TODAY: We invite our guests to sign the Guest Register
9:30 a.m. Worship Service
10:45 a.m. Fellowship
11:00 a.m. Sunday School. Kids will practice the Christmas program.
12:00 p.m. Choir Practice
12:30 p.m. Trail Life Potluck & Awards Ceremony (Basement)
3:00 p.m. Cookie Decorating (Fellowship Hall)
4:00 p.m. Christmas Caroling followed by pizza at Gambino’s
Tues. 6:30 p.m. Ladies Bible Study
Wed. 6:00 a.m. Men’s Bible Study
Wed. 6:00 p.m. Ladies Bible Study
Wed. 7:00 p.m. Executive Board Meeting
Thurs. 7:00 p.m. Small group at Linhardts
Sat. 9:30 a.m. Cookie Exchange
9:30 a.m. Worship Service & Christmas Program
10:45 a.m. Fellowship & Refreshments
12:00 p.m. Choir Practice
4:00 p.m. Middle School youth group
5:00 p.m. High School youth group
Thank you to the entire congregation for all the sweet gifts you gave, in remembering pastor appreciation month. I am blessed to serve you all and am thankful to be part of this family. – Pastor Stephanie
MomsCONNECT Meeting // Tue., Dec. 4 // 9-11am // First Presbyterian Church // “Hot Mess Moms” // Sarah Cott, Guest Speaker // Join us for connection, food, speaker & more! // Free to attend & free childcare birth-PreK // Invite another mom!
December 9th is our Christmas Program! That morning youth of all ages will perform a program for us, afterward we will have refreshments and a time of fellowship. Last name A – L bring a finger food, M-W bring a sweet treat!
Women Connect Event
A Paint and Art event is being planned for Saturday, January 12th with CeeAnn. (More details to come.) We need 2 to 3 more individuals who would be willing to help with the planning details of that event, please contact Pastor Stephanie or Karen Rundquist.
Julotta is our annual Christmas service held at 6:00 a.m. on Christmas Day. It is a delightful service with lots of music and a Christmas monologue by Pastor Dwight. Please plan to join us! If you would like to sing or play a special number, please let Pastor Dwight know of your desire.
If you are interested in some ideas for giving toward missions this Christmas, there are several copies of Covenant Cares books on the Welcome Center.
Youth Group FUNATHON
We finally have our first youth group event outside of youth group itself! Middle School and High School students, come and join us for a Funathon! We will be meeting here at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 8th to go out to eat and the fun begins! Ask pastor Zach for details. Hope to see you all there!
Today we lift up Janice Lundquist (TFC). Also, all those in our area who are unbelievers.
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.
UPDATE from the Food Pantry in Northern Riley County ……
On Saturday November 17th, 35 families were blessed with a Thanksgiving basket full of food. The families are given a choice of either ham or turkey for their Thanksgiving meal. Some of the other items that they get in their Thanksgiving basket is: stuffing, cranberry sauce, canned yams, canned vegetables, jello, fruit cocktail, mashed potatoes, dinner rolls, pumpkin and etc.
November 3rd, we did a record number of families – 22 with 66 individuals in those families. Our previous record number was after the ice storm when we had 21 families with 72 individuals. We were recently given 300 pounds of venison. God continues to bless this mission everyday even though it is getting very hard to keep food on the pantry shelves, but our baskets of blessings continue to overflow. Thank you for your food donation to the Food Pantry.
Missionary Update: Victory Village
Our mission is to serve as the hands and feet of Jesus. Inspired by His gospel, we seek to make Gods amazing love and compassion real to wounded teenage girls, serving them without charge to their families by providing a clean and safe home, a good education, nutritious meals, training in life skills, outdoor and indoor activities and sports, opportunities to be involved in the ministry of helping others and an introduction to Jesus, who will love them forever. We affirm the worth of all without prejudice, partiality or intimidation.
Here is a list of some things the facility is needing if you feel led to give:
- New (to them) gym basketball goals
- Chair cart (for gym chairs)
- Trash bags (39, 13 & 4 gallon)
- Toilet paper, paper towels, napkins, comet, spic n span,
- liquid laundry detergent
- Wood working tools
- Money/gift cards to buy each girl their own bible
- Electric roaster, electric griddle
We have placed a Rubbermaid container for any items purchased under the coat rack in the foyer.