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December 23, 2019                                                                                     View this email in your browser
Pastor Stewart preached on the fourth Sunday of Advent. 
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Read the rest in the Holiday BT Times online


Check out pictures from yesterday's pageant!




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We are so grateful for all of you who have made pledges for our 2020 Operating Budget. So far those total $195,000! If you have not yet made a pledge, you can do so online.

If you would like to make an end of year gift, you can also do that online. You can even text the amount you would like to give to 410-213-3900. Thank you! 

     

Forum on Faith


Each Sunday we gather at 9:15 am in Hart Hall for coffee, snacks and conversation about our faith, the world, and how we can make a difference.
 
Dec 29 – No Forum. Come back for an interesting new season of classes in January!

January 5 “Hymns Back Story”
We start the new year learning some new things about some old friends: hymns, such as Amazing Grace, the Battle Hymn of the Republic, A Mighty Fortress, and more. Pastor Don leads us in this musical exploration, hoping that as you learn more about the hymns you can appreciate them all the more.

January 12 – “Reinhold Niebuhr – An American Conscience”
Today Pastor Don will show a DVD telling the story of one of the most important American thinkers and theologians: Reinhold Niebuhr. Perhaps Niebuhr’s greatest fame came from people (incorrectly) attributing the “Serenity Prayer” to him. But his life-story shows a man of serenity speaking truth to power.

January 19 – “Theology of Breath”
Jody Johnson will present ideas from her backgrounds of science and faith, giving insights into the significance of each breath we take, and insights on how the Bible describes our breath and the breath of God.

January 26 – “Jesus Was A Buddhist Monk”
This morning Lee Taylor will show a video, prepared for the BBC, that points to the relationships between the presence and teachings of Jesus with aspects of Buddhism. Come expecting some interesting surprises.
 

Chair Yoga

 
No Class on December 23 but will resume on December 30
 
This Chair Yoga class will help you build strength and endurance, increase flexibility, and improve your posture and balance. Special attention will be paid to bone health and preventing/reversing bone loss related to osteoporosis. It is designed for mid-life and older adults who may benefit from a slower pace and a recognition of age-related functional changes.

We will do seated chair poses and standing poses. Beginners are welcome and encouraged. Please wear comfortable clothing that you can easily move in and bring some water to stay hydrated. Suggested donation for the class is $5.00. Please come join us for Chair Yoga in the Church. People interested in signing up, or have any questions, please contact the teacher; Linda McGill at laharte12@gmail.com.
Click above to hear Ensemble Galilei's version of Frosty the Snowman.
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