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Parachute games at Club 3-4-5 on January 19
Dear families,

Warm greetings!  We are neck-deep in winter and if you find your self longing for warmer days, I have three bits of sunshine to send your way.

First, we have tickets for a family-friendly concert at McCarter Theater this Saturday to give away (keep reading for details). How about a llittle music-therapy to brighten a winter weekend?

Second, our annual Lenten Craft Fair takes place on Ash Wednesday, February 14, 4:00-6:00 PM. We may also give a nod to Valentine's Day with a craft or two. Then stay for the Family Potluck at 6:00 PM. All are invited!

Third, mark your family calendars and save the date for the All-Church Memorial Day Weekend Retreat, Friday, May 25 to Sunday, May 27. We will again gather at NorthBay Adventure Camp. This weekend is growing in popularity, and first-timers are most welcome! Opportunities to register coming shortly.

In shared ministry,

p.s. Many children and adults in our community have been struggling with flu and colds this season. Please pray for healing and rest and for those who care them too.

The prayer of someone living right with God is a powerful thing
James 5:16 (The Message)
Take Home Questions 

February 4
Jesus heals at Simon's house ( Mark 1:29-39)
1. From these stories, what is Jesus' job?
2. Why do you think Jesus wanted to be alone after he healed so many people?

February 11
Jesus' transfiguration ( Mark 9:2-9)
1. What one word would you use to describe this story?
2. How do we listen to Jesus today?
Night Train 57:  A Sensory-Friendly Folk Opera
Featuring Dan Zanes
Saturday, February 3, 3:00 PM

We have a handful of tickets (complementary!) to Saturday's performance at McCarter. 

Email Corrie by tomorrow, Friday, at 12:00 PM if interested. First come, first serve.
Lenten Craft Fair
Ash Wednesday, February 14
4:00 - 6:00 PM

Craft and activities to help your children mark the beginning of the Lenten season.  Come learn why we make pretzels for Lent!

Also, bring a dish to share for the All Church Ash Wednesday Potluck dinner @ 6:00 PM. All are invited.
Club 3-4-5 
Late Night Movie Night
Friday, February 23, 7:00-10:00 PM

Come excited. Leave exhausted. The long-anticipated Late Night Movie Night is just about here! Extra games, a surprise outing, epic Sardines plus late-night snacks and a movie (G-rated). 

Bring $5.00.  Bring a friend (or two). Bring a coat. Eat dinner BEFORE you come. 

Club 3-4-5 2017-2018 dates (5:30-7:30 PM except Feb. 23):
  • February 23 (Late Night Movie Night, 7:00-10:00 PM)
  • March 23
  • April 27
Music Notes from Ingrid
Dear Families, 

Our children's choirs will present pieces in worship this February. 
  • This Sunday, February 4, at 9:15 AM, come hear our Choir 345 sing a beautiful piece by Allen Pote called "Praise, Rejoice and Sing!"
  •  Our Middle School Choir will sing on February 11 at 11:00 AM.
  • Joyful Noise and Carol Choir are preparing to sing on Sunday, February 25, at 9:15 AM.
Announcing our Summer 2018 Chancel Drama! Once Upon a Parable will take place in the afternoons of August 13-17 and be offered in worship on Sunday, August 19. More information coming soon! 

Some thoughts on faith and music. Lastly, in case you might be interested to read, here is a blog post I wrote for ADVOCATE (Association of Presbyterian Church Educators):   "Singing Faith All Day Long" .

With Joy,