Farnham & St. John's
A Thanksgiving Message

Four walls do not make a church home.
You do.

I am thankful for all you do to make it so . . .

Farnham & St. John’s “Come as you Are” Thanksgiving Service
Farnham Church Side Chapel
10 a.m. Thursday
(Please use the church’s side door)
A simple prayer service of thanks-giving
Bring family and friends.

If you can’t come please email, text, call, leave a phone mail message for torrence.harman@aol.com or at 436-7591 with a few words about what you are thankful for at this time. Give it some heart-thought and savor this special thanksgiving “spiritual” practice. I will offer these “thanks” up (without names) in prayer on Thursday.
If you or loved ones are traveling during this holiday, please travel safely. You are precious cargo.
“A Celebration of Angels & Light”
Sunday, December 9th 3:00 p.m.
at St. John’s
We’ll gather in the sanctuary for a medley of special music, readings and lighting of candles as we celebrate the coming of the Christmas Light into a winter-darkening world. Our musicians will include Ben Cox on the organ, Arline Hinkson on the violin and Laura Rowe on the flute. Special guests will be the remarkable angels crafted by the talented artist, Kim Papanicolau. Kim will be with us to introduce us to the angels who will “star” at the “light” reception in Wellford Parish Hall following the service.
The Farnham Vestry Meeting is tentatively scheduled for Thursday, November 29th

  Don't forget to bring your weekly food donation for Richmond County Social Services
as a mindful spiritual practice.

See Torrence's article  "If Churches Could Talk, They'd Say, Sound Matters" in December's Chesapeake Style . link
("If Churches Could Talk" is her monthly column, usually found on page 7 )

the haven has an adopt-a-family program for Christmas and is sponsoring a Christmas market. They're also looking for donations of warm gloves and hats since it's supposed to be a cold and snowy winter. Click here to find opportunities to help.

 BL & C 
(Bag Lunch & Conversation)
12 noon to 1 p.m. on Thursdays

Last week Healthy Harvest Food Bank's VP & Development Director Cindy Balderson provided us with information about their programming and future plans. They have begun an interesting collaboration with the Northern Neck-Middlesex Free Health Clinic and Virginia Cooperative Extension. The program targets individuals who struggle with obesity, diabetes, pre-diabetes, hypertension and other health related issues. The goal is to transform patient wellness by offering fresh produce, nutrition education, and hands-on cooking classes to teach them healthy eating and living as a way of combating these health issues. They also have a volunteer gleaning program. Here's a link to their 2018 statistics.

Our program on the 29th is “ The Underside of Christmas” with Aimee Jenkins from the Salvation Army. This will be the last BL&C of the year in deference to Fireside Tea & Conversation,
(see announcement, below.) 
BL&C will resume in January.

A list of Christmas musical events in the Northern Neck
St. Stephen's, Heathsville presents its 12th annual
Oysters & Oldies
 Tickets Limited and Only $30. Children under 12 are free.
Saturday December 1st from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. at
Historic Roanoke Farm in Heathsville.
All you can eat!
Local Oysters (Roasted or Half Shell)

Chili, Hot Dogs, Dessert & Soft Drinks.
Montross Brewery Craft Beer & Wine Available
Oldies from the 40's thru the 80's
Louis Armstrong to ZZ Top
Tickets: In Heathsville at St. Stephen's Thrift Shop
or online click here
proceeds benefit St. Stephen's community outreach programs.
Advent Thursday Afternoon Fireside Tea & Chat

Drop by the Clopton Parlor at St. John’s any time between 2 & 5 p.m . on Advent “Thursdays” (Dec. 6, 13, 20). A time to warm yourself beside the fire and enjoy a warm drink of tea, coffee or cider. Bring a friend if you like. No Agenda. Offered as a time-out from the busy-ness of the season for just time together.
In the Church
Sunday November 25 th
Christ the King Sunday
Holy Eucharist

9:00 a.m. at Farnham

11:00 a.m. at St. John's
Sunday December 2 nd
Celebration Sunday
Holy Eucharist
1 st Sunday in Advent

9:00 a.m. at Farnham

11:00 a.m. at St. John's

Sunday December 9 th
2 nd Sunday in Advent

9:00 a.m. at Farnham
Morning Prayer

11:00 a.m. at St. John's
Holy Eucharist

3:00 p.m. at St. John's
Celebration of Angels & Light
Sunday December 16 th
3 rd Sunday in Advent
Holy Eucharist

9:00 a.m. at Farnham

11:00 a.m. at St. John's

In the Parish Hall

Come Worship With Us

Sunday Service this week

9:00 a.m. Farnham Church Farnham

11:00 a.m. St. John's Church