What’s Happening

THIS WEEK (Thirty-Nine)+ of pandemic restrictions
Tuesday December 8
USFW meeting by Zoom, 7:00 PM
Wednesday December 9   
Prayer Soup supper, 5:30 PM @ parsonage
–Welcome Class by Zoom, 7:00 PM 
–Chiming choir practice, 7:00 PM @ meetinghouse
 –Fabulous Friends/Parsonage classes by Zoom, 8:15 PM
Sunday December 13   
–Third Sunday of Advent
                          –Meeting for Worship-Sharing, 10:00 AM, both in person at the meetinghouse and online by Zoom video conferencing
Wednesday December 16
   —Prayer Soup supper, 5:30 PM @ parsonage
       –Welcome Class, 7:00 PM by Zoom   
  –Chiming choir practice, 7:00 PM @ meetinghouse
USFW’s DECEMBER MEETING will be held by Zoom at 7:00 PM this Tuesday December 8.
SUNDAY SCHOOL QUARTERLIES for December-February titled “Hearing God” and covering I and II Samuel are available from the southwest parlor table or the church office.  That study by the Welcome Class will begin by Zoom this Wednesday December 9 at 7:00 PM — join us!
THANK YOU to everyone who contributed to the $445 offering sent last week to support Gideons International’s Bible placement ministry!
PANDEMIC GATHERING:  For Friends’ health and safety, combined in-person and online Meetings for Worship-Sharing (utilizing Zoom video/phone conferencing) will be held at 10:00 AM each Sunday until further notice.  Due to increased COVID-19 cases, M&O may at any time instruct returning to online-only Sunday services.  Those gathering in person are expected to arrive no earlier than 9:30 AM, and to honor hand sanitizing, facemask wearing, and physical distancing to help prevent COVID infection.  If you feel unwell or are experiencing any COVID symptoms (fever, persistent cough, shortness of breath, recent loss of taste or smell), please participate online or by phone.  To connect by telephone, dial 1-301-715-8592, then key in the meeting ID (249 900 7533) and meeting password  (162473).
PERSONAL ADVENT STORIES:  If you would like to tell (or retell) our fellowship this month how Christ first arrived (or continues arriving) into your life, then provide an ornament for the parlor Christmas tree that will remind us each year of what you said, please contact the church office so it can be scheduled during a December meeting for worship-sharing.
CHRISTMAS ENVELOPE OFFERING FOR OUTREACH:  If you sense God’s leading to make an extra contribution for missions and benevolence this Christmas season, please mark your gift “Christmas Missions” and submit it to the church office.  It will be used to help Friends United Meeting’s ministries in East Africa, plus local outreach ministries.  Thanks!
Winchester Friends Church           765-584-8276
124 E. Washington St.      Winchester, IN  47394