These are the announcements set to appear in Sunday’s bulletin.
CHRISTMAS SCHEDULE OF SERVICES: Saturday, December 2, 2017
3:00 PM Family Advent Wreath Making and Greening of the Church Please sign up by calling or emailing the church office 648-5497
Sunday, December 24, 201710:00 AM Advent 4 Service HE II 4:00 PM Christmas Eve Family HE II Service and Pageant 10:45PM Carols and Traditional Music, HE II
Monday, December 25, 201710:00 AM Christmas Day Service & Music
Thanksgiving Day Service: THE THANKSGIVING DAY SERVICE WILL BE NOVEMBER 23 AT 9:00AM.
174th ANNUAL MEETING AND POTLUCK DINNER: The annual meeting and potluck dinner has been scheduled for December 10, 2017 following the 10:30AM service. Annual reports from committee leaders will be due November 29th. Please email reports to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Advent Wreath and Greening of the Church 12.2.17: Come make an Advent Wreath! A very tangible aid to worship during the weeks of Advent is the Advent wreath. Originating probably in northern Europe, the Advent wreath, with its 4 candles and 7 different greens, is full of rich meaning and symbolism. The wreath is an excellent family tradition that helps embrace the Advent season and prepare for Christ’s birth. Join us on
Saturday, December 2 at 3:00, in the Stevenson-McClelland building with your family to make your own Advent wreath. All supplies will be provided. A donation to cover cost of supplies would be appreciated. Instruction in the wreath’s symbolism will be provided by Father Joseph, and hamburgers and hotdogs will be on the grill! To be sure we have enough supplies, we need reservations! Please call the church office (648-5497) and let us know you’re coming and will need supplies, or sign up on the sheet in the Narthex. Call Thom Akins with any questions (678-761-2754).
Parish Family Weekend: Kanuga Conference Center
Hendersonville, North Carolina
January 12-15, 2018
Stay 2 OR 3 nights
Join your St. Thaddeus Family in the mountains of North Carolina
For Worship, Fellowship, and Fun
Online Registration is available HERE
Cursillo Weekend February 8-11, 2018: Have you ever wondered, “What is my purpose in life? Why am I here?
Does God have a plan for me? Are faith and belief the same thing?”
If you have or have had these types of questions or similar ones, you might consider attending a Cursillo weekend. The weekend runs from Thursday evening to Sunday afternoon. The next weekend is February 8 – 11, 2018, at Bishop Gravatt Conference Center.
Cursillo is a ministry in the Episcopal Church, with the support of our bishop. The weekend has fifteen talks, over three days, given by lay persons and clergy, then discussed in small groups. It provides an opportunity to deepen your faith and to experience the love of God within a supportive and prayerful community. Cursillo is also a method of maintaining a personal relationship with Christ and the means to further enhance, support, and spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ in our environments. All worship services are from The Book of Common Prayer.
For more information, contact Ed Schneider, ESchneider@acm.org. Learn more about Cursillo on the Diocesan Website
Volunteer Opportunity Available: A new volunteer billet of Volunteer Coordinator is being established at St. Thaddeus. For the right person, this will be an exciting opportunity to interact with all of the church’s ministries. The task will be to manage all elements of volunteering at St. Thaddeus. The role involves assessing and meeting needs for the various ministries through the recruitment, placement and retention of volunteers. If you are interested in this position or have questions, please speak with Fr. Grant or call the church office at 803-648-5497.
LET'S START KNITTING AND CROCHETING: Come knit, crochet, needlepoint, or sew with us. Don’t know how? Someone in the group will! Bring your materials. We’ll have project ideas and we’d love to hear about more. We have a morning and an evening group on Tuesdays. am: 9:30 to 11:00 and pm: 6:30 to 8:00.
We meet at the Extended Care cottage on the Mead Hall Aiken Prep Campus located off Florence Street.
Directions from St. Thaddeus: Drive south on Barnwell to Florence Street, NW. Turn left onto Florence. Turn right into the third driveway to the parking lot. (Or the fourth driveway just before Richland Avenue, if you miss the third) The building is the white house on the right, in front of the volley ball court. Contact Susan Stribling at email@example.com
GRIEF SUPPORT: We invite you to come be with us as we share with and support each other during the grief process. Deacon Jane will be with us as we try to find Peace after the death of a loved one. All are welcome to join us. We will be meeting at 10:30 to 11:30 AM on the first and third Monday of each month starting on June 5th at a cottage on the “upper campus” of Mead Hall.
Directions from St. Thaddeus: Drive south on Barnwell to Florence Street, NW. Turn left onto Florence. Turn right into the third driveway to the parking lot. (Or the fourth driveway just before Richland Avenue, if you miss the third) The building is the white house on the right, in front of the volley ball court.
If you have questions call Gail Butler at 649-1741.
AREA CHURCHES TOGETHER SERVING: The November donation item is soap, bath or laundry.
THE ORDER OF SAINT LUKE’S: The Order of St. Luke Healing Hands of Jesus Chapter meets at St. Augustine’s of Canterbury Episcopal Church, 1630 Silver Bluff Rd., on the second Monday evening of each month. At 6 p.m. there is a short study, and at 7 p.m. there is a Healing Service. All are welcome for both or for either part.
Men of St. Thaddeus (M.O.S.T): We will meet from 6:00 to about 8:00 p.m. on the 2nd Tuesday of each month, in the Stevenson-McClelland building for a meal and fellowship. We’ll start cooking around 6:15 p.m. The purpose of this group is to get to know each other better, and to figure out what we want to do next month. Here are the “rules”: Bring your entrée to cook on the grill. Salad, “taters” and liquid refreshment will be provided. A donation to cover cost of salad, “taters” and liquid refreshment of $2 appreciated, but not required. Programs are optional; if you want one, you are in charge (here’s a meeting without an Agenda—that’s unique). This is “men’s night out”.