Monday: Outreach food ministry—At 9:30 a.m. we’ll bring our mountain of food to Seccombe Hall to separate, organize, and plan for distribution. On Thursday, December 5, we’ll organize food for Christmas food boxes at 10:00 a.m. Come help us!
Tuesday: The annual IOC Thanksgiving service will be held at 7:00 p.m. in Carmel Mission Basilica.
Wednesday: Bible study from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. in Grant Hall.
Thursday: All Saints’ will offer a Eucharist at 10:30 a.m., followed by a shared Thanksgiving dinner, a time to join with friends for a festive meal. Use the sign-up sheet to RSVP. We’re planning an elegant setting with a diverse array of foods, and you’re invited to bring your favorite seasonal dish to share.
Advent Lessons and Carols, a peaceful candlelit beginning to the season, will be offered next Sunday at 5:30 p.m.
The seventh annual St. Nicholas Celebration will take place at ASDS’s Coats Hall on Saturday, December 7, from 10:00 a.m. to noon. Join us for a time of crafts, storytelling, singing, treats, and fellowship for all ages.
Santa Lucia celebration and potluck—We’ll gather to honor the past, present, and future of Santa Lucia Mission and Campground, thank commission members and other volunteers, and recognize Jim and Izzi Shillinglaw for their many years of faithful service. Join us on Friday, December 13, at 5:00 p.m. in Seccombe Hall.
Outreach Commission Christmas ministry—Once again we are gathering gifts for the children at Epiphany Church, Marina. Fr. Jon suggests warm clothing (jackets, heavy sweatshirts), art supplies, books, and toys for children ages infant to twelve years. These unwrapped items may be placed in the red and green box in the back of the church. Gift cards (not to exceed $25), cash, or checks are also most welcome, and should be taken to the office for safekeeping. Fr. Jon and his staff will use these contributions to buy more gifts, and all will be distributed on Christmas Eve. All Saints’ parishioners have traditionally been very generous, and we hope that many of you will participate again. All donations should be at the church by noon on Tuesday, December 17. For information, contact Judy Kirk (620-0820) or any Outreach member.
Sunday handout deadline—To be included in next Sunday’s handout, your announcement must be submitted by 4:00 p.m. on the preceding Wednesday. Most special parish events are included in the announcements for three weeks before they occur. Contact Andrea Matters at email@example.com or 624-3090.