Christmas caroling together is just a week away. On December 20, come help us spread glad tidings to our community as we sing Christmas carols in neighborhoods and invite people to our Christmas Eve service. We will meet at church at 5:30 p.m., practice a bit, break up in groups, and then return to the church for cookies and cider, ending at 8:00 p.m. Please sign up on The City by Monday so that we can plan on enough song sheets and cookies. Bring the whole family for this great evening together!
Christmas Eve Service – December 24, 6:00 p.m.
Everyone is invited to come Christmas Eve as we celebrate the birth of Christ, the Light of Christmas. It begins at 6:00 p.m. and is appropriate for the whole family, friends and neighbors. Childcare is not provided for this one-hour program. Plan to stay after the service for cookies and cider.
Year-End and Online Giving
As we prepare to close out 2015 and consider some year-end giving, please plan to give by December 27 in order to have it included in 2015 donations by offering. If sending by mail, it must be dated and postmarked by December 31. December 25 is the last day for a scheduled online gift either through The City or your bank. Make 2016 a more generous, obedient and consistent year through online giving on The City. Aren’t on The City yet? Contact Rich Shipe (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Our Church Library
We have a wonderful church library full of quality and biblically sound books, tapes and DVDs. It’s on the lower level and is open when the church is open. All donations of Christian books and DVDs are reviewed, kept or discarded by our librarian, Andria Donnelly. Items are deemed appropriate due to content, physical condition, and relevance to our church body. Receipts for library donations are available from the church administrator.
On December 3, we were privileged to hear from Dr. Dan Stephens, who has been one of our supported missionaries for over 15 years in Zimbabwe. He challenged us to step up and ask God to show each of us individually what it looks like to say, “here am I, send me.” Download this message to get a glimpse of a life in service to God.
Weekly giving needed for FY2016 budget – $16,807.27
Total giving to budget for week of 12/6/15 – $22,474.66
YTD giving needed for budget – $168,072.43
Actual YTD giving to budget – $193,325.75
Giving over budget – $25,253.32
December 13 – Speaker: Elder Bill Parker
December 16 — Youth Group Christmas Party
December 20, 5:30pm – Churchwide Caroling in the Community
December 24, 6:00pm – Christmas Eve Service
December 27, 11:00am only – Worship Service (no 9:30 service or classes; childcare for 3 yrs & under)
December 28-January 2 – Church Office Closed
January 10 – Baby Dedication (sign up at email@example.com)
January 25, 7:00pm – Women’s Coffee & Conversation @ the Murphys’