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2015 - 2016 Annual Church Calendar: Special Days, Religious and Secular

Advent 2015 (November 29, 2015) through Pentecost 2016 (November 20, 2016)

Lectionary Cycle Year C


Year 2015

November 22, Hanging of the Greens

November 29, (S), First Sunday of Advent

December 6, (S), Second Sunday of Advent

December 10, Human Rights Celebration

December 13, (S), Third Sunday of Advent

December 20, (S), Fourth Sunday of Advent

December 21, First Day of Winter

December 24, Christmas Eve Service, 6:00 pm

December 25, Christmas Day

December 27 (S)

Year 2016

January 1, New Year’s Day,

January 3, (S), Communion Sunday, Epiphany Sunday

January 6, Epiphany of Our Lord

January 10, (S), Baptism of the Lord

January 17, (S), Annual Church Meeting and Potluck Dinner

January 18, Martin Luther King, Jr Day

January 18-25, Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

January 24, (S), Ecumenical Sunday

January 27, Holocaust Remembrance Day,

February, Black History Month

February 7 (S), Transfiguration Sunday

February 10, Ash Wednesday Service, 6:30 PM

February 12, Lincoln’s Birthday

February 14, (S), First Sunday in Lent, Boy Scout Sunday

February 14, Valentines Day

February 15, President’s Day, Brotherhood/Sisterhood Week

February 21, (S), Second Sunday In Lent

February 22, Washington’s Birthday

February 28, (S), Third Sunday In Lent

March 1, Woman’s History Month

March 4, World Day of Prayer

March 4, Employee Appreciation Day

March 6, (S), Fourth Sunday in Lent, Girl Scout Sunday

March 13, (S), Fifth Sunday In Lent, Daylight Savings Time Begins

March 17, St. Patrick’s Day

March 20, (S), Passion/Palm First Day of Spring

March 24, (S), Maundy Thursday, Potluck Supper, Candlelight Communion

March 25, Good Friday Service at Arena

March 27, Easter Sunrise Service

March 27 Easter Service at Arena

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April 1, April Fools Day

April 3, (S), Communion Sunday , Holy Humor Sunday

April 10, (S),

April 15, Tax Day

April 17, (S)

April 22, Earth Day

April 27, Administrative Professionals’ Day (Secretary’s Day)

April 29, Arbor Day (State Tree: Sugar Maple)

April 30, Wisconsin Congregational Annual Meeting, Beloit.

April 24, (S)

May 1, (S)Fellowship Day, Christian Home Month, Rural Life Sunday

May 3, National Teacher Appreciation Day

May 4, Holocaust Memorial Day

May 5, Ascension Day, National Day of Prayer

May 6, Nurses Day

May 7, Mother’s and Daughter’s Breakfast, 8:00 am.

May 8, (S), Mother’s Day, Ascension Sunday

May 15, (S),Pentecost

May 21, Armed Forces Day

May 22, (S), Trinity Sunday

May 29, (S), Memorial Sunday

May 30, Memorial Day Observed

June 5 - September 4, No Sunday School

June 5 - September 4, No Adult Sunday School

June 5 - August 31, No Wednesday Evening Adult Bible Study

June 5, (S), World Environment Day

June 12, (S), National Children’s Day

June 14, Flag Day

June 19, (S), Father’s Day

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

June 20, First Day of Summer

June 27, (S), Summer Salad Lunch

July 3, (S), Independence Sunday

July 4, Independence Day

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

July 10-16, Camps for grades 4-12 will be held at Mt. Morris Camp and Conference Center Sponsored by the Wisconsin Congregational Association

July 10, (S)

July 17, (S), Summer Salad Lunch

July 24, (S), Parent’s Day

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August 7, (S), Friendship Day

August 14, (S), Outdoor worship and church picnic at Arena Village Park,

August 21, (S)

August 28, (S)

September 4, Labor Day Sunday

September 5, Labor Day

September 11, (S), Sunday School Begins, Grandparent’s Day

September 16, Citizenship Day, Constitution Day, Step-family Day

September 18, (S)

September 22, First Day of Autumn

September 25, (S)

October, Pastor’s Appreciation Month

October 2, (S), World Communion Sunday, Communion Sunday

October 9, (S), Laity Sunday, Children’s Sabbath

October 10, Columbus Day

October 15, Sweetest Day

October 16 (S)

October 17, National Boss’s Day

October 23, (S), Mother-in-Law Day,

October 24, United Nations Day

October 30, Reformation Sunday, Harvest Dinner after Worship

October 31, Reformation Day, Halloween

November 6, (S), All Saints Day, World Community Day, Daylight Savings Time Ends

November 13, (S), Stewardship Sunday, Church Anniversary, International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church

November 11, Veteran’s Day

November 15, (S), Bible Sunday,

November 20 (S), Thanksgiving Sunday, Reign of Christ Sunday, Hanging of the Greens with Soup and Sandwich Lunch

November 20-26, National Bible Week

November 24, Thanksgiving Day


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 April


Tentative Pastor’s Sundays Off:

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