We shared a joyous time at the Alternative Gift Market last Sunday as we journeyed together to celebrate and to share our gifts with our neighbors near and far. This Sunday, November 23rd, there will be a few tables set up in the Commons from 9:30 AM - 11 AM and following the 11 AM service. If you were unable to participate in the the Alternative Gift Market last week, here is your chance! There will be fair trade world gifts & coffee, as well as donation gift cards for Church World Service, Handicap International, Montclair gift baskets,The Forever Family, Plymouth Harbor and Street Grace.
To learn more about the organizations, follow this link to details.
Interested in developing or deepening a spiritual practice of meditation, centered breathing and mindful movement? Rev. Michael will be offering a 4-part introductory, all-levels yoga series (Soul Stretch 1) on Wednesdays, Nov. 5, 12, 19, and 26 (5:45pm to 7:00pm).
The first three sessions will include elements of all the practices (meditation, breathing and mindful movement), but each night will have a specific teaching focus:
- Nov 5—sitting meditation
- Nov 12—centering breath techniques
- Nov 19—mindful movement (yoga)
- Nov 26—an integrated practice of all three elements
EARTH TOPICS: Monday, December 1, 6:30pm to 8:30
SENIOR MINISTER’S ADVENT TEA: Tuesday, December 2, 6:00pm to 7:30
In a spirit of festive fellowship, EVERYONE is invited to attend this annual event; there is no agenda other than the enjoyment of each other. Rev. Michael will serve his favorite tea; please bring sweets and savories to share. Feel free to stop by anytime during the event.
WOMEN'S FELLOWSHIP CHRISTMAS PARTY: Wednesday, December 3, 11:00am to 2:00pm
We will be having our annual Christmas party which includes carols and a white elephant gift exchange. Leona Greenlaw will be joining us!
ADVENT REFLECTION AND FELLOWSHIP: Wednesdays, Dec. 3, 10, 17, 6:00pm to 7:30
On three Wednesdays in December, we will have soup and bread for supper beginning at 6:00pm. From 6:30 to 7:30, we will reflect on the Advent scriptures in conversation and in art. RSVP to Rev. Ginnie or Michelle Holtmann.
WOMEN’S DAYTIME BOOK GROUP: Thursday, December 4, 1:30pm
HANGING OF THE GREENS: Saturday, December 6, 3:00pm to 5:00
The Deacons invite you to join them in the Hanging of the Greens from 3:00 to 5:00. We will be hanging garland and wreaths and decorating the Chrismon tree while sipping hot chocolate and munching on donuts and other treats.
FELLOWSHIP OF THE GRAPE: Saturday, December 6, 7:00pm to 9:00