Christmas 2017

Christmas Eve Worship Schedule

Since Christmas Eve falls on a Sunday this year, some were asking about our church worship schedule that day. Our plan will be the following worship schedule:

December 24 morning: One Service at 10:30am

Christmas Eve Services

  • 6:00pm Family Style Worship with Praise Team
  • 8:00pm Traditional Candlelight Worship

Angel tree … coming soon!

Once again, there will be an “Angel Tree” to benefit the children (of the mothers) in the Penn Hills Younglives program. Each Angel tag will list requested or needed item(s) for one child.

Because of the generous and caring nature of the members of this church, those angel tags disappear very quickly each year! As a result, Missions and Outreach already discussed trying to get a slightly bigger list this year so that we have enough angels for everyone who wants one.

Last year, we provided Children’s Bibles that came with a CD to each child. Diane Bonnett collected $9-$10 donations from some members to cover the cost of all the Bibles. This year, we have accounted for the cost of the Bibles in the Outreach budget. However, if you find you don’t have time to shop, and you want to purchase a bible to be given to a child, that would be welcome too. Whatever donations come in for bibles, we will simply shift that budgeted money to another worthy cause … perhaps bibles for the adults who attend The Blessing Board?

Look for additional details next month. In the meantime, please contact the church office if you have any questions.

Christmas Giving Opportunity 2017

Thinking ahead to Christmastime, consider honoring a family member, friend, teacher, or coworker by giving a donation in their name. Each year, the Outreach Council chooses a variety of mission organizations as giving options. Seven mission organizations will be highlighted – three local, two national, and two international.

Plan to visit our displays in the narthex every Sunday in Advent to learn more information on these organizations and to donate. Brochures will be available which describe each mission organization. When you give a donation, you will receive a card to give to the person you wish to honor. The card will tell the person they have been honored with a donation. A short description and also a small ornament representing the mission will be included.

Decorating the Church for Christmas

We will be decorating the Church for Christmas on Saturday, November 25th, at 9:00am. If you have an hour or two we could really use your help. The boxes will already be in the sanctuary so all you have to do is set things up. Your help will be greatly appreciated.

We will pack up the decorations on Saturday, January 13th, at 9:00am. Please come help if you can. There will be a lot to put away.