Highlighted Events and News:
This is it! The 65th Annual Snowball Bazaar is HERE Friday, December 6th 6:00-8:30pm and Saturday, December 7th 9:30am -3:00pm. Come in Friday evening and Saturday to smell, and buy a lovely wreath, homemade baked goods, one-of-a-kind handmade gifts, bid on the item of your choice, and pick up some unbelievable bargains and then relax and have some soup, chili, sandwiches and goodies! The ultimate one stop shopping.
5pm Sunday Supper – every Sunday! This supper is open to the community
Bible Conversation Sunday 7pm at the Lee-Clark’s home.
Heifer International Project Alternative giving; the youth will be in Webster Hall after service today selling shares of animals for this Sunday and the next two Sundays. Please stop by and think about giving Great Aunt Ida the gift she really needs – a share of a llama, or a flock of chickens. Thank you.
The Giving Tree has some last minute ornaments added to it. If you have not had a chance to choose one or two, this is the week to do so. We are asking that all gifts be back by next Sunday, December 15th. Thank you.
Articles for the Open Door are due in by Tuesday morning, December 10th
Tuesday, December 10th at 7pm the Deacons and Trustees meet in the Clayton Room and Room 6, respectively.
Meditation/contemplation and conversation group will resume each Thursday in classroom 2 and classroom 6 from 10:30 – 11:30 followed by a lunch of soup and bread. Members and friends from the interfaith community are welcome. Also, room 2 is available for private meditation whenever our building is open and the room in not scheduled for other use. Come and discover the many benefits of mindful meditation. For information, contact Jane Norrie.
The Trustees are asking that the pledge cards be turned in as soon as possible so the 2014 budget can be finalized.
Painting of the walls in the Sanctuary and the ceilings in the entire building will begin on Monday, December 9th. Some meetings may change location within the building. Notices will be posted on the doorways to the rooms in case the leader of the meetings could not be contacted.
A time of prayers for healing for ourselves and others will be the third Sunday of each month @ 11:40 in the Sanctuary. If you wish you may speak with Jane Norrie today to complete a prayer request card. Any who wish are welcome to attend the prayer time. Thank you.
Christmas Flowers for the Altar. If you would like to have flowers placed on the altar for Christmas, please have your poinsettia or your choice of plant at church by 11 am on Saturday, December 21st. The plants can be left in the kitchen.
Please let Michelle know by Wednesday, December 18th whom your flowers are in memory/honor of so she can place the notice in the bulletin.
Money donations can also be given Michelle, Jan Fabricius, or Grace Sohn and we will purchase a plant for you if you like. Plants can be taken home after Christmas. Thank you, Jan and Grace.
The following is a list of things to have on hand in case of a storm emergency:
Water (1 gal/person/day),
Food (non-perishable and easy to prepare and/eat–don’t forget a can-opener),
Flashlight and extra batteries, Battery-powered or hand crank radio,
First-aid kit that includes a pain reliever,
Sanitation and personal hygiene items (toothbrush, toothpaste, anti-bacterial hand-sanitizer),
Copies of important personal documents,
Family and emergency contacts (written down, not just in your cell phone),
Blankets. Additional items depending on your family situation: extra doses of medications, diapers/baby food, games for children, pet food/medication, etc.