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2016 - 2017 Annual Church Calendar: Special Days, Religious and Secular

Advent 2016 (November 29, 2015) through Pentecost 2017 (November 20, 2016)

Lectionary Cycle Year A


Year 2016

November 20, Christ the King Sunday, Hanging of the Greens, Soup and Sandwich Lunch

November 27 (S), First Sunday of Advent

December 4, (S), Second Sunday of Advent

December 10, Human Rights Celebration

December 11, (S),Third Sunday of Advent

December 18, (S), Fourth Sunday of Advent

December 21, First Day of Winter

December 24, Christmas Eve Service, 6:00 pm

December 25, (S) Christmas Day

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Year 2017

January 1, (S) New Year’s Day, , Communion Sunday, Epiphany Sunday

January 6, Epiphany of Our Lord

January 8, (S), Baptism of the Lord

January 11, Human Trafficking Awareness Day

January 15, (S), Annual Church Meeting and Potluck Dinner

January 16, Martin Luther King, Jr Day

January 18-25, Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

January 22, (S), Ecumenical Sunday

January 29 (S)

February, Black History Month

February 5 (S)

February 12 (S) Lincoln’s Birthday, Boy Scout Sunday

February 14, Valentines Day

February 19, (S), Brotherhood/Sisterhood Week (19-25)

February 20, President’s Day

February 22, Washington’s Birthday

February 26, (S), Transfiguration Sunday

March, Woman’s History Month

March 1, Ash Wednesday

March 3, World Day of Prayer

March 3, Employee Appreciation Day

March 5, (S), First Sunday in Lent

March 12, (S), Second Sunday In Lent, Daylight Savings Time Begins, Girl Scout Sunday

March 17, St. Patrick’s Day

March 19, (S), Third Sunday in Lent

March 20, First Day of Spring

March 26, (S), Fourth Sunday in Lent, One Great Hour of Sharing

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April 1, April Fools Day

April 2, (S), Fifth Sunday in Lent, Communion Sunday

April 9, (S), Passion/Palm Sunday

April 13, Maundy Thursday, Potluck Supper, Candlelight Communion

April 14, Good Friday Service at United Church of Christ, Mazomanie

April 16, (S), Easter Sunrise Service

April 16, (S),Easter at the Arena Congregational Church

April 18, Tax Day

April 22, Earth Day

April 23 (S), Holocaust Remembrance Day

April 26, Administrative Professionals’ Day (Secretary’s Day)

April 28, Arbor Day (State Tree: Sugar Maple)

April 29, Wisconsin Congregational Annual Meeting, North Shore Congregational Church, Fox Point, WI.

May, Christian Home Month

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

May 2, National Teacher Appreciation Day

May 4, National Day of Prayer

May 6, Nurses Day

May 7 (S)

May 13, Mother’s and Daughter’s Breakfast, 8:00 am.

May 14, (S), Mother’s Day, Ascension Sunday

May 15, (S),Pentecost

May 20, Armed Forces Day

May 21, (S),

May 25, Ascension Day

May 28, (S), Memorial Sunday, Ascension Sunday

May 29, Memorial Day Observed

May 30, Traditional Mem orial Day

June 4 - (S), Pentecost June 4-September 3, No Sunday School

June 7 - September 6, No Wednesday Evening Adult Bible Study

June 11, (S), Trinity Sunday, National Children’s Day

June 14, Flag Day

June 18, (S), Father’s Day

June Vacation Bible School at the Arena Bible Church and the Arena Congregational Church

June 21, First Day of Summer

June 25, (S), Summer Salad Lunch

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July 2, (S), Independence Sunday, Communion Sunday

July 4, Independence Day

July 9, (S)

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 16, (S)

July 23, (S), Summer Salad Lunch, Parent’s Day

August 6, (S), Friendship Day

August 13, (S)

August 20, (S)

August 27, (S), Outdoor worship and church picnic at Arena Village Park

September 3, Labor Day Sunday

September 4, Labor Day

September 10, (S), Sunday School Begins, Grandparent’s Day

September 18 Citizenship Day, Constitution Day, Step-family Day

September 17, (S)

September 22, First Day of Autumn

September 24, (S)

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October, Pastor’s Appreciation Month

October 1, (S), World Communion Sunday, Communion Sunday

October 8, (S), Laity Sunday, Children’s Sabbath

October 12, Columbus Day

October 15 (S)

October 17, National Boss’s Day

October 21, Sweetest Day

October 22, (S), Mother-in-Law Day,

October 24, United Nations Day

October 29, Reformation Sunday, Harvest Dinner after Worship

October 31, Reformation Day, Halloween

November, Native American Heritage Month

November 1, All Saints Day

November 5, (S), All Saints Sunday, World Community Day, Daylight Savings Time Ends

November 12, (S), Stewardship Sunday, Church Anniversary, International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church

November 11, Veteran’s Day

November 15, (S), Bible Sunday

November 19-25, National Bible Week

November 19 (S), Thanksgiving Sunday, Reign of Christ Sunday, Hanging of the Greens with Soup and Sandwich Lunch

November 23, Thanksgiving Day

November 26, Christ the King Sunday


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


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