December 4, 2016

Post date: Dec 01, 2016 5:44:11 PM

Wednesday Holden Evening Prayer Services in Advent, November 30, December 7, 14.

Half hour worship services continue during the season of Advent on Wednesday nights at 7p.m. These are short services of scripture, prayer and song. During the hectic month of December, you are invited to take a brief time-out for worship and it’s always great to sing Holden Evening Prayer together.

Scandinavian Potluck Dinner, Wednesday, December 7th at 5:30p.m. We will be setting up the Fellowship Hall to accommodate 173 diners. Pick up a FREE ticket for each person in your party right after the service TODAY, December 4th. Because space is limited, if you take tickets and find later that you are unable to attend, please call the church office to let us know so that others can come to the dinner if we have a wait list.

In addition, we are asking for a crew of helpers and chefs who will be instrumental in making the event a success. There are two sign-up opportunities: one for being part of the crew of helpers and the other for indicating what food you’ll prepare. Please bring two items if your party is over 4 people so there is enough food for everyone. The Congregational Life Ministry thanks you in advance for your assistance.

If anyone is interested in helping at the Cold Weather Shelter, you can signup online, at, you will need to set up an account or login using Facebook.

Thank you to all who donated and bought Bread for the World Baked Goods last week. Through “Rick Steves/Bread for the World Drive” we were able to double our giving of $400.00 to $800.00 to help feed the hungry.

Please sign up to bring cookies or other refreshments for fellowship time after the service. There are lots of empty dates! The sign-up is on the kitchen door. Thank you!

Youth Activities

Today: Trip to FUSED! We have to leave earlier with the big group we have, so we are eating lunch here at church and leaving by 12:30 p.m. We should be back around 5 p.m.!

Wednesday: Scandinavian Dinner! Middle School Youth are cookie tray heroes and the High School Youth will be runners for the beverages. Swedish Meatballs make our guests really thirsty! Meet Amy by the kitchen at 5:30!

December 17: Caroling to the home bound. Meet at the church for a light lunch at noon and we are on our way! All ages, including youth, are cordially invited to join in and share a little Christmas cheer with our brothers and sisters in Christ who can’t get out much anymore.

December 19: Christmas Vacation Begins!!

Are you a part of the Christmas Challenge? Read the Flare and find out what it's all about!

The "Warming Tree" is up. Bring in your donations of mittens, scarves, and hats for those who need them most. Think of kiddos too! We will be delivering to the local schools as well as the FISH food bank this year!