iSpi - November 30, 2017

Friday, December 1
Piano Lessons, Parish Hall, Meetinghouse & Skylight Rm. 2-5 pm
Game Night/Potluck, Parish Hall  5:30-7:30 pm

Saturday, December 2
Piano Lessons, Skylight Room 9 am-5 pm
Scrapbookers, Parish Hall 4-11 pm

Sunday, December 3
Morning Service, Church School & Babycare 10 am
Sermon: "Great Expectations" 
The season of Advent is upon us and with it comes all the anticipation of the the spiritual and holiday season. And of course, disappointment is often a byproduct. How can we counter these let downs? Should we?
Coffee Hour, Parish Hall 11 am
Activities Committee, Church Office 11:30 am
RE Committee, Fogg Parlor 11:30 am
Youth Group, Fogg Parlor and Parish Hall 5-7 pm

Monday, December 4
AA, Parish Hall 8:30 pm

Tuesday, December 5
First Parish Knitters, Fogg Parlor 9:30 am
Setup for Alliance event, Parish Hall 10 am
Worship Committee, Skylight Room 12 pm

Wednesday, December 6
Order of Service announcement & iSpi deadline 9 am
Piano tuning, Meetinghouse and Skylight Room 11 am
Alliance Luncheon, Parish Hall 11:30 am
First Parish Book Group, Fogg Parlor 7 pm
Ballroom Dancers, Parish Hall 7-9 pm

Thursday, December 7
Staff Meeting, Church Office 10:30 am
Choir Rehearsal, Skylight Room 7:30 pm

Friday, December 8
Piano Lessons, Parish Hall 2-5 pm
Women’s Group Christmas Party, Parish Hall & Fogg Parlor 6:30 pm


Saturday, December 2
Holiday Marketplace 9 am-3 pm

In the Gallery through January 17
Oil paintings by Joy O'Keeffe

Please join the Alliance on Wednesday, December 6 at 11:30 am for its annual Holiday Luncheon. The menu will include casseroles and salads, mulled cider, coffee and tea with cake for dessert. Alex Gordon will once again provide background music and accompany us in a sing-along that will include Christmas Carols and other seasonal songs. This is a wonderful way to get the holiday season off to a good start. We look forward to having you with us.

Thanks to everyone who agreed to provide holiday gifts for foster children. Please remember that we are collecting the gifts Sunday, December 10 between 9:00 and 11:00 am in the parish hall. If you will not be in church that day, please contact Betsy Gordon at 781-659-7705 or via email so arrangements can be made to be sure Betsy has the gifts by the morning of December 10.

Mini Session planning is underway and we need your help! Do you have a talent or interest you would like to share with the children of First Parish? Sessions run from January 14 to February 18 (6 weeks total). You don’t need to be a teacher, artisan, or professional anything! Ideas are limitless. Please see Jessie Slade for more info or contact her via email.
Christmas Eve poinsettias, which will decorate our Meeting House, can be ordered during Sunday Coffee Hours on December 3 and December 10 for our Christmas Eve services. Please see Marie Miller to order red, pink, or white poinsettia plants, which you may take home after the 7:30 Christmas Eve service. The cost of each poinsettia plant is $6. Checks (made payable to First Parish of Norwell) or cash, will be gratefully accepted as payment.

The James Library and Center for the Arts offers a variety of events- concerts, art exhibits, lectures and more. To learn more, please contact them at 781.659.7100 or visit their website.
First Parish of Norwell, Unitarian Universalist | Phone 781.659.7122
Email the Church Office