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Sock Drive Ends Sunday, December 7. Next time you go shopping, pick up a package of warm socks, gloves or mittens for our annual sock drive for the Brother Francis Shelter. Brother Francis Shelter houses those who are down on their luck and have nowhere else to stay.
Interfaith Thanksgiving Eve Service. Our friends at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church are joining the Interfaith Council in hosting this year’s beautiful Interfaith Thanksgiving Celebration on Wednesday, November 26, 7:00 pm. The FCC Chancel Choir will be participating, and we hope you will be there with your friends, family, and neighbors. In addition to various choirs and musical groups, the program will include an Interfaith Choir composed of people from our many faith communities. If you would like to sing with the Interfaith Choir, they will rehearse at St. Mary's on Tuesday, November 18 at 5:00 pm. They will be singing "O, Sing Praises" by Debbie Friedman, and writing some of their own verses.
A.W.A.I.C. This year we have designated AWAIC (Abused Women’s Aid in Crisis) to be the recipient of our Thanksgiving and Christmas Special Offering. AWAIC provides emergency housing for women and children experiencing domestic violence. The holidays often see a rise in domestic violence, and our donation to them shows that we care. Be sure to put your offering in the specially marked envelope and/or note it on your check memo line.
Volunteers Needed for the Hospice Remembrance Tree. First Congregational Church is signed up to cover the Hospice Remembrance Tree on Saturday, Dec. 6th. The tree is located in the Fifth Avenue Mall near the sky bridge between the mall and the parking garage. We will need 2 volunteers for each session: 10:00 am - 12:30 pm; 12:30 - 3:00 pm; 3:00 - 6:00 pm and 6:00 - 9:00 pm. There will be a sign-up sheet in the Narthex starting Sunday, November 16. Please think about asking a new or old friend to help you cover one of the time slots. This is an opportunity to help raise money for Hospice of Anchorage (our neighbors in the former parsonage) and to place an ornament in memory of a loved one on the Hospice Christmas Remembrance Tree.
Grandfamilies Brunch. The next next brunch for grandparents and their grandchildren is scheduled for Saturday, Dec 13, 10:00 am to 12 noon in Cary Mead Hall. Set up starts at 9 am. There is a sign up sheet in the narthex for the help and food needed for this great event. Ideas and volunteers for children’s crafts are especially welcome. Plan to come share our love with these families of grandparents raising their grandchildren, coordinated through Volunteers of America. This is our special Christmas brunch, with carol-singing and a special visit from you-know-who.
Bible Study is held Sunday mornings at 9:30 am and Thursdays at noon. Rev. George leads us in comparative analysis and discussion of the Bible. Everyone is welcome.
Memorial Baby Blankets are requested for the Newborn Intensive Care Unit and Providence. When a baby dies in the NICU, the nurses give the parents a special memorial baby blanket. This is a chance for knitters, crocheters, quilters to share some of your love for grieving families with your hand crafted baby blankets.
We Support F.I.S.H.: Please put canned fruit, soup, or packages of powdered milk in your shopping cart next time you are at the store and bring them to the plastic bins in the narthex. Especially needed is baby formula, canned fruit, and packets of oatmeal or dry cereal.
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