What’s Happening


Wednesday December 12 
Prayer Soup supper, 6:00 PM @ parsonage
–Christmas program choir practice,  7:00 PM
Saturday  December 15    
–Christmas program choir dress rehearsal, 2-4 PM
Sunday  December 16 
–Regular schedule for worship and Sunday School         
–Christmas Program, 6:30 PM
–Holiday Desserts right after the program
Monday December 17    
–Community Christmas Baskets packing, 6 PM @ fairgrounds
Tuesday  December 18    
–USFW Christmas luncheon, 1:00 PM @ Densmore’s
CHRISTMAS CARD EXCHANGE TABLE:  Friends are welcome to bring your Christmas cards for others in the Meeting to the exchange table in the parlor.  Be sure to check each Sunday for cards left there for you.
PEACE IS POSSIBLE SUNDAY:  The Parsonage Class welcomes all Friends on this second Sunday of the month to advocate for peace and nonviolence.  Pick up an information sheet today from the west parlor table.
DECEMBER’s CHURCHES & COMMUNITY FOOD PANTRY SUNDAY at Winchester Friends is next Sunday December 16, 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.
WINCHESTER FRIENDS’ CHRISTMAS PROGRAM (and Holiday Desserts!) is next Sunday evening, December 16.  Please invite some friends to come enjoy the Christmas story told in scripture and music by the joint Winchester-Rural Friends choir, plus candlelight devotions and refreshments afterwards. 
USFW CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON (Tuesday Dec. 18, 1 PM) reservations are needed by next Sunday December 16.  Please RSVP to the church office or Nita Burton.
CHRISTMAS ENVELOPE OFFERING FOR OUTREACH:  The Missions & Social Concerns Committee encourages Friends’ extra Christmastime donations for local and national/global missions.  The first $500 contributed will be matched by a Best Special Projects grant.  These gifts will be shared among FUM Cuba missions, the local Gas Help Fund for winter heating assistance, the local food pantry, and a California Friends fire victims relief effort.  Please clearly designate your gift “Christmas Missions” (making checks payable to Winchester Friends).  Thank you for sharing God’s love!
ADVENT= arrival, entry into:  The Ministry & Oversight invites Friends on Sundays during December to share briefly with the congregation the story of how Christ first arrived — or continues arriving — into your life, and to hang an ornament on the parlor tree that symbolizes your story and reminds everyone of what you said.  If you would tell your personal Advent story this Christmas season, please tell the church office so it can be scheduled.
COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS BASKET WORK NIGHT:  Friends are invited to help pack boxes of food on Monday December 17 at 6 PM at the 4-H fairgrounds.  Delivery of the food boxes to recipients will be done on Saturday December 22 from 9 AM to 3:30 PM.  Contact AnnMarie Brown to volunteer (584-3666).
CELEBRATE THE ARTS:  Please sign the sheet in the parlor to choose a date to share your musical or nonmusical artistic abilities in praise to the Lord during worship on Sundays the choir does not sing.
Winchester Friends Church       winchesterfriends@juno.com
124 E Washington     Winchester IN 47394      765-584-8276