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Upcoming December News & Events
*Dec 10-16-A Sweet Way To Support Homeless Families: If you purchase Chocolate Chip Cookies from any Sweet Tomatoes Restaurant now through December 16, 100 percent of the proceeds goes to Family Promise. The cost is only $2 per dozen. If you’re unable to get to a Sweet Tomatoes Restaurant before next Monday, Loren Waltz will be purchasing several dozen cookies and you can purchase a dozen or more from him. Please let us know if you would like this option. Thanks for your support!!!
*All of December-’Behold!’ Advent Devotional: From The Stillspeaking Writers’ Group, this Advent devotional is about the questionable ideal of trying to make the Christmas story “new” … year after year. This collection of Advent devotionals asks a similar question: How can we make the Advent and Christmas stories real? “This collection of Advent devotionals is called “Behold!” because we hope you will find ways throughout the season to accompany the shepherds on their journey to Bethlehem. We hope you will listen once again to the familiar story and then, with the shepherds, behold the new reality Christmas Brings.” You can pick up a copy of this booklet in the church office. The cost is $5.
*All of December-Courtyard Brick Project: Time moves fast. Sometimes we just want to slow it down, to freeze a moment, to see something last through the seasons. Here’s a chance to do that at church. We invite you to engrave a name, an idea, a prayer on a brick in our Main Street Courtyard. You can memorialize a loved one, or honor a mentor, express your thanks or give a grandchild a place to point to. An engraved brick makes a great Christmas present to support the church as well. Bricks can be bought individually or in bundles–$150 for a single brick, $250 for two bricks; $300 for 3 bricks with each additional brick available for $100. Brick order forms will be available at the Scrip table in the Fellowship Hall through December.
*December 1st-22nd-Progress Christmas: All children and youth are welcome to participate in our Progressive Christmas Pageant. Every Sunday the children and youth will get to dress up and share a part of the Christmas story with the congregation during “Time with Children”. All participants are asked to come 15 minutes before worship to change into costume. Costumes are found in the “blue room”. The Sunday themes are listed below. Contact Kristy if you have additional questions.
*December 14th-Christmas For Kids: This year in place of the Advent Workshop, the Nurture Commission is introducing a new event called Christmas For Kids. This event will take place on Saturday, Dec 14, 9 AM-noon. It will include games, songs, crafts, Bible stories and many more fun filled activities. Kids come and have fun and parents can get some extra time to relax or get some Christmas shopping in. This is a FREE event. Registration forms can be found in your bulletin, in the church office and on the church website. ALL CHILDREN ARE WELCOME! If you are interested in volunteering your services for this event please contact Kristy.
Christmas For Kids Registration Form CFKRegistration2013
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