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Christmas memorial gifts

The poinsettias surrounding the altar on Christmas represent the memorial gifts of parishioners in remembrance of loved ones. You may also donate to the Episcopal Relief and Development Fund or to the ‘In Thanksgiving For’ category that we are adding this year for donations to the Endowment Fund in memory of a loved one.  The names of all those remembered will appear in the Christmas service leaflets.

The donation page is here along with details:

2018 poinsettia

 

Church School Notices for Dec. 9th

All Church School Classes are meeting this Sunday.

Colors of Christ, Godly Play and Weavers are meeting at their regular time and place.

The kids in grades 7-10 will either be helping with the Pageant and need to check in with Elizabeth Danieli in the Colors of Christ room, or attending the Service and Learning Class in the Cranberry Room with Deb Forsberg. Both activities start at 11:15 and end at noon.

Pageant Rehearsal is this Sunday from 11:20-noon. Check the PAGEANT bulletin board for specific directions.

ADVENT doesn’t mind if you missed a week- you can still join in! You can pick up one of our ADVENT calendars to take home and a ADVENT FOOD DRIVE grocery bag. Both can be found in the Narthex.

We will have programming for the kids on Sunday, Dec. 30th. We will be having a Christmas Story Time in the Godly Play room for kids of all ages!

 

Church School Notices for Sunday, Nov. 18th

  • Church School classes are meeting at their regular times this Sunday.
  • Christmas Fair Fun! Church School Families are asked to donate items to their child’s class raffle basket for the Fair on Dec. 1st! The class themes are: Colors of Christ: Art Supplies! Godly Play: Game Night! Weavers: Animals! Upper School (7-10): Gift Card Basket! Donations to the raffle baskets can be left with teachers.
  • Pageant! A few quick facts about the Pageant: All kids are encouraged- no one will be turned away! (there were many shepherds in the field that night, and a multitude of angels!) Costumes are provided, though may need some tlc. And if you wonder about the time needed, here is a helpful chart:
    ROLE TIME COMMITMENT
    LITTLE KIDS ‘ANIMALS, ANGELS AND SHEPHERDS

    All kids who attend the service are enthusiastically encouraged to join in! 

    NO REHEARSALS REQUIRED.

    ARRIVE 20 MINUTES EARLY TO THE SERVICE TO PICK OUT A COSTUME. DIRECTIONS FOR PARTICIPATING ARE IN THE PROGRAM

    Kids are welcomed to attend the Dec. 23rd rehearsal on Sunday for a run through. Rehearsal on the 23rd ends at 12:30  with a cookie party.

    BACKSTAGE CREW, DANCING ANGELS, SKIPPING STARS, THE STAR, SHEPHERD POSSE, DONKEY

    These roles require rehearsals, but do not have lines to memorize

    REHEARSAL EVERY SUNDAY DECEMBER 2ND – 23RD

    These roles require practice time during rehearsals. 11:15-noon on the 2, 9, 16th. 11:15-12:30 on the 23rd.

    NARRATORS, GABRIEL, MARY, JOSEPH, INN KEEPER, HEAD SHEPHERD

    These roles require rehearsals,  and have lines to memorize- and/or read- though on the night of they will have their lines on props for help.

    REHEARSAL EVERY SUNDAY DECEMBER 2ND – 23RD

    These roles require practice time at home and during rehearsals. 11:15-noon on the 2, 9, 16th. 11:15-12:30 on the 23rd.

Sign up to join the fun at coffee hour the next two weeks, or e-mail Laura at DRE.Allsaints@gmail.com

What’s Happening for Kids this Week!

  • All Church School Classes are meeting at their regular times this Sunday:
Colors of Christ, Godly Play and Weavers: 9:45am- Peace
7th &8th Grade, 9th & 10th Grade: 11:20-noon.
  • Be sure to pick up the NEW November Church School Newsletter this Sunday! Important information about upcoming events in the church school!
  • Parents of 7th-10th graders need to register their kids for Advent Intercession- its easy to do! Go to the registration HERE