Announcements Nov 12, 2017

Welcome to all of our guests today, including our celebrant, Rev. Amy Turner. Thank you, Rev. Amy!

Operation Christmas Child: This is our 14th year supporting Franklin Graham’s Mission. Shoeboxes filled with gifts for needy children are being collected now through November 19 (next Sunday). There’s a table set up in the Parish Hall where you can place your shoebox. Questions? Call Joyce O’Flaherty at 768-8565.

Christmas Socks Party: Inviting all children and grandchildren of the congregation (up to age 12) to a special event on Saturday, December 9 at 2:00pm. We need donations of Christmas Socks (crew socks, not anklets or stockings) between now and December 2. There’s a collection box in the Parish Hall, and we thank you in advance for your generosity. Questions? Call Rita Giuffrida at 242-8374.

Singing Christmas Trees Excursion: The Brotherhood is sponsoring an excursion to First Baptist Church in Orlando for a presentation of “The Singing Christmas Trees” on December 16, 2017. The bus will leave the church grounds promptly at noon. The presentation commences at 3:00pm. We anticipate returning to the church by 7:30pm. Reservations are required NLT November 15! Admission and bus ride for the trip is $40 per person. Please take advantage of the sign-up sheet on the bulletin board in the Parish Hall. Questions? Contact Tom Dame or Ashford Clunie.

Annual In-Gathering: By now you should have received your Stewardship letter and annual Pledge Card; if not, there are extras in the Church Narthex. Today is the “in-gathering” when stewardship pledge cards are returned. A collection basket is in the Church Narthex. Thank you!

Advent Adult Forum will be taught by Deacon Tom. He’ll be doing a book study on “Mary for All Christians” by John Macquarrie. It is recommended you purchase the book (latest version, 2001) prior to class as it will be used for reference frequently.