Christmas Play Practice (all participants) - immediately following the 10:30am Worship Service, December 8th.
Poinsettias - Place your Christmas Poinsettia order by Wednesday, December 11th! Poinsettias are $8 each.
Christmas Play Dress Rehearsal - Saturday December 14, 9am. All participants are needed for a complete run-through of our play!
Christmas Play and Soup Supper - Sunday December 15, 5pm. Come enjoy a Christmas presentation by our Sunday School children, and stay for a soup supper.
"Blue Christmas" Service - Friday December 20, 7:30pm. A service of Hope and Healing for those experiencing difficulties this Christmas season.
Live Nativity - Saturday December 21st. Nativity and carol sing-along at 5:00pm, 5:30, 6:00, and 6:30. Experience the magic of a live nativity, in the front courtyard of our church. After each showing, join us inside Fellowship Hall for refreshments.
Caroling at Warren Haven - Sunday December 22nd, 1pm. Meet at Warren Haven in Oxford, to bring carols and smiles to the residents!
Holiday Office Hours - The office will be closed Tuesday December 24 through Friday December 27, and December 31 through January 1.
Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship Services - Tuesday December 24th at 7pm and 11pm.
Christmas Day Worship Service - Wednesday December 25th, 10am. Celebrate the Birth of Jesus with the jubilant sounds of the organ, the joy of communion, and the Blessing of Children.
Sundays 9:15am - "The Journey: Walking the Road to Bethlehem (Leaders: Marilyn Balzer and Darleen Schott)
Wednesdays Advent Bible Study - Wednesdays starting in December, noon-1pm. Join us on December 11th, and 18th for a mid-week Advent study! (Leaders: Parish Clergy)
Thursdays 10am at the Port Colden UMC - An overview of the New Testament. (Leader: Pastor Evan, 223-1323.)
GROUP & COMMITTEE MEETINGS
Trustees - Next:
Council - Fourth Tues. of each month. Next:
UMW - First Mon. of each month. Next: January 6th at 7pm.
OPPORTUNITIES TO HELP OTHERS
Coloring Books and Crayons for St. Luke's Warren Hospital Pediatric Section - We are collecting coloring books, crayons, and storybooks for the children in St. Luke's Hospital. If possible, please wrap your donations in white tissue paper (coloring book + box of crayons; storybooks wrapped separately). Please place your donations in the box in Fellowship Hall, or under the Christmas trees in the sanctuary.
Caring Cupboard Needs - Current needs: Shampoo, detergent, deodorant, toothpaste, toilet paper, cereal, pancake mix & syrup, peanut butter, jelly, crackers, chicken noodle soup, beef soup, pasta & sauce, canned goods: stews, chili, chicken, tuna fish, and vegetables.
Washington Food Pantry Needs - Canned soups, stews, chili, meat, and vegetables.
PARISH and COMMUNITY EVENTS
Live Nativity - Saturday December 14, 5pm, St. Luke's Lutheran Church (on Rte 31 across from the Township Building). Hear the story of Jesus' birth, see the animals, and sing carols! Refreshments following.
Community Lunch - Saturday December 21, 11am-1pm. Hosted by the Warren Hills Memorial Home.
Christmas Day Worship Service and Free Christmas Dinner - Wednesday December 25, 11:30 worship service, dinner immediately following, at St. Luke's Lutheran Church, on Rte 31 across from the Township offices.
Coffee Hour--after the 8:00 & 10:30 Services (see sign-up sheet for hosting).
Youth Group--Sundays 6pm-8pm. (Check calendar for special changes!)
Choir - Wednesdays, 7:15pm.
Friday Folders--Fridays, 10am in the Library, to fold bulletins
Book Sale/Book Nook - Mon-Fri 9am-noon and Sun. mornings (self-serve), in the Lobby and downstairs in the Education Building.