NOVEMBER 2010, VOLUME 41 NO. 3 OLD SOUTH UNITED METHODIST CHURCH READING, MASSACHUSETTS
Dear Members and Friends,
The Medieval mystic Meister Ekhart said, “If the only prayer you ever say in your life
is ‘thank you,’ it is enough.”
Thanks giving lies at the center of the Christian experience for it recognizes God as
the source of all life. This awareness leads to a natural response that flows from
hearts brimming with gratitude.
Thanks giving comes early for us this year at Old South United Methodist Church.
On Sunday, November 7th, we will join together as the whole church to celebrate All
Saints Day with one service at 10am. Together we will express gratitude for the faith and vision that has gone before us,
forming and shaping our faith community. Our legacy is rich in mission and ministry. Faith heroes inspire us to keep the
legacy alive and carry vital mission forward into the future. During the service, we will have the opportunity to make our
faith commitment for the Spirit Alive 2011 Stewardship giving that will help insure the vibrant ministry God calls us into.
All are invited to join in our thanks-giving celebration and share a wonderful, catered meal together following the service. I
love it when everyone gathers around the table for thanks-giving. You don’t need to bring anything, just bring yourselves
This year our family is gathering for Thanksgiving in our new home in Reading. One of my greatest joys is having
everyone together. Actually, I can hardly wait. As we get closer to the holiday, you might catch me singing, “The
grandboys are coming, the grandboys are coming!” Part of the preparation will include the traditional turkey stuffing and
roasting, peeling all those vegetables and baking the pies. But it is usually the bread baking that catches me up in prayer
and overwhelms me with gratitude for all of the ordinary things of life. Tucked in the pages of a now tattered and spattered,
More with Less Cookbook, compiled by the Mennonites, is prayer that appears amongst the bread recipes.
Be gentle when you touch bread.
Let it not lie
uncared for, unwanted.
So often bread is taken for granted.
There is so much beauty in bread-
Beauty of and soil,
beauty of patient toil.
Winds and rain have caressed it,
Christ often blessed it.
when you touch bread.
This Thanksgiving season may you be richly blessed a heart of gratitude for the ordinary bread of life; family, friends, food
and faith community. See you in church.
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Adult Education - 8:30 in the parlor each Sunday morning, except Men's Breakfast Sundays.
Nursery Care - Provided on Sunday mornings for infants to age 3 in Room 103 of the Educational
Wing during the 8:30 & 10:00 worship services.
Church School - Meets on Sunday mornings in the sanctuary at 10:00 and continues, after the
children's time, in the classrooms until 11:15. For age 3 through senior high.
Church School Staff
Superintendents: Holly Stanieich and Paula Perry
Nursery Coordinator: Joan Hoyt and volunteers
Ages 3-5: Charlotte Harlan, Karen Roscoe, Colleen Perry, and Kristina Smith
Grades 1-3: Jody Donahue, Dana Trismen, Juliet Montrone, Lauren Hubbard, and Erin Moreira
Grades 4-5: Paula Perry, Kathy Wensley, and Annika Wagner
Middle School: Elaine Webb and Lori Vinciguerra
High School: Jim Roscoe and Chris Krebs
Adults: Gordon Anderson, Bob Meserve, Keith Goodwin, and Jack Waldroup
Christian Cooperative Preschool - Infants to pre-K. Meets weekdays 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Director: Gina Azulay
Infants: Eileen McTaggart
2 year olds: Donna Bramhall
3 year olds: Jody Donahue
4 year olds: Cindy Petrucci
Clock Tower Kids - Afternoon enrichment program for K-Middle School.
Meets Mon. Tues. Thurs. Fri. 2-6 p.m. ~ Wed. 12-6 p.m.
Director: Diane Haverty
Staff: Nancy Chloodian and Jessica Pavey
Help Needed With Thanksgiving Boxes For Our Home-
Each year the Women’s Circles of Old South fill and deliver Thanksgiving boxes/bags to our home-
bound and nursing home members. If you would like to participate in this project, you can donate
cookies, jelly, or cash to help pay for fruit. There will be a box in the vestry on Sunday, November 21 for
these items. WE ALSO NEED HELP DELIVERING THE BOXES. Lots of volunteers will enable
us to spend more time visiting with our home-bound members who want to hear about their
If you have any questions or can help with delivery, please contact Phyllis Maxwell (781-944-
7493) (firstname.lastname@example.org). Cash or checks may be given to Phyllis or left for her in the
church office. If you know of someone who should be added to the home-bound and/or nursing home
list, please contact Carol Rogerson in the church office (781-944-2636) or call Phyllis. Thank you.
Angel Tree and Alternative Giving Coming Soon!
The Outreach Committee will be putting up the Angel Tree in time for the first Sunday in Advent.
Old South has a long tradition of helping to bring a little Christmas to the children served by the Cooper
Community Center in Roxbury. Please consider purchasing an article of clothing and a small toy or book
for a needy child. Each paper angel (made by Old South middle-schoolers) has the name and size of a
child. Gifts will be due back to the church in early December so we can get them to the Community
Center in time for their holiday celebration.
Look for the Alternative Giving Boutique coming to the vestry soon! Here is a chance to buy a gift
for someone on your list and benefit someone in need. Look for beautiful ethnic crafts from SERRV
International, a non-profit alternative trade and development organization that helps artisans in less
developed countries bring their goods to market. Starting in December, the Outreach Committee will also
offer the gift of a donation to Heifer International with a small gift for someone special on your list.
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Thanksgiving Offering A Month of Sundays
8:30 a.m. in the Chapel
Envelope 10:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary
The Thanksgiving Offering will be received for All services are handicapped accessible and nursery
distribution to persons in need through the Pastor’s care is provided. Everyone is invited to the vestry
Discretionary Fund. Your generosity will share good immediately following the 10:00 service for a time of
news with persons experiencing difficult financial fellowship.
November 7th - One Service at 10:00 a.m.
Pumpkin Anyone? All Saints Day/Spirit Alive Stewardship Celebration
Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18
This month homemade pumpkin treats will be
available on Sunday, November 28th at the coffee hour.
What a great way to eat your vegetables! Pumpkin
Luke 6: 20-31
bakers are needed. Please sign up in the vestry if you
would like to provide pumpkin treats. November 14th
Cranberries are Coming Isaiah 65:17-25
December 20th will be Cranberry Sunday in honor Psalm 118
of our local Massachusetts native berry. Cranberry 2 Thessalonians 3;6-13
bakers are invited to share their favorite recipes. Luke 21: 5-19
New Member Gatherings Thanksgiving Sunday/ Christ the King Sunday
Sunday, November 14th and November 21st from Deuteronomy 26:1-11
11:30am-12:30pm in the parlor with child care Psalm 100
provided. Persons interested in becoming members of Philippians 4:4-9
Old South United Methodist Church, or simply John 6:25-35
interested in exploring what United Methodists are
about, are welcome to attend. New members will be November 28th
received in worship on Sunday, November 28th. A The First Sunday in Advent
special welcome reception will be held in the vestry New Members Welcomed
following the 10am worship service. Isaiah 2: 1-5
Small Group Happenings Romans 13: 11-14
Julia Circle - Meets 3rd Monday at members homes
Dorcas Circle - Meets 3rd Tuesday at members homes
Book Club - Meets 4th Thursday at Nancy White's. Fellowship Time
Adult Education Class - Meets Sunday mornings at Did you know how coffee hour comes to be?
8:30 in the parlor (except the fourth Sunday). Early each week Marion Murphy provides the set up
Men’s Breakfast - Meets the 4th Sunday at 7:00 in the for coffee hour. Coffee is available in the vestry after
vestry. the first service and before and after the second service.
Please feel free to come early or stay late and enjoy the
fellowship. Church committees take turns each month
Deadline for the Dec. Family Visitor: providing clean up. This month the Outreach
November 10 Committee is providing clean up. Helpers are always
appreciated. Thank you Marion and thank you to
If possible, please send by e-mail to: Norma Chisholm, Helen Swanson, Grace Palmer,
email@example.com Thank you! Phyllis Maxwell, Barbara Austin, Nancy Chloodian,
and Carol Rogerson for providing clean up in
September and October.
See the Family Visitor Online!
If you would like to read the Family Visitor online The Cherubs Are Returning
and save some trees, just call the church office (781- Marcy Goodwin Nelson will meet briefly with
944-2636) or send an email to children interested in singing in the new Cherub Choir
firstname.lastname@example.org. on Sunday, November 7th at 11:15am in the parlor.
Just go to www.oldsouthumc.org and click on The group will continue to rehearse each Sunday
“Family Visitor!” immediately following church school.
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Bible Sunday – November 14th
Third grade children will receive a special presentation Bible during the 10am worship service. The
New Revised Standard Version Bible is designed especially for the elementary student with maps,
pictures, and background information. Children who are new to the church school will also be presented
with Bibles. The Education Committee will host a celebration in the vestry following worship to mark
this special occasion.
Advent Workshop, December 5 - Mark your calendar!
Advent Workshop has been an all church tradition at Old South for more than thirty years. It is a
wonderful afternoon of crafts and carol singing planned for all ages. Come alone or bring a spouse, a
friend, or your whole family! Activities will begin immediately following church on Dec. 5. Everyone is
asked to bring a bag lunch; dessert and beverages will be provided.
If you are interested in helping we have many jobs open at present: craft tables – activities for
home, , l
children or for the home assistants, set-up, clean-up, desserts, decorations, leading the carol sing.
Volunteers please leave your name and contact information in the Education box located the church
office, or contact Donna Bramhall: email@example.com, or 781-944-2315.
Clock Tower Kids
Clock Tower Kids had a grea October. We thoroughly enjoyed the fall weather with all kinds of fun
activities like: baking pumpkin cookies, creating a CTK monster with recyclables, concocting icky slime,
playing monster mash in the ball area, and making tasty chocolate witch hats.
CTK had a haunted Halloween party on Friday October 22nd. The kids participated in fall classic
games like: eating donuts on a string, mummy races and more. When the games were finished, the
children had pizza and enjoyed a movie.
We are still accepting enrollments. Anyone who refers a family to CTK (and the family enrolls) will
receive a check for $50.00. It's simple really, you just let your friends and family know about our great
program, they become part of the program and you get the money. We have already given away
We are looking for a few volunteers to teach staff members at CTK how to knit. Lands' End is
promoting a campaign called Share the Warmth. People make, and send in, knit or crocheted squares.
All of the squares are then collected and made into warm blankets to help those in need. CTK would very
program and could use your help. If you or someone you know can knit,
much like to be part of this great pr
please ask them if they would n mind giving us a hand here. The phone number at CTK is 781-354- 781
Christian Cooperative Preschool
We have had a lot of fun learning about community helpers and enjoying fun fall crafts. We
especially enjoyed our music time with Miss Mary Gould and are looking forward to her next visit
coming up in November. Singing about Aiken Drum is always a special Halloween tradition as well as
seeing all the children in their costumes and we also learned about UNICEF with Charlotte Harlan - thank
Soon we will be collecting donations for the food pantry and having our thank you s service and
Thanksgiving lunch. All the classes will help in some way to prepare the meal, and we will all eat
Thanksgiving from all of us at CCP!
together in the vestry. Happy Thanks
We serve Equal Exchange coffee at Old South, a fairly traded coffee from small farmer cooperatives
in Latin America. The decaf blend is decaffeinated by a natural process that is better for us and better for
the environment. As we share coffee and fellowship time together, we also share fellowship with our
global neighbors and help farmers build a better future for themselves and their families.
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Thank you Old South for supporting the Reading Food Pantry sponsored by the Reading Clergy
Association. Presently we are serving over 200 people, many of whom visit the pantry twice a month,
either Monday evenings from 7-8 or Friday mornings 10:30-11:30. Our supplies of groceries,
overflowing after the May postal collection, have been dwindling down to very few of the items most
needed by our families. You are invited to bring donations on Sunday, Nov. 21, during our Thanksgiving
Ingathering. Items most needed at this time are canned fruit (peaches, pears, apricots, fruit cocktail),
applesauce, juice, juice boxes, microwave popping corn, raisins, canned pasta (Spaghetti O's, Beefaroni,
ravioli), rice (brown & white), instant potatoes (mashed, scalloped), canned white potatoes, yams,
creamed corn, mixed vegetables, spinach, carrots, beets, toilet paper, Kleenex, paper towels, dish and
laundry detergent, shampoo & conditioner, toothpaste & toothbrushes. Please check expiration dates on
all items. We do not like to throw food away. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Charlotte
Harlan or Phyllis Maxwell.
CHANCEL CHOIR: You’re invited! Interested in singing for Christmas? Now is the time to join. We
rehearse one Thursday a month, and meet regularly on Sunday morning at 8:30 to prepare for the 10am
service. The next Thursday rehearsal is Nov. 11 at 7:15pm. Our rehearsal schedule is very streamlined
so consistent attendance is very important. Christmas rehearsals are: Saturday mornings, Nov 20, 27, Dec
4, 11, 18 from 9:30-11. We have one Thursday rehearsal Scheduled for Christmas: Dec. 2 at 7:15. We
can add more Thursday rehearsals if you have difficulty with the Saturday times. We have some really
beautiful seasonally appropriate music chosen for the Special Music Sunday on Dec. 19, and also for the
Christmas Eve service. See you there!
MUSIC FOR THE EARLY SERVICE: Adriana Rawlins continues to do a really fine job providing
LIVE accompaniment for the 8:30 service (now called 8:30 LIVE! and we are delighted! Thank you
AND...HELP! We are looking for musicians to provide special music for the early service - this might be
the perfect time to play that special piece you’re working on. There is a sign up list for special music on
the chapel organ door. We’re looking forward to seeing your name there!
HAND BELL CHOIR: We have begun to prepare for our guest appearance with the Reading
Community Singers during their Christmas Concerts, Dec. 4 and 5. I am sure that this will be lots of fun,
just as it was last time! This is the time to join (or return) if you want to ring for Christmas!
OLD SOUTH BRASS AND ORGAN - We’re preparing for a repeat appearance during the Reading
Tree Lighting, November 28. Our time to shine is 3pm, in the sanctuary, followed by a reception
provided by the Welcoming Committee. The program will include music for brass separately, organ
separately, and of course, both together (you bet!). Come out on the 28th and join the fun!
ORGAN UPDATE TASK FORCE: We’ll be having the organ touched up and tuned so it will sound
beautiful for the Christmas season. Other than that?.... we’ve been so busy there are no further
developments yet - we’ll keep you posted.
REMEMBER TO CHECK THE CHURCH WEBSITE AND CALENDAR FOR UPDATES AND
ANNOUNCEMENTS. Just a note - we are always looking for new members! Give Susan a call at the
church, e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) or just come to one of the rehearsals!
REthink, REvive, REnew School Congregational Development
A team of leaders from Old South UMC will be attending this year’s School of Congregational
Development on Friday, November 5th and Saturday, November 6th at Grace Chapel in Lexington. This
New England wide United Methodist gathering will bring some of the most dynamic leaders in the
country as keynote speakers, worship and workshop leaders. Workshops in revitalizing ministry in
mission, outreach, finance, stewardship, young adult, youth and children’s ministries, building bridges in
the community, strengthening relationships and leadership in anxious times are just some of the offerings.
Anyone interested in attending all or part of this important event may contact Rev. Jan for more
information or visit the website: www.newenglandschool.org.
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Old South anticipates and relies on the
increase in donations we see every year
between Thanksgiving and the end of
the year. These contributions help
support the work of the church all year
round. This year has been especially
challenging for many families and
individuals. Please consider
demonstrating appreciation for your
own good fortune or good health by
increasing your seasonal giving, or, if
you haven’t done so already, by setting
up an automated giving schedule.
Getting started is easy. Speak to Bruce
Maxwell for more information.
The Hike for Hope is a
Thank you to all those who either
hiked in this year's Hike for Hope or
donated to the team! The team had a blast
during the hike. It was a warm fall day and
we all enjoyed snacks after finishing the
walk. We raised over $2000! Thank you
for supporting Old South’s eleventh Hike
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Mark Your Calendar
Advent Workshop - Sunday, December 5th following worship
Reading Community Singers in Concert with the Old South Bell Choir as guest artists
Saturday, December 4th at 7pm and Sunday, December 5th at 3pm in the sanctuary
Alternative Giving - Sundays, December 5, 12, and 20
Angel Tree Gifts for Cooper Community Center and Bells for Shut Ins
Charge Conference Monday, December 13th at 7:30pm in the vestry
District Superintendent meets with Staff Parish Relations Committee at 6:30pm in the parlor.
Thank you for your generous response to the October UNICEF campaign. Keep an eye on the
bulletin boards for the count as we total the contributions.
Created in 1946 by the United Nations, UNICEF has been an agency that helps families meet their
basic needs in over 150 countries. UNICEF has been a prime mover in the development of clean water
sources, eliminating illnesses such as polio and measles, and UNICEF workers are often the first
responders to the needs of children who are victims of natural disasters like floods and earthquakes, or
victims of armed conflict. This is the 60th year of the "Trick or Treat" for UNICEF campaign, and we are
grateful that you have done your part. The UNICEF boxes will be brought forward during the time for
children on Sunday, November 7th.
Reading Memorial High School Drama
The RMHS Drama Club will be presenting The Scarlet Pimpernel on November 13, 14, 19, 20, and 21.
The Sunday performances are matinees at 3 p.m. The Friday and Saturday performances are at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets are $15, $10 for students/seniors. The Scarlet Pimpernel is a musical, set in the time of the
French Revolution, where a dashing English aristocrat risks his life to enter France and save the innocents
from the guillotine. The music is wonderful and memorable! Come, be entertained and support our
talented students at RMHS! All seats are reserved. Box office hours are 6-7 p.m. every Tues., Wed., and
Thursday night before the show. For tickets and more information, please go to: http://rmhsdrama.com/
Craft Sale and Exhibit - November 13th 9am-2pm at Old South
Presented by the Reading Society of Craftsmen
Tree Lighting on the Town Green – November 28th
The public is invited to the Old South Brass and Organ Program in the sanctuary at 3:00 p.m. before the
tree lighting ceremony on the green. Our restrooms will be available along with hospitality, hot cocoa
and refreshments provided by the Welcoming Committee. Music for the Old South Brass performance
was made possible by a grant from the Arts Council of Reading.
Happy Holidays to all Reading Families!
Reading neighbors have been generously helping to create happier holidays for each other for over 25
years through the Adopt-A-Family program. Donors are anonymously matched with families in need of
holiday food and/or gifts. Recipient families must have a child under 18 years old and be able to
demonstrate financial need to participate. To be a part of this great program, call 781-942-6680 or email
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Spirit Alive 2011 Stewardship Celebration Meal
Join the entire Old South Church family in celebrating the culmination of this year’s stewardship program
with a free meal on November 7th. Plan to prayerfully consider your pledge for the coming year and
participate in our time of dedication at the 10am worship service.
Work Day at Lazarus House – Saturday, November 13th
Come and join the work crew gathering at 10:00am at the church to head out to Lazarus House in
Lawrence to help in their many important ministries with and for the poor in the region. Bring a bag
lunch. Sign up in the vestry.
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Reading Food Pantry News
As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches we are asking for specific canned vegetables: canned white
potatoes, yams, creamed corn, mixed vegetables, spinach, carrots, and beets. We never have enough of
these specific vegetables. They are our client’s favorites. Also thank you for participating in the
Thanksgiving Ingathering. Other needs are listed in the article on Page 5.
Thank you to those who have left items for the food pantry. We appreciate your support. We will
begin collecting items in worship on the 3rd Sunday of the month.
Charlotte Harlan and Phyllis Maxwell
Youth 2011 – July 13-16 at Purdue University, West
Plan now to attend this national youth gathering for the United Methodist Church. The event
happens every four years and is the single largest gathering of United Methodist youth in existence. This
four day conference will bring together top United Methodist leaders as well as the best ecumenical
speakers, bands and talent with thousands of youth from around the nation for what is sure to be a life-
changing event that consists of:
Passionate Worship Experiences
Workshops and Trainings
Onsite Mission Opportunities
Late-night Fun and Games and more!
Early registration (until December ’10) is $375. Let’s see if we can send a group from Old South to
Youth 2011. Visit www.youth2011.net for more details. See Rev. Jan if you are interested.
If you would like to donate a memorial plant for Christmas, please fill out the form below and mail it with your
check to the church office. Plants are $8.50 each.
Please make checks payable to “Old South United Methodist Church.”
Deadline to order - Dec. 5
If possible, please leave the plants at the church until after the Christmas Eve services. Seeing the sanctuary
decorated with all the poinsettias is a beautiful sight!
Name __________________________________________ Phone__________________________
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Our Church Family
The Middle School and Senior High Church
School classes did an excellent job with the leaf
raking service project at the parsonage. Many
thanks to the youth, teachers, and parents for
providing such a wonderful crew of workers.
Heartfelt sympathy is extended to the family and friends
of Susan “Susie” Smith who died on October 6th and to
Bob Rushton & Rev. Jan
Laura Webster and her children, Jack and Karen, on the
loss of their husband and father, Lawrence “Buck”
Special thanks to Trustee, Bill Davis, for all of
Webster, who died on October 5th.
his efforts in the parsonage including the
professional installation of afire door in the garage,
and all of the Trustees for working overtime on the
repair/restoration of the parsonage.
Did you know?
Each week a team of workers gather to make
Jennifer Anderson and Daniel Poirier were united in
repairs and complete other work projects around the
marriage on October 9th and Christine LaMontagne and
church and parsonage. Thank you to the COMO
Carmen David Carosella were united in marriage on
team (Committee on Maintenance Operations) Ron
Weston, Bruce Austin, Peter Avtges, and Phyllis
Maxwell completes the team with cleaning and
straightening jobs around the church.
To reach us by email…
Rev. Jan Smith-Rushton ~ email@example.com
Congratulations to Evan and Kelly Walsh and big Susan Holloway ~ firstname.lastname@example.org
brother, Owen, on the birth of their daughter and sister, Carol Rogerson ~ email@example.com
Natalie Laura, on September 14th.
If you are hospitalized, please let the church
office or one of the pastors know. Also, please list
Kaitlyn Alix Agami, daughter of Mark and Kristen Old South United Methodist Church as your church
Chasse Agami, was welcomed into the family of God upon admission.
through the Sacrament of Baptism on Sunday, October If you know of someone else in our church
10th. family who is in the hospital, please let us know.
Contact the church office at 781-944-2636 or
If you are interested in having your child baptized,
please speak to Rev. Jan.
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SUN. MON. TUES. WED. THURS. FRI. SAT.
1 2 3 4 5 6
Christian Cooperative 6:00 PM 7:30 p.m. 7:00 PM 10:30 PM
Preschool Yoga Outreach Evening Prayer Food Pantry
7:00 PM 7:30 PM
Clock Tower Kids Food Pantry Worship
Mon.Tues.Thurs.Fri: 2-6 PM Committee
Wed: 12-6 PM
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
"Spirit Alive" Sunday 6:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM Veteran's Day 10:30 PM 9AM-2PM
All Saints Day Yoga Bell Choir Evening Prayer - Church Food Pantry Reading Society
8:30 AM Rehearsal Office Closed of Craftsmen
Adult Education 7:00 PM 7:30 PM Exhibit
Chancel Choir Rehearsal Food Pantry 7:30 PM Brass Rehearsal
10:00 AM Commission on 10:00 AM
Worship in Sanctuary Education Work Day at
Sunday School Lazarus House
"Spirit Alive" Luncheon
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
Bible Sunday 6:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 10:30 PM 9:30 AM
8:30 AM Yoga Bell Choir Evening Prayer Food Pantry Christmas Music
Worship in Chapel Rehearsal Rehearsal
Adult Education 7:00 PM 7:30 PM
Chancel Choir Rehearsal Food Pantry Brass Rehearsal
Worship in Sanctuary 7:30 PM 7:30 PM
Sunday School Julia Circle Finance
11:15 AM Committee
Reception for 3rd Graders
New Member Gathering
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
Thanksgiving Ingathering 6:00 PM 7:30 PM 7:00 PM Church Office 9:30 AM
8:30 AM Yoga Staff Parish Evening Prayer Closed Christmas Music
Worship in Chapel Relations Rehearsal
Chancel Choir Rehearsal
Worship in Sanctuary
New Member Gathering
28 29 30
United Methodist Student Day 6:00 PM 7:00 PM
7:00 AM Yoga Bell Choir
Men's Breakfast Rehearsal
8:30 AM 7:00 PM
Worship in Chapel Food Pantry
Chancel Choir Rehearsal
Worship in Sanctuary
Reception for New Members
Old South Brass & Organ
12 November 2010
The Old South United Methodist Church is a supportive, accepting,
and loving community of believers inspired by the message of Christ to
worship God, to grow spiritually, to nurture one another in faith and to serve
others at home and abroad.
THE FAMILY VISITOR
Published regularly for the members and friends of Old South Sr. Pastor: Rev. Janet E. Smith-Rushton
United Methodist Church. The purpose is to inform the congregation Director of Music: Mrs. Susan Holloway
of upcoming meetings, events, and activities, and to proclaim the Secretary and Editor: Mrs. Carol Rogerson
works of God in our midst. Business Administrator: Mrs. Nancy Chloodian
Old South United Methodist Church is in connection and in Childcare Coordinator: Mrs. Joan Hoyt
mission with other United Methodist Churches in the United States Pastor Emeritus: Rev. Robert K. Sweet, Jr. D. Min.
and around the world. We are part of the New England Annual Director of Music Emeritus: Mr. Wendell W. Hodgkins
Conference. Custodian: Mr. Bill Daley
Bishop: Rev. Dr. Peter D. Weaver Christian Cooperative Preschool: 781-944-0612
District Superintendent: Rev. Ronald Wilson Reading Food Pantry: 781-944-8486
Church Office Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Clock Tower Kids: 781-944-3124
Phone: 781-944-2636 FAX: 781-944-8858
E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.oldsouthumc.org
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