New Church Family gathers for Christmas worship and a potluck dinner on Sunday Dec. 23 at 10 a.m. You are invited to wear an "'ugly sweater" or some other Yule-themed apparel.
Advent begins Dec. 2, with the lighting of Advent candles at each service through Christmas week. Volunteers are needed to help with Advent decorating on Tuesdays and Thursday mornings. Call the church office for details -- 386-527-5952.
Baskets near the front entrance are being used to collect nonperishable food and toys for the Teresa's Kids project. A spencial Benevolence Fund collection will be received at the Dec. 2 service to support the project, which helps several needy families have a brighter holiday. Deadline for donations to Teresa's Kids is Dec. 9 -- so far, we have raised nearly $1,000.
The Women's Ministry has a potluck monthly meeting on Saturdya, Dec. 8, starting 1 p.m.
The Men's Ministry meets Sunday Dec. 2, right after the potluck lunch, approximately 12:15 p.m. The group will continue its discussion of "Twelve Ordinary Men."
A holiday movie "Christmas for a Dollar" will be shown Dec. 16 at noon. Free. Also on the 16th, a gift-wrapping work bee in the boardroom.
A Blue Christmas service is scheduled for Dec. 21 at 7 p.m. This is designed for people struggling with grief, illness or depression.
A Gift Exchange game will take place during refreshments on Sunday Dec. 16. Bring a wrapped unisex gift, worth no more than $3, for this grab-bag amusement. We will have extra gifts available in case you forget.