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Sun . NOV . 27 TH 10:00 am : ADVENT 1 SERMON - “ A HOPE AGAINST HOPE ”
Sun . DEC 4 th 10:00 am : ADVENT 2 SERMON - “ A DISTURBING PEACE ”
Sun . DEC 11 th 10:00 am : ADVENT 3 SERMON - “ A RADICAL JOY ”
Sun . DEC 11 TH 4:00 pm : “ CAROLS AND COOKIES ” Come join us for an afternoon of music and fun . We will gather in the sanctuary to hear and sing some of your favorite holiday tunes , featuring the FCC Chancel Choir and Bell Choir . Afterwards we ’ ll gather for a Christmas cookie bake-off and ugly sweater contest . Bake your favorite recipe and enter to win . Proceeds will go to a local charity .
Wed . DEC 14 TH 7:00 pm : An ADVENT Service of HOPE & REMEMBRANCE The holidays are not only a time of celebration , but also a time when we are reminded of loss and disappointment . This service is a reflection on how “ God is with us ” in the midst of the shadows that accompany the season .
Sun . DEC 18 TH 10:00 am : ADVENT 4 SERMON - “ A WOUNDED LOVE ”
Sat . DEC 24 TH 5:00pm FAMILY Christmas Eve Service
Sun . DEC 25 TH
7:00 pm TRADITIONAL CANDLELIGHT Christmas Eve Service
10:00 am CHRISTMAS DAY Service of LESSONS & CAROLS with HOLY COMMUNION

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WCHS Local History Book Club Meeting
Washington County Historical Society ’ s local history book club will meet from noon until 1pm on December 9 , at the Folk Life Center , Crandall Library , 251 Glen Street , Glens Falls . The club usually meets on the second Friday of the month in Fort Edward . Historical Society membership is not required . The December meeting of the book club will be a discussion of the impact of Grandma Moses on art in America . The topic is in conjunction with the Folk Life Center ’ s current exhibit . On display are works by five artists from Warren and Washington County who paint in the style of Grandma Moses . The special exhibit runs through December 31 . Participants may read any book on Grandma Moses , whose real name was Anna Mary ( Robertson ) Moses . All are urged to view the paintings before attending the session . The exhibit is open to the public during all library hours .
The January session will focus on the life of Mathew Brady , photographer , born in Warren County . Future sessions of the club will include books about the larger Adirondack area as well as some works by local authors . The proposed list of topics includes Ulysses Grant ’ s final days at Mount McGregor ; Benedict Arnold ’ s building of the first Navy in Whitehall ; and the impact of Shay ’ s Rebellion on our area . For additional information , email Connie Harris Farrington at connieandlee @ roadrunner . com .
Nordic Harmoni Gangspil Holiday Concert
Nordic Harmoni invites all to join them in bringing in the holiday season with some traditional Swedish songs on December 9 at 7pm at the 2nd Congregational Church , Route 11 , Londonderry , VT . The evening will include traditional holiday songs , Lucia pageant , Gangspil , and refreshments . Nordic Harmoni will be joined by a live performance with two of Denmark ’ s leading folk musicians . Gangspil , featuring Sonnich Lydom on accordion and harmonica and Kristian Bugge on fiddle , performs old dance tunes and songs from every corner of their Scandinavian home country , from rural islands like Læsø to Copenhagen , including a few of their own compositions . Their lively performances include everything from wild polkas and jigs to lyrical waltzes , fiery reels and happy hopsas , as well as the exotic “ Sønderhoning ” dance tunes from the island of Fanø and long-forgotten songs from all over the country . Gangspil has toured intensively and played more than 120 shows in North America since 2015 . The group has become a well-known name in trad- and folk circles both home in Scandinavia and abroad . In 2016 Gangspil received the “ Tradition Award ” at the Danish Music Awards ( Danish Grammy ). For more information : auss . org / nordic on Facebook , or contact Carl-Erik Westberg 802-824-6578 or vartland @ comcast . net .
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