TODAY: We invite our guests to sign the Guest Register
9:30 a.m. Worship & Christmas Program
7:00 p.m. Presence. Tonight, we launch a new ministry for our MS & HS Youth. The evening will include worship, a talk by Shanna Sterling, sharing time followed by worship and ministry.
Tues. 5:30 a.m. Women’s Worship 6:00 a.m. Bible Study
Wed. 5:00 a.m. Men’s Worship 6:00 a.m. Bible Study
Wed. 6:00 p.m. Women’s Bible Study w/ Pastor Steph
Wed. 6:30 p.m. Women’s Bible Study w/ Laura
Sat. 6:00 p.m. Reverence with potluck
9:30 a.m. Worship Service
11:00 a.m. Sunday School will resume
If the Lord leads you to give, please leave your offering in the offering plates which are in the foyer and in the old sanctuary.
Live Streaming the Service
In addition to live streaming our Worship service online, we now have closed circuit streaming in the old sanctuary for those who prefer to wear a mask and practice social distancing while meeting in person.
Big sister Remington welcomed her baby brother, Beau Michael Mall, into the world on December 2. What a wonderful blessing! Congratulations to the Mall family!
Julotta is a special tradition at Alert that we love to celebrate on Christmas morning. We gather at 6:00 a.m. in the sanctuary for a candlelit service of Christmas carols, special numbers, reading of the Christmas story, and a monologue portraying one of the characters from the Christmas story. If you would like to bring a special number for Julotta, please let Pastor Dwight know what you would like to do. Vocal and instrumental numbers are welcome.
If you have a Hotmail, Gmail, or Yahoo account, make sure to check your spam folder for email communication from the church. We are getting several reports from people that our staff email addresses (.church) are being sent to spam folders suddenly.
If you are interested in joining our church, instructions and applications can be picked up in the church office. They are located on the wall in the church office.
Study Bibles are available for those who do not have a Bible of their own. You may pick one up at the Welcome Center. The Bibles are provided as a gift to you.
Update from the Northern Riley County Food Pantry
The Northern Riley County Food Pantry received the following thank you which I wanted to share as it was an encouragement for this ministry. This thank you note was signed by several individuals. “Thank you so much, to all the wonderful volunteers, that help those of us in need with such compassion, kindness, and dignity.”
- If you know of families with children under the age of 18 years, who might be financially suffering especially during this COVID time, there is still time to sign up to participate in the Adopt-A-Family program. Last day to sign up to participate is Monday, December 7th. Questions? Contact Karen Rundquist at firstname.lastname@example.org. (At this time, we have more individuals wanting to Adopt-A-Family than we have families to adopt.)
- Another way you can support the Food Pantry is by donating a Dollar General gift card. The Food Pantry purchases almost all their food and laundry needs at the Riley Dollar General.
- Food Donations for the Christmas Baskets are being accepted through December 15th. Donations may be put in the lime green tote located in the coat rack area or the basket located at the south Fellowship Hall entrance. Suggestions are: Whole Corn, Pork and Beans, Baked Beans, Red Jello, Yams (canned), Fruit Cocktail, Cake Mixes, Mashed Potatoes (boxed), Pie Filling either Apple or Cherry, Evaporated Milk, Egg Noodles, Cream of Chicken soup, Cream of Mushroom soup.