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 colorfu; Yule-themed apparel, if you wish.
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 of $380 was received at the Dec. 2 service to support the project, which helps several needy families have a brighter holiday. Donations continue to be accepted. So far, the project has raised nearly $1,200. Thank you to Teresa Wright, a social worker in the Volusia school system, for again spearheading this vital ministry.
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.