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Join us Sunday morning, November 19th. Come early and enjoy coffee and bagels beginning at 8:45am in the Commons, with Sunday school, teen programming and our service following at 9:30am. This week's sermon will be a question and answer format, so come with your questions for Pastor Cliffe to "Give Me An Answer".

After Service Programming - 11:15am
- Baptism Ceremony/Sanctuary
- Emotional Well Being/Library

- Childcare/East Barn Nursery
SUNDAY HAPPENINGS - NOVEMBER 19TH
For all those who took home a recyclable tote and have filled it with Thanksgiving dinner items, we will be collecting them this Sunday and delivering them to the Bridgeport Rescue Mission and New Canaan Food Pantry. Drop off is right outside the GCC office, look for the collection sign. Thank you in advance for blessing families in need this season!
Pura Vida for Children and the Pura Vida Club from New Canaan High School are partnering together for the 9th year on the “Holiday Mailbox Brigade” Fundraiser. This special holiday tradition has become a display of caring throughout New Canaan, and raises money to help purchase food for their annual “Feed My Starving Children Food Packing Event” held in the spring. As a THANK YOU for making a donation and joining the cause, your mailbox will be decorated with fresh greenery and a festive red bow. These cheerful decorations make beautiful gifts for friends and neighbors, and include a gift note from your family. Please consider making a donation for this worthwhile fundraiser. Consider that $50 buys 208 meals, $100 feeds a family of 4 for a month, and $1,000 feeds a mom and 3 children for an entire year!

Volunteers are also needed to help make and deliver the holiday swags that will adorn the mailboxes; Saturday & Sunday 11/25-11/26 and 12/2-12/3 from 12noon-4pm in the Grace Farms/West Barn Hall. Sign up in the lobby Sunday, or email Tiffany Begoon HERE.
COMING UP
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18TH
Guys - we've got a Men's Breakfast in the works with guest speaker Bob Prince, Co-CIO of Bridgewater Associates talking about "Faith in the Workplace". Join us for eggs, bacon, pancakes, lots of coffee and a great morning with friends from 9-11am. RSVP to Ken Bopp HERE.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18TH
We're headed back to Bowlmor in Norwalk for some friendly competition and prizes. Round up family, friends or your small group and join us for a fun evening from 7-9pm. Cost is $20 per person and includes snacks, bowling and of course, those stylish shoes! RSVP HERE to Community Director Bo Beatty.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 26TH
Football enthusiasts and players of all ages are invited to get in on the action for the 15th Annual Grace Bowl. Kids, Teens and Adults are all welcome to come play or watch and enjoy the tailgate snacks. Join us at 11am on the Athletic Field after the service - the trophy awaits! RSVP to Community Director Bo Beatty HERE.
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1ST
Children in Kindergarten through 6th grade and their parents are invited for a special program, from 6-8pm, to celebrate the beginning of the Christmas season. We'll enjoy a buffet dinner, special Advent message, time to make a family Advent keepsake, and then go outside to light candles and sing a few Christmas carols. It'll be a terrific start for the most wonderful time of year. Please RSVP HERE to Julia Hughes.
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1ST
We look forward to our annual gathering to celebrate the joy of Christmas. Invite friends, or book a babysitter and join us from 7-9pm in the Commons for hors d'oeuvres, beverages, carols and games. This is a wonderful way to enjoy time with friends, and meet friends who are new to Grace. RSVP to Darlene Lee HERE.
SANTA RUN 2017: HO HO HO-USTON!
HO HO HO-OUSTON!
Come run and have fun in the 5th Annual Santa Run on Saturday, December 23rd. Invite one and all to participate in this community-wide fundraiser with proceeds benefiting the Houston Food Bank in Texas for hurricane relief. Click HERE for all the details and to register. Share on your social media to help spread the word, build excitement and participation to make this the best Santa Run ever!
SEARCH, FIND & SHARE
The Community Exchange Board, otherwise known as our classifieds, is a wonderful resource to find or list businesses, job opportunities, babysitters, items to be bought/sold or recommendations by others in our congregation. Click HERE to post, or HERE to search our listings. You can also access this from our website on the Community Tab.
NEWS FROM GRACE FARMS
GRACE FARMS
Race & American Memory
Friday, November 17th

All are invited from 7:30-9:30pm to participate and enjoy the presentation of The Langston Hughes Project, a concert performance of Ask Your Mama: 12 Moods for Jazz, one of Hughes’ literary masterworks. Led by trumpeter Ron McCurdy, The Langston Hughes Project embodies the poet’s testimony to the struggle for artistic and social freedom at home and abroad at the beginning of the 1960s. Through this special event, Grace Farms Foundation joins in commemorating the 50th anniversary of Hughes’ death. Register HERE.
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