811 E Main St.
Branford, CT 06405
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 December 2019 
 

        Weekly Schedule

Sunday Worship
9:30 am
 
 
 
 
 
South Congregational Church
Sunday, December 15
4:30 PM

Join us at 9 Pleasant Street, Middletown, CT for a quiet, peaceful service for those who are hurting, grieving or who struggle with finding joy at Christmas.
 
A special service of Hope, Contemplation and Candlelight for families and friends in our community who are grieving.
 
 
Mark your calendars for Monday, December 16th
5:00pm – 7:15pm.
 
Picture this……
 
Shepherds are excited. Angels have spoken. Glory to God in the Highest.
A Savior has been born!

Travel with Learn & Play to a Night in Bethlehem.
 
Start out in the Sanctuary where we will hear from the shepherds.
 
A Roman guard will direct us where to go to pay our taxes (a canned food donation) and enter Bethlehem (Herr Hall). White lights glitter above, open air booths fill the room decorated with baskets and old world pots.
 
Maybe you would like to stop at the market and sample some pita bread or cheese, or the bakery to decorate a cookie. How about a visit to the toy shop to try out the latest dreidel game or the pottery shop to form your own bowl. Maybe you need a new lantern that you can decorate. Don’t forget to stop by the stable to hear the story of the birth from Mary and Joseph and take a picture (I know we are stretching it here) with the new baby, Jesus. AND…our understanding is that Mary and Joseph tied up their donkeys out front and are allowing us to take turns riding them

This promises to be fun and meaningful for all ages!

How can you get involved in this night?…Many different ways!
 
We will be looking for people who would like to act out a part in our night…Mary and Joseph (to tell the story in the stable and be photographed), angels, townspeople to roam the marketplace…maybe sing…Roman soldiers to help direct the flow of participants and help tend to the animals. Don’t want to act? Maybe you have some items we can borrow to help make our marketplace look authentic. We will be looking for canopies to set up for the market tables, white Christmas lights, lanterns, flame-less candles, lots of sheets and striped tablecloths or material to cover the tents and tables. (Please clearly label all items with your name so we can get it back to you!) We will also be looking for people to help set up on Sunday, December 15th after 1:00pm and people to help dismantle on Monday, December 16th after 7:30pm. Sign-up sheets will be posted very soon.

Don’t want to act and don’t have anything we can borrow, that’s ok. Just come experience what it may have been like that special night so long ago.
 
There is no charge for this event (besides the canned food donation) other than an open heart and a warm smile.

Questions? Contact Robin Costa at 203 488-4028.
 
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