December 16, 2018

Announcements are due to the office by 9 a.m. on Wednesday.

The Earth Care Committee asks you to assist them in raising funds for Our Children’s Trust by doing your online shopping at Twenty percent of your purchase here will be donated to this worthy cause. Valid through December 17.

Winter Solstice Labyrinth Walk: Friday, December 21, Burlingame Hall. We will begin at 5:30 p.m. with Taize chants and reflection. The multi-colored canvas labyrinth will be open to receive sojourners beginning at 6:00. This is a magical evening of candlelight and instrumental music designed to welcome the change of season and invite reflection on the beauty of winter. Come and go as you wish; the labyrinth will stay open until 8 p.m. or until the last guest finishes their walk. Warm cider and refreshments will be provided. If you are donating clipped greens for this event drop them on the patio outside Burlingame Hall by noon on Friday.

December 23 Morning Offering: “I remember taking the Christmas Fund Offering each year in my churches, and now I am the recipient of that heartfelt gift,” said Rev. Charles Busch. “The dollars matter, but even more, it is the impact of being remembered by my wider church family.” This is one of four UCC Special Mission Offerings that has provided assistance to retired clergy and lay employees who now find themselves facing unexpected needs. Our collection on December 23 will be for this Christmas Fund!

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service: Monday, Dec. 24, 7 p.m. in the Sanctuary.

Curran will be out of the office Tuesday, December 25 through Tuesday, January 1. On December 30, Taras will lead the 8:30 service and Janet Volkman will lead the 10:30 service. Bill Hutchinson will be available for pastoral emergencies.