For Sunday, December 10, 2017
The November/December Upper Room devotional books are in the Narthex. We are asking a $1.00 donation to help defray expenses.
Coffee, Tea, Chocolate, Olive Oil = MISSION As a part of our ongoing Fair Trade mission project, there is a sales table in Heritage Hall after the worship service every Sunday with olive oil and a variety of coffees, teas, and chocolate products available for purchase. For more information about how this project ensures a fair living wage for small farmers around the world, and helps build stronger communities, visit: equal exchange.coop/fair-trade.
Adopt-a-Families in coordination with Benicia Community Action Council. We have five of the six families again for Christmas. We will be providing food for their Christmas holiday dinner as well as gifts ($50 per child) for each of the seven children. The gift and food tags are available in Heritage Hall and will be due back for the deliveries on December 17th. The gift tags are in increments of $25. If $25 is too much for you individually, consider splitting the amount with someone else. If you have any questions, give me a call or send me an email. Thank you so much for giving so generously. With gratitude, Susan Watkins
The Women’s Zebra Group will meet Saturday, December 16th at 9:30am.
The women’s Christmas party is December 14th at 7pm. Melody Seymour has graciously offered her lovely home. Once again, we will be having a cookie exchange and we’ll make up care packages of cookies to be delivered to those who cannot attend. This year we will be collecting monetary donations for the victims of the Napa and Santa Rosa fires.
Help us fill the Sanctuary with Poinsettias for Christmas! If you wish to make this donation in memory or in honor of someone, please fill out the form available in the Narthex, by Sunday, December 17th. Please don’t forget to take your plant home with you the Sunday after Christmas.
December 17th is our Christmas pageant and Make a Joyful Noise Sunday! If you play any musical instruments please bring them at 9:00 for a brief practice. Contact Laura Fentress for more details and a song list.
The Christmas Joy Offering will be received on December 17thand 24th. This offering will be distributed equally between help for retired church workers & their spouses, and the seven racial ethnic schools that are related to our denomination.
For those who will be home on Christmas Eve, in lieu of a Christmas Eve evening service, members of our church will be caroling at Casa de Vilarrasa at 4:00 pm. After caroling, we will share hot cocoa and hot cider, along with some Christmas cookies with the residence. Please sign up in Heritage Hall.
Joan’s office hours are Tuesday through Thursday 1-4pm.
Pastor Yung Me’s office hours are Tuesdays, Wednesday and Thursdays 10-4pm. She can also be reached by phone (925-360-2566).