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 AS WE WRAP UP 2018 
 
2018 has flown by and will be over in less than 2 months. As we approach Thanksgiving, let's focus on all that we have to be thankful for. Invest  in family and friends, establish traditions and make memories. 

The next few months  will be full of family ad church activities.  So, please read the whole email, because there is a lot coming up that you won't want to miss!

 JAMES: IN WORD AND SONG
 

Don't miss this the gathering this Sunday, November 11, at 6pm at CFC Potsdam. We will have an evening of music and scripture reading to conclude our series in the book of James, Faith: IRL.

Each week during the study a different songwriter composed a song, based on a passage from James. This Sunday, we will have an opportunity to hear all those songs performed, as well as a reading of the book of James.

Come our for a wonderful evening of music, scripture reading, and refreshments following the service. 

 WEEK OF PRAYER 
 
Starting Monday, we are gathering for a special week of prayer. Each location will host a meeting as we pray for the pastors, elders, deacons and ministries of each local church. We'd encourage you to attend as many as you are able, but especially the meeting for the location that you attend.  

Please note the time and location change for Richville's meeting!

Monday, 11/12: Grace Community Church in Moira at 7pm
Tuesday, 11/13:  CFC Madrid at 7pm
Wednesday, 11/14: Richville Christian Fellowship at the Faith Bible Building at 7pm
Thursday, 11/15: CFC Potsdam at 7pm
Friday, 11/16:  CFC Canton at 7pm, at  Grace Episcopal Church   

FOOD PANTRY
 
CFC Compassion Ministries currently consists of our Food Pantry and Blessing Shop.
 
The Food Pantry will be open next week, November 15th, from 10am-1pm.  The Food Pantry provides food for families and individuals in the church or community who are in need.  
 
The Blessing Shop provides free clothing for adults and children.  We are open during Food Pantry hours and are currently looking for winter clothes (especially coats and hats) in nice, clean condition. Please contact Alycia Miller-Lynch (315) 566-1366 or Ann Mackey (315) 276-9250 if you wish to donate.   
 
Questions about CFC Compassion Ministries?  Would you like to get involved?  Contact Cathie Deschaine (315) 212-2558 or  email  cfccompassions@cfconline.org.

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD 
 

Operation Christmas Child is underway at both the CFC Madrid and Potsdam locations. Please consider putting together one box or several boxes. We will be collecting shoeboxes November 11th & 18th at both locations.  If you are not at one of those locations, we would still love to have you participate. 

Plenty of shoeboxes with instructions are available from Alycia Miller-Lynch (315) 566-1366 (CFC Madrid), Ann Mackey (315) 276-9250 (CFC Potsdam), or Cathie Deschaine (315) 212-2558. Visit Samartian's Purse website  for more information about this wonderful program.  

CAROLING AT MAPLEWOOD
 
Join us on  Saturday, December 1 at 2pm as we continue the tradition of caroling at Maplewood  Assisted Living Center in Canton (205 State Street Road).   We will sing s few traditional carols and have a short Christmas presentation. We will finish our time with the residents by sharing refreshments with them.

This event is for everyone: families, singles, and couples of all ages. We want to bless the residents by bringing a bit of Christmas to them. Even if singing isn't your thing, come to fellowship with the residents!

And, kids, feel free to make homemade Christmas cards to give to residents! There will be more details in the coming weeks.

HANDEL'S MESSIAH SING 
 
The Arts Program of NNY is coordinating a sing along of Handel's Messiah on Sunday, December 9 at 3pm at the 

All are welcome to come and sing through or listen to Handel's Messiah. Bring your own score or purchase one on site as we will have them available. For more details you can visit the  Arts Program of NNY Facebook page.

 THE NEXT FEW MONTHS AT A GLANCE

Here is a snapshot of some upcoming church events.

November 11: James: In Word and Song 
November 12: Prayer at GCC Moira
November 13: Prayer at  CFC Madrid
November 14: Prayer at  Richville Christian Fellowship 
November 15: Prayer at  CFC Potsdam 
November 16: Prayer at CFC Canton 
November 22: Happy Thanksgiving
December 1: Caroling at Maplewood
December 7: CFA Christmas Concert
December 9: Handel's Messiah Sing Along


If you have any questions, just reply to this email and I'll get back to you as soon as possible!

Sincerely,

Anastasia Brown,
Administrator
Christian Fellowship Center
 
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