January 2016 News & Announcement Sheet

Weekly Update & Prayer List- we are going to try a new way to share weekly news this month. It will be like a weekly news bulletin that will recap prayer requests for the week and anything that we want to share for the upcoming week. This is going to managed by a service called MailChimp. To sign up (and un-signup) go to our website and there will be a  form. If you don’t do email don’t worry, the Sunday bulletin and monthly news papers will the same information.

A Message from the Worship and Fellowship Committees- Jan. 9 @ 9:00 – Breakfast and sanctuary clean-up

Basics Class: Beginning Jan 10th. Would you like to become a member of the church? Or just learn more about the history and particulars of the church? Join Pastor Jeff for a 6 week class, Sunday mornings 9:45-10:45 am. Schedule and outline will be available soon.

Youth Group: Beginning Sunday January 17 @ 6 to the 7:30 pm.

Nursery: has a new format. The helpers will read a story and facilitate an activity. If you would like to help attend the nursery, sign up in the foyer. The story and activity will be set up for you- all you have to do is read and help the kids!

Children are encouraged to stay in the service even if they are restless. There are activity bags in the back to help them. If a small child or infant needs is so distracting then the nursery is available.

January Neighbors Eating Together (NET) Dinners 

6th: Reformed Church
13th: Our Lady of the Valley Church
20th: St. Mark’s Lutheran Church
27th:Pot Luck @ Our Lady of the Valley

Bible Study Thursday: 3:30-4:30 p.m. at Marian Lynes’ house, studying the book of 1 Peter. See Pastor Jeff for a study guide.

Appreciation Dinner

Our church family looks forward to an evening of fine food and fellowship on Friday, January 22.  Our guests will be members of the Middleburgh Fire Department and Middleburgh Emergency Volunteer Ambulance Corps.  Bring food* and games to share with these volunteers and their families for an enjoyable evening.  This will be an opportunity to express our gratitude for dedicated service to our community by the MFD and MEVAC.

5:30 – meet and greet with appetizers
6:00 – dinner

board games, card games, dominoes…  following dinner  Bring your favorite games to play with our guests.

*See the sign-up sheets in the foyer to indicate what you will contribute to the meal.

Operation Christmas Child

Christmas 2015 has become a memory for most of us, but for many children their first Christmas experience is yet to come.  Over the next weeks and months, 11 million children in more than 100 countries will be receiving an OCC gift-filled shoebox.  We pray that this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity will result in an eternal impact on the recipients and their families.  We look forward to learning where our gifts are destined for distribution.  Check out the Operation Christmas Child map in the fellowship hall for updates!

Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.  Hebrews 13:16

Camp Fowler- Missing summer already as winter creeps in? Registration for Camp Fowler opens December 15th! The Table has the summer schedule- also find it online: www.campfowler.org. Billy Brown scholarship fund is available for our campers.

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