For those of you who have filled out your cards-thank you. Your commitment to our church’s ministry is much appreciated. For those of you who have not yet had a chance to fill out a card, we would be deeply grateful is you would consider doing so. It helps us to make estimates of what we can and/or cannot fund next year. Extra cards can be found on the glass cabinet in the lobby of the church’s sanctuary or by contacting the church office (477-6030, email@example.com). You may mail them in or deposit them in the offering plate on Sunday morning. As of December 4, 2016 we have collected 55 cards totaling a commitment to $88,616 for the General Fund and $7,493 for the Mission Fund. (In 2016 our pledge total for the General Fund was $127,188) Thank you!
If you are willing and able to help out, please add your name to the sign- up sheet on the glass cabinet in the sanctuary lobby or by contacting Pastor Dave (477-6030 or firstname.lastname@example.org). Ushers are asked to be at the church by 7:15 PM on Christmas Eve for review of the candle-lighting portion of the service. Thank you!
Readers are needed for this service. If you are interested, please add your name to the sign-up sheet on the glass cabinet in the lobby of the Sanctuary.
On Sunday, 12/11, at 10:00 AM you are invited to join us for a good old fashioned hymn sing. Requests for hymns will be taken and we will sing as many as we can before worship begins at 10:10 AM.
On December 18, 2016, in addition to the Christmas Pageant on this Sunday, we will also remember and give thanks for St. Nicholas. Very often, the Santa Claus we think of today is quite a bit different than his ancestor, St. Nicholas. On this Sunday, we will try to reclaim this important Christian tradition and the lessons this Saint has to teach us about the deeper meaning of the Advent/Christmas Season. St. Nicholas himself will even make an appearance! In honor of the spirit of St. Nicholas, we will be collecting non-perishable food items for the Doors of Hope Food pantry and knitted goods for Concerns-U. Collection bags are available at the church. Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity we have planned for ALL AGES!
THIS YEAR’S CHRISTMAS PAGEANT WILL TAKE PLACE ON SUNDAY, 12/18/16, DURING WORSHIP ALONG WITH OUR GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE OF ST. NICHOLAS. Rehearsals for the pageant will take place at 9:00 AM in the church sanctuary on Sunday, 12/11/16 and 12/18/16.
Christian Ed Classes at 9:00 on Sundays!
Programs are available for pre-school age children on up through adults. This year we are excited to offer a new program for children ages pre-school through 6th grade. There will also be classes for Middle High School (at CEB) and High School students (in Sanctuary Balcony) as well as a class for adults (at CEB, Room 22). Questions? Please contact either Judy Vitali (email@example.com, 892-4189) or Sharon Civalier (firstname.lastname@example.org, 477-4323).