Announcements

Special Christmas Service Project 

Many of you learned and expressed interest in the ministry of Michael and Martha Morse who provide temporary foster care. One of the needs brought to our attention was for children arriving in a foster home with no extra clothing. To help meet that need, we contacted Tara Driscoll, who volunteers to coordinate clothing for kids in foster care. She works with families like the Morses through the Department of Children and Families.

We hope to put together 3 backpacks for children in temporary foster care. Ornaments describing the items needed will be hung on a Jesse tree in Ventres Chapel. If you would like to contribute to a backpack simply take an ornament and sign the list on the clipboard indicating the item you chose. There are 34 items needed, from socks to jackets. Size and gender are on the ornaments. We are asking for new items only and ask that any clothing items do not contain family messages (e,g. Daddy’s little helper) and that books do not reflect Mommy/Daddy themes.

The ornaments will be available on 11/11 and we are hoping to put the backpacks together during the coffee hour on 12/16. The collection of items will begin on 12/2. Please label your item and place in a ziplock bag in a designated basket near the info table.

Thank you in advance for making a difference in the lives of children in crisis. We do this in Jesus’ name, a way of awaiting and celebrating his birth during the Advent/ Christmas season.

If you have questions please speak to Janet or John French or Meaghan Shelton.

Children’s and Youth Christmas Pageant 

For the second year the Children’s and pre-school class will be presenting a Christmas Pageant during the special Family Christmas Service on Sunday, December 23 at 10:30 am. Rehearsals will take place after church on December 2, 9 and 16. To sign-up, please contact Meaghan Shelton: meaghan.shelton@gordon.edu.  Video of last year’s pageant: here.

 

Upcoming Special Event Dates:

Wednesday, November 07 – Serve Family Promise Meal

Wednesday, November 14 – Potluck Dinner and Book Discussion 6:00 PM

Sunday, November 18 – Lead Worship at DenMar

Sunday, November 18 – Thanksgiving Service – 7:00 PM

Sunday, November 25 – Thanksgiving Leftovers Potluck after church

Wednesday, December 19 – Bible Study Christmas Party 9:30 AM

Wednesday, December 19 – Youth Group Christmas Party and Dinner 6:30 PM

Saturday, December 22 – North Shore Christmas Men’s Choir Pagent

Sunday, December 23 – Children’s Christmas Pageant 10:30 AM

Sunday, December 23 – Christmas Caroling around Rockport 3:00 PM

Monday, December 24 – Christmas Eve Service 7:00 PM

Thursday, December 27 – Youth Snow Tubing Trip 3:00