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Contemplative Worship & Communion, Tuesdays, 5 PM

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Join us for Worship, December 8th, 10 AM
Preacher: Rev. Robert J. von Trebra 
Music: Derek Schaible, Church Musician; The Chancel Choir led by David Burton

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Adult Education, December 8th, 11:15 AM
Advent Devotional 
The Advent devotional “A New Earth” is available, with scripture readings, meditations and prayers for each day during the seasons of Advent and Christmas. You are welcome to join with Interim Pastor Bob von Trebra on Sunday, December 8 after worship, and each following Sunday through January 5, 2020 to discuss what you have read and learned during this season. If you are already reading another Advent devotional, feel free to bring it along, and join the discussion!

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Boise High School Choirs' Madrigal Dinner
Hear Ye, Hear Ye:  The Ye Old Boise High Madrigal Dinner will be held Friday, December 6 and Saturday, December 7.

Come and enjoy an evening of light hearted frivolity and sublime beauty. Travel back in time and join the choir students at Boise High School as we entertain you in the style of the renaissance. It is a feast at Iron Fist Manor and the King and Queen have invited you to join.  Enjoy the four course meal, music, theatre and joy of the celebration. This is the 47th annual Feast and is sure to set your holiday season off as it has so many others for the past 46 years.

To purchase tickets, click HERE
https://bhsmadrigaldinner.bpt.me/

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December 15th: The annual Christmas Pageant, 10 AM
Join us for this special program presented by our Sunday School and young people!

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December 15th, Holiday Dessert & Silent Auction, 11:15 AM
In addition, there will be a QUILT RAFFLE!
We're going to have a "Chili Christmas" and quilt raffle at the Silent and Dessert Auction. The quilt, created by Nancy England and Carol Bearce, may be yours if you buy the winning raffle ticket. Tickets will be sold after Church; the cost is $1 each, or 6 for $5.
Also - Contributions are needed for the dessert and silent auctions: Contact Polly Franz for Silent Auction item, and Carol Bearce for the Dessert Auction. Then, attend the auction on Dec. 15th and have fun bidding! Bring your credit card, checkbook or cash. The highest bidders will take home unique gifts and desserts, and contribute to the church funds.

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JAWAM December Holiday Collections

+ Idaho Food Bank: JAWAM will collect food for the Idaho Food Bank during the month of December. Bring your donations to church and put them in the large Idaho Food Bank box at the church. 

+ HUGS tree: “HUGS” stands for Hats, Underwear, Gloves and Socks for adults and children. Bring your donations to church and decorate the tree with HUGS items. The gifts will go to members of our community who are experiencing homelessness.

+ Holiday Stockings for Boise Angels: Choose a stocking, purchase a gift card for your chosen donation and return the stocking and gift card to Carol Stirling, Liz Roberts or Bonnie Post

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Help Support the Ministries and Programs of Boise First UCC...
+ Make a pledge for 2020 
+ Fill out a Time, Talent, & Treasure survey, and help through your talents and time. 
Scroll down to the bottom of this page to download a pledge form and survey. They can be brought to church on a Sunday, or sent to the church office. 

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ONGOING COLLECTION FOR INTERFAITH SANCTUARY
Items can be placed in the basket labeled “Interfaith Sanctuary” located in Dining Room.

NOTE: Please do not donate any kind of medication, including aspirin, Tylenol, cold remedies, etc. Interfaith Sanctuary cannot accept donations of any kind of medication.


SPECIAL NEEDS: facial tissue, paper towels, men’s underwear, Hall’s cough drops, Coffee Mate, 56 oz, and unscented baby wipes.  Place your donations in the basket next to the JAWAM bulletin board in the fellowship room.

COLLECTION LIST:
Dental floss, Toothpaste – small, Toothbrushes, Lotions, Razors, Lip Balm, Antiperspirant deodorant, Small bar soaps, Small-sized shampoos, Small-sized conditioners, Q-tips
Tampons, sanitary napkins, Band-aids – all sizes, Shaving cream
Hair items–combs, barrettes, ties, etc.; Socks - Men, Women, Children; Underwear - Men, Women, Children; Diapers - Adults and Kids, especially Size 5 kids
Peanut Butter, Jelly

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"Ten Ways to Fight Hate: A Community Resource Guide"

From the Southern Poverty Law Center: 
Hate in America has become commonplace. What can we do to stop the hate?

 “Ten Ways to Fight Hate: A Community Resource Guide” sets out 10 principles for fighting hate in your community. You can read more about it and download a copy by clicking HERE.

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For more information about these and other activities, download the current Herald (newsletter) available here.

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