Whoa! Thanksgiving is behind us and Advent is upon us; really! We will all be attending to the preparations for Christmas in the coming weeks. From Black Friday shopping to Cyber Monday surfing to dragging out the decorations, trimming the tree, wrapping presents, cooking and baking, the season is super busy. We spend a great deal of time and money and energy on Christmas. We worry about finding and giving perfect gifts as well as about what end of the year charitable giving we will make. We sometimes feel the shadow of “compassion fatigue” spread over us when we are supposed to be uplifted by the season. Let me say this: try and take time during Advent to focus on your spiritual nature while attending to all the stressors of the holidays. One way to do that is to come, worship the Lord and share in the fellowship of other believers who are awaiting the return of the Christ Child.
December 3 10:45 am Worship (led by our young people and always uplifting!) December 4 10:00 am Monday Morning Bible Study and Fellowship (Library) 7:00 pm Bonnie Circle Women’s Fellowship (Library) December 5 10:00 am Sisters Circle Women’s Fellowship (Brownsboro Park) December 7 10:00 am Grateful Threads Fellowship and Service Group (Library) 12:00 noon Agape Circle Women’s Fellowship (Selby Home) December 8 6:00 pm Primetimers’ Potluck & Game Night (Fellowship Hall) December 10 10:45 am Worship (featuring Joyful Spirits Band & T2B2 singers) 12:00 noon Second Sunday Potluck Lunch (bring a dish to share!) December 11 10:00 am Monday Morning Bible Study 6/6:30 pm Cabinet & Board Meetings December 13 12:00 noon Out-to-Lunch-Bunch Potluck & Gift Exchange (FH) December 14 10:00 am Grateful Threads Fellowship and Service Group December 16 10:00 am Elders’ Prayer Breakfast (Bob Evans) 10:00 am Winter Farmers’ Market (Fellowship Hall) 5:00 pm All Church Christmas Dinner & Cookie Exchange (FH) December 17 10:45 am Chancel Choir Cantata with Instrumental Accompaniment 12:00 noon Lunch, and Caroling to homebound members (FH) December 18 10:00 am Monday Morning Bible Study and Fellowship December 21 10:00 am Grateful Threads Fellowship and Service Group December 24 10:45 am Family Worship with live Nativity & Candle Lighting 10:45 pm Candle Lighting and Communion Service December 25-January 1 Office Closed!
Watch the eCaller, snail mail Caller, our facebook page and the website for details about many of these opportunities for spiritual renewal, fellowship and worship. It’s going to be an exciting season of preparing for the birth of the Christ Child!
Posted on Tue, December 5, 2017
by Doug Meister