Women’s Group - Every Wednesday at 10:00 A.M.
Executive Committee – Wednesday December 16, 7:00 P.M.
- Dedication of Veterans of the Cross Offering – December 20
- Christmas Eve Service – December 24, 7:30 P.M.
Offerings and other cash receipts for the week of November 29 were $1,278.00. The cost for each week is $1,438.46 (derived by dividing the annual budget by 52 weeks).
Season of Advent
The Advent Season, in preparation for the birth of our savior, continues this Sunday. Andy Ohotnicky and Anne Oakes will lead us in the lighting of the second Advent Candle - Peace.
Christmas Season is approaching. If you would like to make a donation for the Christmas flowers in memory or in honor of loved ones, please contact Anne Oakes.
Jean Eggleston and Brenda Dansingburg are the Altar Guild persons during the month of December.
A time of fellowship following the service of worship is held in the social hall. Coffee, juice and refreshments will be served.
Ushers for the month of December
This is a reminder for those of you who have signed up and a notice of those Sundays that are open.
December 6 Laura Laura
December 13 Anne & Andy
December 20 **Open
December 27 Mindy & Anthony
Christmas Eve Service - Readers Needed
We will be presenting “Caroling, Caroling” as part of the Christmas Eve Service this year. We are looking for some people that are willing to read a monologue inspired by a Christmas Carol.
If you are interested in participating, please get in touch with Sandy Peplau at firstname.lastname@example.org or 484-7806. There will be two rehearsals after church on Dec. 13 and 20. If you cannot attend the rehearsals, let me know and we can still figure out how you can participate.
Annual Messiah Sing United Church of Bellows Falls
All are cordially invited to the Annual Messiah Sing at United Church of Bellows Falls 8 School Street, Bellows Falls, Vermont on Sunday, December 13 at 3:00 p.m.
The director is Candace Montesi and Bill McKim is serving as organist. Soloists are Evelyn McLane, Alto, James Anderson, Tenor, Elizabeth Wohl, Soprano and Kaylen Manson, Bass. Come and join us? Sing with us!
Service of Lessons and Carols
On Sunday, December 13 at 4:00 P.M., a Service of Lessons and Carols will be held at St. Joseph’s Church, Elm Street, Claremont, N.H.
The unaltered readings and prayers are part of a ceremony that has been held at King’s College, Cambridge, England, since 1918, and is broadcast throughout
the world every year. Ed Boadway will accompany the singing on a “folding” Estey reed organ, and the offering will benefit the church’s winter fuel fund.
2015 Christmas Fund for
Veterans of the Cross and the Emergency Fund
In this holy and joyous time of year, our thoughts turn to the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ, the light of the world.
The theme for the 2015 Christmas Fund Offering is
Love Shines Through
For 113 years, the Christmas Fund for the Veterans of the Cross and the Emergency Fund has been a way in which we, as members of the United Church of Christ and the predecessor denominations, reflect the love of Jesus Christ in the lives of the many women and men who have so faithfully and selflessly served, and who now find themselves facing unforeseen financial crises. See the bulletin insert for more information on the Christmas Fund and Emergency Fund. The offering will be dedicated on Sunday, December 20.