Hopefully you've enjoyed your Christmas, seen lots of friends and family, Netflixed too much, chopped some firewood, and taken the dogs for walks in the fields below my house.  
Hey, that's what I did too!  
Still we haven't seen enough of each other and I'm looking forward to Fellowship starting up again soon (details below). A decade is simply too short to spend with all you fine folk.  
We're roaring into the '20s. Let's live it together.  
In This Issue
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LockIn Let's remember MLK's life and legacy together with our annual lock-in.  We'll help out in the Arm-in-Arm office, have a late night run to Hoagie Haven, and be grateful for the community that surrounds us.

Download the Permission Form (pdf)
Sunday Mornings
Trees of the Bible
Sundays, 9:30 a.m., in the Assembly Room

This January, our All Ages Class (middle school to adults) will return as we spend four weeks finding our way by looking at classic stories of "Trees of the Bible."
  • Jan 5: Craig Barnes, "Paradise Isn't Perfect: The Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil in Genesis"
  • Jan 12: Lindsey Trozzo, "The Burning Bush & the Name of God"
  • Jan 19: Theresa Thames, "The Oaks of Righteousness: Martin Luther King and Isaiah's Vision of Justice
  • Jan 26: Eric Gregory, "The Tree of Life & the American Utopia"
From Genesis to Revelation we will see how God's redemptive plan for the world is rooted in these stories, one tree at a time.

Continental breakfast of bagels, cream cheese, peanut butter, Nutella, fruit, coffee & hot chocolate will be available in the Conference Room at 9:15 a.m.
Will he still have the beard?
FellowshipSunday Night Fellowship

The regular Sunday Night Schedule (Fellowship, Choir Rehearsals, Dinner) resumes NEXT week, January 12.

Join Travis Niles and Mark Edwards for "fake fellowship" this Sunday at 8pm for ice cream at Halo Pub! 
DinnersSunday Nights - Parents Needed!
Reduce - Recycle - Reuse 
Thanks to you we've made great strides in our effort to reduce our trash impact by using our fast and fun dishwasher on Sunday nights!  
All 2019-20 dates are open on the calendar for either "Lead Parent" or "Assistant."  The link below will take you to the "Winter" selection of dates; "Spring" dates are also available. Come learn how to use the machine and then sign up again to teach someone else!  Sign up and have a splash.

ChoirsChoir Notes 

Dear Chorale & Cantorei,

Below is a picture of our dog Arden, resting this past week. She drags her soft doggie bed around our house and makes good use of it when it is time for a nap. She is a steady reminder to me that rests matter, and quiet time spent wisely invites the soul to peace and reflection. She also reminds me of the importance of routine (I think she has a clock in her tummy). 
In our church life, we have sung our Christmas anthems, shared in a beautiful pageant, prepared for and celebrated the true light coming into the world. 
Epiphany begins on Monday, celebrating the visit of the Magi to the Chirst-child in Bethlehem. They offered their gifts, and when we meet for rehearsals again NEXT Sunday, January 12th, we will mark the occasion by choosing a star from the gift basket. This will be a new season to sing, celebrate and serve.  
Rest well all. Looking forward to sharing this discipleship with you in 2020.
Looking Ahead: 
  • Rehearsals resume Sunday, January 12
    (5:00 pm Cantorei, 6:40 pm Chorale)
  • February 9, 9:15 am, Chorale sings in worship
  • February 23, 9:15 am, Cantorei sings in worship
  • March 15, 9:15 & 11 am, both choirs lead YOUTH SUNDAY!
Summer2020Summer 2020 Trip Forms are Online!
  • NorthBay: July 2-6 (Grades 6, 7, & 8)
  • A.S.P.: July 12-18 (Grades 9-12)
  • Beyond Malibu: July 23-August 2 (Age 16+ and Adults)
    • Teen & Chaperone Trip
    • Adults Only Trip
    • Base Camp Only Trip
Find more details and all the forms on the Youth Ministry section of the Church website: http://nassauchurch.org/youth-ministry/summer/