From the Youth Minister
Greetings to all!
Thanksgiving Break – There will be no Youth Group tonight, Wednesday, nor Sunday School on Sunday, Nov. 28 due to the holiday weekend. Our gatherings will resume next Wednesday, Dec. 1 and Sunday, Dec. 5.
ADULTS: We need your help with supervision – while adult leaders are welcome to participate fully in Youth Group, we need other adults in the building to meet our safeguarding guidelines. If you are able to help out, please contact me at email@example.com for more info. Thank you!
ADVENTWORD: The liturgical season of Advent begins this Sunday, November 28. For those wishing to participate in an online Advent calendar with an international community, consider following AdventWord, a ministry of Forward Movement. CLICK HERE to sign up for daily email devotionals or to find information on how to connect via social media. Updates will be shared to the All Saints Instagram account for those who follow it.
St. Nicholas Visit & Gift Giving: St. Nicholas will be coming to All Saints on Sunday, December 5! Weather permitting, we will have a short in-person visit OUTSIDE on the North Lawn immediately following the 10:30am service at 11:45am.
In order to prepare for his arrival, we are getting word out about our annual toy/book drive for Harbor House Shelter here in Appleton. All gifts should be new and unwrapped - CLICK HERE to access the Harbor House Holiday Needs List.
You may bring your gift to church on Dec. 5 to put in a box or basket in the choir area when coming up for communion. If you are unable to attend in-person, you may either leave gifts in the office, bring them to services on Dec. 12, or contact Erin Wolf at firstname.lastname@example.org to make other arrangements.
Thank you for your time and consideration in bringing some holiday cheer to the families of Harbor House!
Finally, a collect for Thanksgiving from The Book of Common Prayer:
Almighty and gracious Father, we give you thanks for the fruits of the earth in their season and for the labors of those who harvest them. Make us, we pray, faithful stewards of your great bounty, for the provision of our necessities and the relief of all who are in need, to the glory of your Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving holiday, y’all!
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