December 14, 2018

This Week
December 14-19
Grace Place - December 14
It's holiday time! Join us for a musical program to celebrate the season. Grace choir members Wendy Browder, Sue Kuhl, and Nora Berlinger, along with 5 of their musical friends, will share some of their favorite holiday songs. The audience will be invited to join in the singing and fun.  Lunch is at noon, followed by program at 12:45pm.   Please come and bring a friend!

Advent Adult Ed Series - December 16
Pastor Stephanie will lead the third of a 4 week class entitled Advent Conspiracy.  This class will focus on making Christmas more meaningful and discussing alternative ways to refocus the Christmas season.  The weekly themes are: Worship Fully. Spend Less.Give More. Love All.  Join us at 9:30 each week in the Palmer Room.  Nursery Care is available.  

Christmas in Story and Song - December 16
The Christmas message will be presented with special beauty and fresh meaning at the 10:30 service through a festival of Christmas readings, carols sung by the congregation, and music from the Chancel Choir.

Christmas Poinsettia Dedications - Deadline December 16
It’s time to place your dedication for Christmas poinsettias in memory or honor of loved ones.  Dedications are due in the church office by Sunday, Dec. 16.  Flowers will adorn the sanctuary through Dec. 30, and will then be available for delivery to our shut-ins.  If you are able to help deliver a plant or two on Dec. 30, please indicate that at the bottom of the dedication form.  Thanks to all who support our Deacons with these donations and deliveries.  Please find a dedication form here or find one in the church bulletin on Sunday.

Youth Christmas Parties - December 16 & 18
The Schaefer Family will host the high school youth group Christmas party from 7:00-9:00 pm on December 16.  The Middle School Christmas party will be at the church during normal youth group time (7-8:30) on Tuesday, December 18.  All youth should bring a wrapped gift that costs less than $5...the cheaper and funnier the better! Clean out those closets, people!  Contact Pastor Kristen for details or to arrange a ride.  

Michaela Payne