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The October edition of The Tidings, the newsletter of Brown Memorial Park Ave. Presbyterian Church

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  • The Tidings G ood news from o ctober 2010 in this i ssue Pastor’s r eflections by r ev. e mily rose P rocTor PasTor’s r eflecTions ..1 emily@browndowntown.org Having recently preached about the art of “making an ask,” it is perhaps not ask The PasTor ...........2 surprising that my recent reflections have been on the Christian practice of saying “yes” and saying “no.” Being in the position of recruiting confirmation Urban WiTness UPdaTe 3 mentors has given me ample opportunity to reflect on the “yes’s” and “no’s” I have received. choir To P resenT In her book, An Altar in the World, Barbara Brown Taylor muses on how seductive the “yes” is. It’s an optimistic word, signaling the faUré r eqUiem dUring beginning of something new. Progress depends on it. a ll sainTs sUnday ......4 It is how we step forward into the future. But “yes” has a shadow side, too. We can say “yes” to something or someone out of a deep sense of God’s call or we a m inUs in The can say “yes” because we are people pleasers or workaholics or because it feels a sseT c olUmn ............4 good to feel needed or to feel chosen. Some people might feel obligated to the person making “the ask,” or we want them to like us. We could be avoiding neW sTaff m ember another commitment or a feeling we’d like to keep tamped down. Others even h ired .........................4 could say “yes” because we do not honor ourselves enough to pay attention to the things that truly give us life, that connect us to God and to one another. Likewise, we might say “no” because we do not think we are worthy or greeTings from capable of doing what is asked. We might be afraid. Perhaps, we have given the m bengWi, cameroon ...5 wrong things priority in our lives. But we can also say no because we have done the hard work of discernment and said “yes” to other things which are important dakoTa P re-school to us, which God has called us to do and/or which give us life. Such activities learning camPs r eceive include caring for a sick friend or relative, being present to our own families, doll hoUse gifT .........5 singing in the choir, teaching Sunday School, campaigning for public office, or choosing work that is meaningful but demanding. ocTober r esPonsibiliTy Once I got past my initial disappointment of “no,” I was moved by the schedUle ..................... 6 diverse, but often prayerful and gracious ways that people approached their discernment. While it affirmed my initial thinking that they would make good mentors, it also challenged me to listen for the ways that a “no” might be about o cTober birThdays .....6 more than juggling commitments and checking calendars. A funny thing happened. The more “no’s” I got, the more I wondered if God might be nudging Pardon o Ur d UsT .......7 us to consider a different approach to mentoring. Rather than insisting that each adult be paired with a specific young person, what would it be like to create Wn@b and h andbell space and time for the youth to get to know several adults and vice versa? The r eminders .................7 adults might feel less pressure to have all the answers, and the youth might be more likely to find someone they especially admired or connected with. Thus, o cTober 2010 everyone would benefit from the shared wisdom of the group. By our structure, we would be reinforcing the idea that choosing to be part of the Body of Christ aT bmPa .....................8 continued on page 3
  • a sk the Pastor by r ev. a ndreW fosTer c onnors us this day our daily bread” to mean that “we pray that, of andrew@browndowntown.org God’s free gift, we may receive a competent portion of the good things of this life, and enjoy his [sic] blessing with Q: “What exactly does it mean to be blessed or for them” (7.104). For this reason, Presbyterians do not often something to be a blessing?” “bless” objects. I distinctly remember one Ash Wednesday service at Corpus Christi when Father Rich casually asked A: A “blessing” is something that is imbued with if I would “bless the ashes” to which I likely responded, holiness. Like so much of Christian theology and practice, “Sure, but you are going to have to show me how to do it.” blessing originates with Judaism. A “berakhah” (blessing) To the extent that we “bless the food” or “offer a is a word used in formal liturgies to acknowledge God as blessing” we do so either as acknowledgement of the the source of all that is good. So, for goodness that is already there (i.e. “You have blessed us ? example, most Hebrew blessings begin with the formula, Berakhah Adonai Eloheinu, melekh ha-olam. “Blessed are you Lord God, King of the Universe.” If you ever have an opportunity to with your grace,” or as a request (i.e. “Bless this food to the nourishment of our bodies.”) It is important to remember that churches with priests would object to the characterization of their practices as somehow usurping the worship with Jewish friends at Shabbat services or even power of God. They would acknowledge the source of all in someone’s home, you are likely to hear this address as blessing, just as we would, so differences in this area are part of some formal blessing. Several Biblical characters open to reconsideration. are named Baruch, most notably the right-hand advisor to With these objections duly noted, the Reformed faith is Jeremiah. (In case you were wondering, the “Barack” in careful not to argue that human beings are incapable of Obama’s name is from a different Semitic root, meaning acting as conduits for God’s blessing. The Brief Statement “lightening” or “shine.”) of Faith says: “In everlasting love, the God of Abraham and Christianity has adopted “blessing” in many forms. In Sarah chose a covenant people to bless all families of the some high liturgical churches (Orthodox, Roman Catholic, earth.” (10.3) Likewise, at the end of each worship service etc.), a “blessing” is something bestowed by a priest who the presiding minister in our congregation offers a can operate as an emissary of or intermediary to God. “blessing” or “benediction” (from the Latin: “well” + Objects are “blessed” by a priest, sometimes with the “speak”). The minister’s blessing is not a claim to convey assistance of other objects such as a “blessing cross,” a holiness, but an assurance to the people that God has candle, or in the case of a bishop, a crozier already blessed us to be disciples. (shepherd’s crook). Back to the original question, it is not uncommon around During the Reformation, many Protestants, including Baltimore to hear this exchange: ancestors of Presbyterians, raised serious objections to the “How are you today?” role of a priestly class. The central concerns of many “I’m blessed, how are you?” Reformed Christians seemed to be the temptation to Or getting off the phone, idolatry – worshiping something other than God and the “Have a blessed day.” role of a human being as intermediary, which in some To me, these greetings are simply ways of saying, “I’m Protestant views was a role reserved solely for Jesus Christ. doing well because God is in my life” or “God has given While I have not seen specific information on the concept me so much to be thankful for” or “I hope that you might of “blessing” in relationship to this concern, I suspect that experience the goodness of God this day.” I have found Reformers objected to the priestly practice of blessing on at these conversations to be more deeply rooted in least a couple of grounds: African-American culture, where faith talk is not quite as 1. human beings do not have the power to imbue anything taboo as it has become for many other parts of our society. with holiness (God does.) It brings into view the many ways that we experience God’s 2. objects deemed “holy” can quickly turn to idols – grace in our daily living. misplaced objects of our devotion * “Ask the Pastor” is a new feature of The Tidings. You The concept of blessing – thoroughly rooted in scripture may submit a liturgical or scriptural question to be – was retained, but care was taken to make sure that the answered by one of the Pastors to Ellen Carter Cooper at agent of blessing was God, rather than human beings. So, edccooper58@hotmail.com. The deadline for questions is for example, the Westminster Catechism interprets “Give the 15th of every month. PaGe 2 t he t idinGs october 2010
  • urban witness uPdate by david m iller Urban Witness Committee’s information tables after The Urban Witness Committee has been working church, to sign the Non-Partisan Voter Pledge, and closely with BUILD and Maryland IAF to develop an learn more about BUILD’s agenda. agenda for this year’s political season focused on Also, please save the date of Thursday, October 14 at holding candidates accountable for supporting adequate 7:30 pm for BUILD and Maryland IAF’s Non-Partisan education funding, holding banks accountable for Accountability Assembly, being held at Resurrection interest rates on credit cards and building a strong jobs Catholic Church; 3315 Greencastle Road; strategy for Maryland. There will be several activities Burtonsville, Maryland 20866. Hopefully, this during the month of October that we hope BMPA assembly will be attended by both Gubernatorial members will participate in and let their voices Candidates Gov. Martin O’Malley and former be heard. Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr. We will concentrate on BUILD and Maryland IAF want to hold the holding them accountable to supporting BUILD and Gubernatorial Candidates Gov. Martin O’Malley and Maryland IAF’s agenda of supporting adequate former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr., to supporting the education funding, holding banks accountable for following non-partisan agenda items: interest rates on credit cards, and building a strong jobs • Create a job strategy that puts Marylanders back strategy for Maryland. The Urban Witness Committee to work by calling for federal support for public will have additional details as the event approaches. works jobs. Stay tuned for details for community walks to Get out • Ensure quality education for Maryland’s children the Vote. We’ve done this in the past and it has been a to prepare them for jobs in the future. Maintain great community building experience. It is a way current levels of state funding for education and to connect with people who live around us to, hear what invest a minimum of $250 million each year for is on their mind, and to share what we are school construction. Ensure all residents, including working towards. immigrant students who graduate from Maryland high schools, have equal tuition rates to Maryland’s universities and colleges. Pastor’s r eflections • Hold banks accountable for charging 10% continued from page 1 interest on credit cards. If not, move state funds out of usurious banks to state chartered community means choosing to be part of a community. banks to create more jobs. Maryland’s usury rate Suddenly, all the “no’s” began to sound together like is currently 24%. This means that banks chartered a bigger “yes.” By the time I had my fifth mentor, I was in the state of Maryland cannot charge interest convinced that God was at work, not only in providing rates higher than 24%. Unfortunately, this means the right people for this year, but also in shaping the that most major banking institutions incorporate larger process. in states like Delaware that have either high or no Saying “yes” and saying “no,” also known as interest rate caps. From the faith perspective, limits discernment or stewardship, is not an easy thing. I have on interest rates have been around since been the most impressed with the way that the Iona Hammurabi’s Code. The Reformed Tradition has Community in Scotland approaches it. They affirm, as been very strong in arguing that unregulated inter- Jesus did, that as part of the Body of Christ, we do our est rates are a great moral concern in that they promote a never-ending cycle of poverty. BUILD best discernment in conversation with one another and has worked with Del. Bill Frick (Montgomery with God. Their community has committed to a County) to introduce a bill that would require banks structure and disciplines to encourage this, such as doing business with public funds to abide by the daily prayer and reading the Bible, regular meeting state’s usury law or risk losing public dollars. together, and mutual sharing and accountability for the • Support the creation of a non-profit health care use of time and money in small groups. I am looking cooperative that will help fill in the gaps of federal forward especially to exploring together how to health care plan to help keep Marylanders working. discern what to say “yes” and “no” to in terms of our The Urban Witness Committee will be working on time and money at Wednesday Nights at Brown several activities to support this agenda. We will be October 20 to November 10. I hope you will join us, but signing up voters from BMPA to support the agenda. if your answer is “no,” I will trust that God is working Our goal is 500 signatures. We urge you to see the in that too. october 2010 t he t idinGs PaGe 3 View slide
  • choir to P resent fauré r equiem d urinG a ll saints sunday by John Walker, m inisTer of mUsic conventional texts of wrath, and adding the Pie Jesu (Blessed john@browndowntown.org Jesus) and In Paradisum (In Paradise) texts, emphasizing the In commemoration of All Saints Day, on Sunday, October granting of eternal rest. This latter section closes the Requiem 31st, during the morning service of worship, Joseph Kneer will with sublime and intimate assurance of God’s eternal protection. lead the Chancel Choir in the presentation of Gabriel Faure’s As choirmaster at the Madeleine Church in Paris for twenty Requiem with Lydia Beasley and Christian Waugh as vocal years, Fauré well understood the role of music in worship. He first soloists, and John Walker as organist. presented his Requiem as part of a liturgical service in 1888. This Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924) said that he saw composition continues to speak to the heart and soul of the wor- death “as a happy deliverance, an aspiration shipper today through its profound combination of text and music. towards the happiness of the hereafter, rather At the conclusion of the requiem, the congregation will be than as a painful passing away”. Describing the invited to light candles in silent prayer for all the saints. Requiem, he wrote: “altogether it is as GENTLE as I am myself!” Source: http://members.macconnect.com/users/j/ jimbob/ For this reason, Fauré’s setting is remarkably subdued, omitting classical/Faure_Requiem.html. a m inus in the a sset column by e llen carTer c ooPer Maintaining the books of Brown Memorial is not a simple When Mary Mahony “retired” as Brown Memorial’s task, so Mary will assist in transitioning the task to her financial secretary, we lost a valuable asset. At the service successor. She says that, “Brown Memorial is the nicest place marking her “retirement,” it was revealed that she just showed to work and the hardest place to retire from.” Mary believes up and started working. Actually, Barbara Ferguson, the that BMPA “is a family” and she couldn’t leave earlier because previous bookkeeper from 1980 to 2001, recommended that she of her love for the people. fill the position. Since Mary prepared the tax returns of Roger From her vantage point as an employee of the church, Mary Gench, he vouched for her. Jim Shuman, who was the clerk of has been in an excellent position to view Brown Memorial Session approved, also. Nothing more needed to be said. objectively. She stated that during her tenure membership has For ten years Mary worked part-time at Brown Memorial. expanded every year. “Brown Memorial is growing so fast”, She kept our books, arranged our budgets, tracked income and and “It is amazing that [Brown Memorial’s] members expenditures, and handled some of our personnel paperwork. volunteer so much of their time,” she observed. Mary will According to Mary, she worried as much about the church’s miss us and we will miss her! finances as she was concerned about her own. Beckley, West Virginia, the coal mining capital of the new staff m ember country, is where Mary entered this world. Beckley is the home for the coal mining school, a ski resort, and whitewater rafting h ired galore. Mary has lived in Baltimore since her family moved We welcome to the staff Sharon Lucas, our new here when she was 14. Except for a period when her husband financial administrator. She and her husband, Dave, live just was transferred to Des Moines, Iowa, this talented lady has around the corner from the church with their two children, lived in the Baltimore area. Jake and Julianna. Sharon was looking for part-time When Brick Bodies Fitness Centers first opened, Mary set employment with an organization making a positive impact on up their bookkeeping system. She was a co-partner in a the community. We are pleased that her hopes aligned with our painting and wallpapering business, also. It was not necessary church’s mission. Sharon’s references had glowing things to say to hire a crowd of people to do the work. Mary did the painting about her – “If I had an opening here, I’d hire her in a second;” and wallpapering herself! After working for several years at a “Sharon is not the loudest person in a meeting, but when she local accounting firm, she officially retired before arriving speaks, others quiet down to listen;” “I cannot think of a better at BMPA. person to fill this position.” Sewing is one activity that will occupy Mary’s time now. In addition to the requisite skills, Sharon possesses the kind She owns two embroidery machines which enable her to of integrity and respect for confidentiality that a church needs engage in another talent, heirloom sewing. Recently, she from someone in this position. Sharon’s arrival posed one completed an heirloom christening dress. Her current project immediate challenge for the staff – two Sharons in one office! is making heirloom pillow cases. In addition to these She plans to work three days a week – Tuesday, Wednesday, activities, she will spend time with her husband, Paul, her and Thursday. You can reach her by phone or email, children, and grandchildren. slucas@browndowntown.org PaGe 4 t he t idinGs october 2010 View slide
  • GreetinGs from m benGwi, cameroon August 2010 five events. The Mary Daniels Taylor Fund helped to sponsor the 62 children with scholarships, new “Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, materials and merry-go-round play equipment. from the congregation of the Mbengwi Presbyterian Church • A successful year was had by the primary school, also. and the Mbengwi Presbyterian Schools.” There were 163 students in attendance with – Rev. Christina Tantoh, Mbengwi Presbyterian Church 6 teachers. The students of the primary school completed their studies and wrote their end of the year The Mary Daniels Taylor Fund Committee received a report exams. Those in the 6th level wrote the government from the Partnership Committee that reflects all exams for either higher education or for entrance into of the activities of the Mbengwi Nursery School a technical program. The Mary Daniels Taylor Fund and the Mbengwi Primary School. A couple of also provided funds for scholarships to help pay school highlights are listed below. tuition for 35 students. The criterion used for • The nursery school is growing. This year the receiving funding is for “those most in need” as well school had 62 children in attendance, 2 teachers and as any children who have been orphaned. Additionally, 1 assistant. Student teachers from the Presbyterian funds that we sent paid for teacher training sessions and Teachers Training College assisted during their student the purchase of materials and new books. teaching days. The children participated in many of the We were pleased to have received many pictures. They church activities as well as their own instructional program. will be displayed in the assembly room after October 1st. On November 9, 2009, they participated in the Presbyterian The pictures were taken with the camera that we sent and Church Day celebration and recited a Bible verse in front show the activities of Palm Sunday and the progress of of more than 2000 people. They also helped to celebrate the building of the church and new primary school. We National Youth Day on February 11th (celebrated all over look forward to a continued relationship with the people Cameroon) by participating in several sports events with of Mbengwi. If you are interested in joining this project, 6 nursery schools and they proudly placed first in two of please contact Julie Hanks, chairperson. dakota P re - school learninG camPs r eceive d oll house Gift Chrystie Adams, Whisper, Peyton and Tiona enjoyed a special time playing with the Doll House designed and built by Court Robinson. The children really enjoyed this wonderful new toy, and many hours were spent playing with the new house and beautifully made furniture. Little dolls were added and families created. It was and will continue to be a blessing to the Preschool Camp. THANK YOU to Court Robinson. Photos courtesy of Julie Hanks. october 2010 t he t idinGs PaGe 5
  • o ctober r esPonsibility s chedule 11 a. m. worshiP service If you have a conflict with this schedule – please call others on liturGist the list to make a swap. Then inform the church office of these 3rd nannette mitchell changes at 410-523-1542 or sharon@browndowntown.org. 10th PaGe camPbell 17th martha bishai acolytes 24th brantley davis 3rd aaron & adam mcnabney 31st w. court robinson 10th annika brockman & eva mcnabney 17th anna connors & Julia lulJak offertory counters 24th katie eGan & annie schindler ken mills & andy ross 31st warner brockman & P eter lulJak ushers audio enGineer sarah buikema, charlie obrecht, P eGGy obrecht, 3rd don P eePles & david rollison 10th bud Graves o ctober birthdays 17th adrienne williams 24th brantley davis 31st bud Graves 10/01 Brantley Davis children’s church volunteer 10/03 Bill Wilson 3rd ken mills & elena kirkPatrick 10/07 Katie Artes 10th Grace P enG & mehran armand 10/07 Violet Noel Schanbacher 17th elizabeth & charles reichelt 10/08 Chris Saudek 24th rachel & daryl smith 10/09 Bill Bishai 31st Jim & theresa veatch 10/10 Tom Maser coffee hour hosts 10/11 Will Fletcher-Hill 3rd t.b.d. 10/12 Gayle Barney 10th t.b.d. 10/12 Darin Crew 17th t.b.d. 10/14 Anne Holland 24th t.b.d. 10/17 Cal Jackson 31st Jason & michelle setty 10/18 Paul Dagdigian 10/19 Hedley Abernethy communion P reParation 3rd t.b.d. 10/20 Hannah Loring-Davis 10/21 Julia Christen Luljak communion servers 10/21 Peter Christen Luljak 3rd luke cliPPinGer 10/21 Matt McNabney Gareth imParato 10/23 Paul Fletcher-Hill monica rakowski 10/24 Yani Robinson henry taylor 10/24 Caitlin Schneider John warmath 10/27 James Logan Greeters 10/28 Mary Peeples 3rd tom hall & linell smith 10/31 Julie Hanks 10th tom & micheline mcmanus 17th rob & susan enGlish Note: If you wish to have your birthday listed in The 24th wendy & chiP davis Tidings, please contact Sharon Holley, church secretary, at 31st larry & June fletcher-hill 410-523-1542, or via e-mail at Sharon@browndowntown.org. PaGe 6 t he t idinGs october 2010
  • Pardon o ur d ust... Don’t Forget! WN@B by bill mc c onnell, c hair of The TrUsTees At the insistence of our insurance company, Brown Memorial has begun an upgrade of our emergency exit lighting. The project will bring much needed modernization to our buildings and better prepare us to handle potential emergencies. For the first time we will have proper exit lighting in the sanctuary and all exit signs will be updated to LED models. Wednesdays The work will be split into two phases, with the sanctuary building getting upgrades first, then the 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. church house. In the sanctuary, our longtime contractor, Miller Electric, will install 11 emergency and lighting and lit exit signs that will be wired into the building’s electrical system. The cost for the first Handbell Ringers phase is $6,870. The second phase, in which similar upgrades will be made to the Church House, will Needed for Handbell Choir! cost $4,100. On a separate note, Marathon Roofing is nearing completion of our roofing repairs. This spring the repairs to the sanctuary roof were finished. The take note repairs included the planned installation of more g o Green WiTh yoUr coPy of THE TIDINGS! than 250 feet of copper gutter and skirting around Now that our new website is complete and we have a direct the perimeter of the roof and replacement of more link to the most recent Tidings publication help us go than 450 slate tiles. Upon removal of the slates it was GREEN by receiving your copy online. Receiving email discovered that some roof decking needed to be notification of when the latest Tidings is available for replaced and a portion of a cornice needed to be reading will help us cut down on the environmental and repaired. In addition, roughly $60,000 in repairs financial costs of printing and mailing paper copies. If you was required because of damage from February’s would like to receive e-mail notification of when the latest snow. During the summer the flat roof portion of Tidings is available, please send Sharon Holley an email at the Church House roof was replaced. In the next few sharon@browndowntown.org. She will need your name weeks Marathon will repair skirting and and email address. Also, check our website gutters around the slate portion of the Church House directly for updates at www.browndowntown.org/index. roof and replace the copper roofing over the Bride’s php?s=newsletter to download the latest Tidings. Thanks Room. The total cost of all these repairs is just for helping us to be better stewards of God’s under $200,000. magnificent creation. The Tidings Published monthly for members and friends of Brown Memorial Park Avenue Presbyterian Church by the Membership Committee. Andrew Foster Connors, Pastor. Emily Rose Martin, Associate Pastor. 1316 Park Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21217. 410.523.1542. G ood news from www.browndowntown.org. Send contributions by the 15th of each month to Ellen Carter Cooper, editor (edccooper58@hotmail.com) or to Sharon Holley, church secrectary (sharon@browndowntown.org). october 2010 t he t idinGs PaGe 7
  • o ctober 2010 at bmPa october 2010 S unday M onday TueSday WedneSday ThurSday Friday S aTurday S epTeMber Midweek Bible Study 26 Sunday School, Adult Forum/Bible 27 28 29 10:30 a.m-11:30 a.m. 30 1 o cTober 2 Study, Choir Bolton Hill Nursery School WN@B Warm-Up 9:45 a.m.-10:45 a.m. Board Meeting 5:30 p.m-7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir Rehearsal 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. 7 p.m.-8:45 p.m. Service of Worship 11 a.m. Handbell Choir Rehersal Tiffany Series Concert 6:30 p.m-7:30 p.m. Midweek Bible Study 3 Sunday School, Adult Forum/Bible Study, 4 5 6 10:30 a.m-11:30 a.m. 7 8 9 Choir Warm-Up 9:45 a.m.-10:45 a.m. WN@B Chancel Choir Rehearsal Under the Hill Gathering 5:30 p.m-7:30 p.m. 7 p.m.-8:45 p.m. 6:30 p.m. Service of Worship 11 a.m. Youth Mission Sunday 3 p.m. Handbell Choir Rehersal 6:30 p.m-7:30 p.m. Sunday School, 10 Adult Forum/Bible Study, Choir Warm-Up 11 12 13 Midweek Bible Study 10:30 a.m-11:30 a.m. 14 15 16 9:45 a.m.-10:45 a.m. Session Meeting WN@B Chancel Choir Rehearsal First Fruits Farm Service of Worship 11 a.m. 6:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m-7:30 p.m. 7 p.m.-8:45 p.m. Sunday School Service Project Reception for Emily and Richard 9 a.m. 12:15 p.m. 4 5 17 Sunday School, Adult Forum/Bible 18 19 20 Midweek Bible Study 10:30 a.m-11:30 a.m. 21 22 23 Study, Choir Warm-Up WN@B 9:45 a.m.-10:45 a.m. Chancel Choir Rehearsal Youth Night Out on the Town 5:30 p.m-7:30 p.m. 7 p.m.-8:45 p.m. Service of Worship 11 a.m. Handbell Choir Rehersal Officer Training 6:30 p.m-7:30 p.m. 12:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. 24 Sunday School, Adult Forum/Bible 25 26 27 Midweek Bible Study 10:30 a.m-11:30 a.m. 28 29 30 Study, Choir Warm-Up AGO Meeting AGO Meeting 9:45 a.m.-10:45 a.m. Christian Educators’ Meeting 11a.m.-2 p.m. WN@B Chancel Choir Rehearsal Service of Worship 11 a.m. 5:30 p.m-7:30 p.m. 7 p.m.-8:45 p.m. Officer Training Handbell Choir Rehersal t he t idinGs 12:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m-7:30 p.m. 31 Sunday School, Adult Forum/Bible 1 n oveMber 2 3 4 5 6 Study, Choir Warm-Up General Election Polling Place 9:45 a.m.-10:45 a.m. for Cong. Dist. 7 Council, Dist. Community Dinners Service of Worship 11 a.m. 11, Leg. Dist. 40 5:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Officer Training 12:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. PaGe 8