Announcements - Week of December 16, 2018

Advent III

CHURCH & FAMILY CHRISTMAS DINNER

A fun evening of games and skits! A Spaghetti Dinner will be served (donation based). The fun starts at 5:30 p.m.

TAI CHI FOR SENIORS

Tai Chi meets in the Social Hall every Thursday at 10:30 a.m.. The old-timers and any new-comers are welcome!

FOOD PANTRY AND CLOTHES CLOSET

Your Food Pantry and Clothes Closet continues to serve those in need in our community. We are in need of Paper Grocery Bags with handles, Food, and Winter Coats –All donations may be left outside of the Burchette Room on the first floor of the Educational Building. Thank you for your support of these mission opportunities.

CHRISTMAS CARDS

Please take time to sign as many Christmas Cards outside the church office for the Shut-Ins while you are at church. If you could do one card for every shut-in, that would be great. The names are already printed on the outside of the cards. Please replace them back in the basket once you have signed them. We would like to collect as many cards as we can from the congregation by Dec. 16! The Shut-Ins will receive the cards plus a box of cookies for Christmas. Please contact Mary Swing for information.

SOCIETY OF ST. ANDREW

In the church year, this third Sunday of Advent is called “Joy Sunday”. In the middle of our busy, Advent season, take this day just to be glad, to be grateful for all the blessings we have received in our lives, and to look forward to the greatest joy, our Savior, soon to be born in Bethlehem. As you reflect on the joy in your life, give generously to Society of St. Andrew, using the coin box you received with your Advent devotional booklet. Today, spend time naming your blessings, and place a coin in your coin box for every blessing you name.

UM Women

December 28 registration deadline for United Methodist Day at General Assembly, Thursday, January 31. Contact Sarah Lynn Croll if interested. First gathering of the new year Tuesday, January 8, at 10:00am meeting followed by program. Bring sandwich. Dessert and drink provided. Monday, January 28 UMW will pack lunches to be given out on Tuesday to CARITAS guests.

TOILETRIES COLLECTION

The children will be collecting the following items to make “goodie” bags for our CARITAS guests: Travel size: shampoo, conditioner, lotion, hand sanitizer. Standard size: hairbrush

Please drop these items off in the box located outside the church office during the month of January.

ELF SHOP FOR CHILDREN

The Children’s Elf Shop will be open for business on TODAY from 9:30 – 11:45 a.m. We are looking for clean, gently used items for the shop. Please drop them off in the bin under the table at the church office. The kids will earn Elf dollars to use for purchases by reciting their verses, good behavior, and the good deeds they do without being asked! Thanks for your help! See Liz Turner for more information.

STAFF PARISH RELATIONS COMMITTEE

Meeting January 6th in the Scott Walford Room following the 11 a.m. Worship service.