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Stewardship PosterNovember 19 is Stewardship Sunday & Spud Bowl! Pledge Drive Now Underway

Our Stewardship theme this year is, “The Way of Jesus: the Journey to Generosity.” It is a powerful reminder to be genuine followers of Christ. Our stewardship pledge drive is now underway. Look for your stewardship materials in the mail or you can find the materials on the links below. God has done, and continues to do, remarkable things through and with us – things that matter!  We trust in your continuing pledge of support for the mission and ministry of KCC.

*Not to Miss!  

On Stewardship Sunday, we will celebrate with our famous (and yummy!) SPUD BOWL luncheon. This is a free potato bar themed lunch following the 10 AM service.

 ibarraBlessings & Bounties for the Children and Families at Ibarra Elementary

*Harvest Sunday, Nov. 19:  The Ministry of Mission and Outreach invites you to bring new socks, underwear, and/or PJs for the children at Ibarra Elementary.  We need these items for girls and boys of all sizes, between five and 11 years old. The items will be blessed on Harvest Sunday.  You can also volunteer on Nov. 27 at 10 AM to deliver the items to the school.  Read more here.

*Thanksgiving Serving, Sunday, Nov. 26: Sign up to provide food and/or to create, transport and serve the lunches. Learn more here.

Pageant of the MastersGod’s Masterpiece:  Advent and Christmas at KCC!

Prepare for Advent

  • Sunday, Nov. 26 with Manger & Card Making
  • Wednesday, Nov. 29 Hanging of the Greens

Advent Begins Sunday, December 3

Come hear  inspiring messages based on the traditional Advent readings and artistic masterpieces that accompany each one.  Light Candles of and Sings Songs & Carols of Hope, Peace, Love, and Joy at our 8:30 or 10 AM worship services as we prepare for the birth of the Christ.

Starting Nov. 12, Children & Youth Gear Up for
“Pageant of the Masters” Christmas Program

In Sunday School starting Nov. 12, the children will begin working on the Children’s Christmas Program — this year devoted to master works of art that tell the Advent story. Don’t miss the casting, music, and script work.  Here is the rehearsal schedule, including two after-church rehearsals, culminating in the Dec. 17, 10 AM performance. Parent volunteers are needed to help with costumes and props on Nov. 12 after worship.

Find all the Advent events and festivities here.

Thank You Letter from Jummy and Tolu

KCC has recently been offering support to an African asylum seeker/torture victim and her son, Jummy and Tolu Onimole. The outpouring of generosity from KCC members and our community friends has been wonderful and we are looking to expand the circle of support. If you are able to help, contact Pastor Darryl or Marg. Donations can be monetary, gift cards for Target/groceries; family movies. Mom could use job leads, as she is certified in caregiving and now has her permit to work in the U.S. Please take a moment to read the letter from Jummy and Tolu.

 

 Share Your Joy About KCC’s Community on Facebook

KCC’s Media Team explains how!

 

Circle Coffee Mornings, 2nd Tuesday of Each Month at 10 AM

This program is brought to you by K8’s5 Women’s Circle and Kensington Community Church. Meet in Lander Hall for coffee, tea, pastries, fruit, good company, and a different program every month. We’re casual and you already know most of us. Open to all (that means the men folk, too!)

Our next meeting will be Tuesday, December 12 at 11 AM (One hour later than our regular start time).  We will celebrate the holiday season with a potluck luncheon!  Holiday traditions live in our memories if not always in our modern practices.  We will begin our meeting with a short order of business before sharing our memories, followed by a potluck lunch. And we will linger over coffee, tea and desserts.  Everyone is welcome and by all means, bring a friend. Prepare or pick up your favorite dish; no need to check assortment, no need to RSVP, but do show up!  Call Joan Wayman- 619-756-7733- if you would like to be included on the phone and email reminder list.

 

Women’s Spirituality Discusses New Book Selection in November

Our next meeting is Tuesday,  November 7, 10 to 11:30 AM, upstairs in the Zen Room. We will begin the book, “Original Blessing” by Matthew Fox.  We will read Intro & first 5 paths. Please join us! Questions? Call Sharon Young 619 675-9592. Book can be purchased on Amazon if you’d like to join the group.

 

Serve as a Sunday Greeter

If you are able to smile, shake hands and say hello, you are the perfect candidate to be a Sunday morning greeter for the 10:00 service. Duties include coming about 20 minutes early, greeting everyone, and telling visitors that there are Visitor Information Cards in the pews. If someone needs other information, such as where child care is, the greeter can tell them, or ask an usher to help them. That’s all there is to it. So if you would like to do this, please sign up on the sheet in Lander Hall.

 

Serve in Other Ways

Serve as a liturgist. Bring refreshments or prepare communion. Wash linens or press play to launch multimedia. Want to sing or play an instrument in worship, even if you can’t commit to the Chancel Choir?

Deepen your connection to our church family, serving on one of our ministry committees. Chat with us about getting involved at info@kensingtonucc.com.

 

Be Family to Each Other

The family we create among our church friends is precious. Foster it in smaller and interest based groups: Secret Sisters, Women’s Spirituality, Circle Group, Prayer Shawl Ministry, Chancel Choir, Youth Group, Camp Stevens Retreats, and more. Contact us to learn more these groups. Or suggest a new idea for a small group! We are at info@kensingtonucc.com.

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