At our last gathering this past Sunday, the Adult Bible Study group decided that we’ll take a pause in our study of Islam for the season of Advent and will meet each Sunday during Advent instead of our usual 1st and 3rd Sunday schedule to discuss the Bible and faith, hope, love and peace.
All are most welcome to join us as we’ll be looking to the Bible for the following topics:
Faith on December 1st
Hope on December 8th
Love on December 15th
Peace on December 22nd
As usual, we’ll meet in the Noah’s Ark space following the 10AM service. On the two Sundays when Children’s / Youth Formation won’t meet (Dec. 8 and 22) we’ll have a movie or other activity for the children during Bible Study.
At St. Nicholas, we wish to assist and care for our less fortunate sisters and brothers by supplying clean (preferably new) socks. These socks will be shared with the local PADS (Public Action to Deliver Shelter) sites throughout the Village. Socks will be collected throughout the months of November and December in the gathering space at church. Your generosity will aid our new friends and will keep them blessedly warmer and more comfortable.
Photo credit: Ginny Gibbs
Several years ago now at St Nicholas, a beloved parishioner named Carmen McCall passed away. She was famous for her colorful socks, and so every year at this time I like to re-use this photo of her “Lovely and Amazing” socks to illustrate our annual drive to collect warm socks for those who need them.
Our sincere thanks to all who have turned in 2014 pledge cards thus far. Please know that pledge cards may still be turned in. All cards, along with the bread and wine will be processed in at the weekend Liturgies as a sign of thanksgiving and appreciation.
We are mindful and most considerate that not all are able to financially support our church and we appreciate the sacrifices that are made by so many.
There are others ways to support St. Nicholas: the Giving Tree, helping out by hosting Coffee Hour on Sundays, baking communion bread for our weekend Liturgies; pitching in to help keep the church/hall clean and orderly, helping with Children’s Formation, preaching, lecturing , joining the choir, sharing in Bible Study, joining the Book Club, helping with the Food Pantry on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month…so many opportunities to help grow our church.
And know how grateful and sincerely thankful I am for the kindness, generosity and faithfulness shared by so many on behalf of this, our
Community of St. Nicholas.
God bless, one and all.