We'll celebrate the last Sunday before Advent and a new Church year: Christ the King, November 23.
Mother Virginia will be here for this Sunday, before she leaves to go to her family for Thanksgiving.
Kathy Brown will be gone, but Daniel Hancock will be here to play the organ - Most of you remember how hard he worked to get this organ for us. Come enjoy his music!
ALSO please make sure that if you have boxes for Operation Christmas Child that you get them back this Sunday morning.
There will be a Community Thanksgiving Service at First Assembly of God Church in Bolivar, on THIS Sunday evening, November 23, at 6 pm. Rev Patty Smith, the pastor of two rural Methodist Churches will be the speaker. She is delightful, and wise. This service is organized and sponsored by the Bolivar Ministerial Alliance which includes clergy from our different denominations,
We will begin Sunday School again on November 30, Advent 1 - and instead of dividing the classes, we'll just all meet in the parish hall and do Advent activities and stories together - We'll all just get ready for Christmas together!
THANKSGIVING DINNER at Church on Thanksgiving afternoon - November 27, beginning at 1 pm.
We will celebrate with Thanksgiving Eucharist at the table, sing our favorite Thanksgiving hymns - eat and then play games and do other activities together in the afternoon - EVERYONE is invited to come and share dinner with us - Turkey and stuffing will be provided - so sign up tomorrow to bring a vegetable, bread, drinks, a salad or dessert if you can.
Share Your Christmas - Please do pick up a yellow tag from one of the angel trees in stores in Bolivar - for OUR age group - 14-18!
We had 93 sign ups by Wednesday and there will be more before the final sign up day Dec. 3.
We will need help on December 5 beginning at 10:00 am to build the bags in the church; final shopping and delivery of bags will be Dec 9; We will need help distributing gifts on Wednesday and Thursday Dec. 10 and 11. PLEASE do sign up to help on one or more of these days!
Festival of Christmas - Sunday December 7 at 6:00 PM at Maybee Chapel, at SBU: Community celebration of Christmas with choirs and orchestra from SBU and the high school: Music and Scripture readings. The offering is for Community Outreach Ministries - and BAMA.
Please try to keep your hands off the thermostats! Eric Schmidt has set them on a weekly cycle so that we should have adequate heat. If there is a real problem, we'll fix it - so let us know if you're too hot or too cold during worship. Thanks!