Thursday, December 6, 2018

Thursday Thoughts

1. Sunday Morning Worship - This week we will begin our Advent preaching series: Christmas Gifts That Won't Break. Pastor Daryl will be preaching this weekend with a focus upon "The Gift of LOVE" from Luke 2:10-20. Know someone who needs the  LOVE of Jesus this season? Invite them to come with you this weekend. We'll be worshipping at 8am, 9:30am, and 11am. 

2. Upwards Sports Returns!!!! 

Upwards Basketball and Cheerleading returns for another season at Community in 2019. Both basketball and cheerleading are open to students in grades K-8. Cost is $75 per student for the season, including the uniform. First practice is December 18th and the season runs in January-February. 

4. Looking Ahead to Advent - Be sure to mark these dates on your calendar for things coming up this season of Advent -

* Holiday Grief Seminar - Saturday December 8th from 10:30am to noon in the Fellowship Hall (no charge; call church office to RSVP) 
* Many Moods of Christmas concerts by our very own Chancel Choir - Sunday December 9th at 3:30pm and 6pm
* Blue Christmas Worship Service - Sunday December 16th at 3:30pm
Christmas Eve Worship - contemporary service at 5pm in the Family Life Center; traditional services at 7pm and 9pm in the sanctuary

4. GROW Night Dinner and Classes

We have just one final night of classes left in 2018: December 12th.

GROW Night classes will take a break from December 19 through January 9th. Dinner will resume on Wednesday January 9th and a new slate of classes will resume on Wednesday January 16th, 2019.

5. Christmas Eve Offering for Missions - Our Christmas Eve offering at all our evening services will once again ALL be going to missions. You raised over $10,000 last year for Water is Basic, to provide clean drinking water in Africa. This year, we will be raising money for Hurricane Michael Relief in the Alabama-West Florida Conference. One of the congregations in our conference is still matching gifts for Hurricane Michael Relief through the end up the year, so that means every dollar you give on Christmas Eve will actually be doubled! 

If you won't be here for Christmas Eve and would like to donate ahead of time, you can put your check in the offering plate or offering boxes (9Thirty and Seven02) and mark it "Christmas Eve offering" on the memo line. We'll make sure it all gets where it needs to go! 

Have a wonderful week and we will see you on Sunday! 


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