Monday, December 14:  Prayerful yoga –Creating space in the body through breath, movement, and stillness creates space in your heart and life.  Join instructor Beth Lefevre in Seccombe Hall from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.  No previous yoga experience is required.

Wednesday, December 16Bible study led by Bill Reed will take place at 10:30 a.m. until noon in Grant Hall.

Visiting preacher celebrants in December – December 20 Vincent Raj (8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.) John Burk (5:30 p.m.); December 24 at 5:30 p.m. Holly Hudson-Louis and December 24 at 9 p.m. the Rt. Rev. Mary Gray-Reeves; December 27 Joseph Patronik (8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.) and Holly Hudson-Louis (5:30 p.m.)

Donations for the Food Pantry – The food pantry can use canned meats, tuna, peanut butter, canned fruit or vegetables.  Please place donated items in the basket at the entrance to the church to be brought forward at the offertory.  Thank you for your generosity towards those in need.

Epiphany’s Christmas Gift Program – This year All Saints’ will once again participate in Epiphany Lutheran & Episcopal Church’s Christmas gift Program.  Here are ways that you can help serve all the children and families looking for help:  Donate a new unwrapped toy or jacket with tags.  Donate an extra or spare gift card for $20-$25 or a check (made out to Epiphany Church, memo Christmas gifts).  Look for special Children’s Gift Boxes at the rear of All Saints’ church and in the office, in which to deposit your donated toys and clothing.  (Please note that for insurance liability reasons, only donations of new unwrapped gifts and tagged new clothing can be accepted.  This is required for any child toy or clothing safety recall.)

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 21. The suggested donation is $20. Memorials and thanksgivings will be included in the Christmas bulletins.

December 23rd: Greening of the Church—Join hands with others in decorating the church for Christmas, starting at 10:00 a.m. until 3 p.m.  Soup and sandwiches will be provided at noon.

December 24th Christmas Eve services will be held at 5:30 p.m. (Officiant: Holly Hudson-Louis) and at 9:00 p.m. (Officiant: Bishop Mary Gray-Reeves.)  Christmas Carol Sing from 9:00 to 9:30.

Ushers needed for the 10:30 service – Thank you to Melissa Kotelec for volunteering, yet there is still a need for ushers to serve at our 10:30 a.m. service.  All are welcome.  Contact Don Britton at 831-455-5411 or bestpropcv@aol.com .

Mark your calendars – January 10th, the Epiphany:  This will be the Reverend Amber Sturgess’ first Sunday with us.

January 24th at 4:00 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Monterey.  We are invited to join with our fellow Christians from all denominations in an ecumenical service of prayer and worship.  This year’s theme:  Called to Proclaim the Mighty Acts of the Lord (1Peter 2:9)

Announcement deadline – To be included in next Sunday’s bulletin, your announcement must be submitted by 11 a.m. on the preceding Wednesday.  Most special parish events are included in the announcements for three weeks before they occur.  Contact Ray Krise in the office at 624-3883, ext. 14 or ray.krise@allsaintscarmel.org.