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Christian Education - News and Notes

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A great big thank you





Judy Rachdorf for organizing the Special Grandparent Program
Everyone who helped collect money for UNICEF with their trick or treat boxes
Our Shepherds for their tireless work with our children.
All teachers who have been selflessly supporting our Sunday School Program!

UNICEF
Thank you for collecting and returning your UNICEF boxes. If you have not yet returned your boxes, please return them to the education office as soon as possible! Remember you do not need to just collect change from trick-or-treating, you can also look under your couch cushions for additional change to add to your box! Every penny helps! All of your spare change will really add up and we will be able to send in a nice donation this year to help children worldwide with health and education needs.

HATS & MITTENS
As if our annual tradition, we will be collecting new and gently used mittens, gloves, hats and scarves as part of the offering at the Christmas pageant. These will be distributed to those in need through Lowell Wish Project and Emmaus House. Please bring your donation on or before December 11th for the Offertory or place it in the basket. We will have a collection box available for any donations made before our Pageant!

Christmas Pageant
December 16th Do you know anyone who is grumpy, cranky and just not enjoying the Christmas Season? Are their feet too big for their shoes, and do they spend their time hating the Whos? Our Sunday school will be offering a different sort of Christmas Pageant. Attend worship on December 16th at 9 or 11 am service. We will feature our adaptation of a favorite Christmas story . . . "How the Grinch found Christ in Christmas". Come find out how our favorite grinchy Dr Seuss character's heart really grew and how we can live happy with God's gift of the season.

Pageant Rehearsal
Sunday School pageant practice will be on December 2 & 9 during extended Sunday school time. Parents please help us make this a fun and meaningful program. Please, have your kids attend rehearsal days. Dec 2nd & 9th. It will be a super fun and nothing like it before kind of Christmas pageant.

December 23rd – Cantata Elementary Children will stay in sanctuary; Pre K –K Children will go to class after children's message

Help Wanted
We are always looking for more helpers in our Sunday School Program. If you are interested in teacher or helping in any capacity, please contact Amanda Payette at missbell328@gmail.com or (978) 407-6679.

Small Group Study Opportunities for Adults

Advent Study - "The Redemption of Scrooge" Monday's Dec 3rd, 10th, 17th 7:00-8:30 pm ( transportation can be arranged)
This year we will refamiliarize our selves with the Charles Dicken's novel A Christmas Carol. In this season of advent we will examine how the past present and future come together. Through the beloved characters of the novel we will explore the relationship between God's grace and personal accountability. Sign up in Narthex to obtain a study book ($8 donation suggested for materials) Denise Farnsworth and Ginny Hipple facilitating. Please contact Denise if you need the reading material 508-423-3481

SURVIVING THE HOLIDAYS
Divorced or Divorcing and lot looking forward to what the holidays will be this year? Please attend the special Divorce Care program Designed to help process the feelings you may be experience. This special program created by the same people who created Divorce Care will help you process your emotions and provide some strategies for dealing with the changes to traditions, family and how celebration can be experienced during and after divorce. December 2 6:30pm. Cost is $10.00pp to cover the cost of associated Material. Refreshment and support provided. Child care will be provided upon prior request

Divorce Care
A program of support that provides tools for those facing divorce. Each Sunday at 6pm.(Dec 2 at 6:30 – Surviving the Holidays) All who are or have divorced are encouraged to experience the healing that is offered through this important program. $20.00 pp one- time fee for materials.

Created by God
A human sexuality program that helps our tweens learn and understand that our sexuality and our bodies are a gift from God. For youth grade 5-7. Families will be contacted soon with date and registration specifics. Program will be facilitated in February.

Events at Rolling Ridge Conference Center, North Andover
Rolling Ridge offers a wonderful selection of one-day spiritual retreats focusing on the mind, body and soul. To register for any of these events please see the website at www.rollingridge.org