‘Tis the season. Christmas always has, and probably always will, present unique challenges in parenting. This Friday, December 8, we will look at 3 bedtime stories about Christmas as well as the biblical texts from which they are conceived.
Friday’s stories are what I would characterize as “bad ” stories. We’ll read them and discuss our insights and interpretations of how they relate to the Scripture and what lessons can be learned from them for all ages.
Date Topic Refreshments
December 8 Bedtime Stories – Christmas Becky
December 15 Bedtime Stories – Christmas Melissa C.
December 22 XXXXXXXXXX (No Meeting) XXXXXXXXXX
December 29 XXXXXXXXXX (Christmas Vac) XXXXXXXXXX
January 5, 2018 Bedtime Story Theresa
January 12 Half Truths -4 (God said it, I believe it, that settles it)
January 19 Half Truths -5 (Love the sinner, hate the sin)
Musical Cantata — Sunday, December 10 at 7:30 PM. Rita is singing in the choir! An offering to benefit CAPTAIN will be received.
Blue Christmas (for those who mourn) — Sunday, December 17 at 6:00 PM. For those whose Christmas will be less merry and more blue, a service of healing and hope. I would really appreciate donations of cookies or other edibles, including beverages for a small reception after the service.
Community Dinner Tuesday, December 19 . The menu includes ham, scalloped potatoes, macaroni & cheese, vegetables, plus dessert and beverages. Help us help our community. Kitchen prep begins at 3:00 pm. Dining room setup starts at 4 pm, serving at 5:30 pm, and clean up begins at 6:15 pm. We welcome help in all areas. Please contact Donna at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or to volunteer.
I hope to see you all on Friday, December 8 at 9:00.
Grace and peace,