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November 19th, 2017

CHURCH LEADERSHIP TRAINING IS THIS AFTERNOON: Leadership Training for ALL members of committees and chairs of committees will be held from 2:45 (refreshments begin) to 5:00 pm. Child care will be provided for all those who are in need of it. No matter how long you have served on a committee, this is a meeting you need to be part of so that we begin 2018 ready to be in effective ministry together and so that we are unified in our ministry approach!

KIDS CLUB ON BREAK: Please remember that Kids Club will not meet tonight or next week. Enjoy your break!

CHURCH WORKDAY NEXT SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 25: All are invited to join the work-we need to power wash playground equipment, clean HVAC filters, and work on the installation of directional signs. We will meet at 8;00 and work until we are done or until noon!

SANCTUARY CHRISMON TREE DECORATING OPEN HOUSE: Wednesday, November 29 from 6:00 to 8:00 in the evening. Come and help decorate our tree! Ornaments will be ready for you to hang, and refreshments will be there to enjoy! Come for a little while, or stay for a long while! All are invited!

CHARGE CONFERENCE: Our Charge Conference will be held Thursday, November 30, 7:00 pm at St. Mark's UMC. All members of the Administrative Council are members of the Charge Conference and should attend. All congregation members are welcome.

ANGEL TREE INFORMATION COMING SOON! Our Angel Tree is on the way! Please be patient as we finalize details with our community partners. Please plan to sponsor an angel and make a child happy this Christmas!

ORDER YOUR CHRISTMAS POINSETTIAS NOW! Take part in the annual tradition of using poinsettias to decorate our worship areas during Advent. You may order one or several in honor or memory of a loved one. The cost is $13 each and color choices are red, white, and marble. Order forms are available in the welcome books, the church lobby and the November newsletter, and orders will be accepted through December 3. If you have any questions, please contact Kathi Doby.

DINNER AND GREENING OF THE CHURCH: SUNDAY, DECEMBER 3: Our Youth have invited the church to dinner on Sunday, December 3 at 6:00 in Carson Hall! There is no charge for the dinner; our youth want to thank the church for its support over the last year. Please sign up for the dinner in the lobby so that sufficient provisions are made. At 7:00 we will have our Greening Service in the Sanctuary, and will conclude our evening outside with the lighting of our outdoor Advent Candle. This year's greening service will include many of our musical ensembles and many instruments. Please come!

CAROLING, WE WILL GO: SUNDAY, DECEMBER 10 AT 4:00PM. We will meet at Carson Hall to organize ourselves into vehicles, and will depart for several Home Worshippers' homes to share the joy of the season. Upon our return at about 6:00, we will enjoy refreshments together. If you are able to drive, please let the church office know. Please bring a snack to share for our refreshment time!

UMW ANNUAL CHRISTMAS BANQUET: Everyone is invited to the UMW annual Christmas Banquet on Monday, December 11 at 6:30 pm in Carson Hall. The cost is $13 per person. You may contact any UMW Circle chair or Mary Ellen Mauney to reserve your spot for this wonderful holiday tradition!

FOOD PANTRY NEEDS: Please continue helping us to restock our shelves. Our biggest need this week is for grape jelly, preferably in plastic jars. Thanks for your donations!