|"Our mission is to make all people disciples of Jesus Christ by loving each other,
ministering to the local and global community and nurturing growth
through education and the Word of God."
Christmas Tree Sale
The trustees are selling Christmas trees again this year under the leadership
of Ernie Yeager. They will be on sale Saturday and Sunday afternoon--
December 6th & 7th, 13th & 14th, 20th & 21st. We need a few more hearty
people to sell and load trees—please see Ernie to volunteer! All proceeds
will go to the work of the trustees, particularly with the heater project.
Cookies for Our Shut-Ins
We will be taking containers of cookies to our shut-ins this
Christmas. We need bakers, packers and delivery people!
We will need the cookies here at church, please, by
December 14th. Please leave them in the board room. The
packers will take over on Tuesday, the 16th, after Bible
Study. Then the deliveries begin—if you can help in any
way, please contact Judy Fink
The United Methodist Women and
the Sisters of Faith are having a
Christmas Luncheon at the Garden
State Diner on Monday, December
15th at 11:30 A.M. Everyone pays
their own way. We would like you to
bring a ten-dollar gift to exchange
as part of the fun. For more
details, please contact Doris
Civale. We always have such a
nice time. We hope you can join us!
|Keswick Hymn Sing
We have good news and some bad news: The
bad news is that the Christmas Hymn Sing
always on the first Thursday in December, is
sold out; the good news is that they are
doing a second hymn sing on Thursday,
December 11th! It’s still $12.00, including
the breakfast and lunch and also great
music. We have 30 tickets set aside for us.
Sign up in the Narthex soon, so you don’t
We had such a great time at our last
combined service in November! Our
next combined service will be
December 14th at 10:30 A.M. The
purpose is for our “Advent Festival of
Music.” It will be a great morning of
music and a message celebrating
Christmas. We would love to have you
bring some of your best cookies or
goodies to share with others after the
service at a fellowship in the
Cornerstone. Come and invite a friend!
| Wednesday Night Alive
We would like to invite you to join us for
dinner Wednesday, December 10th at 6:00 P.M.
The menu is ham, pineapple stuffing, green
beans, salad and dessert—all for $4.00. What
a deal! After dinner we’ll enjoy some Carol
singing, prayer and a Christian Devotional.
BUT—you need to make reservations to come!
You can use the pew pad registration box to
list how many from your family who will
attend, or you can also call the Church Office
by noon on Monday, December 8th. We hope
you can join us!
| This year we are pleased to do two Christmas Eve
services. The first is at 5:00 P.M. and is designed as a
family service. It will be a shorter service that is very
visual for the children. We’ll sing the carols of Christmas
and hear the ageless story of Jesus coming.
Then at 7:00 P.M. we will be blessed by the special
music of Christmas. The choir will sing, Don Bakes will
sing and Peg Esher will do a new Chalk Talk as Pastor
speaks! The service will conclude with our candlelight
singing of Silent Night. Come early for good seats. We
are sure we will have a full house!