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

A mailing went out with the annual stewardship letter, pledge card, and a service interest sheet October 23. 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. If you did not receive the mailing, there are extra copies in the sanctuary or let Kristen ( know.

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 

Sunday, November 11 – Veterans Day

Veterans Day is a time for us to pay our respects to those who have served. For one day, we stand united in respect for our veterans.

This holiday started as a day to reflect upon the heroism of those who died in our country’s service and was originally called Armistice Day. It fell on Nov. 11 because that is the anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that ended World War I. However, in 1954, the holiday was changed to “Veterans Day” in order to account for all veterans in all wars.

We celebrate and honor America’s veterans for their patriotism, love of country and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good. 

Live Nativity

There will be a planning meeting on Sunday, November 11 @ 6:30 pm at St. James to get the ball rolling. Anyone from St James and All Saints are welcome to attend this meeting and participate in the production. Please see the Together in Christ Parish section for more details about the event. 

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 Worship Service with Pie Fest

The Together in Christ Parish will have a joint Thanksgiving 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.