Join Pastor B. J. for an Advent and Christmas study based upon the writings of renowned writer Henri J. Nouwen: Advent and Christmas: Wisdom from Henri J. M. Nouwen. We will meet in the Library on December 3, 10, and 17, and then continue after the new year on January 8, 15, and 22. While handouts will be provided for each participant, Pastor B. J. will have books to purchase for $10 for those who wish to use the book as a devotional for the entire season of Advent and the first week of Christmas.
Justice, Outreach and You (JOY) Ministry will host the 10th Annual Holiday Gift Market on Saturday, December 14 (10:00-2:00) and Sunday, December 15, (11:30 – 1:30) in NCC’s Bridge Hall. Give gifts of meaning by supporting a justice cause or a ministry of compassion in honor of your loved ones this holiday season!
December 24 – Christmas Eve Service – 7PM in Sanctuary
Featuring “Christmas Eve and Other Stories,” Based on the Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s rock opera of the same name.
Musicians for the evening will include
Nick I (aka Nick Hernandez), Bob Hawkins, Mary Scifres, Armando Yearwood, Eric Henderson, Doug Miller, & Pam Wicks
Familiar Carols & Candlelight Closing with “Silent Night” will wind down the evening.
Spirituality and Study Group
Thursday, December 5, 7 PM
“An Evolving Faith”
Living the Questions: Painting the Stars. Celebrating the communion of science and faith, this series explores the promise of evolutionary Christian spirituality. All meetings are at 7 PM in the church library. Please contact Lynn Kentfield 949-363-0919 if you have any questions.
Second Tuesdays, 6:30pm – December 10, 2013
Neighborhood Congregational Church ~ Bridge Hall
Potluck at 6:30, meeting at 7
Bring your own plate, cup, flatware, and a dish and beverage to share
December’s meeting is all about spreading holiday cheer! Please join us for food, drink, conversation, and community. As always, please bring a dish to share, something to drink, and a plate and eating utensils.
We’re also collecting food to support the less fortunate people in our area. If you would like to support our efforts, please bring one or more unopened, nonperishable food items to the meeting.
If you missed us at the Farmers’ Market in November, you’re in luck!We’ll also be selling seedlings for your winter garden… lettuce, chard, kale, and other winter vegetables.