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Lectio divina
Lectio divina, the art of divine reading of the Bible will be held every Wednesday from 3:30 to
5 p.m. at the UMass Newman Center (472 North Pleasant Street) in Classroom 1
. A second
group will also meet in Advent for one hour from 7 to 8 p.m. For more information contact
Michael at
(413) 251-9855 or brotherzak@gmail.com.

Adopt a Family
Every year we support needy families in the Pioneer Valley with gifts, including a $100 gift
card to a grocery store. Lists of requests from each family can be found in the church entryway
as well as large boxes where wrapped gifts may be deposited.
Please mark each wrapped gift with two tags:
1) Family tag with code number of family, the age and gender of the person.
2) Temporary tag with family #, age and what is in the wrapped gift.
Both of these pieces of information are simple, but ensure that gifts get to the correct person and
any possible gaps are filled.
Monetary donations can be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church with “Adopt a Family” in the
memo. These donations will be used to purchase the gift cards.
Wrapped gifts should be dropped off here at the church by
December 12th. Roger Grette and
volunteers will handle the gift organization and everything will be delivered to Holy Family
Church in S. Deerfield on December 14th. Please consider a gift this 2017 season.