Dec 13
December 14, 2019, 12:10 PM
 
December 13 , 2019
 
December 24 at 5:30 p.m.
Printed Invitations are on the Welcome Center -
Invite your friends, family and neighbors.
 
From the beginning, writers of the Christmas story have been bothered by the inn,
with the stable and manger close at hand. 
That is where we find ourselves: not by the shepherds, whose poverty and simplicity we lack; and not by the wise men, whose watchfulness
and decisiveness we lack. We are, at best,
guests at the inn. We sleep; we follow our
own plans and dreams. 
Can we be awakened by the angels’ news?
That is the question.
Rudolf Otto Wiemer
 
Children’s Christmas Pageant
December 15 during worship.
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Caroling and Gift Delivery
Brookdale, December 21, Saturday.
We will meet at Brookdale N. at 11:45 or if you want a ride, come to the church at 11:30. Children, youth
and adults are welcome.
Angel tree gift deadline is this Sunday. Please bring your gifts wrapped and tagged with the tag you took from the tree. If there is more than one package/bag, please tie them together or note on the card the name or number of the child, or adult. Gifts will be delivered to Mendez on Monday, December 16.
 
Gifts to Brookdale will be delivered Saturday, December 21.
Caroling: Please all adults and children join us on Saturday, December 21 to carol at Brookdale North. This is a wonderful intergenerational opportunity for all ages to bless and be blessed.
We will meet at Brookdale at 11:45 a.m.
 
Reminder for Parents of Children: Our final rehearsal for the Children’s Pageant will be this Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Then we will get in our costumes and share the story of Jesus’ birth with the congregation at 10:30. The children will return to Children’s Church to decorate cookies for Brookdale. A great day for them to minister to others. Don’t miss out!
 
Sunday, December 29:
10am coffee and goodies in fellowship hall, like we need the goodies, but it's still three days until New Year resolutions time.
At 10:30 we will gather as families in the celebration room to sing a few carols, have communion together and watch
a 23 minute family Christmas classic,
"The Very First Noel."
Childcare will be available for babies and toddlers.
 
LIVING FAITH
Camp Gonzo Young Adult Retreat
January 3 - 5
For more information contact Kim Johnson - kbajfrog@gmail.com
 
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Chi Rho Mid-Winter Retreat
January 17-19, 2020
Grades 6 - 8 - for more information email:
 
Butterfly Group
December Meeting Update
December 18, 6:00 pm
@Panera Bread.
The Butterfly group will not meet at their regular time in December, but will resume regular schedule in January.
 
A Special Thank You to Anna Rash for last Sunday's
Directory Photo session!
 
There will be no December Pot Luck!