6:00pm - Sr. High Youth Advisor Meeting, at the Hickson's
Dec. 17 - Ladies Night Out Christmas Party, Galvin's Home
Dec. 19 - Advent Vesper Service, Sara & Ed Horne, 7:00 p.m.
Dec. 24 - Christmas Eve Family Service, 5:00 p.m. and Candlelight Service, 10:30 p.m.
THE STEWARDSHIP COMMITTEE
would like to thank everyone who shared in “Practicing Extravagant Generosity” during Commitment Sunday worship, last week. If you haven’t yet submitted a commitment card, we look forward to receiving one from you at your earliest convenience. Commitment cards are available in the narthex or you may contact Cindy Glover via phone (203) 259-1950 or email (email@example.com) at your convenience.
GUEST MUSIC LEADER, CHRIS COOGAN will return to lead our music at this Sunday's worship service along with some of our members. Please join us for what should be an engaging and inspiring service.
GRACE CONNEXION: Painting the Stars - Science, Religion and an Evolving Faith - These DVD-based sessions which will meet on Sunday, December 8, celebrates the communion of science and faith. It will be held at 11:00 a.m. in the library.
ADVENT FAMILY FELLOWSHIP - Let's ring in the Advent Season together as a church family! The Education Committee and Senior High MYF is sponsoring the Advent Family Fellowship on Friday, December 6, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Complete with food, fun, crafts for all ages, Christmas carols ... what a great time! Put it on your calendar to come celebrate the coming of the Messiah.
UMC MEN’S BREAKFAST - Saturday, December 7, 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. in Fellowship Hall. All church members welcome, bring a friend! We'll start the morning with devotions, a light breakfast and presentation with discussion. The presentation will be on The Will of a Person, on the book Unbroken, a true World War II story of survival, resilience and redemption - the life of Louis Zamperini by Laura Hillenbrand. The presenter will be George Hanze.
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY - The house dedication of the UM Coalition build on Laurel Court, Bridgeport, CT will be on Saturday, December 7 at 2:00 p.m. If you have never been to a dedication they are a very moving experience. I encourage you to attend. You will meet the family and have an opportunity to celebrate with everyone who played a role in making this build possible.
MONDAYS @ 7 NETWORK GROUP - Monday, December 9, 7:00 a.m. in Fellowship Hall. All are welcome to attend!
PASTOR’S BIBLE STUDY will meet on Wednesday, December 11 at 7:30 p.m. in the library. Come join us!
LADIES MORNING BOOK GROUP - Wednesday, December 11, 10:00 a.m. in the library, the book group will discuss Chapters 7 & 8 on Living a Life That Matters by Harold S. Kushner and then decide on a book to read in January. The Ladies Morning Book Group meets on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at 10:00 a.m. in the library.
A BLUE CHRISTMAS SERVICE - Saugatuck Congregational Church & UMC of Westport/Weston invite you to a candle-lit worship service for those who are lonely, grieving or feeling the blues. It will be held on Sunday, December 15, 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary.
ADVENT VESPER SERVICE - Thursday, December 19, 7:00 p.m., Sara and Ed Horne will lead a 45-minute Advent service in the Sanctuary. The service will feature music, prayer, reflections and candlelight, and will provide an opportunity to take a peaceful break in the holiday rush. Everyone is invited.
LADIES NIGHT OUT “CHRISTMAS SWEATER” PARTY -
Tuesday, December 17,
6:30 p.m. at the home of Jeanne Galvin that is beautifully decorated for Christmas), 29 Wampum Hill Road in Weston. Note: if using GPS type in Wilton as the town.
Please bring a dish to share. Feeling overwhelmed and busy? Relax, just bring a bottle of wine or sparkling apple cider to share. Wear your favorite Christmas sweater or decorate a sweatshirt. PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED. We will be collecting non-perishable food for Person to Person (formerly CCA). RSVP Ellyn Gelman at firstname.lastname@example.org
STEW LEONARD'S GIFT CARDS are on sale during Fellowship Time year round. Look for our amazing saleswoman, Pat Farmer, in between coffee and snacks. From October 15th to January 15th, Stew Leonard's gives our church a 10% Holiday Discount. So for every $100 gift card we sell, our church gets $10. Stock up on gift cards for your Thanksgiving and Christmas purchases at Stew's and support our church at the same time. Contact Eileen Hart Ludy at email@example.com with any questions and/or large requests of $500 or more. Cash and checks accepted.
TYPHOON RELIEF – to contribute to the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) efforts to assist the victims of Typhoon Haiyan, please make out a check to our church earmarked, Typhoon Relief. One hundred per cent of your donation will go to this effort.
ORDER YOUR POINSETTIAS - You may now order poinsettias for the Christmas services. For your convenience, use the inserted form to place your order. Deadline is Wednesday, December 18. Please drop off your completed forms on the table by the church office.