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Loaves and Fishes Chili Sale

Sign-Up sheets for the LOAVES AND FISHES CHILI SALE are posted on the bulletin board in the hallway.  All orders must be placed by Jan. 21.  Meat and veggie chili are available at $13 per quart.  LAF’s chili sale is very important for helping provide services for underprivileged kids in our area. PLEASE SUPPORT the LAF Chili Sale. Contact Nancy Stoddard at 919-571-9199 if you have questions.


Sunday  12/31    9:00am Nursery for newborns - 3-year-olds 9:00am Taizé Worship – Sanctuary 9:30am No Youth Confirmation Class Today    9:30am Adult Bible Study - Bradow Room  1

Youth and Children's Sunday School News

Youth News
12/31 - Christmas Break (No Sunday School or Confirmation Class) 01/07 - Confirmation Class, 9:30am, Youth Room               No Youth Sunday School
Children’s Sunday School Please see our special dates below! 12/31 - Christmas Break (no Sunday School) 01/07 - Sunday School, 10:45am, Sunday School Room

Life & Faith in Raleigh

This ever-changing group of CUCCers and friends meets on first Tuesdays to bounce ideas, support and challenge each other, and enjoy good company.  Jane Smith brings an open-ended question connecting the nitty-gritty of life and faith, but prefers when members of the group raise a question they'd like to discuss. Discussion starts at 7:00pm, so arrive by 6:30 if you want to order food. We try to model God's generosity by tipping well, whether we order water or a full meal. The discussion wraps up at 8:00pm. We meet at O’Malley’s Pub and Restaurant, 5228 Hollyridge Dr, Raleigh.
New folks and friends are always welcome.  Come when you can, or come often.  Look for the comma in the vase on our table. What is said at Life & Faith stays at Life & Faith!  We seek to be a safe place for one another.
January 2 Topic: This month's topic comes from a real-life situation:  A group of fascists placed intimidating flyers on a college campus; campus officials acted to keep things …

Young adult Christmas lunch

Can you guess who is the engineer, the nurse, the exercise physiologist, the architect, and the youth leader? Five of us enjoyed a pizza lunch and reunion today. There was great energy and every good report of busy lives, rapid growth, extensive learning, and fascinating work. Nice to see these young souls enjoying life with such care and intention! We missed all who were away and couldn't join us.

In Memory of Jerri Hayward Ball

Jerri Hayward Ball, 87, of Franklinton, died on December 20, 2017 at his home. Born in Franklin County to the late George Hayward and Ruby Pearce Ball, Jerri graduated from Edward Best High School and then briefly served in the Air Force. He married his high school sweetheart Carolyn Jones in 1949, and his in-laws took him into the family proudly and lovingly. He had three daughters who were a source of great joy and pride to him. 
Jerri loved his cats and dogs, and your memorial donations to SAFE Haven for Cats (8431-137 Garvey Drive, Raleigh, NC 27616), in lieu of flowers, would be appreciated. And in recognition of the special help they provided him and Carolyn, who lost everything to a fire right before their wedding, your donations to the American Red Cross – Triangle Area Chapter (100 N. Peartree Lane, Raleigh, NC 27610) would also mean a lot to Carolyn.
Please keep Cynthia and her family in your prayers.

Christmas Eve 5:00pm Service - Lessons @ Carols

History of A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols      Our Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols was first held on Christmas Eve 1918. It was planned by Eric Milner-White, who at the age of thirty-four had just been appointed Dean of King’s after experience as an army chaplain which had convinced him that the Church of England needed more imaginative worship. (He devised our Advent Carol Service in 1934, and was a liturgical pioneer and authority during his twenty two years as Dean of York.) The music was then directed by Arthur Henry Mann, Organist 1876–1929. The choir included sixteen trebles as laid down in King Henry VI’s statutes, but until 1927 the men’s voices were provided partly by Choral Scholars and partly by older Lay Clerks, and not, as now, by fourteen undergraduates.           A revision of the Order of Service was made in 1919, involving rearrangement of the lessons, and from that date the service has begun always with the hymn ‘Once in Royal David’s city’. In almost every …

Sunday Morning, December 24, 2017 - Fourth Sunday of Advent

This Week's Opportunities

Sunday   12/24           9:00am Nursery for newborns - 3-year-olds 9:00am Taizé Worship – Sanctuary      9:15am Book Study during Advent - Hoffmann Room Learning to Walk in the Dark   9:30am No Youth Confirmation Class Today   9:30am Choir Practice - Sanctuary 10:30am WorshipService - Sanctuary 10:45am No Children’s Sunday School Today 10:45am No Youth Sunday School Today 11:45am Fellowship - Vaughan Fellowship Hall   3:00pm Covenant Community - Bradow Room   5:00pm Christmas Eve Service - Sanctuary