Monday, November 28th – 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.  Donations go to the Rector’s Discretionary Fund.

Thursday, December 1st at 5:30 p.m. in the Chapel:  The Contemplative Prayer Group will not meet on Thanksgiving night but will resume on December 1st.  We will begin with a short reading from Fr. Thomas Keating’s book, Open Mind, Open Heart, followed by Centering Prayer meditation, and a short discussion about our practice.  Please join us even if you have not attended a workshop.

Thursday, December 1st at 9:30 a.m. in Seccombe Hall  Please help the Outreach Commission sort and separate numerous cans of veggies, soups and more.  Come help with All Saints’ annual Christmas Food Boxes.

Saturday, December 3rd – Advent Quiet Day – 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.  Join us for this rewarding spiritual experience, a time to refresh ourselves and prepare for the coming Christmas season.  Bring a sack lunch; the church will provide drinks.

Sunday, December 4th – Advent Lessons and Carols at 5:30 p.m. instead of Evensong.

Tuesday, December 6th from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.  Join Lisa Bennett and Tim McManus of COPA for a workshop entitled “Building Community Through Conversation.”  Building community requires top-notch listening and conversational interaction.  Learn how to do this better, and how to lead your own group in this process, by attending this workshop at All Saints’ Church in the Parish Hall.  The goal is to get at least twelve participants from All Saints’, plus another eight from other groups.  Please contact Lisa Bennett at n2111q@gmail.com or 375-5865 for more information or to sign up.

Friday, December 9th:  Annual Dickensian Dinner.  Cocktail Hour at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m.  $15.00 per person.  Help is needed for set up.  If you would like to assist in some way contact Gwynn Romano or Sherry Shollenbarger.

Tuesday, December 13th – All Saints’ Book Club meeting at 6 p.m. in the Library.  Bring something to add to a salad or other nibbles, cheese or dessert.  Book to discuss:  Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons by Lorna Landvik

December 24th – Christmas Eve services at 5 p.m.(family service) and 8 p.m. (8 to 8:30 p.m., Christmas Carol sing).  No worship service on Christmas Day.

Christmas Flower Donations.  If you would like to donate toward the Christmas season flowers that adorn our sanctuary, please use the forms found at the back of the church.  Suggested donation is $20.00.  You may make your donation in memory or in thanksgiving.  All dedications will be acknowledged in the Christmas bulletins.

Christmas Giving – As in past years All Saints’ Church members may contribute gifts to be distributed to families by Epiphany Church in Marina on Christmas Eve.  Needed are Walmart gift cards in $25 increments, bicycle accessories (particularly helmets for children), toys for children to 10 years, and jackets for ages 6 mos. to 12 years. You may leave items in boxes provided in back of All Saints Church.   Alternatively, you may write a check to All Saints Church noting Epiphany Christmas Program in the memo line.  Please leave gift cards and checks in the office.  Due Dec. 12.

Our Memorial Garden Project has been completed. Consider buying a brick to commemorate a loved one in your family or reserve one for yourself.  This is a beautiful meditative spot.  Jana Gill is the contact if you have questions.

Daily Morning PrayerWelcome Happy Morning!  You are invited to join All Saints’ parishioners every weekday morning from 9:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. for prayers, music, and reflection at Morning Prayer in the All Saints’ Chapel of Saints Benedict and Scholastica (door on 8th and Lincoln).

There is a need for sleeping bags, windbreaker jackets, and socks for those in need. Jackets need to be clean and light enough to roll up tightly.   Marked containers will be under the tables by the front doors. Thanks from your Outreach Commission. Thanks from those in need.

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

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.