December News & Announcements

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Week of November 27th
Sunday: First Sunday of Advent. No Christian Education
Worship, 11 am. Scripture: Hosea 3, Advent series: Why Jesus for Christmas?, #1,
Thursday: Bible Study, 3:30-4:30 pm., at Marian Lynes’ house. Elders Meeting, 7 pm
Saturday: 9-10:30 am Vision Statement meeting- come share and interact with the proposed statement with the team. for more information- see backside. ‘

Week of December 4th
Second Sunday of Advent.
Christian Education for students PreK-12th grade, 9:30 am;
Worship, 11 am. Led by Preaching Elder Kit Jackson. (Pastor Jeff away Sunday)
Thursday: Bible Study (see above), Consistory Meeting, 7 pm.

Week of December 11th
Third Sunday of Advent
Christian Education for students PreK-12th grade, 9:30 am; Worship, 11 am. Scripture: Why Jesus of Nazareth for Christmas, #2?,  Celebrating the Lord’s Supper
Thursday: Bible Study (see above)

Week of December 18th
Fourth Sunday of Advent: Christian Education for student PreK-12th, 9:30 am; Worship, 11 am. Sunday School Program
Thursday: Bible Study (see above)
Saturday: Christmas Eve candlelight service, 7 pm.

Week of December 25th
Sunday, Christmas! Worship 11 am. coffee and scones starting at 10:30 am in the foyer  and after the service.
(Pastor Jeff will be in vacation 12/26-1/1)

Get connected
Church directory– new directory available beginning December 4th.
News and Announcements- How do you like your information? The paper version runs the risk of a paper cut. A weekly email update will greet you Tuesdays. It includes prayer requests and odd things along with the announcements. Sign up at the website.  And if you missed anything, the website holds it all.

Annual Congregational Meeting & Lunch January 8th following worship Everyone welcome to come and hear about the life of the church and plans for ministry. Nominations for Elder and Deacon terms are open until December 4th. Description, details, and nomination box are on the foyer table.

January 14th: Forum on human sexuality, with particular questions around same-sex marriage. 10 am-11:30 am in the Fellowship Hall. The state has legalized it, the Reformed Church in America is in the process of changing our Order to deal with it, it’s all over the media- and we have questions. What does Scripture say about it? What has the church taught? Why are many changing their minds now? Is love is love really love? come open ready to listen and to share.

Financial Peace University
A recent report by the FDIC said that nearly 50% of American households do not have enough savings to pay $400 in unexpected expenses. But that doesn’t have to be you.
FPU is a course on personal financial management by Dave Ramsey. Using Biblical principles and practical guidance, learn to get debt free and plan for the future. For more information see:
It will run January 5th- March 2nd, Thursdays, 6:30 pm. ($93). Ron Barnes facilitating, contact him for more information.  If you have already taken the course, you are allowed to retake it again for free!

Vision Statement Processhelp us craft the statement.
The full statement is on The Table in the foyer. Your feedback on the draft can be shared in a number of ways:

  • Write your thoughts down. A box will be provided in the foyer for your comments. There is also a worksheet available that asks questions and offers a guide about thinking through it.
  • Talk about it: a conversation over coffee will be held on Saturday, December 3rd at 9:00
  • Speak personally to a member of the group, who are willing and eager to listen.

(The group is Joel and Sarah Bramer, Mary Lou Ryan, Jonathan Meredith, and Pastor Jeff)

We look forward to hearing from you and to discover where how God is calling us to love him and our neighbors.

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