Growing in Christ, Sharing His Love

Calvin Church Announcements, December 9, 2018

Offerings of the Day
Today– Christian Education
Dec 16 – Community enCompass:  Partnering with Muskegon neighbors to build community and seek justice.
Dec 23 – Family Promise:  Providing food and shelter to homeless families in the Muskegon & North Ottawa areas.
Unspecified offering donations will be placed in the General Fund.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
            Next Sunday’s Scripture readings:  Exodus 13:17-22;  1 John 1:5-7; John 8:12
            The Council has called for a Congregational Meeting to be held this morning following the worship service.  We will be presenting and voting on theproposed 2019 Budget.    
            Bell Choir Rehearsal:  Thursday, December 13th at 6:00 pm.
Student Ministries Announcement                                                                                                                                                                        
            High School Youth Group meets tonight at 6:00pm.  Middle School Youth Group meets this Wednesday at 6:30 pm.  See you there!   
            MERGE – our college/young adult group meets from 6 - 8 pm in the Fireside Room tonight.  Join us and bring a friend along!
            The Sunday Morning Adult Bible Study meets from 11:30 am to 12:15 pm downstairs in a classroom off the south hallway.  Get some refreshments in the Family Life Center and then join us for an in depth study.
            FYI Snowbirds!  If you are heading to warmer climates soon and you would like to stay in the loop here at Calvin (nominations, budget,etc.), let Vickie in the office know and she will add you to the email list to keep you informed over the winter.
            With the colder weather upon us, we would like to remind everyone that all Calvin Ministries cancellations will be posted to WZZM TV,, WOOD TV, and also on Facebook.        

       Hearts & Hands has placed a basket in the narthex for Special Friends Christmas Cards. A list of names and addresses can be found in your mailbox or by the basket(take note of changes in the Prayer Opps today).  Place your signed,sealed and addressed cards in the basket.  Postage will be added and the cards will be mailed shortly after they are placed in the basket.  We appreciate your thoughtfulness knowing your love will be felt by those receiving the cards.
           Christmas Program & Practice:  All students who are involved in Children in Worship &/or Wednesday evening programs will have an opportunity to participate in our annual Christmas Program.  We will have practice during Children in Worship today. We will be presenting the Christmas Program during the worship service next Sunday, December 16th. Children will need to arrive on the morning of the program at 8:45 and may wear regular Christmas outfits. Please contact Courtney Kingshott 616-485-2739 with any questions.
           Christmas Luncheon for Widows and Single Ladies is this Wednesday,December 12th at 12:00 pm (noon) at the Pizza Ranch.  To reserve your spot, please call Myrna Johnson 231-759-4315.
Good Food/Good Company!

           You are invited to the Christmas Eve Candlelight Service on Monday, December 24th at 5:00 pm as we celebrate Jesus’ birth. Joy to the world, the Lord is come . . .

      The Giving Tree for Campbell School is located in the narthex.  Let’s share in the JOY of Christmas by supporting our neighborhood school.  If you would like to participate, there are a few tags left for the taking on the Christmas tree.  Hurry while they last!  Please purchase and return by next Sunday with the gift tag, so we know what classroom you are purchasing for.  No need to wrap we will package up the gear.  Thank you for helping keep the students at Campbell warm this winter!  

           If you are a first time visitor we would like you to stop by the Welcome Center on your way out.  We have a gift for you. 
           The seven families who received blankets, towels, pans, etc. from our Household Pantry on Tuesday thank you for your generosity.  Most of us have never been homeless and can only try
to imagine what it feels like to have nothing and then to receive some of the things that you need.    The Household Pantry crew.

Requested Announcements          
            Muskegon Christian School Match Drive Update:  We have received over$12,000 toward our matching funds so far. What a blessing!  But we would love to take advantage of the full $30,000 in match funds and raise $60,000 for tuition assistance by year-end. To have your donation doubled, send your check marked 'Match Drive' to Muskegon Christian School by December 31st.  Our school relies on our faithful church community and we are encouraged by your prayers and support.  Thank you! 
            The WMC Boosters invite you to the second annual ALL-U-CAN Eat Pancake Breakfast.  This is a fundraiser event sponsored by the boosters that raises money to support all WMC athletic teams.  The breakfast will take place on Saturday,December 22 from 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM in the WMC cafeteria.  Menu includes: Pancakes, Sausage, Juice, Coffee and Milk. The Breakfast is donation only.   Please come and join us before you complete your last minute Christmas Shopping!   
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