ANNOUNCEMENTS of Ministry
The First Noel Advent Study -Cobb-Falk Room, 9:30-10:30 a.m. - Please join us on a journey back to the First Noel and forward to discover it's meaning for us today. This week, we will examine the use of parables as a narrative metaphor, Matthew's parallel between Moses and Jesus, and Luke's emphasis on women, the marginalized, and the Holy Spirit. Books are available for $12 or an offering of your love.
Room in the Inn - Our next evening to host Room in the Inn will be Tuesday, December 17. We’re in need of volunteers for dinner host and drivers both in the evening and morning. Please see the list posted in the Big Room for details and sign-up to volunteer!
Brighter Days after school ministry needs volunteers to tutor Kindergarten through 6th grade on December 9, 10, 11, 12, 16, and 17 between 3:30-5:30 p.m. Come by for an hour or 1/2 hour; all dates are available. Many blessings always, Nancy (email@example.com)
FreeStore Donations - Please remember the FreeStore during the holiday season. The FreeStore will be open in December on the 7th and 21st. We would appreciate donations, which can be dropped off at the following times:
- Every Tuesday from 2:00 until 4:30 p.m.
- 1st and 3rd Saturdays- 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
- Every Sunday between the two worship services (9:30 to 10:30 a.m.)
If you can’t make it at any of these times, call Mike Awalt to set up a time to drop off your donations. Please no food, furniture, clothing, shoes, or large appliances.
The Green Team is meeting on Monday, December 9, 4:30-5:30p.m., in the 1416 office building.
The UMW Book Group will not meet in December. BUT it will meet in January, on the third Thursday, January 16, at 3 o'clock at the home of Donna Cookson. Happy reading.
Prayer Request Cards - The Congregational Care Team is working to collect the prayer concerns of the congregation, which may be directed in one or more ways:
- On the prayer list in the bulletin and/or
- To the prayer group, which meets monthly and/or
- For the Congregational Care team, for visitation or other appropriate assistance
- To the pastor only
There is now a small locked box at the rear of the worship room, along with Prayer Request Cards (and envelopes, for the confidential requests). Please use the cards to be sure that your prayer request is noted and directed to the most helpful place(s). Requests can still be made verbally during worship, though it would be most helpful to the Team and Pastor to have them in writing as well. Cards may also be given to the Greeters or placed in the offering bowls.
Prayer Shawls are available (folded over the kneeler in the worship room). Please feel free to take one as you have need, and be assured that the prayers of the congregation surround you.
Community Pot Lucks - The Villa Place Community House has begun Community Pot Lucks again. Please contact Yvonne to sign up for specific lunch items. We are very excited to begin this time of fellowship again!
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