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November Newsletter    

 

November Food Bank Staffing    

Saturdays

St. John parishioners will staff the Food Bank Pantry each Saturday in November from 9:45 am to noon. Located at the United Reformed Church, 100 West Main Street in Somerville.  All are invited, including older children, to help interview clients, bag and distribute food.  Sign-up sheets are located on the bulletin board near the Parish Hall kitchen.  For more information contact Sally Hespe.

Food For Fenn   

The Outreach Commission has designated November 2014 "Food for Fenn" month in honor of its beloved leader, Fenn Putman, who died this summer. Fenn was an inspiration to us all. We remember his outstanding dedication to the hungry at the Food Bank Network of Somerset County and Grace's Soup Kitchen at Grace Church, Plainfield.  We ask all parishioners to step to up their efforts this month and bring donations of food or money to provide for the hungry guests who arrive at the Food Bank in Somerville every Saturday morning. We have even provided commemorative shopping bags to encourage your donation efforts.


 


Mountain Art Show Meeting   
Sunday, November 9th at 11:15 am

The Mountain Art Show Committee invites you to join us for a debriefing of this year's show in the Meeting Room of the Parish House this Sunday, November 9th at 11:15 am.  We will be talking about the pros and cons of 2014 and the future of the show.  Please come with questions, concerns and new ideas!  All are welcome to attend.

Ladies' Luncheon   
Thursday, November 20th at 12:00 pm

All are welcome to join us on Thursday, November 20th at 12 noon for the Ladies' Luncheon at the home of Jane McKnight at 257 Douglas Road in Far Hills. Please bring a sandwich; beverages and dessert will be provided.  Please RSVP to Jane at  908-647-6371.

Thanksgiving & Christmas Adopt-a-Family

Help save a struggling family's Thanksgiving and Christmas by providing an uncooked meal.  It's easy!  Just buy the makings for a meal, and deliver it uncooked to your Adopt-a-Family.  A sign-up sheet is posted on the bulletin board near Parish Hall.  Please call Sue Kennedy at 908-234-0267 with any questions.  If you have a particular family you have been supporting in the past, please let Sue know so that she can inform the Food Bank.

Project Warm Your Heart    

The Sunday School is participating in Project Warm Your Heart to collect winter clothing for kids in Somerset County.  Children of families served by the Food Bank Network of Somerset County and other organizations will benefit from this winter-clothing drive.  We are collecting coats, mittens, gloves, scarves, and hats for children. Donations are requested by Monday, November 17, 2014.  There will be a box for donations in the chapel each Sunday morning, or donations can be dropped off in the church office during weekdays.

2015 Stewardship    

By now you should have received your Stewardship letter for 2015.  If you haven't already done so, please return your 2015 Pledge Card ASAP, as the Vestry needs them to make their budget decisions for the upcoming year.  Extra pledge cards can be found in the narthex or call the office 908-766-2282 to have one sent to you.

Annual Christmas Pageant    


Sunday, December 21st

The Annual Christmas Pageant will be on Sunday, December 21st at 10 am.  The pageant is open to all interested Pre-K - 12th grade students.  Please take the time to discuss with your child(ren) the time commitments involved with each type of role and their willingness to perform it.  In order to participate they must be able to attend the required practices.  Forms must be returned no later than November 19th.   Roles will be announced and scripts will be available on Monday, December 1st.  Parent volunteers are also needed.

This Week on the Mountain

November 9, The Twenty Second Sunday after Pentecost

   8:00 am       Holy Eucharist Rite I, Chapel

   9:00 am       Nursery Care, Room 2 Lower Level

                       Parish Choir rehearsal, Church 

  10:00 am      Holy Eucharist Rite II, Church

                       Sunday School

  11:15 am      Coffee Hour, Parish Hall

                       Treble Choir Rehearsal, Choir Room

November 11, Tuesday

  7:30 pm         Choir Rehearsal, Choir Room 

November 12, Wednesday

   8:15 am        Men's Bible Study, Meeting Room

   6:00 pm        Vestry Meeting, Meeting Room

November  13, Thursday

  10:30 am       Knitting Needles & Thread, Meeting Room

November 14, Friday

   9: 15 am       Women's Bible Study, Meeting Room

November 16, The Twenty Third Sunday after Pentecost

   8:00 am        Holy Eucharist Rite I, Chapel

   9:00 am        Nursery Care, Room 2 Lower Level

                        Confirmation Class, Parish House Lounge

                        Parish Choir rehearsal, Church 

  10:00 am       Holy Eucharist Rite II, Church

                        Sunday School

  11:15 am       Coffee Hour, Parish Hall

                        Treble Choir Rehearsal, Choir Room

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