Because of expected high numbers in attendance on Sunday, December 20 and Christmas Eve, we will be asking you to sign up for the service you, your family and guests plan to attend. There is a table in the lower lobby with sign up sheets for each of the services. You will receive a ticket for each person attending. Please bring those tickets with you to the service you sign up for. On Sunday, December 20 we will have regular services at 8:15, 9:30 and 10:45. There will be no Sunday schools, nursery or kid’s church. The nursery will be open but not staffed. Christmas Eve candlelight service, we will have three services at 4:00, 5:30 and 7:00pm. You can also call the office to sign up.
Birthday Gift to Jesus offering will be received during all three services on December 20 and will also be accepted in the church office until December 31 at noon. You should have received an envelope in your mailbox. Extra envelopes are at the Welcome Center. You can also give online but only until December 23. Our goal is $25,000. This year it will be 25% to the Way Recovery Houses, 25% to the support of Dan and Lisa DeVinney and 50% for the Future Capital/ Maintenance Replacement Fund.
You will find in your mailbox an Information Update Form. Please complete and return it to the marked basket at the Welcome Center by January 3. It is very important that we have up-to-date information for everyone. This information will also be used to create a 2021 Church Directory. If you would like your information included in the directory, please check the appropriate place on the form. If you did not receive a form and would like to be included in the directory, there are extra forms at the Welcome Center.
Would you like to receive updates from our Missionaries? New Missionary Letter Request Forms are in your mailboxes. Please complete the form and return to the marked basket at the Welcome Center by January 3. Be sure to include your name on the form.
Library reminder: Whether you are a teacher or a parent/ family taking books or dvds out of the church library, please remember to sign the card and stamp a return date. Also, check to make sure the dvd is in the container when you return it. Right now we are missing two dvds-Veggie Tales: Abe & the Amazing Promise as well as Veggie Tales: Sheerluck Holmes & the Golden Ruler. Another Veggie Tales dvd was returned without a case. Please look around your classrooms/ homes to see if these can be located. Thank you!
Per CDC guidelines, please consider wearing a mask while singing during our worship services.
College & Career Group: Mark your calendar for pizza and games Sunday January 10 after the 10:45 service.
Need some encouragement? A good Bible study? We have resources available to you! RightNow Media is free for all our members and attenders. If you don’t already have access to this gigantic video library, send your email address to the church office or text “RightNow CMANOR” to 41411. Also feel free to check out materials for both children and adults in the church library located downstairs to the right of the ramp.
There is now a Church History Room where you can go and look at old pictures, programs, etc. It is located in Room 001 downstairs next to the library. Feel free to check it out.
The Food Pantry is open by appointment only. Please contact the church office if you are in need or aware of a need. Thank you to all those that donated food.
We want to effectively minister to those who worship with us through online church. We are looking for a few people to function as “hosts” for our online services. Basically this area of service and ministry will be to engage and interact with those attending church online. We will train you and schedule you based on your availability. If you are interested in serving or just want to get further information, contact Pastor Scott or Jason.
So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ. Romans 10:17 (ESV). The sound tech for our services is an integral part of ministering! As we move toward live streaming our services we have a need to add sound techs. If you have interest or want more information, please contact Jason Adams or fill out the Worship Team inquiry form on our website.
This Week’s Events
Youth Christmas Party: 5:30-8:30pm
Elder’s Meeting: 6:30pm
Music Team Practice: 6:45pm
Prayer Meeting: 6:30pm on Zoom
Awana, Youth Bible Study, Women’s Bible Study: 6:30pm, Prayer Group: 7:00pm
Men’s Bible Study: 5:30am
Church office hours this week:
M, T, Th, Fri: 9-12, closed Wed
‘Inside Out’ Youth Ministry Events
Youth Bible Study is held on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-8:15 p.m.
12/13: Youth Christmas Party (5:30-8:30). Please join us for our annual youth Christmas party! There will be worship time, food and games. Bring a $5 gift for the white elephant gift exchange.
12/20 & 12/27: No Youth Group
Our Youth Retreat will be Friday, 2/19 – Sunday, 2/21 at Camp Yolijwa in Newville, PA. For more information and to sign up go to https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0544A9A82EA5FB6-youth1.
Awana starts September 9! Pre-registration is required this year. Please register online at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0544a9a82ea5fb6-2020.