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2008 - 2009 Annual Church Calendar: Special Days, Religious and Secular

Advent 2008 (November 30) through Pentecost 2009 (November 22, 2009)

Lectionary Cycle Year B

ADVENT, 2008

November 23, Hanging of the Greens

November 30 (S), First Sunday of Advent

December 7, (S), Second Sunday of Advent

December 10, Human Rights Celebration

December 14, (S), Third Sunday of Advent

December 21, (S), Fourth Sunday of Advent, First Day of Winter

December 24, Christmas Eve Service, 6:00 pm

December 25, Christmas Day

December 28, (S)

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2009

January 1, New Yearís Day,

January 4, (S), Communion Sunday, Epiphany Sunday

January 6, Epiphany of Our Lord

January 11, (S), Baptism of the Lord

January 18, (S), Annual Church Meeting and Potluck Dinner, Ecumenical Sunday

January 18-25, Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

January 19, Martin Luther King, Jr Day

January 25, (S), Ecumenical Sunday

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February, Black History Month

February 1 (S),

February 8, (S), Boy Scout Sunday

February 12, Lincolnís Birthday

February 14, Valentines Day

February 15, (S), Brotherhood/Sisterhood Week

February 16, Presidentís Day

February 22, (S), Transfiguration Sunday, Washingtonís Birthday

February 25, Ash Wednesday Service, 6:30 pm

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March 1,(S), First Sunday in Lent

March 6, World Day of Prayer

March 8, (S), Second Sunday in Lent, Girl Scout Sunday, Daylight Savings Time Begins

March 15, Third Sunday in Lent

March 17, St. Patrickís Day

March 20, First Day of Spring

March 22, Fourth Sunday in Lent

March 29, Fifth Sunday in Lent

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April 1, April Fools Day,

April 5, (S), Communion Sunday, Passion/Palm Sunday

April 9, Maundy Thursday

April 10, Good Friday

April 12, (S),, Easter Sunday

April 15, Tax Day

April 17-18, Wisconsin Congregational Association Annual Meeting, Heritage Congregational Church, Madison WI

April 19, (S), Holy Humor Sunday

April 21, Holocaust Remembrance Day

April 22, Earth Day, Administrative Professionalsí Day (Secretaryís Day)

April 24, Arbor Day (State Tree: Sugar Maple)

April 26 (S)

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May 1, National Day of Prayer, May Friendship Day

May 3, (S)

May 6, Nurseís Day

May 7, National Day of Prayer

May 9, Mother and daughterís Breakfast, 8:00 am.

May 10, (S), Motherís Day, Rural Life Sunday

May 16, Armed Forces Day

May 17, (S)

May 24, (S), Ascension Sunday, Memorial Sunday

May 25, Memorial Day Observed

May 30, Memorial Day (Traditional)

May 31 (S), Pentecost

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June 7, (S), Trinity Sunday

June 14, (S)

June 14, Flag Day

June 21, (S), Fatherís Day, First Day of Summer, Summer Salad Lunch

June 28, (S)

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July 4, Independence Day

July 5, (S), Independence Sunday, Communion Sunday

July 12-18, Camps for grades 4-12 will be held at Mt. Morris Camp and Conference Center Sponsored by the Wisconsin Congregational Association,

July 12, (S)

July 19, (S), Outdoor Worship, Church Picnic, Brigham County Park, Blue Mounds

July 26, (S), Parentís Day

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August 2 - September 6, No Sunday School

August 2, (S), Friendship Day

Vacation Bible School. Time and Date to be Announced

August 9, (S)

August 16, (S), Summer Salad Lunch

August 23, (S)

August 30, (S)

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September 6, (S), Labor Sunday

September 7, Labor Day

September 13, (S), Sunday School Begins, Grandparentís Day

September 16, Step-family Day

September 17, Citizenship Day

September 20, (S), Outdoor Worship, Church Picnic at the Village Park.

September 22, First Day of Autumn

September 27, (S)

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October, Pastorís Appreciation Month

October 4, (S), World Communion Sunday, Communion Sunday

October 11, (S), Laity Sunday, National Childrenís Day, Columbus Day (traditional)

October 12, Columbus Day Observed

October 16, National Bossís Day

October 17, Sweetest Day

October 18, (S)

October 24, United Nations Day

October 25, (S), Reformation Sunday, Mother-in-Law Day , Harvest Dinner after Worship

October 31, Reformation Day, Halloween

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November 1, (S), All Saints Sunday, Daylight Savings Time Ends

November 5, World Community Day

November 8, (S), Stewardship Sunday, Church Anniversary, International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church

November 9, Veteranís Day Observed

November 11, Veteranís Day

November 15, (S) 

November 22, (S), Bible Sunday, Thanksgiving Sunday, Reign of Christ Sunday, Hanging of the Greens with Soup and Sandwich Lunch

November 22-28, National Bible Week

November 24, Thanksgiving Eve Service, 6:30 pm

November 26, Thanksgiving Day

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Other Regular Days

Missionary Volunteers - As Announced

Governing Board - 6:30 p.m., Second Monday of the Month

Menís Breakfast - 7:30 a.m., Third Saturday of the Month, Meeting at Grandma Maryís Cafť

Tentative Pastorís Camping Dates and Sundays Off:

Camping Dates, 2009

Governor Dodge State Park, Dodgeville, May 13-16

Governor Dodge State Park, Dodgeville, June 3-6

Wyalusing State Park, Bagley, June 24-27

Brigham County Park, July 16-18, Blue Mounds, WI

Governor Dodge State Park, Dodgeville, July 29-August 2

Wagon Trail Campground, Ellison Bay WI, September 15-19

Sundays Off, 2009

August 2

October 4

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