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"God has pulled the powerful down from their thrones and lifted up the lowly. God has filled the hungry with good things..." Luke 1:52-53 
         “Bah! Humbug! Merry Christmas! What right have you to be merry? What’s Christmas time to you but a time for paying bills without money; a time for finding yourself a year older, but not an hour richer?”

Pastor Patti's Picks

“The Mitford Series”
            A parishioner recently asked me for a recommendation on something to read to take on her long-distance travels.  She had read all the Eureka! Book Club selections and was looking for something that was “lighter” and simply, enjoyable reading.  Unfortunately, I did not get back to that parishioner before she left town but I have not forgotten her question. 
            After much thought, I am recommending to all of you one of the most delightful series I have ever read - the Mitford Series by Jan Karon.  I purchased the first novel at a bookstore out west and first opened it on a plane headed home.  The woman sitting next to me noticed the book I was reading and exclaimed that she had read it and was a big fan of its author.  After some discussion, I found out my co-passenger was a pastor – and this was long before I even considered seminary and the ministry.  Funny how things turn out, isn’t it? 

Eureka! Book Club

Our next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, December 20 at 6:00 p.m. The book for December is “Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina” by Michaela De Prince. This meeting will take place at Patti’s home. (snow date 12-21-17)

O.W.L.S. Luncheon

Our next gathering is a Christmas lunch on Thursday, December 21 at 1:00 p.m. in the church dining room. Please bring a dish-to-pass. Shirley Eisenhauer and the McHarrie Singers will provide some wonderful holiday music. (Terry Miller, 315-409-4063)

Adult Discussion Group

Our Adult Discussion Group meets on Sundays at 10:30 a.m. in the Conference Room with open, all-inclusive discussions.   We begin with an ecumenical video and then share our views.  Our current video is "The Redemption of Scrooge-Teachings of Jesus found in Dickens". All are welcome to join us.  Facilitators are Ann Horan and Craig Barrett.

Food Collection Sundays

January 7
Children will be collecting food donations as you enter the Sanctuary. Needed in January: cereal & soupMonetary donations are also gladly accepted.

Community Dinner

We invite anyone in the Baldwinsville area to our delicious, homecooked meal. October - May, please join us on the 2nd Thursday of the month, 5:00 - 6:30 p.m., to socialize and eat.

Grief Support Group

Please Note: due to the Service of Remembrance & Hope on Tuesday, December 5, 2017, there will not be a regular  Grief Support Group in December.
Our next meeting is January 17, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.
This is a monthly support group that meets on the third Wednesday of every month for those that have lost a loved one and would like to meet with others to talk or just to listen. A bereavement counselor is present; we meet in the church library; refreshments served.

SAMASAN Movie Night

On January 20 at 5:00 p.m. we will be viewing “The Shack” in the church chapel. Pizza, veggies, and dessert will be provided. Please RSVP to the church office (315-635-6442), Nancy Smith (315-635-7145; nsmit24@twcny.rr.com) or Debbie Mott-Lundgren (315-484-8297; mottlundgren@gmail.com).