Faith Formation for the weeks of November 18 & 25, 2018

Children's Worship during the 10:40 Service - Update Effective Nov 18!

Beginning Sunday, November 18th, at the conclusion of the Message for the Whole Family of God during the 10:40 a.m. service, children in grades K through 5 will gather in the Elves Den for Children’s Worship. They will remain there until the end of worship, where parents are asked to collect them downstairs. The length of time has been expanded so that children can respond to the worship experience in languages and modes that are age-appropriate and which nurture their spirituality.  Children, aged birth to 5 years, are welcome to be cared for and worship in the Nursery.  Please collect them there after the service.

Children's Christmas Program on December 16

Children in grades K-9 are invited to participate in the annual Christmas Play on Sunday, December 16, at the 10:40 service.  In addition to the play, children and youth will also serve as liturgists for the day.  Rehearsals continue this Sunday, November 18, after the 10:40 service in the Chapel.  Additional rehearsal dates are November 25 and December 9.  A light lunch will be provided at all rehearsals.  Dress rehearsal will be in the Sanctuary on Saturday, December 15, at 11:30 a.m.  We need lots of voices!  Please contact Pastor Hafidha to get your child plugged in.

Adult Education on November 18 at 9:30 a.m.

God's Creation: Post-Election  We will draw on resources from the November 12 webinar organized by Rev. Dr. Brooks Berndt, UCC's Minister of Environmental Justice.  The focus will be on changes expected in the new congress and on possible mischief that might come from the "lame duck" session after Thanksgiving.  For example, the Climate Solutions Caucus of the House will change.  By rule it must keep equal numbers of D's and R's and currently has 90 members.  About 25 are not returning, but this so-called "Noah's Ark" caucus may grow.  Join us for a lively discussion!

Wednesday Morning Discussion Group  

Due to Thanksgiving holiday, there will be no meeting on Wednesday, November 21st.  We will see you again on December 5th at 9:30 a.m. -David W. Andersen

Weekly Lectionary Study on Thursdays

Pastor Sam leads the weekly Lectionary Bible Study on Thursdays at West Park Place at 3:15 p.m.  See Pastor Sam for more details!

Bring Pictures!

Bring a family picture to church!  The picture can be of anyone...aunts, uncles, grandparents, special friends, cousins, recent or past, young or old!  Look for the "family tree" in the gathering area and add yours to our growing collection.

Sunday School for Children ages 3 through 5th grade

This year's theme for the children ages 3 through 5th grade is FAMILY.  We invite everyone to join us in The Cove from 9:30 until 10:20 a.m. each Sunday morning for family-themed Bible stories and learning how different families belong in God's big story.