The family devotional Oh Holy Night! along with a few others are on the Information Counter. Many others are available online. PCUSA’s devotional, God Lifts the Lowly, can be downloaded at https://www.presbyterianmission.org/resource/pt-2018-advent-devotional/.
The pain of losing a parent to incarceration can impact a young person for life. Help bless such a child by providing a gift at Christmas, a time when missing that parent is even more palpable. Get the name of a child at the Angel Tree table by the Welcome Center. Contact Lisa West firstname.lastname@example.org to help wrap or distribute gifts.
December Women’s Circles
Circle Lydia will meet for a Christmas brunch on Wednesday, December 12 at 9:30am in the home of Dolores Latham. Non perishable food items will be collected for the Food Bank. Info? Contact Dolores.
Circle Mary’s Christmas brunch is also on December 12 at the home of Helen Locatelli.
West Side Library Book Club
Book Club meets in the library at 7:00pm Sunday evening. All who love to read and discuss books are welcome.
Special People Christmas Party and Presents
Special People’s Christmas party is Saturday, December 8. Please bring your wrapped gift to the Welcome Center by Friday, December 7.
Ron and Sharon Rice will be displaying their collection of nativity sets, gathered from all over the world, in the long hallway leading to Howell Auditorium.
Women of Hope
Beautiful aprons, dolls, table runners and other items made by Nigerian widows affected by HIV/AIDS will be on sale today and December 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
Today – 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 and Sharon Rice will show the highlights of their latest trip to Nigeria including wheelchair distributions, an Emir’s palace with Ron in his chief’s turban and robe, a visit to the deaf school, giving white canes to blind students and university students competing in a tribal dance contest.
December 16 – Bible Trivia! Come with your own team or join one that morning for a rousing game naming Biblical whodunnits, places, and events.
December 23 – Christmas Caroling led by Sid Hoagland
December 30 – Christian Mindfulness. Dave Pimblett leads us to understand how being mindful – noticing, thinking, and feeling in present time – is fundamental to a quality walk with God.
Wednesdays, 11/7–12/19, 6:30–8:00pm
The Road Back To You – What you don’t know about yourself can hurt you, your relationships and your walk with God. Explore the Enneagram, a model of the nine predominant personality types. Order your book, The Road Back To You, online through Amazon ($23.58). NO meeting December 5.
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 meets in Room 2 @ 10:00am.
Youth News (Grades 6-12)
Sun. (2) – High School Sunday School @ Malachi class in Howell, 9:00am
Sun. (2) – Middle School Sunday School, Room 5, 9:00am
Sun. (2) – Middle School Huddle, 6:30pm
Sun. (2) – High School Impact, 6:30pm
Fri. – (7) – Volunteer @ Date Night
Read the Bible in a Year
This week: Romans 12–16; Acts 20:3 – Acts 28; Ephesians 1–6; Philippians 1–4
9:00am Children and Youth Sunday School
9:00am Adult Class – Malachi: All To Him I Owe
10:00am Worship Service and Communion
11:15am Fellowship and Coffee
11:30am Potluck Fellowship Meal
5:00pm Worship Service
6:00pm Fellowship Meal
6:30pm Middle School Huddle
6:30pm High School Impact
7:00pm West Side Library Book Club
Mon. (3) Church Building Closed
6:30am Men’s Koinonia Prayer & Breakfast
5:30pm Cub Scouts
10:30am Staff Meeting
1-5pm West Side Wednesdays
5:30pm Women’s Christmas Banquet Seating Begins
6:00pm Women’s Christmas Banquet Served
1:00pm Women’s Bible Study
6–9pm Date Night (Child-care check-in is 5:50pm)
8:00am Oasis Men’s Group
Noon Special People Christmas Party