November 19, 2019                     


 Upcoming Events and Services 


November 24, Sunday: 10:30 am Sunday Service Sermon: "The Key to Life".


November 24, Sunday: After Sunday Service, drawing for the Thanksgiving Raffle for the Wreath Committee. There will be a brief meeting of the Wreath Committee.


December 1, Sunday: First Sunday of Advent. Greening of the Church following the morning service.


December 2, Monday: 9 am - 4 pm: Wreath Workshops, Parish House.


December 3, Tuesday: 9 am - 4 pm: Wreath Workshops, Parish House.


December 4, Wednesday: 9 am - 4 pm Wreath Workshops, Parish House.


December 5, Thursday: 5 - 7 pm, 10th Annual Festival of Wreaths, Meetinghouse and Parish House.

December 15, Sunday: 11:30 am - 4:00 pm: Haiti Art Sale in the Parish House, just in time for Christmas.


December 15, Sunday: 2 - 3 pm, 5th Annual Carol Sing, Meetinghouse.




Wreath Festival Angels 

Thank you so much to our Wreath Angels! We are halfway to our financial goal for funding our upfront expenses. With two weeks to go, we are asking for other Angels to step forward and help us reach the final goal. You may not be able to pay for an entire item, so please feel free to give us what you can, towards the following items:


Times and Gazette Ads: $445 (Times: $225; Gazette: $200)

Wreaths: $603.88

Posters: $65.53

Ferry Fee to pick up Wreaths: $63.00


Checks should be made payable to the Federated Church, with "Wreath Festival" in the memo field. Thanks to all who have given!

 Festival of Wreaths Raffle Sales 


Have you bought your $5 raffle ticket yet, for a chance to win a tray of Holiday cookies and two pies for Thanksgiving, made by our own Juliana Rogers? This Sunday will be the last chance to buy a raffle ticket, immediately after church. As soon as the line is gone, we will draw this particular raffle after church on Sunday, November 24th.


 Wreath Festival Sign-up Sheets are Up 


Don't forget to sign up to help at our gala event! The Festival of Wreaths, on Thursday, December 5th, from 5 - 7:00 pm. We need lots of hors d'oeuvres, event docents, wreath decorators and helpers. The Sign up Board is next to the Wreath Festival Bulletin Board.


 Festival of Wreaths Workshops 


If you have never come to one of our wreath workshops, you do not know what you have been missing! We start by selecting a plain wreath, and then a colorful bow to be attached. we have many different kinds of "greens", so you can ad to make your wreath fuller, and have more depth. Then you can add pinecones, milkweed, magnolia leaves, lotus pods, well there is an endless list of what is possible!


You do not need to have previous experience, as we will help you with your first wreath. Experienced wreath makers are also welcome, plus we have decorators who have been doing this event for the past ten years. The finished wreaths will then be sold on Thursday evening, December 5th, from 5 - 7pm, for $50, $60, $70, or more, depending on your generosity...this is a fundraiser to help maintain the Sara Joy Mayhew Parsonage.


The workshop dates are Monday, December 2nd; Tuesday, December 3rd; and Wednesday, December 4th, from 9 am to 4 pm. Please bring your own gloves, pliers (for twisting the wires on the picks), and pruners, to help trim the final wreath.

December 15, Sunday: 11:30 am - 4:00 pm: Haiti Art Sale in the Parish House, just in time for Christmas.

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