2018 Offering envelopes – Please let Connie know if you are interested in receiving a box of offering envelopes. Please pick up your offering envelopes in the main entrance hallway. Thank you.
Change in date for Trustees – The Trustees will have a meeting on January 9th at 7:00 pm in the Library.
Prayer Walk Team - We will be having a Prayer Team Walk on January 14th at 3:00 pm.
Leadership Team Meeting is scheduled for Sunday, January 14th in the Library at 4:00 pm.
A Christmas Harp Ensemble will be in the Sanctuary at 7:00 pm on December 16th featuring 5 harpists, flutist and cellist. There will be harp solos, duets, trios and quartets and vocal solos.
Pieces of Prayer will not be meeting in December and will resume on January 3rd. Pieces of Prayer have their meetings at 6:30 pm in the Stained Glass Room on the First and Third Wednesdays each month.
Staff /Worship Committee Meeting – The Staff/Worship Committee members will be meeting in the Library on Monday, December 18th and January 15th and 29th at 6:00 pm.
Decorate an Ornament - On December 31 congregation members will be invited to take a star with someone else's name on it home with them, so that they may pray for that individual.
Unhanging of the Greens will be on January 2nd at 7:00 pm. Please come to help undecorate the church. Many hands make light work.
SPRC - The SPRC will meeting on January 17th at 7:00 pm in the Library.
December Extra Mile will be used to provide some holiday cheer for our older, homebound members. If you know of anyone who qualifies and might be overlooked, please provide this info ASAP to Connie or to Barb Kleckner. Please use the extra mile envelopes to help spread the holiday cheer to our shut-ins. Envelopes are at the information desk.
Prayer Time – A time for prayer is held in the Library every Sunday morning at 8:00 am. All are welcome to share in prayer.
Grief Support Group - A Grief Support Group meets each Monday at 6:30 pm in Room 2 The Group is led by Joan Harmon. Everyone is welcome.
A+ Giant- Bethany Blessings - ID #01530 has the opportunity to participate in and earn CASH from A+ School Rewards, a great fundraising program run through your local GIANT! Remember: If you supported our school last year, you DO NOT need to register your card again.
Social Concerns - We are looking for someone to head Social Concerns. Willa will be stepping down and we need someone to fill this important ministry position. Please talk with Pastor Steve of your interest. Willa is willing to help you learn with what the needs are.
Quilters – The Quilters meet each Monday in the Stained Glass Room at 2:00 pm. The quilters make quilts for the area homeless. Everyone is welcome to help with this ministry. June Sitler is the coordinator for the quilters. They will take a break for the holidays until January 15th.
Pink Tote Outreach - We are asking for donations of jars of peanut butter and Jelly for our outreach mission. We are also asking for cash donations to purchase the bread before the giveaway. We will be holding the PB&J care pack giveaway’s the 3rd Wednesday of every month. It will be an honor system from 8:00 am – 8 pm. Totes will be located under the canopy at the back of the church. We have handed out flyers to several needy homes close to the church and the balance of the items collected will be distributed to The Gate House in Danville and the Woman’s Shelter. Your donations are greatly appreciated. A pink tote will be placed in the back of the sanctuary for donations. Cash donations can be dropped off at the church office or put in the special offering envelopes and placed in the offering plate. Please mark your envelopes PB&J outreach. Please see Barb Erb or Kellie Wojciechowski with any questions.
Safe Sanctuary – All volunteers and employees must turn in their Safe Sanctuary certificates and all other clearances to the Church Office as soon as possible. All Clearance documentation must be kept in the Church office. Thank you.
Prayer requests reminder: We keep people’s names on the “Current Prayer” list for 3 weeks and then names are moved to the “Continue to Pray For” list for 3 weeks before being removed from the bulletin unless otherwise requested. The Beacon contains the complete list and a requested long-term prayer list.
If you are hospitalized and desire a pastoral visit, you will need to contact the church office. Because of HIPAA laws the hospital does not give out information and even a hospital worker saying they will contact your pastor does not necessarily mean that it happens. HIPAA law does not recognize a person's nickname, so please let the pastor know of the person's given name as well.
Transportation Ministry – Would you be willing to give transportation to a few of our parishioners who are unable to drive to the church on Sunday mornings for worship services? Please contact Pastor Steve or Connie. The van ministry needs your help because this is a very important ministry we do not want to lose.
Request a Prayer Square – If anyone is in need of a prayer square, please contact Sally Campbell or Edna McClintock (8:30 service) and Rose Hunsinger or Christine Portner (11:00 service). You may also contact the church office during normal office hours.
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