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THIS SUNDAY, November 26 10:00 A.M.
Christ the King Sunday
New Members Join
Senior Choir
Sunday School: Carols and Crafts in the Fellowship Hall

Advent Swag Available in the Downstairs Hall  Each year we make available to you candles to light, calendars to open, devotions to read, and stickers to stick for the children — all to help you experience the journey to Bethlehem more deeply.

Tewksbury Hospital Giving Tree  The Giving Tree is located downstairs in the back of the Fellowship Hall. Please consider taking a patient’s “wish” gift from the tree, signing the itemized list at the Missions table, and returning your unwrapped gift to the designated box by December 10. Thank you!


Stewardship  
We continue to receive pledges to our 2018 Operating Budget. If you have not submitted your pledge yet, the Pledge Box and blank pledge cards are at the back of the Sanctuary; or mail your completed pledge card to 220 Main St., Groton, MA 01450 Attn: Collector. Thank you!


Friday, December 1

Ladies’ Lunch
The Devens Grill (4 Ryan’s Way, Devens, MA)
Meet at the church at 11:45 a.m. to carpool
Join your friends from church for lunch. (The restaurant varies each month.) All women of the church are invited! If you need a ride, contact Janice Owen (978-925-9141 or 978-866-4193) or Brenda Semienko (978-448-3025).

Journey to Bethlehem
Faith Evangelical Free Church (54 Hosmer St., Acton) – Meet there at 6:45 p.m.
This adventure takes you back to biblical times and reenacts the journey a family would have taken to Bethlehem to be counted in the census as Mary and Joseph were. It’s not a show, it’s a journey!


Decorate the Sanctuary
Saturday, December 2 at 9:00 a.m.
Start the season with the Deacons for the annual decorating of the church Sanctuary for Advent and Christmas. Bring the whole family for a festive morning of beautifying the church. There will be hot cocoa and coffee available. Everyone is welcome—please join us!


Sunday, December 3

Building Project Informational Meeting after Worship
This will be a “your questions answered” meeting, so if you have lingering questions that you’ve not yet brought to a meeting or a person (Gail or anyone on FaST), please find one of us sooner rather than later so we can provide the best information possible on December 3. We will share the findings of the Feasibility Study and outline next steps and possibilities in light of our discoveries through our meetings with the town.
FaST: Stefanie Lempp, Julie Platt, Pete Hnath, Gail Miller
Others who’ve been helping with these recent steps: Dennis Carey, Bob Goudey, Halsey Platt, Craig Smith, Mike Smith

Groton Community Christmas Tree Lighting at 4:00 p.m.
The Groton Interfaith Council will host the annual Groton Christmas Tree Lighting service on our church’s front lawn, featuring carol singing, prayers, and seasonal readings by representatives of Groton faith communities. Afterwards all are invited inside our church for warm drinks and goodies.