2017 - 2018 Annual Church Calendar: Special Days, Religious and Secular

Advent 2017 (December 3, 2017) through Pentecost 2018 (December 2, 2018)

Lectionary Cycle Year B

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Year 2017

December 3, 2017, First Sunday of Advent

December 10, Second Sunday of Advent

December 17, Third Sunday of Advent

December 21, First Day of Winter

December 24, Fourth Sunday of Advent

December 24, (S) Christmas Eve

December 25, Christmas Day

December 31, New Years Eve

Year 2018

January 1, New Year’s Day

January 6, Epiphany of the Lord

January 7 (S), Communion Sunday, Epiphany Sunday, Baptism of the Lord

January 11, Human Trafficking Awareness Day

January 14 (S), Human Relations Day

January 15, Martin Luther King, Jr., Day

January 18, Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (18-25)

January 21 (S) Ecumenical Sunday, Annual Church Meeting, Potluck Dinner

January 28 (S)

February Black History Month

February 1, National Freedom Day

February 2, Ground Hog Day

February 4 (S)

February 11 (S) Transfiguration Sunday, Scouting Sunday

February 12, Lincoln’s Birthday

February 14, Ash Wednesday, Valentine’s Day

February 18 (S) First Sunday In Lent, Brotherhood/Sisterhood Week

February 19, Presidents Day

February 22, Washington’s Birthday

February 25 (S) Second Sunday In Lent

March 1, Women’s History Month

March 2, World Day of Prayer, Employee Appreciation Day

March 4 (S) Third Sunday In Lent

March 11 (S) Fourth Sunday In Lent, Daylight Savings Time Begins

March 17 St Patrick’s Day

March 18 (S) Fifth Sunday in Lent

March 20, First Day of Spring

March 25 (S) Passion Palm Sunday

March 29, 6:00 p.m., Maundy Thursday Potluck Supper, Candlelight Communion

March 30, 1:00 p.m., Good Friday Service

April 1 (S) Easter Sunday, Communion Sunday

April 8 (S)

April; 15 (S)

April 12, Holocaust Remembrance Day

April 17, Income Taxes Due

April 22, (S) Earth Day

April 25, Administrative Professionals Day

April 27, National Arbor Day

April 27-28, Wisconsin Congregational Association Annual Meeting and Leadership Summit at First Congregational Church, Wauwatosa

April 29 (S)

May, Christian Home Month

May 1, May Day

May 3, National Day of Prayer

May 6 (S)

May 8 National Teacher Appreciation Day

May 10 Ascension Day

May 12 Mother’s Day Breakfast

May 13 (S) Mother’s Day, Ascension Sunday

May 19, Armed Forces Day

May 20 (S) Pentecost

May 27 (S) Trinity Sunday, Memorial Sunday

May 28, Memorial Day Observed

May 30, Memorial Day, Traditional

To be announced, Vacation Bible School

June 3, (S)

June 10 (S)

June 14, Flag Day

June 17 (S) Father’s Day

June 21, First Day of Summer

June 24 (S)

July 1, (S) Communion Sunday, Independence Sunday

July 4, U. S. Independence Day

July 8 (S)

July 8 - 14 Wisconsin Congregational Association Camp 2018 (Youth), Mt. Morris

July 15 (S)

July 22 (S) Parents Day

July 29 (S)

August 5 (S) Friendship Day

August 12 (S)

August 19 (S) Outdoor Worship and Church Picnic at Arena Village Park.

August 26 (S)

September 2 (S) Labor Sunday

September 3 Labor Day

September 9 (S) Grandparents Day

September 16 (S) Step Family Day

September 17, Constitution Day, Citizenship Day

September 23 (S) First Day of Autumn

September 30 (S)

October Pastor’s Appreciation Month

October 7 (S) World Communion Sunday

October 8 Columbus Day Observed

October 12, Columbus Day

October 14 (S)

October 16 Boss’s Day

October 19 Children’s Sabbath (19-21)

October 21, Laity Sunday

October 24, United Nations Day

October 26 Mother-In Law Day

October 28 (S) Reformation Sunday

October 31 Reformation Day, Halloween

November Native American Heritage Month

November 1 All Saints Day

November 4 (S) All Saints Sunday, Daylight Savings Time Ends

November 11 (S) Veterans’s Day, First Congregational Church, Arena Church Anniversary

November 18, (S) Thanksgiving Sunday, International Bible Week (18-24)

November 22, Thanksgiving Day

November 25 (S) Christ the King/Reign of Christ Sunday, Hanging of the Green, Lunch Following

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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 April

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Pastor’s Tentative Days Away