Weekly Announcements for Nov 25

Christmas Presents Needed

Help Christmas be memorable for our Special People by providing a gift to be presented to them at their Christmas party on December 8. Dot will be in the Narthex today with names of recipients and instructions. Please bring your wrapped gift to the Welcome Center by Friday, December 7.

Decorate the Sanctuary and Tree for Christmas

Helping hands are welcome Wednesday, November 28 (1–4pm) and Thursday,  November  29 (10am–4pm) to joyfully ‘haul out the holly’! For more information, contact Janet Jones.

After-Worship Potluck on December 2 @ 11:30am

The All Church Fellowship meal on that Communion Sunday will have food provided by YOU!  Bring your favorite brunch item to share.  Oven and refrigerator are available for cooking, heating and storing–mark your name on your dishes!

Advent Devotionals

Get your hearts prepared for the coming of our Messiah! Advent begins Sunday, December 2. At the Information Counter there are Advent devotionals, Oh Holy Night!, for families along with a few others. You can download PCUSA’s devotional, God Lifts the Lowly.

Put Garage Sale (and Our Youth) on Your Christmas List!

Save the stuff you are replacing this Christmas for our fabulous March Garage Sale! We will take clean items in good working order – household items, sporting goods, tools, etc. starting January 20. The profit from our garage sale underwrites the cost of the youth Memorial Day retreat.

Women of Hope Goods Available

Beautiful aprons, dolls, table runners and other items made by Nigerian widows affected by HIV/AIDS will be on sale on December 2, 9 and 16. Ron Rice brings these items back from the Mashiah Foundation, a Christian ministry that provides support for these young widows and their children.

Sunday Adult Education, 9:00am, Howell Auditorium

Today–Dec. 2:  Malachi: All To Him I Owe, facilitated by Josh Kutz. We have been chosen and given the privilege of being counted among God’s people, yet our lives don’t always reflect this great gift. All too often, we fall short and fail to meet our half of the bargain. Join us for a deep dive into the book of Malachi, a prophet who will challenge and convict us in our worship, our service, and our giving.

December 9 – Ron Rice Wheelchairs for Nigeria presentation

December 16Bible Trivia! Come with your own team or join one that morning for a rousing game of Biblical whodunnits, dried up rivers/deserts and why they matter, and fun times with The Apostle Paul among other things.

December 23 – Christmas Caroling led by Sid Hoagland

December 30 – Mindfulness seminar led by Dave Pimblett

Wednesdays, 11/7–12/19, 6:30–8:00pm, Chapel

The Road Back To You– What you don’t know about yourself can hurt you, your relationships and your walk with God. Join us as we explore the Enneagram, a model of the nine predominant personality types. Order you book, The Road Back To You, online through Amazon ($23.58). Note: We will NOT meet December 5.

Children’s Ministry

Sunday School for 3 Year Old–5th Grade meets at 9:00am. An usher can point you towards the stairs to the lower level and where there are signs (and people) to help your child find the appropriate classroom.

Church Time for 3 Year Old – 2nd Grade in Room 2 @ 10:00am

Today – Jon & Susan DeFant

December 2 – Shaw and Patrice Lynds

Youth News (Grades 6-12)

Sun. (25) – High School Sunday School, Rap Hall, 9am
Sun. (25) – Middle School Sunday School, Room 5, 9am
Sat. (12/1) – Serve Day, TBD

Read the Bible in a Year

This week: Acts 19:11–20:2; 2 Corinthians 1–13; Romans 1–11.

Calendar

Sun. (25)
9:00am           Children and Youth Sunday School
9:00am           Adult Class – Malachi: All To Him I Owe
10:00am         Worship Service
11:15am         Fellowship and Coffee
5:00pm           Worship Service
6:00pm           Fellowship Meal

Tues. (27)
6:30am           Men’s Koinonia Prayer & Breakfast
5:30pm           Cub Scouts
7:00pm           Deacons Meeting
7:30pm           Scouts

Wed. (28)
10:00am         Staff Meeting
1-5pm       West Side Wednesdays
6:30pm     Class: The Road Back To You
7:00pm           Bible Study and Prayer

Thurs. (29)
9:30am           Women’s Bible Study
7:00pm           Choir

Sat. (1)
8:00am           Oasis Men’s Group
9:00am           Girl Scouts
12:00pm         Community Meal
2:00pm     High School Serve Day

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