We are now full-speed into the season of Christmas. Last week we had a lot of fun studying the texts and drawing on our own history regarding Christmas pageants. For the last of our two meetings in December, we will consider the Christmas angels. We’ll take a look at what the gospels of Matthew and Luke say about Jesus’ birth narrative, and what church culture and Christmas pageant culture have to say about the angels from the story. Come with curiosity and your own history and perspective.
December 13 Christmas Angels /Rita
December 20 No Meeting XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
December 27 No Meeting XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
January 3, 2020 No Meeting XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
January 10 The Call to Care
January 17 Understanding Suffering
January 24 No Meeting XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Loose change collection to benefit the CAPTAIN food pantry collected last week, $4.54 bringing our total to $34.30 which translates to over 214 pounds of food. Thanks so much!
The Book Group has chosen a new book: Elephant Company: The Inspiring Story of an Unlikely Hero and the Animals Who Helped Him Save Lives in World War II Vicki Croke 4.7 stars $7
The remarkable story of James Howard “Billy” Williams, whose uncanny rapport with the world’s largest land animals transformed him from a carefree young man into the charismatic war hero known as Elephant Bill. Part biography, part war epic, Elephant Company is an inspirational narrative that illuminates a little-known chapter in the annals of wartime heroism.
Discussion night will be Tuesday, January 7, at 7 p.m.
Santa’s Playland Open House at Quick Response – Friday, Dec 13, 2019 until Saturday, Dec 14, 2019 from 5:30-9:00.
Community Dinner December 17 – contact Donna if you’d like to help. firstname.lastname@example.org
National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day is December 20, so we will observe it on December 13.
If you know anyone seeking housing downstate:
Natalie Nold is looking for an apartment mate for a two bedroom apartment in Tarrytown, NY mid-January to mid- June. Perfect for an intern or co-op working anywhere from Peekskill down to Manhattan. $1200 includes utilities and laundry. Please email nataliemarie2013 at gmail.
I hope to see you all on Friday, December 13 at 9:00.
Grace and peace,