This Week at Newtown Meeting

This Sunday  
Note: Schedule Change!!
9:45 AM- Meeting for Worship
11AM - Children’s Christmas Program
Christmas Eve - 7:00 PM - Meeting for Worship
7:30PM - Homecoming -
Presentation of the Hicks Prints
Christmas Day - 11:00 AM
Meeting for Worship
A Farewell Party for the Heinemanns
A request from BCICRR 
Bucks Co Interfaith Coailition for Refugee Resettlement
The Children’s Christmas Program 
We are an intergenerational community that supports the children of our meeting whether we are related to them or not. We show up at Simple Supper, Lasagne Dinner and their Annual Christmas Program. While our older young friends sometimes drift away from meeting involvement, they were approached to sit on the facing bench in support of our young friends. They agreed. The tradition of participating in this yearly program is steeped in all who were a part of the Newtown Meeting community when they were children. We look forward to seeing all our young friends this Sunday morning!

About this Sunday:  We get the opportunity to witness a FAITH & PLAY™ Meeting for Learning. FAITH & PLAY™ is the curriculum currently used by Newtown Meeting’s Children’s Religious Education Committee (CRE) in their First Day Program. This Sunday, they will use this format to tell us the Christmas story in their own words. 
Nurturing Childhood Spirituality 
Deep respect for children and their spiritual lives is at the heart of FAITH & PLAY™. Each story attends to the Spirit’s ongoing activity in children’s lives. Adults do not need to give children a spiritual life; each child already has one. The method used with FAITH & PLAY™stories helps children access their spiritual lives and it gives them words and images for expressing what they experience of the Divine in each day. Adult mentors create and maintain an open, safe, and welcoming classroom environment that nurtures wonder and loving community.
Children are drawn deeply into their own individual experience of Spirit and corporate experience of spiritual community. Through their responses to experiential wondering questions, children have opportunities to express where they find themselves in the stories.

Have we peaked your interest? Talk to Nancy Martin.

 Bill  & Linda Heinemann are moving to Boston! 
Everyone is invited to a farewell party in their honor.
The Bancrofts
541 East Centre Ave, Newtown Boro
(additional parking available in the cemetery)
Friday, December 30th
5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Light fare provided
Bring beverages of your choice
 Mark & Chiyo

Email Chiyo your stories, wishes and pictures
for inclusion in a memory book.
Can You be a Secret Santa for New Arrivals in Need?

As part of BCICRR's exploration of ways to serve a broader group of refugees and asylum seekers, we bring you this request from Nationalities Service Center, the agency that brought Nooranshah and family to us.  We know it is late notice, we just got the request.  Here is their letter:
Dear Friends at BCICRR,
Providing holiday toys for children is a struggle for many of our refugee and immigrant families. You’ll never regret the time and effort spent on this worthy cause to bring joy to children and families. For most of us, we associate this joyous time with toys and holiday spirit, but for many of our families, it may be a time of stress and anxiety, being so far from their loved ones. I have attached the list of kids genders/ages, grouped by household, as well as the ages/genders of the rest of the family members (who also deserve some love this holiday season with some gift cards).

Here's what you need to do to be a Secret Santa:
  • Click on this link to SignUp Genius:
  • Choose a family to buy for.  Buy gifts or provide a gift card for the family  NOTE:  Some of the families are quite large.  You can choose a smaller family or a single adult OR  you can choose part of a family.  If your are choosing just part of a family, look to see if you can fill in a partial family.
  • If you're buying gifts, please wrap them, and attach a tag with the family number, gender, and age so it gets to the right recipient.
  • Drop your gifts off at 400 Pondview Court, Yardley, 19067, any day from 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. If there's no answer, feel free to leave them on the porch.  DEADLINE IS WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 21.  The gifts will be picked up Thursday morning and taken to Nationalities Service Center in Philadelphia.
  • If you have questions,
Thank you for making this holiday brighter!

About Us
Bucks County Interfaith Coalition for Refugee Resettlement (BCICRR) was founded in 2016 as an all-volunteer group working together to support two Syrian families. Now, in 2022, the organization is supporting an Afghan family of five as they resettle in Bucks County. The coalition is made up of Christians, Jews, Muslims, and others who have come together to provide friendship, practical assistance, and financial support for these families. Along the way we have become an extended family, supporting and learning from one another.
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