November 29, 2020

First Sunday of Advent 

8:30am 1st Service
8:30am Live on Facebook (stream starts at 8:26am)
9:45am Classes for all ages, Nursery care
11:00am 2nd Service, Nursery care
11:00am Live on Facebook (stream starts at 10:50am)

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MANDATORY MASK WEARING – The Consistory (our church board) convened a special meeting to discern our congregation’s response to the current COVID-19 surge. We are deeply concerned about the health and well-being of our community. In compliance with the latest governor’s proclamation, we added mandatory mask wearing to our mitigation response. Read More

BAPTISM – In the 2nd service, Case James Palmersheim, the son of Ken and Lauren Palmersheim will be baptized. Case’s big sisters are Eddie and Everly and his big brother is Witt.

UGLY SWEATER SUNDAY –  The official “Joy Sunday” aka “Ugly Sweater Sunday” is December 13.  The staff will be holding a competition for ugliest sweater in which you can vote by giving to their Salvation Army Red Kettles.  But it’s also a day for the whole church family! Whether here or home, plan on sending in pics of your ugly sweaters for us to compile and create a video montage.

BRIGHT SPOT – Thank you to our church family for the kind words, cards, meal and prayers sent through dad’s illness and passing. Your thoughtfulness and support meant a lot during this time. ~ Marlee, Bruce, Emily and Quinton Ellis

SALVATION ARMY BELL RINGERS – Saturday, Dec. 5 is the Cedar Hills Day at the Kettle!  Each year, our church covers a day of bell ringing for the Salvation Army Red Kettle fundraiser. Click for more information and to sign up online.

VOLUNTEERS NEED FOR TOYS FOR TOTS – The Salvation Army is organizing a drive-up toy distribution and 3,203 children are registered to receive toys. Volunteers are needed to help with toy drop-off, sorting, set-up, distribution, and clean-up. Masks are required while volunteer and Covid precautions will be taken. Volunteer sign-up

OPEN HANDS FOOD PANTRY UPDATE – Each week pantry guests can visit our drive-up pantry on Mondays from 5-6pm or Wednesdays from 10am-noon. Due to COVID, the pantry will not be collecting hats, scarves, and mittens, but will continue to take donations of non-perishable goods such as soups, canned meat, sauces, noodles, fruits, vegetables, and other non-perishables.  Donations can be placed in the grey bin under the Mission board in the Gathering Space.

CAROLING AND COOKIES – CANCELLED

ANNUAL MEETING – Next Sunday! The Annual Congregational Meeting will take place at the end of each service to celebrate Bright Spots, affirm nominated Elders and Deacons, and affirm the 2021 Budget.

COFFEE SHOP MINISTRY – We love coffee! Join the team and keep this ministry of caffeination alive! Indicate on the bulletin response if interested in becoming a coffee shop volunteer.

CALENDAR

Sunday Classes & Nursery – No classes today. Classes resume next week.

Cedar Hills Day at the Kettle – Saturday, December 5, 10am-8pm

Annual Meeting – Sunday, December 6 at the conclusion of each service.

Caroling & Cookies – Cancelled

Ugly Sweater Sunday – Sunday, December 13

Christmas Eve Worship – Thursday, December 24, 3pm, 5pm & 7pm

Christmas Day – Office closed.

Wednesday Prayer Meeting – via the Zoom app at 6:30pm.

Media

VIDEO – Sunday, November 22 Sermon

VIDEO – Thanksgiving Greetings

VIDEO – 90 Seconds of Encouragement

YOUTUBE – Bible Memory Verse Songs
Want to memorize scripture? Our worship director Leah Carolan just finished 100+ Bible verse songs that makes scripture memorization easy and enjoyable for the whole family. They are not just for kids!

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