Updates for December 14

Mitten Tree gifts are due back Sunday. Thank you for your gifts that let the recipients know they have not been forgotten at Christmas.

The last Children’s Choir Rehearsal before Christmas Sunday will be held Sunday following the service. Next Sunday, December 23rd, children need to be in the sanctuary no later than 9:15 to rehearse their part in the Cantata.

Join us Sunday afternoon for the Carol Sing at Waban Health at 2:00 p.m. We will gather beforehand in the Vestry for rehearsal at 1:15 p.m.

Living Waters Prayer Group will meet at 7:30 on Wednesday morning, December 19, but will not be meeting on December 26.

Our Blue Christmas Service is on Wednesday, December 19 at 7:00 p.m. We will take time to rest in the peace and calm of the sanctuary, and with song, prayer, candle lighting and reflections, we will have a chance to set down whatever burdens we carry (whether that be strain from financial difficulties, sadness at the loss of loved ones, struggles with illness, or just the fatigue of the season) and take up the love and peace of God, giving us the strength we need to move through these days. Childcare will be available.

The Teaching Parish Committee will meet Thursday evening, December 20 at 6:30 p.m.

Java Gents’ December meeting will be on Friday morning, December 21 at 7:00 a.m.

Bible Study will meet Sunday, December 23rd at 8:00 a.m. in Stacy’s office. There will be no Bible Study the following week, December 30.

Join us for our Christmas Cantata on Christmas Sunday, December 23. We will have a special music service, featuring our Adult and Children’s Choirs, soloists, and guest flutist.

Children who would like to take part in the Christmas Eve tableau should plan to arrive at church by 5:45 p.m. on Christmas Eve. Parents should accompany their kids to the Vestry to claim a part and a costume. Participants will sit with their parents during the service and will be cued to come forward for their part in the tableau during the appropriate hymn.

Childcare on Christmas Eve The nursery will be open and professionally staffed for children four years of age and younger. Children older than four are welcome to visit the Littlehale Room at their parents’ discretion, where a table will be professionally staffed with coloring activities.

The office will be closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, as well as New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. Stacy will be away from December 25 through January 1st. We will have a guest preacher, Rev. M. Enid Watson, on December 30th. Those with pastoral care needs during Stacy’s absence should contact Deacon of the Month Judy Nagle.