Thursday, November 16, 2017

Holiday Happenings 2017

The Hospitality Committee will be sponsoring these events during the Advent Season.  Please mark your calendars and join us for some fun and meaningful activities.  We appreciate your kind support.

Sunday, December 3rd 
A Dish-to-Pass Luncheon will be held following worship in the Social Room.  Baked Ham, beverages and table service will be provided.  Please bring your favorite dish to share.  Following the luncheon, please stay and help to decorate our sanctuary for the Christmas Season.  

Saturday, December 9th from 1-5 PM
We will hold our annual Bake Sale for Christmas-in-Aurora in the Social Room.  This year's event will feature mostly non-profit organizations.  Please invite such organizations to join us.  Our proceeds will be given to our account to purchase cleaning supplies, paper goods and personal care items for the King Ferry Food Pantry.  These items cannot be purchased through the food bank and are desperately needed by families.  Please plan to bake, buy and sign-up to help at this event.  Many folks look forward to our delicious bake goods.  Thanks for all your help and support.

Tuesday, December 12 from 2-4pm
Annual Cookies and Carols with the Good Shepherd Catholic Community. We will make plates of cookies for those people who are confined, sick and unable to bake.  We have changed this to an afternoon event so folks who don't drive at night will be comfortable coming.  Please plan to attend and bring three dozen of your favorite Christmas cookies.

Throughout the season
We will be collecting warm items for the students at Emily Howland Elementary School.  The school nurse has identified the items she specifically needs this year.  They are:
    a. sneakers youth sizes 1,2,3
    b. very small belts for kids who lack hips
    c. boys underwear sizes 6,8,10
    d. girls underwear sizes 6,8,10,12-14
    e. elastic waist pants sizes 6,8,10, 12-14, 14-16   
    f. sweatshirts for similar sizes might be appreciated.  

At present, the nurse does not need mittens, hats, scarfs or socks.  We will let you know if boots are needed after our first snowstorm.

Finally, we would appreciate your help with our coffee hours following worship on Sunday.  A sign-up sheet is on the bulletin board. Please make your goodies simple and easy.  We do not need a feast, but we do need more folks to host.  Please feel free to contact any member of the Hospitality Committee if you have concerns.  Thanks for all your kind and tasty treats.

Many thanks for all your help, donations and enthusiasm for our events.  

Tuesday, November 28 4-5pm: Christmas Pageant Casting

Sunday, December 17: Lessons and Carols

Friday, December 22 at 7:30pm:
Children’s Christmas Pageant

Sunday, December 24 at 4:30pm: Christmas Eve Service