May God bless you tomorrow, whether you are gathering with family and friends, in-person or virtually, or eating alone; may you feel grateful for all your blessings (even to have survived such a difficult year!) It's hard to believe, but First Advent is this Sunday. Please join us onlineat 10:30AM to explore Hope in Unexpected Angels as we look at the story of Zechariah and Elizabeth. Also, we're starting something NEW for the kids (see below). Connect with Adult Bible Study (Zoom) at 9AM andVirtual Fellowship (Zoom) at 11:30AM.
First Advent Worship,
Unexpected Angels: Hope
Calling all Kids! This Sunday we are going to GO LIVE at 10:15AM, and have a special children's time 15 minutes before worship begins. This awesome idea comes from Sharon Hinton, and she'll be looking for volunteers to help and feedback soon. Join us!
Please consider making a financial donation to our Staff Appreciation Fund, now through December 6th. Our team of 5 is is the best around, and we want to thank them this Christmas for going above and beyond in this challenging year! You can giveonlineor in-person, just note "Staff Appreciation."
Walnut Street Christmas Eve Walk Please bring your plastic jugs to the box in the lobby, as we'll illuminate Walnut Street from Bethel to First Christian, across to St. Alban's and back up to us on Christmas Eve from 5-7PM. This ecumenical outdoor event will be very special! Warren Wilson is organizing our hot cider booth (giving away sleigh bells) if you'd like to join him.
Meet houselessness with compassion
While some of our neighbors wait out in the cold, the Guadalupe Center and Cold Weather Shelter in Greeley prepares mats, meals and donations. Volunteer to cook or serve, or bring items to the church lobby: winter gloves, new adult underwear, men’s jeans (size 28-34), deodorant, foot powder, adult backpacks, and snacks (granola bars, cookies, brownies, candy). You can call Cheryl Gerstner (740) 683-4459 for pick-up.
B.U.M.P. December 1st Alexia's Baby Shower Dec. 1st Toys for Tots December 17th
Happy Birthday to Judy Hergert and Verna Berens (today!), Gene Caplinger (11/28), and Deb Campbell (12/02).
Anniversaries:Sharon & Dave Hinton (45 years on 11/22 – sorry we missed it!), Jan & Gene Caplinger (49 years on 11/26), and Ruth Ann & Keith Roberts (22 years on 11/27).Click the image to share your special dates with us.
For Vera Chipman (leukemia); Larry Schleiger; Mary Mumby; all who are Covid+ (incl. Jaime’s friend Patty); Perry’s family (uncle Bill Frank’s death); Julie's father; Bates' granddaughter; Tony Park; Alexia's pregnancy, Sgt. Lizzie Przygoda; shut-ins Bob K., Bud H., Ann G., Judy C., Margaret H., Eileen F., Don T. Click image to add your request!