The Stocking Project is back!
Starting Sunday, December 3, members of the church will once again team up with the Salem YMCA to help provide presents and clothes for 15 local families that are having a hard time.  People can team up or "adopt" a family (with one or two kids) on their own.  For more information, call the Church Office, or speak with Jim Ognibene of Social Outreach Committee.  And look for the Stockings on display in the Cleveland Room.

December Holiday and Caroling Party hosted by the First Church Youth Group
Friday, Dec 15 from 6:30 -8:30 ish

The Youth Group of the First Church invites you to join us for a night of caroling, game playing and cider sipping by the fire.  We will gather at 6:30 and spend some time caroling in the neighborhood.  We will then return for warm cider and stew by the fire, and perhaps a few games. Plan to dress warmly as we plan to be outside for 45 minutes to an hour.  All are welcome.

Christmas Eve Services at First Church
Sunday, December 24th

10:30am Yuletide Themed Morning Service full of stories and song
7:00pm Christmas Eve Lessons & Carols Service
Join us for our annual service of festivity and inspiration, with special musicians, the First Church choir, stories and song followed by our annual cookie fellowship.



Sun, December 10
10:30am Service
During Fellowship: Decorating of Meeting House
12pm Pageant Rehearsal

Tue, December 12
12pm Lunch with Pastor
Hanukkah begins at sundown

Wed, December 13
7pm HR Committee Meeting

Fri, December 15
6:30pm Caroling & Holiday Party hosted by Youth Group

Sat, December 16
9am Choir Rehearsal
10am Pageant Dress Rehearsal

Sun, December 17
9am Choir Rehearsal
10:30am Service
Christmas Pageant and Multigenerational Holiday Party
Community Fellowship
4:45pm Lifebridge Dinner Team

Wed, December 20
7:15pm Standing Cmte Meeting
Hanukkah ends at sundown

Thu, December 21
4pm Salem Pantry Bagging

Sat, December 23
9am Choir Rehearsal
9am Salem Pantry Distribution
4:45pm Lifebridge Dinner

Sun, December 24
10:30am Yuletide Theme Service
5pm Choir Rehearsal
7pm Christmas Eve Carols and Lessons Service

Mon, December 25: Christmas
Sun, December 31
10:30am New Year’s Eve Janus Ritual Service