FROM SUNDAY, November 25, 2018
A Congregational Meeting will be held following worship on Sunday, December 9 to accept the 2019 Budget as approved by Session.
Christian Education Classes which begin next Sunday, December 2. Cycle 4: Engaging Faith Class A = “Mission” Class B – “Discipleship”
Join us as we explore: how the “church” as we know it is rapidly changing, what it means to be the “church” within our own communities, how we can share and live more effectively as followers of Jesus.
Advent Candle Lighting: Families, couples or individuals are invited to participate in the advent candle lighting during our Sunday worship services. Please indicate your willingness by calling the church office (835-5901).
Want to pick Pastor Drew’s brain? During Advent, he will offer 20 minutes of “Sermon Wrap” each week. So stick around with your questions.
Mark your calendars for Decemberfest on Friday, December 7 at 6:00. Tickets ($10) can be purchased on Sunday or in the office during the week.
All Ladies are invited to the Women’s Circle Christmas Party at the Heartland Restaurant in Girard on Saturday, December 1 a5 11:30. We will carpool from COTC leaving at 11:15. In lieu of a gift exchange, please bring box(es) of cereal for the West Millcreek Food Pantry.
Prayer of St. Francis: On Sundays thru January 20, you can help to teach just one line of the Prayer of St. Francis (a famous prayer that begins, “Lord, make me an instrument of your peace”). Pick a line (or a Sunday) and teach away. No skill required; just a love for our kids! Sign up with Brady Himes in the lobby behind the Worship Area.
We continue to need people to provide cookies for the Sunday morning fellowship time.
The 2019 Flower Calendar is posted in the Library. You may sign up for a Sunday you would like to provide flowers ($30) in memory of a loved one or in honor of a special person or occasion. Prior to your Sunday, you will be contacted regarding the type/color of flowers you want and the wording for the bulletin. You may take the flowers after the service.
Please let the church office know when you or a family member are going to be admitted to the hospital. We don’t always know unless you or a family member tells us.
We can do this! We have received almost half our 2019 Budget in pledges. Our goal is to reach 2/3. If we reach this goal, to celebrate, the Session will cook breakfast for the WHOLE congregation (members and non-members alike!)
The West Millcreek Food Pantry is in need of non-perishable food items. Toilet tissue, bar soap, spaghetti, spaghetti sauce, macaroni & cheese, peanut butter, cereal and baked beans are needed in November, but any non-perishable items you find on sale will be appreciated! Items can be left in the shopping cart next to the Information Center on the first floor of the education building. Thank you for your donations!
Underwear needed: Yes, you read that correctly. Our Neighbor’s Place Shelter is in need of unused underwear for their guests. This is our mission of the month focus for November.