Monthly Blog Archives: November 2012

December 2012 Newsletter

December 2012 Newsletter

Hanging of the Greens

What is “Hanging of the Greens”, you ask? Why, it is the most fun you can pack into a short Saturday morning while decorating Bryn Mawr Church’s sanctuary for the Advent and Christmas season!

We’ll start at 9, and are done before Noon (some years we’re done by 11!) We’ll put the tree and the wreaths up and the Advent Candles, and if Jeri Papke has any fancy decorating in mind we’ll do that too.

There’ll be ornament making for kids old and young, and Christmas music playing, and coffee, juice and treats for the happy laborers.

Saturday, December 1
9:00 AM – Noon

Hope to see you there!

Thoughts on belonging

Stewardship Talk from November 4, 2012

I first came to Bryn Mawr Church over 20 years ago, a refugee from Westminster Church which was too large, too fancy and too formal for me. I knew I wanted a church community but was not at all sure I had found it here with the few gray and white haired women – and an occasional man — who adorned the pews on a Sunday morning – and even fewer little children. But I stayed. I stayed because, although we had little in common, the people provided what I needed just then – a church community reminding me weekly of God’s presence in my life. more »