November 23, 9:30 a.m.
Good Grief is a support group for anyone who is having difficulty with a loss. It may be a pet, a divorce, or death of a loved one...whatever it is you are suffering, feel free to bring yourself and share, if you wish, your hurt with a group willing to listen. Or listen to the stories of others. It all can help. People of any - or no - denomination are welcome. In fact, all are welcome.
Next meeting date: December 21
December 1, 9:00 a.m.
Our December book choice is Books for Living by Will Schwalbe. Schwalbe (the bestselling author of The End of Your Life Book Club) uses his own experiences as an editor and bibliophile to celebrate books and the many ways that they transport us, change us, and enrich our lives. “What are you reading? isn’t a simple question when asked with genuine curiosity; it’s really a way of asking, Who are you now and who are you becoming?”
You do not need to have read every chapter of this book to participate in our December discussion. This selection was chosen to spark discussion about books that have had an impact on our own lives. Please join us on Sunday, December 1st at 9 a.m. You may even get a book suggestion for your Christmas shopping list.
December 4, 11 and 18, 6:30 p.m.
During the Wednesdays of Advent, we will study the hopeful words of the prophet Isaiah. All are welcome to bring a dish to pass at 6:30 p.m. to enjoy time of fellowship. At 7:30 p.m., Fr. Robert will lead the Bible study, reflecting on the words of the Hebrew scriptures read the previous Sunday.
December 14, 4:00 p.m.
Not everyone experiences happiness at the Christmas holidays. In this season of joy and love, many struggle with darkness and grief. Calvary Church is creating a sacred and safe space for people facing loss of any kind.
This Holy Communion will be a quiet and meditative service of prayers and readings reminding us that God is with us wherever we may be, a light in the darkness. For this brief service, we share in the quiet darkness of this season, we privately remember times of joy, and we pray with and for people everywhere who long for a future sustained by hope and grace.
The service will last about 45 minutes and a reception will follow.
December 15, 4:00 p.m.
One of Williamsville's favorite holiday traditions celebrates Christmas through word, choral reflections, and congregational carols.