The Hunterdon County YMCA will host its 27th Annual Comedy Night at the Hunterdon Hills Playhouse on Friday, November 16, 2018. Doors open at 6:30 pm.
Event includes social hour with cash bar and passed hors d’oeuvres, premium seated dinner, and three top comedian. Plus, don’t miss chances to win fabulous gifts in our auctions.An evening full of fun and laughs to benefit the YMCA financial assistance program.
Dear Parents of Students Ready for Communion Class,
It is a great joy to prepare your child to receive or to learn about the wonderful gift of the Holy Eucharist. We are using a lovely book called We Celebrate. This is a course typically used by another denomination for their First Communion Class. The information taught in We Celebrate is precisely how we would describe the Sacrament in the Episcopal/Anglican tradition with only a few minor adjustments. Since we follow the more ancient custom of offering Holy Communion to all baptized persons, regardless of age, we do not call this course First Communion. It is a time to pause in our early Christian development and explore and learn about the Rite we already practice. We also honor the choice of parents who decide to have their child wait until this time, so for them it will truly be a first.
There are nine sessions in the book. We will teach SEVEN on six Tuesdays at 4:00 pm with Father Carr-Jones and TWO sessions are to be done with parents at home. If sessions are missed on Tuesdays, it is expected that parents will spend the time with their child making these up. The sessions normally take 45 + minutes to accomplish. The text we use is very suitable and easy for parents to teach. A parent workbook is also provided.
Faith, though a gift from God, is something we learn through the lives of others. We ask that you become an effective teacher at this very important point in your child's faith development. To assist you, I have found a valuable resource in the We Celebrate the Eucharist Family Guide book. The teaching will be fun, and you get to ask any question you ever had about our sacramental worship.
The scheduling leads us to our December 16th Sunday celebration. At this time, the children will be in Church and there will be a special ceremony for them. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me as soon as possible.
Rev. Philip Carr-Jones
Seven-week Advent: November 11 - December 24
Lessons in Contemplative Prayer
Guest presenters from our Mendham Convent offering brief instruction during worship & following coffee time with experiences of a quiet, centering Jesus.
Please bring your coffee/tea into church!
Filmed for 8 O’Clockers
Each week In Extended Advent Nov. 11, 18, 25 Dec. 2, 9, 16, 23
A new meeting date has been decided on for the next Artists’ Group meeting: Thursday, November 15, 6 - 7:30 PM. But the snow has messed that up, too. The meeting has been rescheduled to Tuesday, Novmeber 20!
Hal Murray has graciously offered to prepare a soup supper to proceed the meeting. Babies and toddlers are welcome.
Agenda items include decisions on the date for a second art show, selection of a theme, schedule of activities, and compilation of a list of people who will participate as organizers and exhibitors.
PLEASE RSVP TO DIANE BENDAHMANE AS SOON AS YOU CAN SINCE HAL NEEDS TO KNOW HOW MANY PEOPLE WILL ATTEND.
If you know of other parishioners who might be interested in getting involved please let me or Fr. Phil know.
Be sure to mark your calendars.
Diane Bendahmane (emailer in chief)
Sunday, November 18th is Youth Sunday at CHS--a very special day when our youth (grade 6 and up) will lead us through the 10am worship service! We're hoping for a good turnout, so please look for the handout in the narthex and return the form or ask them to let Trish Simpson-Curtin know what activities interest them. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (908) 310-2782 if you have any questions.
Sunday, December 2 - For Whom the Bell Tolls
Note the new date! Our discussion in September about "Beach Music" was so very interesting-- the act of forgiveness, reconciliation, and learning to accept what is given to us -- how does anyone not relate to those subjects? We decided to read Hemingway's, "For Whom the Bell Tolls," and our next meeting will be on Sunday, November 11, Veteran's Day, now rescheduled for the second time to December 2. This is very fitting, because this book was one of John McCain's favorite to read.
Unfortunately, the library does not have a kit for this book. However, I did manage to get my hands on one of their copies, and I'm happy to lend it to someone. They also have three other copies available - all you have to do is go to their main branch in Clinton and request it, and they'll send it the next day or so from the Flemington Branch. ln the meantime, I am going to scout around for used copies for anyone else, and, hopefully, I'll have some by this coming Sunday.
Take care, and happy reading!! Suzanne
Oops! You missed the Directory Photo Week?
Yes, the photo directory photos were supposed to have been taken...and only about 30 families made their appointments. Were you one of the families that forgot? Did you think you had to pay? Did you just mess up? We need you to act before Thanksgiving! The sooner, the better.
We still want you in the directory, so here's what you can do: Call Dave Dabour or email him at email@example.com or 908‐995‐7273.. You can make an appointment with him and go to his studio (110 Birch Ln, Bloomsbury, NJ 08804). The photo for the directory and complimentary 8X10 are yours at no cost to you.
New Church Photo Directory Planned!
How dated is your last professional family portrait? Last CHS photo directory (now four years old)? Well you're in luck because the directory will be updated this Fall!
Each family that schedules their portrait session will receive:
Dave Dabour, Parish Photographer