Hope House –December Focus
The mission of the Hope House is to end homelessness and create healthy communities. It also provides outreach to individuals needing health care, food distribution, financial assistance and educational opportunities to adults and children.
ALTAR GUILD CHRISTMAS HELP
Please help us transform the church into the Christmas theme. We need some volunteers to assist with this setup. We have posted a signup sheet in the Narthex. Help is needed for some preliminary Christmas set-up after Service on December 17 and after morning service on December 24, about 10:00am. Much of the work that needs to be done will be the “last minute” work on December 24th.
We kindly ask you consider giving the gift of “Time” to STOC. Thank you – Altar Guild
Thank you to those of you who have turned in your stewardship card for 2018. As of today’s date, we have received 45 pledge cards for a total dollar amount of
$133,496.00. We are asking those of you who haven’t turned them in yet to please do so within the next two weeks. This will allow us to put together our budget with realistic numbers. Please note, someone from the stewardship/finance committee will follow-up with you if you haven’t turned in your card to see if there are any questions/concerns we can answer. These calls will be made sometime the first or second week in December. Let’s all live fearlessly as we move into 2018.
Blessings, – Your Stewardship Team
“The M&M (music and munchies) choir will re-form during the Advent & Christmas Season. We will meet TODAY and perform on Christmas Eve. Rehearsals will be no more than one hour following the 10:00 service TODAY, December 10. Any interested youth are encouraged to attend the first rehearsal. If you are unable to make it but would like to be involved, please email Angie Bier email@example.com“
ENVELOPES FOR CHRISTMAS FLOWERS
We are collecting the Christmas Flower Offering at the end of November. Please place your Flower Offering envelopes in the Collection plate on Sunday or leave it in the office on the counter, or send it to the office by mail. Making sure you properly identify this as your “Christmas FLOWER Offering” on the envelopes. Deadline for returning envelopes is December 17th. We are doing this “earlier than usual” to have a more accurate budget of what to spend on Flowers for Christmas and to have everyone’s name listed in the Bulletin for the Christmas Flower Offering. We have spare envelopes on the Narthex table as well as in the office. –Thank you!
Giving Tree 2017 – HOPE HOUSE
Next Sunday is our final collection for the Christmas gifts for clients of Hope House.
Especially desirable: Winter clothing: coats, hats, scarves and gloves. (All clothing must be in clean and excellent condition, not necessarily new but as good as new. Please! NO stained, torn, or obviously worn items.)
These items are intended to be GIFTS. Think “something to enhance self-esteem” NOT “still serviceable “.
Other needed items: Personal Hygiene: Soap, Shampoo, Deodorant, Feminine hygiene items, Toothbrush, Toothpaste, Floss….
Once again, Thank you for your generosity!
December 24 –
Sunday – December 24 – 9:00am
Forth Sunday of Advent – Eucharistic Rite I
Christmas Eve –
Sunday – December 24 – 5:00pm
Candles & Carols & Eucharistic Rite II
Christmas Day –
Monday – December 25 – 10:00am
Eucharistic Rite II
Calendar Looking Forward