November Happenings

Quilting/Sewing Group

Do you like to quilt or sew? Would you like to learn how to quilt or sew? If so, this is the group for you! Come and fellowship while you dedicate time to your projects. Join Sheryn and Barb on Saturdays in the gathering space at 9:30 am. All are welcome.

Stewardship Letter

At the end of last week, a mailing went out with the annual stewardship letter, pledge card, and a service interest sheet. Please read the information and return the pledge card and service interest sheet during the month on November. You may place these items in the offering plate or put them under the Director of Communications door.

All Saints Sunday

Sunday, November 4 is All Saints Sunday. During the worship service we will be recognizing those who have gone before us by reading their name(s) and lighting a candle in their honor. Please sign-up on the clipboard located on the kiosk in the gathering space.

Fellowship Saturday

On Saturday, November 10, 2018 from 4 – 7 pm there will be a Family Game Night in the gathering space. Sandwich fixing will be provided along with lemonade. Please bring your favorite board game and snacks to share – Host: The Holtan family 

Blood Drive at St James

Monday, November 12 there will be a blood drive at St James from 2:30 – 5:30 pm. If you are able, stop on by. Walk-ins are welcome, appointments can be at 

Wreath Making Class

Julie will lead a wreath making class on Monday, November 12 at 6 pm in the gathering space. Be creative! Wreaths can be for any holiday or season. Come and join in.  It will be lots of fun!

Supplies needed:
16″ work wreath (pipe cleaners attached)
3 rolls 10″ deco mesh (different colors or not!)
2 rolls wired ribbon (different widths)
Any embellishments you would like to add (i.e. Christmas ornaments)

These supplies can be purchased at Hobby Lobby. Watch for sales!

Thanksgiving Eve Worship with Pie Fest

The Together in Christ Parish will have a joint Thanksgiving Eve Worship Service with Pie Fest before and after worship at All Saints Lutheran Church on Tuesday, November 20 beginning at 6:30 pm. Come for a slice of pie at 6:30  pm in the gathering space, worship will take place in the sanctuary at 7 pm, and stay for another piece of pie after worship in the gathering space. Please bring a pie or two to share while we fellowship with one another.  

Church Decorating

Do you love to decorate for the holidays? Sunday, November 25 following the worship service will be when the church will be decorated for the Advent/Christmas seasons. There will be a light lunch of soup, bread, and sandwiches for those who stay to help! Volunteers are needed to help with the decorating and meal. Contact Laura ( or sign up on the clipboard located on the kiosk in the gathering space if you are planning to help. Many Hands Make Light Work!

Service of Thanksgiving

Churches United is hosting a Service of Thanksgiving on Sunday, November 25 at 5:00 pm at Bethel Wesley United Methodist Church (1201 13th St., Moline, IL). Several Quad City Pastors, including Pastor Amy, will be participating. Come join other congregations as we thank our gracious God.

Poinsettia Sign-up

It is that time of year again…to start thinking about the holidays. Poinsettias will be displayed for the Advent and Christmas seasons (Dec 2 – 30, 2018). If you would like to purchase a poinsettia in memory or honor of a loved one see the clipboard on the kiosk in the gathering space. Please indicate clearly if it is in memory of or in honor of that person on the sign-up sheet. The poinsettias are $8 each. Please put the money in the offering plate (marked clearly). You may take your purchased plant home at the end of the Christmas season.