December 4 Update

We invite you to worship with us this Sunday, December 6, The Second Sunday of Advent and Hanging of the Greens. The second candle of the Advent wreath will be lit and the sanctuary will be decorated for the season. The choir will sing "Look Toward Christmas" by Carlton Young.  The children are invited to the Hop for Heifer on the stage following the Children’s Time.

THE BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP will meet next this Tuesday, December 8 at 7:30 p.m. in the Reception Room. The group is still reading “Losing Moses on the Freeway” by Christopher Hedges. Everyone is welcome, even if you have not attended the other discussions. This time the group will be concentrating their discussion on Chapter IV (The Sabbath), Chapter V (The Family), and Epilogue (Love). Please plan to attend.

LUNCH BUNCH, WEDNESDAY, DEC. 9   Lunch bunch meets at 12 Noon in the reception for lunch hosted by The Rev. Rob Asinger. We hope you can join us

CANDLELIGHT AND CAROLS: A CHRISTMAS CONCERT! The choir and guest soloists will sing on Sunday, December 13 at 5:00 p.m. Festive anthems and solos from Handel’s “Messiah,” and a Carol Sing for the audience will be offered! A free will donation will be collected to benefit the Music Fund at the Union Church.

OUR BELOVED MITTEN TREE IS UP IN THE CHAPEL! You can give a gift to someone who may not get any other this Christmas season. Simply choose a red mitten from the Mitten Tree, purchase the gift, wrap it, tape the mitten on the outside of the box and return it by Sunday, Dec. 20th. All of the gifts are for adults in Dorchester and are requested by the person whose name is on the back of the mitten. You may also choose to donate a monetary donation for the food pantry in Uphams Corner, Dorchester.  Please let Sandy Nelson or Nancy Zollers know whose mitten you took and thanks for your part in our Mitten Tree Project.
SPECIAL CHRISTMAS COLLECTION: This year the Christmas Collection will go to our ongoing partnership and projects in San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua. Over February school break,  14 people from our congregation will travel to San Juan del Sur to work at La Escuela Azul y Blanco (The Blue and White School) making many improvements to the school including building a fence to protect school children from stray animals, much needed maintenance and repairs, restocking school supplies, and installing a pump system that will provide access to clean water for the children.  You may use the offering envelopes in the pews for your donation or drop a check, marked for the Christmas Collection, in the offering plate.
Please note: Checks in the offering plate not marked for the Christmas
Collection will be credited to your Stewardship pledge.
If you would like to follow Dave Spertner and the Nica Crew’s new blog about the 2010 trip you will find the link below. Please remember it is Dave’s 1st blog!
He will be down in Nicaragua from 12/4 thru 12/12 to do some pre-planning.