That time of year thou mayst in me behold When yellow leaves, or none, or few, do hang Upon those boughs which shake against the cold, Bare ruined choirs, where late the sweet birds sang.
An excerpt from Sonnet 73, William Shakespeare
Ah, indeed it’s autumn in New Hampshire again. The leaves are dropping and withering on the ground. Sad. And yet, it’s also nourishment for another spring to come --- the circle of life!
Though the leaves are coming down outside, there’s still lots of life within the church! Trunk or Treat is this Saturday; and we’ll gather for a wonderful time of fellowship and good food on November 14th. As you can see on the calendar, we’re also invited to gather for a Thanksgiving Service at the Center Harbor Congregational Church this year. And Advent and Christmas are both joyfully waiting in the wings! I pray that we will be one in prayer and presence in these great times of fun and celebration.
I want to also lift up our 2018 Charge Conference. It will be held on December 9 this year – during and following one service at 10 AM.
Charge Conference is a time to gather and reflect on the year closing, to celebrate the fruit that has come from all that the Spirit has done in and through us. It is also the time to approve and make commitments to plans for the new year coming. We will celebrate during worship on that Sunday and then proceed to the business of charge conference directly following the service.
Our District Superintendent, Rev. Taesung Kang, will preach on that morning. I pray you will all be present to welcome him and to hear his words of encouragement and support.
I end here with a note of thanks: