What’s Happening

Wednesday November 13   
–USFW meeting, 1:30 PM @ church

No Prayer Soup supper this week

–Christmas cantata choir practice, 7:00 PM
Friday November 15          
2nd Harvest tailgate food distrib., 1-3 PM @ Goodrich Park
Sunday November 17     
                         –Gideons Int’l Sunday Meeting for Worship, 9:15 AM                                 

–Sunday School, 10:30 AM
–Community Food Pantry Sunday
–Trustees meeting, 11:20 AM
–Missions & Social Concerns Committee, 11:20 AM


CHRISTMAS CANTATA REHEARSAL #2 (Love Came Down at Christmas, by Joel Raney) will take place this Wednesday November 13 at 7:00 PM in the annex basement choir room, and there’s still time to get involved!  Singers from Rural Friends and elsewhere have joined us — all singers (junior high and older) are welcome.  Please speak with director Brian Lilly for details, invite a friend, and come sing with us!
MEMORIAL POINSETTIAS to decorate the sanctuary during Advent must be ordered by next Sunday November 17 to assure availability from the grower.  The cost this year is again $6 per plant.  To place one, sign the sheet in the parlor, making sure to specify the person(s) in whose memory your poinsettia is provided, or phone the church office.
PEACE IS POSSIBLE SUNDAY:  The Parsonage Class welcomes all Friends on this second Sunday of the month to join them in advocating for peace and nonviolence.  Your contacts with Indiana Senators’ and Representatives’ offices this week can help enhance the in-person visits there by Friends attending FCNL’s annual General Committee meetings next Thursday to Sunday.  Pick up an information sheet today from the southwest parlor table.
EXTRA WORLD QUAKER DAY PEACE PRAYER CARDS are available on the west parlor table — help Friends spread shalom!
GIDEONS INTERNATIONAL SUNDAY at Winchester Friends is next Sunday November 17.  Guest speaker Terry Green will give the message during worship and will receive a freewill “open Bible” offering at the close of the meeting.  Please come learn about the Gideons’ latest work in this area and around the world. 
NOVEMBER’s COMMUNITY FOOD PANTRY SUNDAY at Winchester Friends also is next Sunday November 17, when Friends are asked to bring a staple food item (or a dollar or two) to share with area residents struggling to afford adequate nutrition for their families.
SUNDAY MORNING GREETERS:  Please sign the sheet in the parlor to volunteer for an upcoming month to serve as a Sunday morning greeter.

Winchester Friends Church       winchesterfriends@juno.com
124 E Washington     Winchester IN 47394      765-584-8276