COMMUNITY INTERFAITH THANKSGIVING SERVICE TUESDAY, NOV. 25TH @ 7 PM The Greater SB Clergy Assn. will once again host this inspiring service celebrating many faiths at FUMC on Tuesday, Nov. 25th at 7:00 p.m. This year’s guest speaker will be Kathleen Moore, Ph.D., Chair and Professor of Religious Studies, UCSB. The free-will offering will go to Unity Shoppe, a local non-profit that works with community volunteers to collect food, donations and support for the “Free Store” where qualified people can shop. There will be a reception following the service. Your donation of cookies for the reception are much appreciated (see article below). CALLING ALL COOKIE ANGELS The holidays are upon us and we are asking for help in baking homemade cookies for the Interfaith Service reception and for our annual cookie packages to our very special people who cannot get out this holiday season. Can you help bake? • Interfaith Service: Please drop off your homemade cookies to the office or to Fellowship Hall before the Service on Tuesday, Nov. 25th. • Christmas Cookie Packages: You can help by baking 3 or 4 dozen cookies and bring them to the church no later than 2 pm on Friday, Dec. 12th. Please label your platters if you leave them. HAPPENING TODAY UPCOMING CONCERTS Choir Concert Jubilate Saturday, November 15, 7:00 p.m. at El Montecito Presbyterian Church Christmas carols by John Rutter and Peter Warlock, plus the Saint-Saens Christmas Oratorio. Music featuring the choirs of FUMC, EMPC, SBCC Chamber Singers. $10 donation. Students free. Robert Cassidy Piano Concert Sunday, Nov. 16th, 3 pm: Chopin, Debussy and Schubert. Free will offering to benefit the SB Rescue Mission. SB Master Chorale Concerts . Saturday, Nov. 22nd, 7:30 pm Sunday, Nov. 23rd, 3:00 pm Dr. Steve Hodson, Artistic Director and Conductor presents Johann Sebastian Bach: Mass in B Minor Tickets available at the door: $22 general, $20 senior/disabled, $12 college student with ID, Free K-12. MISSIONS ALTERNATIVE GIFT & CARDS Your Gift Can Mean More! Mission Ministries will offer Alternative Gifts on Sunday, November 30th during Fellowship Time between services. Gift card will be available throughout Advent. Gifts cards support your choice of these UMCOR mission causes: Warming Center Food, Grace Children’s Hospital, Imagine No Malaria, Sustainable Agriculture. Blood Pressure Monitoring TODAY In Wesley During Fellowship time: Health Ministries invites you to take the preventative measure of having your blood pressure checked during Fellowship Time today. They will also receive expired medications. Please combine together into one bag. Thanks for not dumping them in the water system! New Member Meetings TODAY at 10:30 &11:30 a.m.: Sylvia Morikawa be meeting with prospective new members TODAY in the Conference Room after both services. You are invited to attend either the 10:30 a.m. meeting or the 11:30 a.m. meeting. FUMCSB will receive new members into the life of our church on Sunday, December 7th. Pumpkin Bread Sales Continue TODAY!! The Youth continue their annual Pumpkin Bread sales! Place your orders at coffee fellowship time between services TODAY. The bread will be ready for pickup next Sunday, November 16th. Proceeds from the sale of the bread will be used to purchase Christmas gifts for the families of Transition House. Thank you for your support! UMW GENERAL MEETING THANKSGIVING CELEBRATION NOVEMBER 13TH AT 11 AM IN ASBURY WARMING CENTERS BENEFIT: “AN EVENING WITH ANNE LAMOTT” Saturday, November 15th, 5:00 p.m., 1st Presbyterian Church NY Times bestselling author Anne Lamott is coming to Santa Barbara in a benefit for the SB Freedom Warming Centers. Celebrate Thanksgiving this Thursday at the November UMC General Meeting. Guest speaker Marisa Pasquini, of the SB Alpha Resource Center will speak on helping folks with disabilities navigate the world around them. Discussion and a great Thanksgiving luncheon by Chef Aaron Casale will follow. Tickets are $28 + fees and include a copy of her book. Tickets are available online: www.eveningwithlamott.eventbrite.com. Come and bring two friends or more. All are welcome (men and women!! A limited number of tickets are available in the office: 963-3579. MOZART IS COMING!! Mozart Adevu will, again, be visiting with us this coming weekend! He will be the guest preacher at both services on Sunday November 16. He will also give a presentation on his mission Monday evening at St. Mark’s at 7:00 pm, to which we are invited.
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