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Faith Formation News – November 2017

We are continuously “in formation!” and new and wonderful things are happening! As usual, we have been gathering for Sunday School, during worship.  However, noticing that the needs of our congregation are shifting, we are working together to make space for emerging ministries.  Read Erin Scholes’ article about a wonderful new ministry, for young adults…

Food Pantry Items Needed

Our Food Pantry this fall is very low on many of the basic needs and in dire need of some donations. Here is a list of what is needed at this time: Canned Fruit & Vegetables Soup (all kinds including broth) Cereal (hot or cold) Peanut butter Spam or other canned meat Canned Pasta Mac…

WAIM Walk for Warmth Sunday, November 19

As we head into the holiday season, needs increase for those in our community who lack the basic necessities such as food, warmth and shelter. Support our Y@SCC group as they lace up their shoes and walk, regardless of the cold, the climate and their own personal needs – just like those who have no…

Around the Board Table: Resignations and Appointments

On September 12 the Governing Board accepted the resignations of Bill Ross from the Governance Task Force and the Leadership Discernment Committee and Pat Mochel as Internal Auditor with thanks for their service. On the recommendation of the Collector, the Governing Board appointed Jane Ann Bobbitt as Internal Auditor to fill the remainder of Pat…

Odds and Ends of Thoughts from Pastor Bob

I recommend that you visit the current exhibition at The Benton, The William Benton Museum of Art, which will continue until December 17: Unfiltered: An Exhibition About Water. This exhibition explores water as a universal concern and touches on the themes of: the power of water and the changing landscape; water pollution and biology; water…

A Note from the Just Peace Taskforce

War is not the answer… Over the next several months, The Carillon will feature a series of articles exploring what it means to become a Just Peace Congregation. In this installment, the Rev. Alice O’Donovan ponders peacemaking, asking, “If war is not the answer, what is the question?” In September 1953 I entered fifth grade…

Around the Board Table: Governance Structure and New Bylaws

At the Annual Meeting held January 29, 2017, the Congregation voted to extend the trial run for a second year and to amend the Bylaws by extending the terminal date of Bylaws changes, enabling governance under the trial run until the January 2018 Annual Meeting. Prior to the decision to extend the trial run, the…

Library News…

And into the Fall season the library will go with support being offered to the Just Peace informational gatherings, Faith Formation and Outreach activities and meeting your individual reading needs.  In the meantime, we find ourselves in the middle of a major painting project in the library. As to the painting project, we are hopeful to…

Reformation/Reconciliation Sunday October 29th, 2017

During our worship on October 29 we will observe the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. The date of October 31, 1517 marks the occasion when Martin Luther offered for public discussion in Wittenberg The Ninety-Five Theses, formally titled Disputation on the Power and Efficacy of Indulgences. The contents of this document were soon widely…