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Come join our faith community.  We are an open and affirming church.  This means we actively support diversity in all its forms.  See Open and Affirming statement.  We welcome everyone into the fellowship and service of our congregation.   Our Sunday Worship and Sunday School is at 10:00 a.m. (9:30 a.m. during the summer months)

Our mission is to grow in our relationships with God and those around us.  We find God in the teachings of Jesus Christ and the Holy Scriptures, in service to others, and in the celebration and commemoration of the important milestones in the life of our families and communities.   See our Beliefs.


“Whoever you are and wherever you are on life’s journey,

you are welcome here!”

What’s the BUZZ  at FCC ? November 22, 2017

 

NOTES ON OUR 72nd ANNUAL EVERGREEN BAZAAR

The Bazaar Needs: *Vintage Jewelry * baked goods * new or gently used items or antiques for Golden Nugget * Fashionable items for our Unique Boutique * Toys or Games for our Children’s White Elephant Room * Items for children to buy for our Tom Thumb Room* Services for our Silent Auction: Cookie of the month, house keeping, desert of the month, gardening ect ect. This is a wonderful event to invite friends, family and neighbors too. Pick up a flyer and mail it to them..

*If you don’t have a job yet, please speak with Carolyn Appelman. This is an ALL church project and our greatest fund raiser.

*Trees arrive Saturday November 25th. If you would like to help unload the truck, please speak with Stewart Sears or come about 9 am.

WE HAVE SUNDAY SCHOOL THIS SUNDAY AND EVERY SUNDAY!
Children begin worship in the Sanctuary with their families. After their time for all the children of the church with Pastor Carol, they will gather in the Parish Hall for a Sunday School Lesson.
Please keep thinking of a way to share your time with our children ~ It will be a rewarding experience for all!

CHOIR REHEARSALS 7 PM TUESDAY EVENINGS
Our Cantata Program will be January 7 Cantata Program and we would love for you to join us. We’ll be rehearsing Cantata music from 7-8:30. Talk to Jeanne if you are interested in singing or email at sing.with.jeanne@gmail.com .

Also Sunday, Nov. 26 will be another “JUMP IN” CHOIR DAY. Anyone is welcome to come at 9:00 on Sunday to learn “Soon and Very Soon” and sing with us!

SUNDAY WORSHIP November 26 at 10 am
Hymns: “All Hail the Power of Jesus Name”, “God of Justice, God of Mercy”, “O For a World”
Choir anthem: “Soon and Very Soon” by Andrae Crouch; Jeanne Lucas, Choir Director; Margaret Clark, organist; A Time For All Ages; Readings: Matthew 25: 31 – 26:2; Lay Reader: Bob MacKenzie; Sermon: “Missed Opportunities”, Pastor Carol preaching. Friendship Hour Hosts: needed; Deacon of the month: Sarah Worton

PLEDGE CARDS ARE AVAILABLE! ANNUAL STEWARDSHIP CAMPAIGN AND PREPARING OUR BUDGET FOR 2018
Our pledge commitments are what we base our budget on and are very important to the life of the church. If you brought your pledge card, you may place it in the Offering plate when it comes around. Please feel free to speak with any one from the Stewardship Committee if you have any questions regarding pledging: Ed Lukey, Bill Brack, George Plesko, Scott Webster, Ron Simmons, Marcia Bridgeman

PANTRY SOUP!
Our next soup will be on Monday November 27th, choppers at 9:30am, packers at 2pm.
Donations of Turkey broth, vegetables, cookies and cornbread are always welcomed.

OUR FOOD PANTRY
The Next Town-Wide, Drive Thru Food Drive will be on Saturday December 2nd from 9 am to noon. (The same day as Bazaar) Please call the office if you would like to volunteer. Currently our shelves are in need of EVERYTHING – snacks (garnola bars, crackers), fruit packed in water, hot cereals, Peanut Butter and Jelly, chili, baking goods (flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, vanilla, cocoa), tuna, beef stew, hash, tomatoe sauce, toilet paper, deoterent, detergent (pods or small bottles), shampoo, soap. Thank you!

SHAW’S – RACHEAL RAY BAKE WEAR FOR
SOUTH SHORE FRIENDS OF THE HOMELESS
If you are not collecting Shaw’s stamps for yourself, would you collect them for South Shore Friends of the Homeless. Stamps can be left in the office.

DOORWAYS FOR DECEMBER due by November 28th!
Please email the office: note our new email – admin@fccofsharon- into the office asap.
We have so much going on the month of December, we want to make sure it goes out by
November 29th – we need updates from Executive Board, Administrative Committee,
Board of Deacons, Christian Education, Christian Service, Sunday School, Dorcas, Men’s
Club, Bazaar and Christmas Trees!

SOUTH SHORE FRIENDS OF THE HOMELESS
CHRISTMAS GIFT PROGRAM TAGS are on the Parish Hall Bulletin Board!
INSTRUCTIONS They would like 3 items per person, for a total value of $60, BUT you do not have to do all that. Any item from their wish list is welcomed. All the requests are simple: sox, underwear, winter coats, a toy. These are for families living in motel rooms until they are able to find housing. A few people may take an individual child or adult, or one person may take a one ticket, or a family may take a family… or a Committee or Dorcas group/Men’s club could take a ticket. Or perhaps you would like to make a general donation of an item. There is always a greater need and last minute people they are struggling to find gifts for. NO CANDLES
*************ALL GIFTS ARE DUE BACK ON MONDAY DECEMBER 4TH******************