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Advent Quiet Day - December 8
Advent is a season where we are called to time of reflection, contemplation and prayer in preparation for the coming of Christ.

St. Paul’s is having an Advent Quiet Day on Saturday December 8.

This Quiet Day will follow one of the traditional patterns of a series of reflections interspersed with time for quiet reflection. The Quiet Day begins in the church at 9 am with Morning Prayer.  Immediately after Morning Prayer the first reflection will be read.

Following the first reflection everyone has options for reflection time.  The Church will be a space for quiet reflection. There will be soft music playing in the library for people who want to journal or draw.  Some people may choose to take a walk.

We will gather in the Church for the second reflection at 10 am and for the third reflection at 11 am.  At 11:30 we will gather in the Church for noonday prayer, which will mark the end of the quiet day.

Christmas Pageant - December 16
The children’s Christmas pageant will be the sermon at the 10 am service on Sunday December 16.  It is a really super pageant this year.  Peg Anderson and Mary Lou Stege will be working with the children during Sunday School time on December 2 and 9. 

Please invite your child’s grandparents, aunts, uncles and friends to come to church on the 16th and see them in the pageant.

Decorating the Church - December 23
Following the 10 am service on Sunday December 23 we will decorate the church for Christmas.  This involves hanging wreaths and banners, setting up the manger scene, changing the decorations on the tree from Advent to Christmas and several other tasks.

We include everyone in helping from the oldest to the youngest.  Please plan on staying and helping.  Many hands make light work.  We offer special treats when the work is all done.

Tourist in Our Hometown: Underground Railroad Heritage Center - February 3
Our first Tourist in our Hometown Event for 2019 will be a trip to the Underground Railroad Heritage Center in Niagara Falls. 

This is one of the newest cultural locations in Western New York, it opened this summer.  The Heritage Center focuses on Western New York’s pivotal role in the Underground Railroad.  It has lots of interactive displays. 

We will be going on Sunday February 3.  Our tour time is at 1 pm, so we will leave St. Paul’s just after noon. 

There is a sign-up sheet in the parish hall.  We are not charging for this trip, but if you would like to contribute to the Rector’s Discretionary Fund, you may do that.

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