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Youth Group News

Youth Advisors: Danny Howland & Susan Kavka 781-878-8906

The Youth Group is continuing to collect donations for Alex Smith and Family. Alex is a leukemia patient, 13 years old, who lives in Rockland. The Youth Group is trying to help Alex and his family by collecting donations to help them offset some expenses like driving back and forth to the hospital. We would also like to purchase a Christmas gift for Alex and his 3 siblings. Alex should be receiving his bone marrow transplant in January.

If you would like to help or have any questions, please call Susan Kavka @ 781-826-8906.

Our Group is currently working on plans to meet with other Youth Groups in the area,

a bowling night and possibly attending a District Youth Conference.

Next Youth Group Meeting:   SundayDec 21 5-7PM

(Fri-Sun)Jan 2-4th -- CON @ Westminster, RI

SundayJan 18 -- 5-7PM

***Snow Cancellations***

Prudential has worked out a procedure for canceling church due to heavy snow storms. We decided that members should call Channing Church and we will put the message that church has been cancelled on our answering service (we thought this would work better than one or two people trying to call everyone, & maybe missing notifying someone). If the answering service message does not say church has been cancelled we will still have church that Sunday. The decision to cancel will be made by Cheryl & Kareen, Prudential Co-Chairs, & will be made considering all factors involved such as; how bad the snow is, if anyone is available to shovel the church walks, if plows have cleared the streets & Ike’s Way leaving room to park cars, if the minister or lay led person is still able to make it to the church, to be in the pulpit for the service, if there is no power failure, etc. If you are not sure if there is church call Channing 781-878-0650 to check.

   Annual Holiday

Fair 2008 Outcome

This year’s fair was incredible! It seemed the flow of people came in steadily throughout the day. Considering the economy we had quite a few people still buying many of our items up for sale. Our tables seemed full of a variety of items.

Here’s a break down of how our tables did this year; Christmas $115.65, Knit $46.05, Jewelry $66, Lucky Squares $42, White Elephant $141.55, The Outback Grille $100.25, Equal Exchange Coffee $92.25, Food & Bake Goods $355.55, Religious Education Craft $40.65 & R.E. (Secret Santa) $37.25, Snack Bar $110, Raffles (@ end of fair)$310, Auction after supper $71, Misc. Items sold after fair $70, Supper $183.  Total day of fair $1771.20, before expenses taken out, Supper expenses $182.79, Outback expenses $44.05.

Bringing the Grand Total for this year’s fair $1520.35!

Great Job! The fundraising committee would like to say how grateful we are for all who helped out & Thank you to the R.E. Committee who created an amazing holiday setting on the stage. It truly added a special atmosphere to the fair everyone loved it, Thank you! The children’s choir honored us with singing a medley of Holiday songs, it was wonderful! Thank you to all the children!

Congratulations to our raffle winners …

Kim Cameron (coworker of Debby Arena) winner of the Food Basket

Chuck Kimble (coworker of Debby Arena) winner of the Holiday Wreath (donated by Tilden’s)

Lauren Hannah-Murphy (member of Channing) winner of the Lottery Ticket Collage

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