News & Update
CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK AHEAD
Fourth Sunday of Advent: Love
Sun. Dec. 21 9:30 a.m. Worship and Christmas Pageant
10:45 a.m. Fellowship Time
11:00 a.m. Grace Connexion - A Thrill of Hope, part 4
4:00 p.m. College Students’ Gathering - The Parsonage
Mon. Dec. 22 7:00 a.m. Monday’s @ Seven Networking Group
Christmas Eve Worship
Wed. Dec. 24 5:00 p.m. Christmas Eve Family Service - Sanctuary
10:30 p.m. Christmas Eve Candlelight Service - Sanctuary
College Student Sunday
Sun. Dec. 28 9:30 a.m. Worship
10:45 a.m. Fellowship Time
11:00 a.m. Grace Connexion - A Thrill of Hope, part 54:0
ADVENT GRACE CONNEXION - A Thrill of Hope: The Christmas Story in Word and Art. SUNDAY'S session is “Presentation in the Temple,” at 11:00 a.m. in the Library. This DVD-based study presents the familiar story of Christmas as told in the gospels of Matthew and Luke. Each scripture passage is illustrated and interpreted in the stunning artwork of John August Swanson along with commentary by some of America’s premier biblical scholars.
COLLEGE STUDENTS are invited to a gathering at the parsonage, 9 Bushy Ridge Road, Westport, today at 4:00 p.m. Come catch up with each other and enjoy some holiday treats! And next Sunday, December 28, is COLLEGE STUDENT SUNDAY. All students are welcome to participate in the worship service. Please see Pastor Ed if you can join us for either or both of these events!
HOLIDAY TRAIN SHOW: FAMILY OUTING TO BOTANICAL GARDEN – The Men’s Group is sponsoring an outing to see the phenomenal, awesome model train exhibit at the Botanical Garden in the Bronx on Saturday, January 3. Over a dozen large scale model trains, traversing almost ¼ mile of track, with bridges, tunnels and classic New York scenery. Ticket prices range between $14 (children 2-12) to Adults $25. We will reserve a group time to visit around 11am, meet at the church for carpooling at 9am, buy lunch separately, and expect to return to the church around 3-4pm. There is a signup sheet in the Narthex; please pay Bob Trinka when you sign up and indicate if you can drive ($15 parking fee.) See Bob Trinka for more info.
DONATIONS NEEDED FOR MIDNIGHT RUN The Senior High Sunday School Class is collecting items to support their Midnight Run into NYC on Friday evening, January 23 to feed and clothe the homeless. We need donations of food, clothing, and toiletries to be distributed to those in need. Please see the bulletin board in the Narthex for specific items. RSVP items and quantities to: Brenda Maggio 203-226-6492 firstname.lastname@example.org or Karol Brumit 203-227-1367 email@example.com.
CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP - Have you ever wanted to express yourself through poetry or personal narrative? Perhaps you have a story to tell that you would like to share with friends and family. Join us as we delve into the experience of creative writing through fun activities and exercises. We'll examine work from some of our most loved authors and support each other in our own creative process. Meetings will take place in January and February at our church. Contact Dayle Brownstein for meeting times and more info: 203-216-0240; firstname.lastname@example.org
STEW LEONARD’S GIFT CARDS - are on sale during Fellowship Time year round. Look for our wonderful Pat Farmer. From October 15th to January 15th, Stew Leonard gives our church a 10% Holiday Discount. So for every $100 gift card we sell our church gets $10.00. Stock up on gifts and support our church at the same time. Contact Eileen Hart Ludy at email@example.com with any questions and/or large requests of $400.00 or more. Cash and checks accepted.
MONDAYS@7 NETWORK GROUP - Monday, in the Fellowship Hall 7:00– 9:00 am. All are welcome to attend. See Bob Trinka for any questions www.Mondaysat7.org.