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Please find a Reverse Advent Calendar in your bulletin today. This will be a way to donate food and non-food items throughout the month of December (Advent). The enclosed calendar is a source for ideas. There will be additional copies of this document to share with others in the congregation from now through December. It will be great to increase our donations to both the St. Francis Food Pantry and our own Non-Food Pantry. Please bring your donations, after Advent starts, either to the Memorial Lounge or to the church office. Please call the office with any questions.

Christ Church Cathedral’s next opportunity to serve at Family Promise of the Chippewa Valley/Beacon House will be the week of December 1-7. We share duties at the Family Homeless Shelter one week each quarter with Lake Street Methodist Church. Our responsibility for this outreach opportunity is to provide 2 people to spend the night at Beacon House on Tuesday Dec 3 and Friday December 6, we also need to provide the evening meal on The 6th. Staying overnight is very easy, it involves arriving at Beacon House at 8:15 PM and staying until 7:30 AM. The accommodations are very quiet and comfortable, duties include answering the door for registered guests and solving any minor issues that may arise, Beacon House Staff is always on call and available for assistance. Please see Rick or Ellen Allison or Doug Faulkner to sign up for an overnight or to provide food for the Friday evening meal. Spending time at Beacon House is a great way to provide assistance to our neighbors in need and fulfill our mission as servants of Christ.

Name badges are available and located in the back of the church in alphabetical order by first name. Please make every effort to use them consistently. Since we are all worshiping at one service; name tags will help to create greater connection.

Rev. Philip Morgan is looking forward to being with us this weekend where he will explore these questions: "In a world where science seems, in many cases, to be in conflict with faith, how do we reconcile our belief in God? Does the Bible help us in understanding the nature of God in a society that is more concerned with the material rather than the spiritual?" Please join us at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday, November 17th!

As we all know the annual Cookie Walk is fast approaching. For the past several years, we typically run out of cookies/treats within the first hour or two. It has been suggested that since "Cookies & Kids" go hand in hand, a table of cookies/treats made by the Cathedral kids could be added this year to the regular cookies/treats that we ask everyone to make. Every parent and grandparent knows the joy that making their own cookies brings to the kids. Yes, they may not all be "pretty & perfect" but what better way to get the kids involved? We would ask that the Cathedral kids make a batch of cookies/treats of their own choice and decorate them to be delivered on December 6th. After the service on November 24th we will have pretzel sticks and frosting and sprinkles for the kids to decorate as a group which will be sold at the Cookie Walk as well. This would only take about an hour. Any questions, please call Wendy Clark at 715.829.2934.