November 25, 2020
In case you missed it, you can watch last Sunday’s online Thanksgiving Celebration—featuring our mass choir including children, handbells and brass (from last year’s service)—at any of these links:

Also, the links on our website have been fixed (sorry!) - thanks for letting us know they had broken.
As a simple resource to help keep our hearts and minds on the “reason for the season,” we’re offering Advent Wreath placemats for you to use each Sunday, especially for those who don’t already have a wreath at home. Feel free to supplement by placing real votive or other candles on the mat. They are available for pickup any time in a box by the front gate throughout next week. Hurry before they run out! Let’s all be on the same page this Advent season (pardon the pun)!
LOW: ADVENT STUDY - Starts Sunday!
Our Advent Study will be on the book LOW, An Honest Advent Devotional, by John Pavlovitz. Pavlovitz writes, “Let’s be honest about Advent: we often feel pressured to have it all together and to hide our struggles, to pretend we’re merry when we’re frustrated and stressed and exhausted.” Can you relate?

The Study will be held via Zoom starting this Sunday, November 28, and will be held several times throughout the week. Email the church office to register!

Sundays at 7:30am - Joel Bullock
Tuesdays at 11:00am and 5:30pm - Jeff Procter-Murphy
Wednesdays at 10:30am - Shirley Wells
Thursdays at 12 noon - Amy Notbohm
Thursdays at 7:00pm during Time to Wonder
Starting December 2, Music Hour is devoted to four scriptural songs from the Nativity story: the Annunciation (Hail, Mary), the Visitation (Magnificat), the Annunciation to the Shepherds (Glory to God), and the Presentation (Simeon's Song: Lord, now let your servant depart in peace). Each week, one of the pastors will join us with a short reflection on the scripture. David will play music associated with that text, and we'll sing a couple of familiar hymns with Robert Mills's help. All are welcome to join these musical evenings. You need not be a member of the choir, you just need to love good music. CLICK HERE for the Zoom link. 
The Holiday season is a special time for all, with traditions, giving, and gathering. Since we are still unable to gather, we’re trying to be creative in helping to bring the comfort of the holiday season to you. We are hosting an "In-Car Carol Sing" in the church parking lot at 6pm on Saturday, December 19. Our Dayspring singers will lead us in song (audio will be transmitted through your car radio) and you'll be encouraged to sing along. Wear your favorite holiday sweaters, matching family Christmas PJ’s, or decorate your car and enter to win the prize for the most festive!
Since we are unable to sponsor an Angel Tree for UMOM this year, we are holding a different type of Christmas drive. To participate in the UMOM Holiday Stocking drive, you can select a family HERE. This is where you will find all the information and guidance in adopting a family to provide small gifts and treats in festive holiday stockings for the kids. You may also donate a gift card to a family by December 11. Learn more.
Our Children's Ministry hosted our annual Thanksgiving Food Drive to benefit the United Food Bank last weekend. Thanks to your generous giving, we collected 2,863 pounds of non-perishable food, 1,110 pounds of turkeys, and $3,400 in cash. This translates to 20,312 meals! Melissa, our liason at United Food Bank was thrilled with our results and said, despite the increase in numbers of those in need plus the smaller number of food drives in the community this year, they didn't have to turn anybody away! Everyone who needed food received it. Thank you!
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