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THANKSGIVING EVE WORSHIP SERVICE AND PIE NIGHT: Mark your calendar now for the annual Holy Cross worship service at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 26, the eve of the national Thanksgiving Day holiday. Come to thank God for blessings received, and stay for a time of fellowship over pie in the West Wing!
ADVENT LESSONS AND CAROLS: Mark your calendar for special Advent services on Sunday, December 7, at both 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. Our worship will be enhanced by beautiful music from the adult choir and a special orchestra. Use our special e-cards to invite someone to worship with you that day.
CHRISTMAS SHARING: Sign up has begun to help our neighbors! In the coming weeks, watch for ways you might help (click for info) – buying food for a family for a week, serving as a volunteer as we prepare to receive our guests, assisting with a special need...the list goes on and on. Right now, the Christmas tree in the Narthex has needs and ideas for children. Another way you might participate in this ministry is by saving the Cuisinart cookware Jewel coupons and donating them to our Christmas Sharing program; simply put them in the cooking pot in the Narthex. Thank you!
B.L.A.S.T.: Our next B.L.A.S.T. gathering is Friday, December 5, 6:00-8:00 p.m. At this gathering, students and friends will discuss the topic of generosity and decorate cookies for the upcoming Christmas Sharing ministry. To help with treat preparation, students are asked to bring one dozen of their favorite Christmas goodies. Questions? Contact Director of Children’s Ministries Amanda Dudgeon.
CONFIRMATION CONTENT CLASS DECEMBER: Confirmation students, mark your calendar for the next Confirmation Content Class on Wednesday, December 3, 6:00 p.m. Remember to bring your Bibles and come prepared with your monthly homework completed. This month we will look more into the New Testament at the Early Christian Church. For more information contact our Director of Student Ministries Jake Bower.
SOAP FOR HOPE 2014: Children pre-kindergarten through fifth grade have an opportunity to help and contribute to the Christmas Sharing ministry by donating bottles of laundry detergent now through December 7. Questions? Contact Amanda Dudgeon.
CHRIST THE KING SUNDAY: Sunday, Nov. 23, was the final Sunday of the church year, and the festival Sunday called Christ the King. It is a day we celebrate God’s sovereignty in our lives, and Christ’s lordship in a reign of grace, mercy and forgiveness.
CHRISTMAS DECORATING: If you are interested and able to help decorate the church for Christmas following the 11:00 service on Sunday, December 21, please speak with Pr. Aimonette.
GRATITUDE – ADULT DISCUSSION: Sunday, Nov. 23, between worship services, Pr. Hanson discussed the topic Gratitude and Jesus. Many enjoyed a cup of coffee in the Gathering Place and took part in the conversation centered on God’s word.
PARENTS NIGHT OUT 2014 SAVE THE DATE: Parents of children between the ages of 3 and 10, save the date for our Third Annual Parents Night Out titled, “Hawaiian Adventure,” on Friday, December 19, 5:00 to 8:30 p.m! This great event is hosted by our mission trip students and is a perfect opportunity for parents to take a night off. There will be dinner, hula-hoops, grass skirts, games, face painting and more! Be on the lookout for more information coming soon!
PHOTO DIRECTORY: If you had your photo taken for the new Holy Cross photo directory, but did not order pictures of your own, your complimentary 8x10 photo is available for pick up in the Narthex. Questions? Please speak with Brenda Davis.
2015 PLEDGES: If you have not yet submitted your pledge for 2015 but intend to do so, please put your card in the offering plate or mail it to the church office. Also, if you give via Simply Giving and would like to adjust your offering amount – or if you would like to consider the convenience of regular giving by direct debit to your checking or savings account through the Simply Giving program – please pick up one of the forms in the church office, or speak with Deanne Anderson. Thank you!
BUTTERBRAID SALES AND DELIVERY: Sunday was the last day taking orders for Butterbraids.They will be delivered on Sunday, December 14, before and after each service. If you will not be able to pick yours up that day, please contact our Fundraiser Coordinator Dana Prochaska. For more information, please contact our Director of Student Ministries Jake Bower.