Read Pastor Erik’s letter

Self-care suggestions for these changing times

Visit our place to collect all that we are thankful for, and practice building a daily habit of gratitude together. 


Please bring in your pledge cards if you haven’t already done so!

Taize service: Tuesday November 21, 7pm. Join us for an evening of silence, scripture and song.

Inter-faith worship service at the Saratoga Federated Church at 10am Thanksgiving morning if you would like to worship together with the larger faith community.

Book Study, Sunday November 26 We will discuss chapter 4, “If God is Love” by Philip Gulley.

Please remember the canned food barrel in the narthex to help people who need food as winter approaches.

Back to school support: Please consider bringing in school supplies or simple personal hygiene supplies for the kids at Monroe Middle School who need a boost to get started in this school year. A list of school supplies can be found here.

Help a family from Houston: A mom with children has moved to the area from Texas and has almost nothing. If you can donate Target or Kohl’s gifts cards, even in small amounts, that would be incredibly helpful. Please get them to the office and we will get them to the family.


Living Trust Seminar coming next year. Find out how to transfer your estate to your family quickly, without probate fees. More details here.

Help build a well in South America! There are spaces open to go work with Living Waters to build wells, educate people about the wells and about hygiene. Please see Patty or Erik if you are interested.

Save the date: J. Philip Newell is coming Wednesday February 7, 2018, 6-9pm

What’s happening after church on Sundays? See the Fall Sunday Schedule


Bring your CRV-recyclable plastics so we can help build wells! Look for the barrel in the Narthex.

Please support Westhope while you shop at Amazon. Go to and select Westhope as your charity of choice. It doesn’t cost you anything and a small percentage of your total will go directly to Westhope.  Please note that you have to shop at, not the regular in order for the donation to be made. If you prefer a handy button to get you there:

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Senior Center brown bag lunch: Mondays at noon

Morning prayer: 9am, Monday- Thursday

Men’s Bible Study: 10am on Tuesday in the Session room by the office.

Gardening Group: 9:30am on Wednesday

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