2014 - 2015 Annual Church Calendar: Special Days, Religious and Secular

Advent 2014 (November 30, 2014) through Pentecost 2015 (November 22, 2015)

Lectionary Cycle Year B

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Year 2014

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

December 21, First Day of Winter

December 24, Christmas Eve Service, 6:00 pm

December 25, Christmas Day

December 28 (S)

Year 2015

January 1, New Year’s 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

January 19, Martin Luther King, Jr Day

January 18-25, Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

January 25, (S), Ecumenical Sunday

January 27, Holocaust Remembrance Day,

February, Black History Month

February 1 (S)

February 12, Lincoln’s Birthday

February 8, (S), Boy Scout Sunday

February 14, Valentines Day

February 15, (S), Transfiguration Sunday, Brotherhood/Sisterhood Week

February 16, President’s Day

February 18, Ash Wednesday Service, 6:30 PM

February 22, First Sunday in Lent, Washington’s Birthday

February 23, (S)

March 1, (S), Second Sunday in Lent, World Day of Prayer, Woman’s History Month

March 6, Employee Appreciation Day

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

March 15, (S), Fourth Sunday in Lent

March 17, St. Patrick’s Day

March 20, First Day of Spring

March 22, (S),Fifth Sunday in Lent

March 29, Passion/Palm Sunday

April 1, April Fools Day

April 2, Maundy Thursday Potluck and Candlelight Communion, 6:00 PM

April 3, Good Friday Service, (Time and Place to be Announced).

April 5, (S), Easter Sunrise Worship (Time and Place to be Announced)

April 5, (S), Easter Worship, Arena Congregational Church, 10:00 AM (Communion will be served)

April 12, (S), Holy Humor Sunday

April 15, Tax Day

April 19, (S)

April 22, Earth Day

April 22, Administrative Professionals’ Day (Secretary’s Day)

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

April 25, Wisconsin Congregational Annual Meeting, Green Bay.

April 26, (S)

May 1, Fellowship Day, Christian Home Month,

May 3, (S)

May 7, National Day of Prayer

May 5, National Teacher Appreciation Day

May 6, Nurses Day

May 9, Mother’s and Daughter’s Breakfast, 8:00 am.

May 10, (S), Mother’s Day, Rural Life Sunday

May 14, Ascension Day

May 16, Armed Forces Day

May 17, (S), Ascension Sunday

May 24, (S), Pentecost, Memorial Sunday

May 25, Memorial Day Observed

May 30, Memorial Day

May 31, (S), Trinity Sunday

June 7, (S)

June 5, World Environment Day

June 14, (S), National Children’s Day

June 14, Flag Day

June 21, (S), Father’s Day

To Be Announced: Vacation Bible School at the Arena Bible Church and the Arena Congregational Church

June 21, First Day of Summer

June 28, (S), Summer Salad Lunch

July 4, Independence Day

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 5, (S), Independence Sunday, Communion Sunday

July 12, (S),

July 19, (S),

July 26, (S), Parent’s Day, Outdoor worship and church picnic at Arena Village Park,

August 1 - 31, No Sunday School

August 1 - 31, No Wednesday Evening Adult Bible Study

August 2, (S), Friendship Day

August 9, (S)

August 16, (S)

August 23, (S), Summer Salad Lunch

August 30 (S)

September 7, Labor Day

September 13, (S), Sunday School Begins, Grandparent’s Day

September 16, (S) Step-family Day

September 17, Citizenship Day

September 20, (S)

September 23, First Day of Autumn

September 27, (S)

October, Pastor’s Appreciation Month

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

October 11, (S), Laity Sunday, Children’s Sabbath

October 12, Columbus Day

October 16, National Boss’s Day

October 17, Sweetest Day

October 19 (S)

October 24, United Nations Day

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

October 31, Reformation Day, Halloween

November 1, (S), All Saints Day, World Community Day, Daylight Savings Time Ends

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

November 11, Veteran’s Day

November 15, (S), Bible Sunday,

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

November 23-29, National Bible Week

November 26, Thanksgiving Day

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Other Regular Days

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

Men’s Breakfast - 7:30 a.m., Third Saturday of the Month, Meeting at Grandma Mary’s Café, October through May

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Tentative Pastor’s Camping Dates and Sundays Off: