Homemade Pie Fundraiser

Cranberry Apple…Apple…Apple Crumb…Sugar Free Apple

It’s the season for pies! Time to make pies, time to order pies, time to freeze pies, time to eat pies.

This year the pies will be $15 each. You can order your pies by signing the order sheet in the Narthex or by contacting the church office before November 3rd. We will accept phone/email orders until the deadline as ingredients will be ordered accordingly. There will be a VERY limited amount available after the order deadline.

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November Youth Group News

It is time for the Purple Stride Walk. On Sunday, November 3rd, Team Jean will be walking to help raise funds to fight Pancreatic Cancer. Anyone who would like to donate, simply go to: www. Purplestride.org
Find the: Boston 2019 Walk / Team Jean / Team Captain – Chris Genannt

This month the youth group will be busy making items for the Christmas Fair and we welcome all students 7th – 12th grade to join us! We will be using
some of our Sunday morning class time to get creative.

We will also be assisting with the Church Fair on Saturday, November 23rd from
9am-3pm. We are asking youth group members, to please let us know if you
can join us, and what time works best for you to volunteer.

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Annual Christmas on the Hill Bazaar

Annual Christmas on the Hill Bazaar
Saturday, November 23rd
9:00am – 3:00pm

Start your Christmas shopping off at the Wesley annual bazaar! Always a great collection of handmade items, a bake table that is the talk of the town, and a silent auction with great items from local businesses. There will be a baby boutique of adorable handmade clothes and toys, the Christmas Country Store, gift baskets large and small, and everyone who enters will get an entry into the raffle for a $100 gas card! Join us for some festive holiday cheer to start your Christmas season.

Hand crafted stuffed animals

A hand knit gift from the baby boutique

Hand sewn baby blankets

Selection of hand knit scarves for sale

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Christmas Caroling

Let’s sing some carols!!
We will be going Christmas Caroling again!!
This year there is ONE opportunity to be a part of a Christmas Carol Sing at Aldersbridge on Sunday, December 15th at 2:00pm. You are invited to share your Christmas joy by singing Christmas carols, accompanied by our very own Jim Russell on the piano, with the residents of the Linn Health Care Center and Winslow Garden Independent Living!
We had a great time last year and know everyone enjoyed this “old-fashioned” way of
spreading cheer. For more details, please get in touch with Kristen in the church office.
No singing ability or experience is required.

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The Kempters in Concert

Wednesday, October 16th
at 6:30pm

The Kempters, an Americana worship band, will be joining us again this year for a concert of soul-filling music. Come listen to siblings Nathan, Danielle, Joanna, Chris & Charli. The concert is free. A free-will offering will be received.

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October Worship – A Wonder-full Life

What does a Wonderful life look like for you? Are you looking for serenity, harmony, truth, compassion, gratitude, love and joy? Spiritual practices help feed this part of ourselves, but do you use these same words to describe the role of money in your life? Most of us don’t.

In the classic film, “It’s a Wonderful Life,” a crisis of money creates vastly diverse reactions from several characters. These reactions can help us see some of our own relationships with money. Along with scripture, we will use these to help us compassionately look at how we feel about money in our own lives and in the church. Maybe we’ll discover a whole new “outlook” on what constitutes a wonderful life.

October 6th – Looking Back
Our relationship with money as individuals and as a church has a long history. We look back with a practice of compassion for ourselves and a faith that reminds us of our true worth.

October 13th – Looking In
We live an “Incarnational” faith – the belief that, like Jesus, our faith is not just an idea but it gets lived out in our actions in the world. Approach life with attentiveness and intentionality to making it a “wonder-full” life.

October 20th – Looking Out
Do we reap love and generosity or bitterness and resentment? Are we creating the impact
for which we hope, or at least moving in that direction?

October 27th – Looking with Gratitude
A joyful celebration of community, generosity, and thankfulness is infectious.

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Church Conference

ANNUAL CHURCH MEETING ~ October 22nd at 6:00pm

An important tradition in the United Methodist Church is the annual church meeting or “church conference.” This meeting is a time to share with the District Superintendent our hopes and dreams, what we have been doing, and where we are headed. It is also the time when some important parts of our organization act upon items that can only be acted upon by a “church conference.” These include approving the pastor’s salary for the next year, recommending and affirming Lay Servants, recommending and approving candidates for
Ministry, and receiving any bequests. This year, our church conference will be on Tuesday night, October 22nd, from 6:00 – 7:30pm. All members of the church have both voice and vote at this important meeting. Please plan on being part of this annual meeting.

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