Announcements of Sunday, Dec. 9

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 16. Ron Rice brings these items back from the Mashiah Foundation, a Christian ministry that provides support for these young widows and their children.

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 (4548 54th Ave SW). 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.

Submit Your 2018 Expenditures ASAP

We need to get the books in order. Get your receipts and a check request submitted to the appropriate department no later than December 21!

Year End Giving

Your gifts to support WSPC’s many amazing programs and ministries make a huge impact as we live out our mission to share hope in Jesus Christ. There are lots of ways to give – your regular giving envelopes mailed or dropped off, checks or cash, or using the “Christmas Giving” envelope in your box. Amounts received in the Christmas Giving envelope will be applied to our general funding guide unless it is part of the Christmas Eve offering, which is given 100% to specially approved missions projects. Gifts must be received or postmarked by December 31, 2018 to qualify for tax deduction.

IRA Charitable Giving to WSPC

If you are 70½ or older, you have the opportunity to minimize your taxes (even if you don’t itemize!) by making a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) from your IRA or Roth IRA to support ministry at WSPC. Distributions must be paid directly to West Side Presbyterian Church and must be received by December 31, 2018 to obtain tax credit.

Sunday Adult Education, 9:00am

Today – 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. The book, The Road Back To You, is available online at Amazon ($23.58).

Lost & Found

Dishes, Bakeware left in the kitchen are on the table in the hall. If one is yours, please reclaim it. Thanks.

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 meets in Room 2 @ 10:00am.

Youth News (Grades 6-12)

Sun. (9) – High School Sunday School, Rap Hall, 9:00am
Sun. (9) – Middle School Sunday School, Room 5, 9:00am
Sun. (9) – Confirmation / Discipleship Groups, 6:30–8:30pm

Read the Bible in a Year

This week: Colossians 1–4; Hebrews 1–13; Philemon; 1 Peter 1–5

Service Notes for Sunday, Dec. 9

Preaching Today – Dr. Keith Tanis is our Bridge Pastor.
Candle Lighters – Casey, Shawnda, Colton, Allie and Paige Fukano

Calendar

Sun. (9)
9:00am Children and Youth Sunday School
9:00am Adult Class – Wheelchairs for Nigeria Video
10:00am Worship Service & Children’s Christmas Pageant
11:30am Fellowship and Coffee
5:00pm Worship Service
6:00pm Fellowship Meal
6:30pm Confirmation / Discipleship Groups

Mon. (10) Church Building Closed

Tues. (11)
6:30am Men’s Koinonia Prayer & Breakfast
5:30pm Cub Scouts
5:30pm Stewardship & Finance Department Meeting
6:30pm Department Meetings
7:30pm Scouts

Wed. (12)
9:30am Circle Lydia Christmas Brunch @ Latham’s
9:30am Circle Mary Christmas Brunch @ Locatelli’s
10:30am Staff Meeting
1-5pm West Side Wednesdays
6:30pm The Road Back To You Class
7:00pm Missions Prayer
7:00pm Scout Troop Committee

Thurs. (13)
1:00pm Women’s Bible Study
7:00pm Choir Rehearsal

Fri. (14)
6:00pm Senior Fellowship Christmas Party @ Rice’s

Sat. (15)
8:00am Oasis Men’s Group
10:00am Choir Rehearsal
12:00pm Community Meal

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