Mission Possible Thank you
Mission Possible 2017 was a huge success. We have 350 people serving in God's name. There were 18 service opportunities that we supported in Medfield, Boston, Allston, Walpole, Lowell, and throughout the World with Military Boxes. Thank you to all who served and thank you to the team leaders including Tim O'Loughlin, Jen Carlson, Susan Holbrook, Liz Lisciandra, Karen and Nick Munn, Jean Mineo, Laury Hunt, Mike Polagye, Rich Frank, Art Davies, Gayle Edgar, Laura Stanton, Lisa Thompson, Simone Le, Wendy and Gary Greaves, Wendy Ludwig, Dawn Stoddard, MichelleLuhrmann, Peter Compton, and Laurie Mills. What a special day filled with love, joy, friendships, kindness and God's presence. 
Watch The Mission Possible 2017 Video, Put Together By Nick Munn
 A Message From The Stewardship Team

What a great way to kick off Stewardship Sunday! Our average pledge was not only higher than last year but set a new record one-day high! We received pledges from fewer than half of our members so we ask that everyone will prayerfully consider making a pledge. Without further pledges, budget cuts will need to be made in 2018. You can make your pledge by completing a pledge card in the church lobby. Thank you for an outstanding kickoff! 
Beacon Brass Quintet - Sunday, November 19

Beacon Brass Quintet is coming to UCC Medfield Sunday, November 19, for the 9:30 am worship service. Music to include Thanksgiving favorites "We Gather Together" and "Come, Ye Thankful People, Come" as well as Grant Cochran's arrangement of "Simple Gifts," works by Vaughan Williams, Holst’s Jupiter Theme from “The Planets” and more.

Musicians Dana Oakes and Dana Russian, trumpet, Robert Marlatt, horn, Hans Bohn, trombone, and Ken Amis, tuba are members of the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra, Boston Ballet Orchestra and appear with the Boston Symphony. As an ensemble, Beacon Brass has performed in concert throughout the United States, on radio and television, including recording the theme music for "The Advocates" for PBS.

Beacon Brass Quintet has been featured at prestigious special events including a Carnegie Hall recital, the opening ceremonies of the John F. Kennedy Library and the Centennial Dinner for members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. They have been featured in informal lecture/recitals with Boston Pops conductor Keith Lockhart.   
Watch last Sunday's sermon from Pastor Phil entitled, 
"Fired Up! Experiencing Joy"
News and Events
Deadline For Heifer Donations - Wednesday, November 15
Thank you to those who donated and took part in our Living Gift Market. To date, we have raised $13,500. It is not too late for you to help us reach our goal of $15,000. Donations will be accepted through next Wednesday, November 15. Please make checks payable to UCC Medfield ("Heifer" in the memo line). Checks can be mailed to the church or dropped off in the office. Follow this link to see pictures from Heifer Sunday.
Women's Ministry Event - Wednesday, November 15 From 7 pm - 9 pm
Join us for a night of friendship, fellowship and service to kick off this year’s activities in UCC’s Parlor. Laurie Mills will share information about Dignity Matters. Bring a friend! We will be collecting donations of feminine hygiene products, new underwear and new/gently used bras. Follow this link for more information and to RSVP .
New Advent Study - Begins Thursday, November 16 From 9:30 am - 11 am
Join Margi Goetz for a four week discussion on Advent Conspiracy: Can Christmas Still Change the World?   by Rick McKinley, Chris Seay, and Greg Holder, to find out how to have a Christmas worth remembering, not dreading!  Follow this link for more information and to register .
Music For All - Intergenerational Worship Service On Sunday, November 26
-        "Pick-Up" Choir
-        Meet the Organ
-        Guest Conductor
 
At the Intergenerational Worship Service we will have a “Pick-Up” Choir, reminiscent of our summer services, where ALL are welcome: all ages and musical abilities, to sing “Give Me Oil in My Lamp.”
 
Additionally, our youngest members are encouraged to come forward for the hymns and organ music to “Meet the Organ” during the worship service. They will be invited to pull stops, press presets, and more. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!!!!
 
Finally, we will have a special “guest” conductor, or conductors, Sunday morning for the anthem. 
Annual Community Carol Sing - Friday, December 1 At 7:30 pm
(after the town tree lighting)
The program will include traditional Christmas carols intermixed with Sanctuary and Handbell choir selections.
Our Community in Service
Amilia's Light
Dignity Matters
Donation box can be found in the church lobby.

 New Life Furniture Bank
NewLife Volunteers
First UCC Medfield Volunteer Event
Saturday, December 16.
More details coming next week!
Knitting For Others 
Stop by the church to grab your next project. Contact Susan Holbrook for details and project information. Read this week's newsletter.
 Soup To Go
Saturday, November 11
Follow this link to sign up or contact Art Davies with questions.

Items can be dropped off in the Lobby.
Welcome to the United Church of Christ in Medfield
9:30 am Worship Service in the Sanctuary
Sunday School for Preschool - 5th Graders
Nursery Care Available

11:00 am Praise Service
Great Room (2nd Floor)
Preschool Bible Story Time
Nursery Care Available