Amicable Weekly Announcements

AMICABLE CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH

WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR THE WEEK OF DEECEMBER 4TH

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2022

ANNOUNCEMENTS DIGEST  

  • WORSHIP FOR SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2022

  • PASTORAL CARE AND PRAYER LIST

  • FAITH FORMATION NEWS

  • ANNUAL MITTEN TREE EVENT COMING UP

  • ADDITIONAL VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

  • THE NEXT WEEK AT AMICABLE

 

WORSHIP FOR SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2022

While Rev. Nancy is on medical leave during the next couple of months, we will have several guest ministers. This Sunday will be The Rev. Dr. Donna Schaper as our guest minister.

 

If you prefer, you can watch the livestream on our Facebook page, Sundays at 10 a.m., and follow along with our Weekly Bulletins, also available on our Facebook page. If you miss the livestream, the recorded service will be available later each Sunday.

 

This Sunday December 4th is Advent II/Communion: Expect the Christmas Tree and the wreaths and greenery swags to have magically appeared courtesy of the elves who were busy making it all happen!

 

We have a limited amount of the 2022 Advent Calendar of Devotions available. If you would like a copy, please email the church office at office@amicablechurch.org or call 401.624.4611 to request a copy.

 

A majority of Council members have given approval to proceed, beginning this Sunday December 4th, with the windows being closed in the sanctuary, and the overhead fans turned off, during the Sunday Service.

 

Masks will continue to be provided.

 

Order forms are available this week to place your orders for Christmas Poinsettias to decorate our church for the Christmas Eve Service on December 24th at 5 p.m. You may also place your order by calling the church office at 401.624.4611. The cost per plant this year will be $13.00. Deadline for all orders will be December 11th!

 

Please note: There will be a Christmas Eve Service on December 24th, at 5:00 p.m. There will be no service on Christmas Day.

 

PASTORAL CARE AND PRAYER LIST

While Rev. Nancy is on medical leave, please continue to share any pastoral concerns and prayer requests with us. You can send these to Sue Morgado at the Church Office by emailing office@amicablechurch.org or calling 401-624-4611. Sue will add/update your prayer requests to the weekly list for the Sunday worship service. She will forward any pastoral care concerns to the Standing Committee. If there are pastoral emergencies, the Rev. Bev Edwards has offered to be on call for us, and Kristen Zeiser, chair of the Standing Committee, will contact her directly. Again, just share your prayers and pastoral concerns or emergencies with Sue at the Office.

 

FAITH FORMATION

Faith Formation Christmas Pageant will be on Sunday, December 18th.

 

Schedule reminder for December 4th:

  • Pageant rehearsal after worship until 12:30

 

To see the full November and December schedule for our Sunday School please click here or visit:

https://www.amicablechurch.org/sunday-school-shedule-2022

 

ANNUAL MITTEN TREE

Advent season is upon us! With it is the return of some of Amicable’s most treasured traditions. The Mitten Tree! Mitten Tree Sunday, set to take place on December 11th. The congregation is invited to bring new mittens, gloves, hats, scarves, or warm socks for men, women, and children to our 10 am service to decorate our mitten trees, graciously by Jim Aiello and Ray Medeiros.

 

All the donated items will be brought to First Step Inn in Fall River, a homeless shelter for individuals and families that provides residential and outpatient treatment for individuals struggling with substance abuse, addiction, and mental health issues. Please send any questions to the Standing Committee, chaired by Kristen Zeiser (Kristen.zeiser@gmail.com, 401-864-7294).

 

OTHER VOLUNTEER OPPORUNITIES

ACTS needs volunteers from the congregation who can give an hour or two to support this essential ministry at Amicable. If you have time on a Wednesday morning or Thursdays/Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. to assist in the store, your help is greatly appreciated.

 

Hospitality volunteers are also needed to set up, serve, and clean up after the Sunday service. We are having food now. Bakers heat up those ovens. If you can also provide a gluten-free option that is a boon for us all. Please sign up in the Upper Hall for a Sunday. Duties can be split between members or families. Note: COVID rates may require us to refrain from some coffee hours, if so, you will be notified.

 

THE NEXT WEEK AT AMICABLE (Sunday – Saturday)

                Week of December 4, 2022:

  • Sunday, 10:00 a.m., Sunday Worship. Location: Sanctuary

  • Monday, 7:30 p.m., Al-Anon. Location: Upper Hall

  • Wednesday, 6:15 p.m., Choir Practice. Location: Sanctuary

  • Wednesday, 7:30 p.m., Church Council. Location: Zoom/Upper Hall TBA

  • Thursday. 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., ACTS OPEN! Location: Thrift Store Lower Level

  • Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., ACTS OPEN! Location: Thrift Store Lower Level

 

A Note: The Prayer Circle, which usually meets on Wednesday mornings at 9:00 a.m., and the Amicable TGIF Chat Group, which usually meets on Fridays at 4:30 via Zoom, will take a brief hiatus. When the groups restart, we will announce here. Thanks.

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Welcome to Amicable Congregational Church.

We are a very active congregation with deep roots in the Tiverton community. As followers of Jesus Christ, we have taken seriously God's call to serve the least among us. We invite you to join us in worship and to participate in one of our many ministries.