Within Our Congregation
Hanging of the Greens ~ December 8th, 11:30 am
Join in the fun of decorating the sanctuary for the Advent and Christmas seasons. "Many hands make light work!" All helpers are welcome and greatly appreciated>
Holiday Luncheon and Cookie Walk ~ December 14th, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Held the same day as the Woman's Club Holiday House Tour, the Holiday Luncheon in the Community and Cookie Walk are a great way to take a break during the activities of the day. Relax for a light lunch and pick up a gift-boxed dozen of cookies to share with friends and family, or to give as a special gift. We hope to see you at the Church Community Center on the 14th! For more information, CLICK HERE.
For information on how how you can volunteer your time and baking talents, CLICK HERE.
Christmas Choir Concert / Special Mission Moment during Worship ~ December 15th, 10 am
All three choirs: the Children's Choir, the Adult Choir, and the Bell Choir will be offering special Christmas music to celebrate the season. Join us for this special program. Also, welcome Sarah Herman from Our Sister's School who will speak during our Mission Moment about the tuition-free, non-sectarian middle school for girls that has received support from our church.
Potluck Sunday, December 15, 2019 - 5:00 pm
Come and enjoy a traditional church potluck. Everyone brings something to share and that is the fare. Fellowship is always the best item of the evening! All are welcome!
Friendship Table Meal, Thursday, December 19, 2019 - 4:15 pm
Menu includes: Appetizers - Entree - Dessert: all "Chef's Surprises". Come and enjoy the the great food, the fellowship of old friends and make some new friends as well!
Children's Pageant during Worship ~ December 22nd, 10:00 am
A highlight of Worship during Christmas is the reenactment of the Nativity story. The tradition continues on courtesy of our children with a little help from some grown-ups.
Special Christmas Eve Service ~ December 24th, 7:00 pm
Candlelight, music, and scripture readings that mark the special moment of promise and good things to come.
Within Our Greater Community
Advent Quiet Day ~ December 7th, beginning at 9:30 am and concluding with lunch at 1 pm
Hosted by St. Gabriel's Episcopal Church, Marion: A morning of silent meditative options: centering meditation/prayer, walking the labyrinth, journal writing, resting in the solitude of the chapel or garden, or bringing your own quiet activity. At noon Holy Eucharist will be held. A simple lunch will be served at 1:00 pm. There is no charge but a donation to offset the cost of the lunch would be appreciated. Call Janet Bullock in the parish office (508-748-1507) with questions or to register by Wednesday, December 4th.
Holiday Stroll ~ December 8th, 3:00 - 5:30 pm
Gather with friends in the Marion community to stroll in the Village Center and enjoy the hospitality offered by businesses and organizations. The church sanctuary will be open as a quiet space to escape the excitement of the outdoor activity. Also, plan to stop by Penny Pinchers during the Stroll to say hello and enjoy a holiday treat. What a wonderful way to begin the holiday season.
Holiday Organ Concert ~ December 8th, 1:00 -3:00 pm
Sponsored by the Rochester Historical Society at 355 County Road Rochester. Listen to music on a Vocalion Organ. Tickets are $5 at the door. After music there will be mulled cider and holiday treats. Please bring an unwrapped toy for a needy child or teen!
Marion Step Recovery and Support Programs - Ongoing
Several meetings are held throughout the week in Marion at the First Congregational Church or St. Gabriel's Episcopal Church. Find a schedule and general program description, as well as contact information here.
ANNUAL MEETING ~
All members are encouraged to attend the Annual Business Meeting of the church to hear committee reports and to consider important matters affecting the church in the year ahead. The date and Call to Meeting will be posted at least 10 days prior.
Together, As One (TA1)
View the Anticipated Timeline 2018-2020 document of the creation of a new conference in the United Church of Christ.