November 21st News and Notes

Interfaith Thanksgiving Service

The Interfaith Council of Suburban Maryland will have it’s Thanksgiving Service at St. Matthew’s Methodist Church, Wednesday November 22nd at 7:30.

Greening of the Church

The Greening of the Church will be November 26th after church.  We will have a soup supper and fellowship as we decorate the church for Advent and Christmas!

Gingerbread Houses

On December 10th, we will have a Christmas activity for all ages!  We will meet at 5:00 and build gingerbread houses.  The cost will be $5.00 per house kit, as well as a bag of candy to share for decorating.  Pizza will be provided.  Sign up is required by December 6th!  You can sign up here or in the Narthex at church.

Congregational Meeting

On December 10th, we will have a Congregational meeting following worship for the election of officers for the coming year.

Christmas Movie Night

On December 22nd, the CYF committee will be holding a Christmas Movie Night.  We will have dinner and watch “Elf”.  This is a perfect opportunity for parents to do last minute shopping!  Dinner will be at 6:00 with the movie starting at 6:30.

Christmas Eve

On Sunday, December 24th, we will have two services.  At 10:00, we will have an interactive family activity telling the Christmas story!  We invite you to bring breakfast breads and casseroles to share!  At 7:00, we will have out traditional, candlelight service.  We need 8 readers for the candlelight service, if you are available, please email


Two Week Outlook

Wednesday, November 22nd

  • Interfaith Thanksgiving Service, 7:30 PM, St. Matthews Methodist Church

Sunday, November 26th

  • Worship, 10:00
  • Soup Supper, following worship
  • Hanging of the Green, following worship

Monday, November 27th

  • Too Busy Not To Pray, 7:00

Wednesday, November 29th

  • Christmas Play Practice, 5:45
  • Choir Rehearsal, 7:30

Sunday, December 3rd

  • First Sunday of Advent
  • Worship, 10:00
  • Sunday School, following worship

Looking Ahead

  • November 26th: Hanging of the Green
  • December 10th: Gingerbread Houses
  • December 17th:  Children’s Christmas Program
  • December 24th: Christmas Eve

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