by Cass DuCharme

published in Family Matters eNewsletter November 15, 2018

As many of you know, I am the Sticky Note king. My desk and computer, yes, computer, are filled with sticky notes. These notes help me navigate through my days reminding me of all of the tasks I need to complete. Today’s sticky note says, “Write Enewsletter article this week”. So, that’s what I’m doing.

I want to share with you what some of my other sticky notes say and what they are reminding me to do as I, (and You) get ready for Christmas.

Here we go:

“Boston Butt sale extended until Wednesday, December 12.”

“Thanksgiving meal and communion service and Sanctuary Choir rehearsal is next Tuesday evening, Nov. 20. No services next Wednesday.”

“First Sunday of Advent is December 2.”

“Wednesday, December 5 is the Children and Youth Christmas music.”

“Sunday morning, December 9 the Handbells play in worship”.

“Sunday evening, December 9 we’re having “The Light Has Come” Concert and Caroling in the Amphitheatre starting at 5:00 p.m. Featured performers include Dwayne Boswell, Shana Hargrove, Kadar Jones, Ruth DuCharme, Ginger Gilpin, Sara Elliott and more. Ask congregation to bring sweets and finger foods to share and to bring a friend. Laura Ann will take care of the Hot Chocolate and Cider.” (That one took 3 sticky notes. You won’t want to miss it!)

“The Family Night Christmas Party is Wednesday, December 12. It’s going to be a Fa-la-la-la-laa Christmas Karaoke night.”

“Don’t forget to have Ruth’s Christmas gifts shipped to the church instead of the house.” (Sorry, you didn’t need to see that one.)

“Sunday, December 16 the Sanctuary Choir presents its special Christmas music.”

“Monday evening, December 24 is our annual Candlelight and Communion Service starting at 5:00 p.m. with Gerald’s Christmas Organ Music. Call Lisa Browne Barksdale about singing O Holy Night :).”

Well, there you have it. My sticky note lists for Christmas. I have some more, with other events coming up but this is good for now. I hope that your “sticky note lists” include most, if not all of the events on my lists.

Oh, maybe I should make myself another note…”Remember to focus on the birth of Jesus during this Christmas season.” May that be true for all of us.