Upcoming Events for 12-11-17 thru 12-17-17

Upcoming Events for 12-11-17 thru 12-17-17

DECEMBER WORSHIP THEMES & SCRIPTURE READINGS
December 10: Nothing Is Impossible: More Peace (Luke 1: 26-56)
December 17: Cantata: One Silent Night – A Christmas Ballad of Love & Joy
(Covered Dish Lunch following worship)
December 24: Do Not Be Afraid: More Joy (Matthew 1: 18-25)
December 24: Candlelight Service at 8:00pm:
This Will Be a Sign: More Love (Luke 2: 1-20)
December 31: Breakfast at 9:30…Worship in the Chapel at 10:00am
Get Up & Go: More Life (Matthew 2: 1-23)


  • JOINT ADVENT VESPERS SERVICE AT SECOND REFORMED UCC
    We have been invited to Second Reformed UCC on Sunday, December 10th at 7:00pm to worship together in a time of prayer and healing. Rev. Horton says, “at times it can be difficult to feel hope, peace, joy, and love because our lives are filled with anxious insecurities and feelings of struggle and hopelessness.” Please plan to join in this meaningful service of worship and prayer led by Rev. Jim Luck and Rev. Elizabeth Horton

  • CHURCH FUNDRAISER…SMOKED BOSTON BUTTS FOR SALE!
    This weekend is the last chance to get your tickets for the smoked Boston Butts prepared by Mike Brown and team. There are a few tickets still available. They will be prepared on Friday, December 22nd and ready for pick up that afternoon between 3:00 and 4:00pm. December 10th is the LAST DAY TO PRE-ORDER. Payment for orders taken is due by Monday, December 11th. You will be given a ticket that you will need to pick up your order. No tickets will be sold nor will money be collected the day of pick up.

  • 2018 BIRTHDAY & ANNIVERSARY CALENDARS
    The Evangelism Board will be selling First Reformed UCC Birthday and Anniversary Calendars for 2018. We would love to have full participation but if you object to having your birthday or anniversary included, please let the office know. Also, if you haven’t given either of those dates before, please call to make sure you’re on the calendar.

  • SAY CHEESE!
    There will be a congregational picture taken on December 17th immediately following the worship service. Bring $20 on this day if you’d like to purchase an 8×10 copy of this picture.

  • HOMEMADE SOUP
    Women’s Life Fellowship will be taking pre-orders during the month of January for homemade soup (Brunswick stew style). It will be available at the February congregational meal. It will be sold in quarts ($8.00) and pints ($4.00). Contact the church office to pre-order.

  • DATES TO REMEMBER for all Children, Teens and their Families:
    December 10 9:45am Family Service Project (make “Snowman Soup” and “Reindeer Jars” for Meals on Wheels client and homebound members)
    December 17 Bring wrapped gifts to church for Positive Wellness Alliance clients’ children
    December 21 5:00pm Christmas caroling, eat pizza, drink hot chocolate
    December 24 9:45am Children and teens practice for Live Nativity Portrait for the 8:00pm service
    December 24 8:00pm Christmas Eve Service Live Nativity Portrait

OUR CHURCH AT PRAYER:
Margot Everhart, J.W. and Betty Bates, Mary Berrier, Ruth Essick, Merle Hodges, Peggy Bates, Carolyn Spivey, Valerie Price, Joyce Price, Rita Tussey, Adena Wall, Marzell Crotts, Hoyle Potts, Margie & Vogen Everhart, Doris Frye, Doris Flynt, James Everhart, Lib & Jimbo Hinkle, Jo Hudson

Monday, December 11
5:00pm Tutoring
6:30pm Open Hands Ministry Meal {FH}

Wednesday, December 13
12:00am Friendship Club Christmas Luncheon {FH}
7:15pm Adult Choir Practice {Sanctuary}

Thursday, December 14
5:30pm YOGA Class {Parlor}
6:45pm Women’s Life Fellowship Christmas Party {at Mike Price and Brian McKerlie’s house}
7:00pm Square Dancing {FH}

Friday, December 15
6:30pm ”Actors” Practice for Cantata {Sanctuary}
7:30pm “Amahl and the Night Visitors” {Smith Civic Center}

Saturday, December 16
10:00am Choir Practice for Cantata {Sanctuary}
7:30pm “Amahl and the Night Visitors” {Smith Civic Center}

Sunday, December 17: Third Sunday of Advent and Choir Cantata
9:45am Children’s Sunday School with Lynn Brown
Willing Workers Class with Doug Sink
New Way Class with Dave Fulton
Pastor’s Discuss Class with Rev. Horton
11:00am Worship Service — Congregational Picture following worship
12:15pm Covered Dish Luncheon & Kids’ Sing


OTHER UPCOMING EVENTS:

  1. December 10 7:00pm joint Advent Worship Service at Second Reformed UCC
  2. December 10 last day to pre-order Boston Butts
  3. December 13 Friendship Club Catered Christmas Party (FH)
  4. December 14 Women’s Life Fellowship Christmas Party
  5. December 15 6:30pm practice for all “actors” for the Christmas Cantata in the sanctuary
  6. December 16 Adult Choir practice for Cantata in the sanctuary
  7. December 17 Christmas Cantata (sanctuary), congregational picture, covered dish lunch (FH)
  8. December 21 Families First caroling, pizza supper and hot chocolate
  9. December 22 Pick up pre-ordered Boston Butts between 3:00 and 4:00 (DON’T FORGET YOUR TICKET!)
  10. December 24 Sunday School, 11:00 Worship service and 8:00pm Candlelight Service
  11. December 25 Merry Christmas
  12. December 31 9:30am light breakfast in the Fellowship Hall and 10:00am worship in the Chapel


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