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Announcements for 12-03-17

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WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENTS 

ELDER ON CALL: Each week an Elder will be available for congregational needs. This week that Elder is Shirley Medley.

THIS WEEK in The Story:  Chapter 11 – 1 Samuel 16-31, 2 Samuel 1- 22

NEXT WEEK in The Story:  Chapter 12 – 2 Samuel 1-22, 1 Chronicles    

Gatherings to study “The Story” beyond Worship:

Sunday Mornings at 9:45 – 2nd Floor Classroom or Fellowship Hall.

Next evening gathering will be Tuesday, January 16  at 7:00 pm in the Prayer Chapel.

TODAY’S FELLOWSHIP LUNCH will be held following worship. This will also be a time of reflection while we share in our fellowship meal. All are invited to stay and help us decorate the Sanctuary for Advent and Christmas following this lunch!

MEN’S FELLOWSHIP will meet Tuesday, December 12 at 6:30 pm. Please le the church office know if you plan to attend.

CHRISTMAS MUSIC REHEARSALS  will begin at 7:00 pm every Wednesday and last for 30 minutes. Christmas music will be on December 17 during the Sunday morning service. Sunday rehearsals immediately after the service will be on December 3 following the congregational meeting, and December 10.

ADVENT DEVOTIONALS for both families and adults can be found on the table in the Narthex.  Please choose and take one home today.

YOUNG ADULTS AND FAMILIES of the congregation are invited to join in a Christmas Faithfood fellowship meal on Tuesday, December 19 at 5:30pm hosted by Emma and Ricky Crabtree.  Save the date!

PLEASE CLAIM Lowes Foods reward stamps and give to Charlie Adams to redeem for new cookware for the kitchen.

DECEMBER AWARENESS MONTH:

Crohn’s and Colitis Awareness Week (December 1-7)

Safe Toys and Gifts Month

National Influenza Vaccination Week (first full week of December)

World AIDS Day (December 1)

National Handwashing Awareness Week (December 4-10)