See this week’s bulletin announcements for details.
Join us in the fellowship hall right after worship on Sunday, 11/28, to make your Advent wreath. Candles and greens will be provided.
Download the November issue of the Laurel Gazette.
You are invited to participate in an Advent 4-week study that will meet by Zoom at 7 pm on Wednesday December 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd. Please let Rev. Ann know by November 15th so that we can order you a book.
November is all about declaring our Laurel Love in time, talent, and financial resources, and this year we are daring bravely to follow God’s vision for Laurel. We will have two opportunities to give: for the general budget to support the ministry of this church, and for a capital campaign to support building the vision that God has put before us.
Here are some ideas for how your love might be made visible at Laurel:
- Can you imagine a new bathroom off by the sanctuary?
- Can you picture a soccer field out front?
- Can you see a pavilion by our parking lot?
- Can you see a fresh coat of paint on all of our walls?
- Can you see our parlor repurposed?
- Can you imagine a therapist in residence?
- Can you see an updated social media presence?
- Can you see new signage pointing the way?
- Can you see a circular driveway, ramp, and overhang at the front of our church?
So, pray, meditate, wonder about how to express Laurel Love. November 28th is pledge Sunday. You can mail or bring in your pledge card. Consider a gift to both our awesome church and to God’s vision for us. Every little bit counts and matters.
Our first small group discussion meets Thursdays at 1 PM at Laurel. This group, led by Chris Rhoden of VCU, is reading Dusk, Night, Dawn by Anne Lamott. The focus of our discussion is to be thinking about the third third of life as well as the perceptions (and misperceptions of) beauty. We will be intentionally identifying meaning and purpose in our lives.
All those interested in singing in the choir, please join us on Thursday nights at 5:30 PM. All choir participants will using the Broadway Relief singing masks, which are available to order at: broadwayreliefproject.com/singersmask