Welcome Light, Service & Table 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 ? – December 7, 2017 CHRISTMAS TREE SALES Are running at a steady pass, but we need help this Friday from 5:30 to 8 pm. With the weather, its sure to be a busy time. Please call the office if you can help or go to: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e094baca92ea4f49-christmas2. 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! SUNDAY WORSHIP December 10 at 10 am – PEACE Hymns: “My Life Flows On in Endless Song”, “My Heart Sings Out With Joyful Praise”, “O Day of God Draw Near”; Choir anthem: special Music by Jeanne Lucas, Choir Director; Margaret Clark, organist; Readings: Luke 1: 39 – 45; Lay Reader: Harry Beach; Sermon: Mary Sings! A Way of Peace!”, Pastor Carol preaching. Friendship Hour Hosts: needed; Deacon of the month: Terruni Rosengren. CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING CARLOING AND CHEER – Sunday December 10th at 5:30 pm Gather in the Parish Hall to get warm before we head outside to Light the tree and sing our favorite songs of the season. Then come inside to warm up with cookies and hot chocolate! 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 SOUTH SHORE FRIENDS OF THE HOMELESS CHRISTMAS GIFT PROGRAM TAGS Thank you for your generosity! Gifts are due Back Saturday December 9th, wrapped and with tags attached. Thank you! THE MITTEN AND HAT TREE IS IN THE SANCTUARY. These items are taken to Interfaith Social Services in Brockton. So don’t forget to bring hats and mittens to church on Sundays to decorate the tree and help those in need. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org .