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Holiday Food for St. Mary’s
November and December
With the holidays just around the corner, let’s make sure those less fortunate have plenty of food. During the months of November and December, please remember to bring food for St. Mary’s pantry to make someone’s holiday dinner a little more special. The Thanksgiving food distribution takes place November 16, so please make any Thanksgiving donations by November 10. Please include stuffing mixes, boxed mashed potatoes, cake and brownie mixes, canned meats and soups and canned fruits and vegetables.

Crittenton Stocking Stuffers
November 10–30
This year Outreach will be collecting items for stocking stuffers for the teens in the residential program at Crittenton Children’s Center. Some of the suggested items include: small stuffed animals, decks of cards or card games (Uno, Skipbo, etc.), gel pens, journals (not wire bound), coloring books (for teens), chap stick/lip gloss, fun socks and gloves (for females and males), and water bottles. Please remember these teens as you are doing your holiday shopping.

HappyBottoms Attitude of Gratitude Fundraiser
November 14 • 5:30 p.m.
The Cathedral is proud to be a sponsor for the HappyBottoms Attitude of Gratitude fundraiser. HappyBottoms helps support 11,500 babies by giving families access to diapers. This year’s event will include food, drinks and spirited giving through live and silent auctions. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit happybottoms.org.

Movie Night at the Cathedral
November 15 • 6 p.m.
If you’re a movie buff, you won’t want to miss our Movie Night. We’ll meet downstairs in the Founders’ Hall Cathedral Café for a potluck dinner (please bring a dish to share) and movie, followed by discussion. The movie for November is The Help. It recounts the story of young white woman and aspiring journalist Eugenia “Skeeter” Phelan. In an attempt to become a legitimate journalist and writer, Skeeter decides to write a book from the point of view of the maids, exposing the racism they are faced with as they work for white families in 1963 Jackson, Mississippi. Rated PG-13, made in 2011.

BackSnack Family Bag Packing—Thanksgiving
November 24 • 9 a.m.
All are encouraged to help pack family bags for BackSnack children during the holidays. Family bags contain additional food for families over the holidays to supplement either their holiday meal or meals when the children are on their school vacation. Thanksgiving Family Bags will be packed Sunday, November 24. Packing will take place in Haden Hall between services. Please consider being part of this holiday tradition.

Thanksgiving Eve Service
November 27 • 12:05 p.m.
This year we will celebrate our Thanksgiving Eve service at 12:05 p.m., instead of in the evening. We will gather to begin our Thanksgiving feasting at the Lord’s Table. If you are available during the lunch hour, come celebrate with your church family and give thanks for all your blessings.

AdventFest
December 1 • 11:30 a.m.
Join us for an intergenerational event on Sunday, December 1, in Founders’ Hall, following the 10:15 a.m. service, to make an Advent wreath with live greens for your home. Supplies will be provided (if you have supplies, such as forms or rings, candle holders or pins, feel free to bring them). Please bring clippers to trim greens. A $10 donation to cover the cost of supplies is greatly appreciated. In addition to making Advent wreaths, there will be other craft opportunities for the children. Sign up at coffee hour starting next Sunday, November 10, or contact Christy Dorn, cdorn@kccathedral.org.

LGBT+ Gathering
Sunday, December 1 • 6 p.m.
All LGBT+ gatherings are scheduled to be held in Founders’ Hall at 6 p.m. on the first Sunday of the month. There is no agenda at these gatherings, just food, fun and fellowship. If you have any questions, please send an email to lgbt@kccathedral.org.

Movie Night at the Cathedral
December 13 • 6 p.m.
If you’re a movie buff, you won’t want to miss our Movie Night. We’ll meet downstairs in the Founders’ Hall Cathedral Café for a potluck dinner (please bring a dish to share) and movie, followed by discussion. The movie for December is The Bishop’s Wife. This film tells of an angel in human form who enters the life of a bishop in order to help him build a new cathedral and repair his fractured marriage. Made in 1947.

Women of Grace Christmas Luncheon
December 14 • 10:30 a.m.
The Women of Grace Christmas Luncheon will be Saturday, December 14 from 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. in Haden Hall. Before having lunch, attendees will be assembling treat bags for the Residential Christmas Party at Crittenton and children in foster care, as well as treat bags for BackSnack students. Come be a part of this great service opportunity and enjoy fellowship during lunch.

BackSnack Family Bag Packing—Christmas
December 15 • 9 a.m.
All are encouraged to help pack family bags for BackSnack children during the holidays. Family bags contain additional food for families over the holidays to supplement either their holiday meal or meals when the children are on their school vacation. Christmas Family Bags will be packed Sunday, December 15. Packing will take place in Haden Hall between services. Please consider being part of this holiday tradition.

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