November 12 Stewardship Sunday!
Reflecting our gratitude for the gifts and work of God, we bring our pledges of support with both gifts and in our service for the coming year. Celebrate giving!
November 19 Thanksgiving Sunday Buffet Dinner
On Sunday, 11/19, we will have a Thanksgiving buffet dinner at 12:15 to celebrate and give thanks for our many blessings.
The church will provide turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, and gravy. To share your Thanksgiving traditions, please bring a side dish that is meaningful to you. Please bring vegetables, rolls, cranberry sauce, or a pie. Sign-up sheets will be available ahead of time.
Our Christmas celebrations will include:
· A Musical Festival in our 11 a.m. worship service
· 11 a.m. worship service celebrating the Fourth Sunday of Advent
· 7 p.m. Candlelight Christmas Service, with cello and harp.
· 10 p.m. Jazz Candlelight Christmas Service, with Holy Communion
Mark your calendars!
November Worship Themes
November 5 | Celebrate gratitude!
On this All Saints Sunday we will remember with gratitude:
· those whom we love who have died in this past year,
· the ways that God has enriched our lives.
· Holy Communion, a living symbol of God’s presence with us.
· A lifestyle of gratitude
November 12 | Rich Harvests
We like to think of giving as being altruistic, without thought of reward. But what about the rewards that come to people who live with gratitude and pass it on to others? A paradox of blessings!
November 19 | Thanksgiving Sunday
We will dust off some of the olde Pilgrim customs of worship and after worship will celebrate with a Thanksgiving pitch-in to which we are invited to share a family traditional food. In our worship service we will reflect on the changing meaning of Thanksgiving, both in our society and in this congregation, and what it should mean for us today.
November 26 | Reign of Christ
Well, actually in the liturgical calendar this is called ‘Christ the King Sunday’, which celebrates the end of the material world and the return of Christ to rule over the Kingdom of God. The UCC worship bulletin service softens that by calling it the Sunday of ‘Reigning Compassion’, which is pretty good. But it avoids some tough issues that progressive churches need to think about. What does Christ’s reign have to do with community, democracy and love?