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Simple Gifts, RE, and our Pageant Rehearsal this Sunday, Dec. 18


By Jorge Barrios (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

By Jorge Barrios, via Wikimedia Commons

Simple Gifts is this Sunday, hurray! Items to offer for the simple gifts swap can be brought in all the way through 10am this Sunday, when the event begins, so it’s not too late! Please search your homes and closets for items still in great condition that you would be willing to give away, that might make a good gift for another, and bring them in to Rm 3 in the lower level all this week. On Sunday morning you can drop them off right in Parish Hall. We also need donations of gift boxes, wrapping paper, newspaper, maps, posters for wrapping, ribbons, string, tags, bags, etc.

This Sunday, kids will begin in the service as usual and then move to the Commons where they’ll learn about the spirituality and intentions of gift giving, and receive parts for this year’s Christmas Eve Pageant! Then they’ll migrate downstairs to Parish Hall where they will “shop” for gifts that match the needs of loved ones (not for themselves) and then wrap those gifts in the library. Nursery Care will be provided.

When adults come downstairs after the service, there will be some additional treats like cookies and hot chocolate, and the whole congregation can “shop” the gifts. 

All children who will be in the Christmas Eve Pageant this year (the 5pm service on Christmas Eve) will then gather upstairs in the sanctuary, while social hour continues, for a costume fitting and short rehearsal. There will be additional parts available in the Pageant for children unable to attend this Sunday and for visitors on Christmas Eve. For more information, contact Chris Scheller or Fran Sharp.