Mid-December Updates!

Updates are back!  As we enter into the last stages of the Advent Season and look towards Christmas, we have plenty to share!  As always, we have activities here at church designed to encourage you and help you grow in your faith walk.  Please take advantage of these things!

Sunday is the 4th Sunday of Advent.  Plan now to be here at 10:00 as we look forward to Christmas and the birth of our Savior.  Wonderful music from our choir, special offertory, scripture, praises and prayers and the lighting of the Advent Candle.  We are in need of someone or a group of people to do the candle lighting and reading. Give Pastor a call or speak to him on Sunday morning.   Kids Connection is in place and coffee time follows worship in Veno Hall.

An opportunity for prayer happens each Sunday morning prior to worship in the church parlor beginning at about 8:45.  Come and go as you need to.

Young Life meets on Monday evening at 7:27 on the top floor.  Young Life is then on winter break for January and February.

Church Council meets on Monday evening at 7:00 in the Council Room.

MANY MANY thanks to Cindy and Kaitie Frank for all their work in coordinating Christmas gifts for a young family.  And to everyone who contributed to this effort – thank you.  You have helped to make a Merry Christmas for this family!

A Byzantine Christmas ’16  Interested in experiencing the music and story of Christmas from another Christian tradition?  Join Pastor Kevin on December 22nd in Cambridge.  For more information see Pastor Kevin (he’s going!)

Don’t forget to post your Christmas Card on the board in the Welcome Center!  And be sure and stop and read the cards – they are for you!

This is the last Sunday to purchase poinsettias.  Look for the insert in your bulletin on Sunday.  I gave incorrect info last week.  The poinsettias will be in the sanctuary for Christmas Eve, Christmas and New Years Sundays.  So you still have time to order them.  The cost is $12.00.  They are being delivered Friday, the 23rd.

Once again, there will be 2 Christmas Eve services this year.  There will be a casual family time at 5:00, meeting in the Welcome Center with carol singing and Christmas stories.  Warm beverages and Christmas treats included!  At 10:00 we will have our traditional candle light service with our friend, Felice Pomeranz as guest harpist.  Christmas carol singing, music from our choir and a message from Pastor Kevin as we usher in Christmas Day.  Please plan now to join us for one of these services.

Christmas Day worship is at 10:00am as we celebrate the birth of our Savior! 

Serving Sunday:
Greeter: Sandy Habib
Ushers:  Dottie Cotter and Barbara Sweeny
Kids:  Meg, Shannon, Melanie, Sharon, Barbara Sweeny
Coffee:  We have no volunteer to set-up.  We do have volunteers for clean-up and one person for snacks.  Please help out 🙂

Thank you for being a faithful part of our church.  I hope you know you are appreciated and loved! See you Sunday!
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