CHRISTMAS EVE Saturday, December 24, 2016
•4:30 PM Family Service Candle lighting
•8:00 PM Communion Candle lighting
CHRISTMAS DAY Sunday, December 25, 2016
•10:00 AM Lessons & Carols
United Church of Dorset and East Rupert – Dorset Vermont Weekly Bulletin (click on the bulletin picture below)
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.
CABINET MEETING after Coffee Hour this morning. FAITH “INN-SIDE” will begin on Friday, January 6th at 9:30 AM. The book, The Great Spiritual Migration by Brian D. McLaren is available in the office for $16.00 per copy. The SERRV Fair will be open after church every Sunday until Christmas! A perfect place for last minute gifts; hostess gifts; and a pair of earrings for yourself! We have reordered the wonderful spices from South Africa that sold out and the chocolate bar flavors that got depleted. Come browse! 2017
STEWARDSHIP CAMPAIGN UPDATE The holidays are a time when we are reminded of the kindness of our church community members and the joy that our little church brings to so many people who would perhaps not have a Christmas celebration without our church and dedicated volunteers. Our Community Sharing program is a great testament to this. Your immediate answer to the call of our annual appeal is also a testament to your approval of the work of our church. With three-quarters of our annual fund goal already received, we are confident that we will hit our goal shortly as pledges come in from those we still have not heard from. With your help, we will achieve great things and can dream of our goals for the future.
Mark your Calendars! Epiphany Lunch Celebration January 8th following worship – All are invited for lunch and short program as we celebrate Epiphany with the Wise people in Bethlehem. We are looking for people to donate soup and chili, salad, bread, star cookies, king cake as well as people to bring their favorite nativity scene to share as centerpieces. Also, looking for people to share their story of following their epiphany “star” from last year. Or if you would be willing to share a story, tradition, song or poem related to Epiphany we would love to hear that. This year we are also looking for someone who knows about astronomy and could give us a “very brief” overview/explanation of what the star of Bethlehem actually was? Sign up during coffee hour in the weeks to come or call or email Gretchen Lima at email@example.com, 362-5548, or Sandi Hedman 362-1459, firstname.lastname@example.org
ANNUAL REPORT DEADLINE All board and Committees need to submit their Annual Report to the office for preparation of the church’s 2016 Annual Report. The deadline is Wednesday, January 11, 2017. The Annual Meeting will be held on Sunday, February 12, 2017 at 11:30 AM.