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Our book group selection for the month of December is Call the Midwife by Jennifer Worth. This memoir was made into a BBC series. We will meet on December 15th at 10 am in the Parish Hall. Following the discussion of the book we will watch one of the BBC Series' Christmas Specials. I am including a link to a review of the book http://chippewa.com/dunnconnect/news/opinion/columnists/books-on-review-call-the-midwife-a-memoir-of-birth/article_ccd37b86-d5da-11e2-b85b-0019bb2963f4.html

Thank You

Thanks to all who donated items and worked before during and after the Rummage Sale. Due to your efforts our ECW Annual Sale was a success. This is a major fund raiser for ECW. A special thanks to Jo Lazlo who chaired the event.
It is easy to become discouraged. The news is full of natural disasters and stories of man's inhumanity to his fellow man. However, research shows an antedote for the negativity around us can be found in seeing and recognizing the kindness that surrounds us. Instead of focusing on the driver who cut you off on the freeway, think of the person who kindly let you ahead of her in the grocery line because you only had a few items. Instead of listening to the rants of the tv commentators take time to listen to the voice of God in the wind, and the song of a bird. When we look for the kindness and acknowledge it with gratitude we start a ripple that can become a wave. To help us on this quest Fr Bob has asked us to take those moments of kindness, write them down and send them to the office or to give them to him. They are published in the Weekly Bulletin and on our Web Page. Be a part of Transfiguration's Kindness Movement. It is just one example of how we live up to our name and our mission.

Our Services

Rite I 8 am Sunday Rite II 10 am Sunday Youth Education 9:45 Sunday Adult Formation 9:15 Sunday Choir Practice 11:45 Sunday Holy Eucharist 9:30 Wednesday Bible Study 10:00 Wednesday Vestry Second Tuesday 7:00 pm
The Reverend Bob Saik, Rector 480-980-1981 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. The Reverend Dan Heron, Deacon 480-729-4488 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Ms. Sarah Mihail, Director of Children's Ministry This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Mr. Gary Quamme, Music Director This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Ms. Joan Crossmen, Treasurer Ms. Linda Ostmeyer, Office Manager 480-986-1145 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Barbara Lafford, Senior Warden Don Strachota, Junior Warden Vestry: Pat Gutsch, Steve Dingle, Meg Stresenreuter,Steve Lazlo, Lynn Graff, Elena Little, Ruby Seyffert, Eileen Chandler, Dea Podhajsky

Our Mission

Come join us on Sunday at 8 or 10 and see first hand how our caring, loving community is living into our name.

Bake Sale

Sunday, December 17 Altar Guild will sponsor a Bake Sale after both services.
Saturday, December 2 from 1:00-4:00 p.m is the annual Christmas Open House hosted by Fr. Bob and Jan Saik. Please save the date.

Advent Dinner

Saturday, December 9 will be the Advent Dinner starting at 5:00 p.m. Be sure to mark your calendars for this special event. A sign-up sheet is in the narthex.

Harvest Festival

The Festival Report
Bill Robinson

Last Saturday marked the 2nd Annual Desert Harvest Festival, sponsored by The Crazy Chile Farm, Transfiguration Episcopal Church, and the Maricopa County Community Garden Association. Heartfelt thanks to the many, many, people who pitched in to make the event a success! Celebrities in attendance included Mesa Mayor John Giles, Phoenix Opera star Johnny Huerta, folk and rock star Chris Rutledge (recently returned from his European tour), professional chef and chile cook-off winner Gordon Noyes, Laura Ward from House of Clydesdales, Troy Haviland from Haviland Shires, and Verde Valley based Leslie Fox from the Arizona Department of Agriculture Advisory Board for Food and Agriculture.

The Farmer's Market portion of the Festival was noticeably larger than last year with more fresh produce, two egg producers, and a CSA (Community Shared Agriculture) Garden. Our exhibitors consisted of Tenth Generation Farms (eggs and horses), Haviland Shires, True Garden Mesa (hydroponic produce/CSA), The Crazy Chile Farm, St. Andrew's Sedona (chile powders, jams, jellies, and salsas), Mesa Urban Gardens, Mesa HEART Studio (vegetable art), Local First Arizona, The Garden Gal, Vermiculturist, BG&P Fresh Roasted Green Chile, Transfiguration Prayer Shawls with Linda Jo, CAAFA (Community Alliance Against, Family Abuse, Harvest of Hope Community Garden, and The Maricopa County Master Gardener Program.

An increased number of activities for children (and an increased number of children attendees!) received lots of favorable comments--Art projects from Jaime Glasser, a free-throw contest, and curry-combing of the two Clydesdales. Thanks again folks.

Bill Robinson??

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