Upcoming Special Events:   


ADULT FORUM All adults are invited to participate in Adult Forum that follows our 10am worship service each Sunday and meet in St. Joseph’s Hall.   Upcoming topics:

Dec. 10 – Vestry Update

Dec. 17 - Carol sing-a-long

CHRISTMAS PAGEANT  The Annual Christ Church Christmas Pageant will be held on Sunday, December 17th at 4 o’clock pm.  All children ages 3 years old through 5th grade are welcomed to participate in the pageant as well as youth readers.  There will be a practice today immediately following the 10am service.  This special performance cannot happen without your help.  We especially need your help on Dec. 17th with setting up and taking down the stage.  Please see Amy Shumoski or Brett Lester to offer your assistance.

The Annual Potluck Dinner will immediately follow the pageant in St. Mary’s Hall and will be once again be hosted by the Seeney family.  Family and friends are all invited to attend.  This is a great opportunity to share good food and fellowship with each other in the joy of this blessed season.  Sign-up sheets are posted on the bulletin board in the hallway outside the church office.  Please sign up today as this helps us greatly for planning purposes.

COOKIE EXCHANGE – TUESDAY, DECEMBER 12, 6:30 PM Join us for light snacks and drinks in St. Joseph’s Hall followed by our annual cookie exchange. Be a part of this festive holiday gathering, enjoy good fellowship (and save yourself a little baking time as well!) Bring a container with approximately 3 dozen cookies, and one empty container in which to collect cookies - by the end of the evening you will have collected a delicious variety of treats for your Christmas dessert and spent a great time with the lovely ladies of Christ Church! A signup sheet is located on the bulletin board - we look forward to seeing you!

CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY FOOD BAGS   

Thank you to everyone who volunteered last week to continue our holiday Food Bag Outreach Program for Second Time Around Grandparents.  We still have some bags available if anyone would like to join in this wonderful holiday outreach program.  Due to a very generous donation at Thanksgiving, we have some bags where we only need half the amount of groceries.  This might be an opportunity for some of us who want to help out on a smaller scale!  We are also accepting monetary donations to help defray the cost of the turkeys!  Please see Laurie Weber after both the 8 and 10 services if you wish to help out!  The bags are due back by Sunday, December 17th.  Thank you!  Laurie 610-496-6956

CHRISTMAS ANGEL TREE    We are, once again, working with the Children and Youth Services of Delaware County to administer our Christmas Angel Tree program. For each tag that you took, please buy the new gift, wrap it and attach the tag for identification. Gifts should be returned and placed near the tree (and in the designated boxes) by TODAY! Questions? Contact Marylee Bunting   Thank you for your support of this worthy holiday project!

CHORAL EVENING PRAYER The choir of Trinity Episcopal Church in Swarthmore will sing a service of choral Evening Prayer for the season of Advent on Sunday, December 10 at 5:00 PM. This service of hymns, psalm readings and prayers is the traditional Anglican form of worship for evening and has inspired some of the world's greatest composers. Sung by candle-light, the service provides  a moment of quiet prayer and meditation amidst the tumultuous bustle of the season. This year's service will feature works of the Renaissance masters Palestrina and Victoria, as well as Thomas Weelkes' setting of the Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis from his Sixth Service. Guest organist for the service is our own Andrew Hauze!  The service is free, and free child-care will be provided. All are welcome!