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Holiday Happenings

Late November and December is a busy time of ministry at Mary Taylor Memorial Church.
These special events are offered in addition to weekly worship as we prepare to celebrate Christ’s birth.  
The page numbers correspond to detailed notices in this “Beacon:”

BOYS AND GIRLS VILLAGE CHRISTMAS GIFTS: Gift tags available Nov. 20th after worship, gifts are due Dec. 11th (p. 20)

COOKIE WALK: Saturday, Dec. 3, 9:30 a.m. in Dodd Hall and ends when cookies run out (p. 14).

ADULT CHRISTMAS PARTY: Sunday, Dec. 4, 5 p.m. in Dodd Hall (p. 7)

CHRISTMAS PAGEANT: Saturday, Dec. 10th, 5 p.m. in the sanctuary presented by the Sunday School with    dinner and dessert auction
following hosted by the Methodist Youth Fellowship (p. 18).

SOUP SALE AND BAKED GOODS SALE: Sunday, December 11th after worship (p. 13)

ALL CHURCH CHRISTMAS CAROLING: Sunday, December 11, 4 p.m. , gathering in Dodd Hall and         traveling to Milford health care facilities.
(p. 6)

2ND ANNUAL SING ALONG AND HEALING AND WHOLENESS WORSHIP: Monday, December 12, 6:30-8p.m., Chapel, Wesley Center (p. 8)

GSA AND MYF BOWLING AND PIZZA PARTY: Friday, December 16, 7-8:45 p.m. (p. 8)

SOUP AND SANDWICH LUNCHEON: Sunday, Dec. 18th, following worship, hosted by the Men’s Club. (p. 4)

LIVING CRECHE: Tues., Dec. 22 and Wed., Dec. 23, 6-8 p.m. and Thurs., Christmas Eve, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.,  outside the sanctuary (p. 11).

NEW YEAR’S ALCATHON: Dec. 31, 7 p.m. to Jan. 1, 7 p.m. (p. 5)


The leaders noted below welcome hearing from anyone who might be interested in a role in worship leadership.  Each function is briefly
described.  If you have not been invited, please reach out to these leaders:
Liturgists:                 Priscilla James, 203.804.0279,
                       Leads worship with the pastors by reading prayers and scriptures.

Ushers:                     Dennis Darak, 203.988.3554,
                       Helps seat worshippers, hands out bulletins, collects the offering, facilitates Communion.

Greeters:                   Flo Berrien, 203.874.6416,
                        Greets worshippers as they enter in the half-hour prior to 10 a.m.

Altar Servers:            Noel Fino, 203.877.3005,
                        Youth and children serve as acolytes (lighting candles), cross bearers and Bible bearers.

Communion Stewards: Phoebe Repetsky, 203.874.8688
Prepare the elements for Holy Communion, set the Communion table, clean up after.

Healing anointers: Pastor Hal Vink, 203.878.8977,
An extension of our Healing and Wholeness worship (Mon., 7 p.m., Chapel) team that also offers healing anointing every last Sunday of the
month at the close of worship.

Choirs:  Dr. Rick Riccardi, 203.506.7270,
Wednesday rehearsals: Praisemakers for children, 5:30 p.m., Bell Choir, 6:30 p.m., Adult Choir, 7:45 p.m., all in Dodd Hall (behind the