Today: Sunday morning Bible study is offered in the rector’s study from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. We study the lessons appointed for the day. The next Sunday morning Bible study will be held on January 11.

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.Advent Candle

Today: Greening of the church—Join hands with others in decorating the church for Christmas, starting at 11:45 a.m. on December 21. Soup and sandwiches will be provided.

Today: Christmas caroling—You and your family and friends are invited to join us as we carol our way through our neighborhood, accompanied by Carl Sackett on guitar. We’ll meet in Seccombe Hall at 3:00 p.m. to get song sheets and practice a bit, and we’ll return in time for the 5:30 Eucharist, for those who wish to attend. No need to RSVP—just come!

Monday: Deadline for Christmas memorials—We welcome your donations to help adorn the church for Christmas. You may use the forms located at the back of the church and in the office, or send instructions along with your check, which must be received by Monday, December 22. The suggested donation is $20. Memorials and thanksgivings will be included in the Christmas bulletins.

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: The Bible study group will resume on January 7 in Grant Hall at 10:30 a.m.

With thanks from the Outreach Committee—Thank you for the many toys, checks, and gift cards that arrived for the children who will visit Epiphany Church on Christmas Eve. We send love and joy to Epiphany from All Saints’.

Book Club events—The group will meet for an Epiphany party on January 6 at 6:00 p.m. at the home of Claudia Ward. Claudia will make a main dish and provide dessert (Three Kings cake, of course).  Please RSVP at claudiajo@redshift.com or 373-5069. The following Tuesday (January 13) the Book Club will meet in the library at 6:00 p.m. for their regular meeting.

“Mindful Parenting” classes—This series, taught by Rochelle Hall, LMFT, and Jennifer Suttie, will meet on three consecutive Tuesday evenings: January 20, January 27, and February 3. The suggested fee of $10 includes dinner and childcare. For more information, contact Rochelle at 408-634-2125. Register by January 19 at www.allsaintscarmel.org.

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).

Office volunteers are currently needed for Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday afternoons, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. This ministry of hospitality involves answering the phone, welcoming and directing those who come to the office, and occasional light clerical tasks (making a phone call, using the copier, etc.) Please contact Ray Krise (ray.krise@allsaintscarmel.org or 831-624-3883, ext. 14) if you would like to join the team of friendly faces who staff our front desk.

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.