ALL SAINTS' SUNDAY
A Tree of Life will be part of both services on All Saints' Sunday, November 4th. Members of the congreation will have the opportunity to write the name of a saint, past or present, on a slip of paper and with a small clothes pin, clip it to a branch on the tree. In this way, those special to us will be acknowledged, honored and remembered.
THANKSGIVING EVE SERVICE
Wednesday, November 21st., at 7 pm!! Plan to come the evening before Thanksgiving Day as we gather with area churches here at Christ Church, to worship and give thanks for our many blessings.
Following the service we will enjoy pie and coffee in the Fellowship Hall as we meet and greet those from other congregations.
Our stewardship drive will begin October 7th and will end on Sunday, November 25th.
Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
Matthew 6:19, 21
We will soon have a Commemorative Walk to the Bell Tower. The walk will be made of engraved bricks...it's the perfect opportunity to give thanks for your blessings. It might be someone you loved who has passed away or the birth of a grandchild or the blessing of your family. It can be whatever blessings you are thankful for.
The walk will be build later this year, but first we need to get the bricks engraved. If you would like to have a brick, please fill out an order form and return it to Christ Church with the payment. (Contact Christ Church 716-433-9229 for a form) Please complete a separate form for each brick you would like. Engraved bricks are available for $50 each. There will also be two benches available for $500 each. If you have questions or would like to reserve a bench, please contact Sue Bauer (716-7278776 or email@example.com.)
OUTREACH FOR THE YEAR
The donation baskets are in need of being filled. The need is great, not just at Christmas but all throughout the year. All non-perishables are accepted.
NOVEMBER: odds and ends shopping
Canned soup-23; Canned or jarred spaghetti sauce-14; Canned tomatoes (diced, crushed, sauce, etc)-30; Other pasta (elbow, rigatoni, penne, etc)-37; Canned meals (ravioli, spagetti, beef stew, etc)-65; Canned or box broth-87; Cereal (corn flakes, cheerios)-62; Canned vegetables-41
Sign up on the Kiosk in the Cloister. There are baskets in both the Cloister and Narthex where you can place your donations. Thanks so much!!
Also...the hat & mitten tree is back up in the Cloister. Purchased or handmade items are most welcome and in great need with the weather so cold this winter.
The Outreach Team thanks you so much!!!!
Mary Hunt Guild & Women of Christ Church Holiday Dinner Get-together...Wednesday, December 12th at Cammarata's 6336 Roninson Rd. 6 pm cocktails...6:30 pm dinner.
Instead of a gift to pass we will be doing a crazy sock exchange...so start looking now. MORE NEXT MONTH!!!
Annual Meeting january 13th, 2019. NEEDED: Two Wardens, Three Vestry Members for Three-year Terms, One Vestry member for a One-year Term and Three Delegates to the Diocesan Convention.
All candidates must be adult communicants in good standing, meaning that they should be baptized or confirmed members who are faithful in attending worship and in "working, praying and giving for the spread of the kingdon."
To nominate yourself or anyone else for these positions or for more info. contact Judy Pauley...more info next month.