Sunday morning Bible study will resume on November 30.

Today: Children’s Worship at 10:30 a.m.—Pre-kindergarten and elementary children worship in an age-appropriate manner in Room A during the Liturgy of the Word, and then return during the Peace so that they can participate in Holy Communion. Parents may accompany their children. The nursery will still be in session, and parents may always keep their children with them in church. Children’s bulletins are available at the entrance of the church. If you would like to help with Children’s Worship, please contact Jennifer Suttie at jennifer.suttie@mac.com or 831-521-9654.

Today: photos taken for new church directory! Parish photographers will be available after all three services to take your picture. You may also submit a jpeg to information@allsaintscarmel.org. (but no individual photos from multi-person households, please, as our listings will include one photo per household).  The photo directory team will be calling you to confirm your contact information for our new directory. We are adding birthdays so that we can celebrate with each other; if you want your birthday included, we will publish the month and day, but not the year. We expect the new directory to be available on December 7. We look forward to knowing our church family better by seeing photos and having an up-to-date directory!

Monday: Prayerful yoga—Creating space in the body through breath, movement, and stillness creates space in your heart and life. Join instructor Beth Lefebvre in Seccombe Hall from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. No previous yoga experience is required.

Wednesday: “Mindful parenting“—”Mindful Positive Discipline” is the second in the Mindfulness series, starting at 5:30 p.m. with supper for the family.  In the class you will review mindful parenting and learn positive discipline techniques that will help to relieve tensions for you and your children. There will be time to ask questions and share experiences, as well as to practice these techniques. Rochelle Hall can be contacted for questions or enrollment at 831-324-4543. The suggested donation is $10 per session. The “Supporting Families” series of classes will run from November 2014 through May 2015, and includes “Mindful Parenting” (November 12 and 19 and December 3); “Strengthening our Ability to Love” (January 14, 21, and 28); “Listening Skills for Healthy Families” (April 8, 15, and 22); and “Listening to God” (May 6 and 13). Instructors are Rochelle Hall, Jennifer Suttie, Father Rick, and Mother Cynthia.

Wednesday: The Bible study group meets in Grant Hall at 10:30 a.m.

Wednesday: The Friends of St. Benedict will meet in the library from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. for study and prayer.  Our aim is to integrate the wisdom of monastic life and spiritual theology into our everyday lives as Christians.  We meet the third Wednesday of every month, and all are welcome.

Wednesday: Healthy Saints hike to Jack’s Peak—This is an easy two-mile, one-hour walk through shaded forest and open meadows on the Sage/Madrone/Ceanothus Loop. The park opens at 10, and we should be finished by 11:30. The final excursion for 2014 will be a hike in Garland Ranch on Saturday, November 29, (Thanksgiving weekend). Please contact Mother Cynthia at 520-260-5158 or cms614@me.com if you would like to join the group for either hike.

Saturday: Don’t forget to do your shopping at the Fine Arts and Crafts Faire! Gift opportunities abound for everyone on your Christmas list.

Bakers are still welcome and needed for Saturday’s Bake Sale. Whatever your kitchen specialty, you are invited to participate by donating such items as muffins, breads, cookies, cakes, pies, and more. Don’t feel you’re much of a baker? Join the fun by volunteering to staff the sale table for a couple of hours. Please contact Grace Swearingen at 392-0202 or grace@redshift.com. Remember, all bake sale proceeds will help those in need of assistance with such things as prescriptions, utility bills, family emergencies, etc.

The second annual All Saints’ Thanksgiving dinner is coming—We will offer a Eucharist at 10:30 a.m., followed by a shared Thanksgiving dinner at noon, 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 crèche display—During the weeks of Advent and Christmas we hope to decorate the nave with nativity sets of all types. Do you have a nativity set, large or small, that you could share for the season? Please unpack it, dust it off, and bring it to church by Sunday, November 30.

Chrismas Food Boxes—Hear ye, hear ye! On Thursday morning, December 4, all interested parties will gather in Seccombe Hall and separate mounds of food: rice here, spaghetti there, flour over there, oil in between. Then we will set up the cartons, and later that same day Boy Scout Troop 148 will pack the food boxes for Big Sur, the Thomas Karmen food ministry, Nancy Costello’s project, and All Saints’ local outreach. Anyone who has an hour or so to spare would be welcome; no experience necessary, just a little time and a lot of love. Contact Hans Lehmann at 624- 0540.

Advent Dinner: Please join us on December 10 at 5:30 as we gather in the Advent season for a delicious ham dinner preceded by champagne punch and light hors d’oeuvres; poetry read by Bob Nielsen; songs by the youth and adult choirs; a gift at each place setting; and a special reading of “The Night Before Christmas” by Father Rick. Sign up in the back of the church, or call the church office at 624-3883. The price is $10 per person; children under twelve are free!

Are you wearing your name tag at church each week? Do you need a name tag? Please contact Ray Krise at the office if you need to have one made for you (ray.krise@allsaintscarmel.org or 831-624-3883, ext. 14).

Christmas Gifts for Children—Once again, the Outreach Commission is gathering Christmas gifts for the children at Epiphany Church in Marina.  Fr. Jon suggests toys, books, or art supplies for children up to age twelve, or gift cards (not to exceed $25), or checks made out to Epiphany, memo “Christmas gifts.”  UNWRAPPED items may be placed in the box by the church doors or taken to the church office.  Our deadline is Monday, December 15. You may place checks in the collection plates. The joy of children is wonderful to share.  At Epiphany, no child is left without a gift. Thanks in advance from the Outreach Commission.

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 andreamatters@gmail.com or 624-3090.