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Bulletin 11-20-2016

NURSERY CARE AND CHURCH SCHOOL Babies and children of all ages are invited, welcomed and encouraged in our worship services. We have a nursery available for infants through three years of age for your convenience. We have a basket in the narthex filled with children’s worship activities to use during the worship service. The nursery room is staffed with two volunteers who would be happy to care for your child while you attend worship. You may drop your children off in the nursery room at 9:45 a.m. Following the children’s sermon all children ages 4 through 7th grade are invited to go to church school . All children are to be picked up immediately after worship.


MEETING The next meeting will be held today  at 11:30 AM.

 EAT PRAY LOVE TO STUDY GROUP will not meet next week in observance of Thanksgiving.

Please join us at our Second Hour Presentation at 11:30 this morning in the         Sunday School room when members of our Youth Group will be screening portions of the documentary, Fed Up. Narrated by Katie Couric, Fed Up exposes the hidden truths   contributing to one of the largest health epidemics in history. It puts the focus on the biggest cause of obesity, diabetes and other serious health problems: sugar. Discussion will follow the film.

INTERFAITH COUNCIL OF THE NORTHSHIRE ANNUAL THANKSGIVING SERVICE  will be held on Tuesday, November 22 at 7:00 PM at First Congregational Church  of   Manchester.  Rev. Rebecca Sommons will deliver the message. Jeff Linebeck will lead the interfaith choir.  ALL ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND. 

Paint, Play (music) and Pray - The Christian Education committee is  interested in sponsoring an event at our church on Friday January 20th, which would be similar to a Paint and Sip party, but alcohol free.  We are looking for people who would be interested in being on a planning team to help make this  happen.  Please contact Daniela Stewart at daniela.stewart7@gmail.com or 379-7444 or gretchenlima@aol.com or 362-5548.

ADVENT WREATH MAKING EXTRAVAGANZA – SUNDAY DECEMBER 4TH,               IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING WORSHIP -  Mark you calendars and sign up for our  Fifth Annual Advent Wreath Making.  We will share soup, salad, bread and Christmas cookies for lunch, make fresh advent wreaths, make a craft or two, have the opportunity to shop for “fair trade” Christmas gifts through SERRV, pick an angel from the Community sharing tree and, sing a few carols and enjoy each other’s company. All are welcome! This is a great event to invite a friend or new neighbor. Questions, donations and sign-up during coffee hour with Gretchen Lima and Sandi Hedman in the weeks to come. We need donations of fresh greens, pine cones or anything that would look cool on a wreath, soup, salad, Christmas cookies, bread and willing volunteers, especially setting up on Sat. Dec. 3, 11 a.m.  There will be a nominal cost to cover supplies .  See flyer for more details. See you at the manger!

HOLD THE DATE!  DORSET COMMUNITY TREE LIGHTING, POT- LUCK SUPPER ON WEDNESDAY,  DECEMBER 7 AT 5:00 PM.  Again this year we will be joined by the faculty, students, and families  of Long Trail School.  We’ll  all begin at the Christmas tree on the Dorset Green for a    Christmas Carol  Sing-a-long [we have printed carol books–Bring a flashlight].   Then we will head over to the church for a Chili and Soup Potluck.  Please bring a pot of your favorite chili or soup. We’ll provide the bread & drinks. Long Trail School will provide the salad.  Please call the office at 867-2260 if you could bake a batch of cookies or brownies for dessert.  

The Dorset Church Fellowship Christmas Luncheon Everyone is invited to join the Dorset Church Fellowship for their Christmas Luncheon on Wednesday, December 7th , beginning at 11:30.  Bring a dish to  pass — names from A to L, please bring a salad or dessert, names from M to Z, a main dish — for a festive start to the Christmas season.  See you there!

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Advent Wreath Making Extravaganza flyer