Annual Meeting of the Church. The Annual Meeting will begin immediately after lunch which will follow the worship service.
Please have all reports submitted electronically to the office by January 11th.