Happenings November 19, 2020
The Giving Tree - December 1st - 20th
Provide the magic of Christmas for children within The Sheffield Food Assistance Program. In December we will be putting up our annual Giving Tree and it will be adorned with stars that each contain a child's fervent wish. The tree will be decorated with as many as eighty stars. We will be carrying out this tradition with a Covid-safe protocol, so it will look a little different than it has in years past, but the tree tradition is too rich not to keep alive. The truth is, these gifts are more needed by the children this year than in previous years. Please help us provide some magic. Here's how:

The tree will be set up outside the church office December 1st - 20th. You may enter the church via the ramp door on Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:00 - 2:00. Pick one or more stars and give a child something special. Buy, wrap, and deliver the present back to the church by December 20th for it to reach the children in time. Thank you for being part of the magic of Christmas!
Cozy fire and my cat...

Here's what our Wednesday Zoom Cocktail/Coffee Hour looks like at my house! This week, I'll be enjoying a pumpkin spice decaf latte while I converse with all of you. Cats and dogs are welcome, and so, of course, are you.
Email Julie Hannum if you are interested.
Wednesdays at 5:00pm
With thanks
Your tithes and offerings are very much appreciated, and important because they support our vital ministries.

Checks are always welcome by mail:
PO Box 387, Sheffield MA 01257

And now, it's easy to give via Tithe.ly right on our website. Click the button below to get started.

If you are using a mobile phone, you will need to scroll to the bottom of the firstuccsheffield.org main page.
This week

Sunday: Worship with us via Zoom at 10:00
Email Pastor Jill today to join us:

Mondays: Sheffield Food Program: 229-2624
Wednesdays: Zoom Coffee Hour 5:00
Sheffield's First Online Bake Sale

Christ Trinity Church is having an online Christmas Bake Sale. The ordering process is virtual, but the scrumptious baked goods are quite real. Certain products are running low, so do not hesitate.
The deadline for ordering is November 25th. That's less than a week away. Click on the button below to get started.
Distribution is Saturday, December 12th from 9:00 - 12:00
in the Christ Trinity parking lot off Maple Avenue.

Proceeds from the sale will help support Christ Trinity and its important missions.
A Beacon in the center of Sheffield

Marilyn Wightman
lights our church steeple
for the month of November
in gratitude for her beautiful children:
Bruce, Brian, Catherine and their families.
Old Parish Church
125 Main Street
PO Box 387
Sheffield MA 01257

413-229-8173 
 office@firstuccsheffield.org 
 grahamj@firstuccsheffield.org
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Our Identity Statement

We are a progressive Christian community where discovering God's presence, modeling Jesus' radical hospitality, and being a passionate voice for God's justice defines us.

We are an Open and Affirming Congregation
of The United Church of Christ

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