Sunday, December 17th "Let It Be Whole" by Susan Allison Jones / Service at 9:45 a. m.

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Quote of the Day

I alone cannot change the world but I can cast the stone across the water that will create many ripples.

- Mother Theresa

Congregational Notes:

Donations for the Christmas Hamper project at the Wilmot Resource Centre total $565.00.

We have collected $46.80 from our snack money for December which will go to Monica Place.

Donations for 2017

December 31st will be our last Sunday for offerings in 2017. In order for donations to be included in your donation receipt for 2017, the donation must be received by the Treasurer on or before December 31st. I will be church on December 31st until noon and will take with me any donations received by that time. Any donations that come in after 12:00 p. m. on December 31st will be applied to the 2018 calendar year If you want to make arrangements to drop off your donation directly to the Treasurer, please call 519-634-9690 . Thanks, Lia

Christmas Caroling

Join Susan on Wednesday to sing some carols at the homes of those who find it difficult to come to church this Advent season. Meet at the church at 1 pm .

Advent and Christmas at Wilmot

Many people have been busy planning worship and activities for our congregation during Advent. They are listed below. There will also be an activity during the sermon for children.

Seniors Lunch and Conversation

Red, Green and Gold: Christmas in the Golden Years
Tuesday, December 19th 12:30 - 2:30 p. m.
Christmas can be a time of great joy as we gather together with family and friends. But as we get older it can also a time of shifting responsibilities, expectations and traditions. Colleen Dotzert, our Pastoral Care Intern, will lead us in some thoughts about this wonderful yet sometimes difficult time of year. Some traditions have to be changed or stopped (red), some we continue (green) and there are many treasured moments (gold). Come prepared to share your own stories and wisdom.

Formation Hour “Memories that Linger”*

You are invited to share a Christmas memory that connects with your faith story. Think about events that exemplify the true meaning of Christmas, that helped to shape your faith and/or important rituals that you have kept throughout the years. If you have a story to share please indicate this on the sign up sheet on the bulletin board.

Longest Night Service

Thursday, December 21, at 7:00 p. m., at St James Lutheran Church in Baden. Sponsored by the New Hamburg Eccumenical Ministereal. Consider attending this service if you are feeling the heavy weight of loss this year. Contact Susan if you need a ride.

Christmas Eve Day

There will not be a lunch and games after church. However, we will have coffee for those who wish to stay and visit for a while after our Service of Carols. Bring treats to share if you wish.

New Year’s Eve Day*

A time of singing Carols and storytelling.

*Sign up for these events on the bulletin Board.

Looking to 2018

Planning has been going on behind the scenes for several events in the new year. You can look forward to:

Guess Who's Coming to Tea

During the formation hour January 7 & 14, members at Wilmot are going to visit each other in our homes. Indicate that you would like to participate in this event by signing the sheet found on the bulletin board. The host will provide the space and the guests will provide the tea/coffee and treats. While there will be a level of surprise to this you will know if you are host or guest.

Ladies Bible Study

Starts Tuesday, January 16th at 10 am here at the church. Colleen Dotzert will be leading a study called Upside Down Living: Identity and Aging

The Kitchen Table

will be a monthly meeting here at Wilmot that is intended to be an intentional support group for seniors. Each month we will have a focus topic and time to share our own challenges. Our first meeting will be on Tuesday, January 30th from 1:30 - 3 here at Wilmot. This event is meant for people who live in our community as well so consider inviting people from your community.

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