Sunday, November 27, 2022

Family Meal Wednesday
Served: 4:45-5:45PM | Suggested Donation is $3/person or $10/family
Sign Up by Monday: Ramp Bulletin Board, in SBS class or call the office Menu: Chili, Cornbread, Salad & the desserts you bring. Desserts are on a donation basis; feel free to share a dessert any time.
Special Needs: If you know of a shut-in or elderly person you would like to deliver a meal to, please sign them up and indicate “Shut-In”. Meals for special needs are free of charge.
Choir Practice begins Sunday! Join Pastor John in the sanctuary at 7pm as they prepare for the Christmas season.
Cookies Needed! We’ll be caroling to our shut-ins Sat., 12/17, and we give them each a plate of Christmas cookies! If you would like to donate some yummy cookies, please bring them to the kitchen by Fri. 12/16 and note “shut-ins” on them.
New Boxes: You may have noticed small black boxes at the Welcome Desk in the lobby and Welcome Table in the gym. We ask that you would start placing your connect cards in there instead of the offering boxes. Check out the credenza in the main lobby for the International Day Of Prayer Prayer Guides and Sermon Notes from the Rooted Series.
Sensory-Friendly Worship Area! “A shush-free, judgment-free zone where ALL can safely learn about God!” Our chapel has been fitted with wiggle seats, fidget toys, dimmable lights, noise-canceling headphones, a calming special-effect light and more! We welcome all who have unique needs to enjoy this area during both services.
Baptism Sunday Coming! December 11 – If you would like to take the plunge in following Jesus’ example, let us know by Sunday, December 4th!
New Our Daily Breads! Check out the Tract Rack & Welcome Table to pick up your new Regular Print devotional for Dec. | Jan. | Feb.!
Address Directory Coming in December! Please write any changes on your connect card, email us, or call the office by TODAY! The Info Desk has the current address book if you’d like to see what we have on file. Not in there? Let us know. If you would like us to include your cell phone number and email address in the directory, please contact the church office!
Dwell Collection – This month we will be collecting Flashlights and new/like-new Children’s Pajamas for Dwells’ Hope Chest Foster Closet. Battery donations would be helpful as well. Collection bins will be in the main lobby and by the Welcome Desk in the gym. Last day to collect is December 11.
Project Christmas Card – Goal: send 500 Christmas cards to prisoners in the Columbia, Montour, Northumberland and NCSTU Prisons.
We had cards specifically made for this project which are available in the lobby and Welcome Table in the gym. Info cards will direct you in how best to fill out the card. Take an Info Card and as many cards as you like and return them to the baskets in main lobby & gym by December 11. Our prison ministry team will deliver them to the prisons.
Christmas Tree of Love – Christmas is a time of giving! You will find the Tree of Love in the kitchen foyer by the gym entrance. Each ornament represents a person and a gift request or suggestion. As God leads you, please take an ornament from the tree and return it unwrapped in a Christmas-style gift bag to the church office by December 11th. Please keep the ornament with the gift so we can get it to the right person. If you are giving a gift card, please attach the receipt and/or the activation slip with the gift card.
Memorial Poinsettias – Order them in honor or memory of your loved ones The suggested donation is $7.50. If you are interested, please contact the church office at (570) 275-1511 or sign up through our newsletter by December 11th.
Christmas Caroling to Shut Ins – December 17 – Join us as we deliver gifts & sing to our sweet shut-ins. To sign up, contact the office (570) 275-1511. More info to come.
The Barnabas Basket is a monthly food collection that takes place on the first Sunday of the month (Communion Sunday). All donations are given to the Danville Food Bank. The basket will be located in the main foyer next Sunday. December’s Need: Soup

Weekend to Remember – February 10-12, 2023 Hershey, PA – Marriage is a lifelong adventure of growing together through every age and stage of life. The happiest couples are those who commit to learning skills that help them weather difficult seasons and deal confidently with relationship challenges. It’s your turn to make a great marriage happen. Interested in attending? Contact the church office.
Cost of Event: $175 per couple

December Events
  • December 11 Bells of Joy perform in both services
  • December 17 Shut In Gift Delivery & Christmas Caroling
  • December 18 Choir performs in both services
  • December 18 Youth Christmas Party
  • December 18 Worship Night—7pm in the Chapel
  • December 19 Red Cross Blood Drive – 12:30-5:30pm/Gym
  • December 24 Family Candle Light Christmas Eve Service – 5:30PM
  • December 24 Traditional Candle Light Christmas Eve Service – 7:30PM
  • December 25 Christmas Service – 10:30 am
  • December 31 New Year’s Eve Blowout! More info to come!