December 11 and Beyond…



This Sunday and Beyond…Good morning This Sunday, Story Worship. This service will be held in the Social Hall. We will engage in ritual, sing together, and have time for quiet reflection and sharing as we reflect on the text specified by Rev. Elizabeth. Come early grab a cup of coffee and a breakfast treat. Our service begins at 10:30 AM. If you plan to join us online, click Launch Service. MUSICLinden Tree Coffeehouse’s WINTER POTPOURRI is back for an evening of discovering new talent on Saturday, December 10, at 7:30 pm. Kirsten Manville and ten New England singer-songwriters will play two songs each with hopes of being chosen to perform during next year’s season. Audience input will play a significant part in the decision, so please come down to help choose while enjoying new music and faces. The admission for this show is a suggested $10, which we will share with the Wakefield Interfaith Food Pantry. For more information please visit the LTC website.Back and in-person Rise Up Singing – Friday, December 16, 2022, 7:30 PM. After a pause of nearly three years, Jim Maitland is bringing back Rise Up Singing. This community sing is an informal and spirited evening of shared music-making inspired by, but not limited to, the Rise Up Singing and Rise Again songbooks. Singers and instrumentalists of all ages are welcome. Feel free to bring a guitar or other instrument. No auditions and no rehearsals. If you have any questions, email MEMBER/FRIEND UPDATE:Kristen Henshaw is in touch with Ann Skladany, who broke her other hip. Ann is at home and pushing herself to get better. If you would like to send Ann a get-well or holiday card, please mail it to her at home. Click here for Kristen’s update and Ann’s address.COMMUNITY OUTREACH Salvation Army Holiday Gift Giving Drive – All unwrapped gifts must be delivered to the church this Sunday by noon. Click here for the gift list Wakefield Community Meals for December have been announced. Click here for the dates and places where anyone can get a meal.Mission of Deeds – Many of you know that this worthy organization helps many individuals and families transitioning to apartments or homes. Many are survivors of domestic abuse, substance abuse, and homelessness. Here is their winter newsletter. HOLIDAY FAIRChristmas Fair: Saturday, December 10, 9:00 AM- 2:00 PM. First Parish Congregational Church of Wakefield has its annual Christmas Fair, where you can pick up gifts, baked goods, jewelry, Christmas cards, and arts and crafts.SPECIAL EVENTOur readers have been confirmed and rehearsed for this Friday night’s staged reading of “A Christmas Carol.” It all begins at 7:00 PM.Come and be part of the audience and listen to the story. Join us for cookies and hot cocoa, and mulled cider. We will collect cash/check donations for the Wakefield Food Pantry at intermission. You will also be able to donate online.Short-term Employment OpportunityThe First Congregational Church of Reading is looking for a part-time sexton for about two months while their sexton takes time off. If you know anyone who might be interested, click here, and send them their job offering.UUCW DECEMBER Calendar:Take a look at December’s calendar where you can see when the church is busy with shared space activities and church events. Click here. See you Sunday!
Rev. Elizabeth is on furlough this week. She looks forward to reconnecting when she returns.Email Rev. ElizabethLogo

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