First Connections November 25, 2014

First Connections – November 25, 2014

Enter his gates with thanksgiving; go into his courts with praise. Give thanks to him and bless his name. Psalm 100:4


Reminder: the church office will be open tomorrow (Wednesday, Nov. 26) during office hours.

There are no church activities Wednesday evening.

The office will be closed Thursday-Friday, Nov. 27-28 for the holiday.



If you took a meal to the Millers recently and have not already picked up your dishes, you may want to check in Fellowship Hall. There is a basket full of dishes/pans on the table sitting against the north wall. Thank you.


Church Calendar — November 30-December 7, 2014

 Sunday, November 30

Bible Study                                                                                              9:30 am

Morning Worship                                                                                   10:45 am

                                Hanging of the Green and Lord’s Supper observed

Youth Handbells                                                                                      4:00 pm

Deacon Council                                                                                       4:30 pm

6th Notes Handbells                                                                                4:40 pm

Adult Handbells                                                                                        5:00 pm

Youth Choir                                                                                               5:00 pm

Evening Service                                                                                        6:00 pm

                                Deacon Ordination-Carlos Feller and Peter Purin

Youth Small Groups                                                                                  6:15 pm

 Tuesday, December 2

Staff Meeting                                                                                             1:00 pm

   Wednesday, December 3

Church Dinner (last one for 2014)                                                           5:00 pm

Young Ringers                                                                                          5:15 pm

Children’s Choirs (3 yrs. to 5th grade - 2nd floor)                                 5:45 pm

Prayer Mtg. in A-100                                                                                6:00 pm

Mission Friends in Room 205                                                                 6:15 pm

Shimmer                                                                                                    6:30 pm

Adult Choir Rehearsal                                                                              7:00 pm

   Friday, December 5

Kid’s Night Out (contact Elaine Hawkins to sign up)                             6:00 pm

Fellowship of the Rings Class Party (Burnett’s home)                           6:30 pm

 Sunday, December 7

Bible Study                                                                                9:30 am

Morning Worship                                                                                   10:45 am

Youth Handbells                                                                                     4:00 pm

6th Notes Handbells                                                                              4:40 pm

Youth Choir                                                                                            5:00 pm

Children’s Choirs Christmas Presentation                                           6:00 pm

                                Reception in Fellowship Hall following presentation.


Coming Soon!

Sign up Now! Family Ski Trip to Copper Mountain                March 14-18

Adults/Teens-$450; Seniors/Children-$400; Non-skiers-$250; includes: 2 days skiing, lodging in Breckenridge, half your meals & one free day; $50 deposit per person holds your spot! Contact Brandon for further details. Sign up by Nov. 30.


Kid’s Night Out with International Mission Study                 December 5

Friday, Dec. 5, 6-10 PM. Suggested donation - $10 per child. Dinner is included. We will be doing the international mission study of the Ivory Coast, playing lots of fun games, & making beautiful Christmas ornaments. RSVP by Thursday,   December 4 to Elaine Hawkins 613-1937.


Primetimers Christmas Trip—Price Change!                             December 9

All Senior Adults are invited. We will eat an Amish dinner in Chouteau, then see the Christmas lights at Rhema Bible College in Broken Arrow and at Honors Park in Muskogee. Leaving at 1:00 pm; back about 10:00 pm. $25.00 per person.


Wednesday Night Dinner—December 5, 2014

Chef Sampley’s famous Hot Biscuits

Oven Baked Chicken Deluxe (By Request)

Candied Georgia Style Sweet Potatoes

Hand Created Green Salad by Chef Charles Prescott

Mac and Cheese for the kids

Banana Pudding and Vanilla Ice Cream


Service Opportunities

 Family Promise

We will be hosting Family Promise here at the church from December 14 through December 21. There is a sign-up sheet on the window outside the church office.


WND Helpers Needed

Starting in January, we need 2 people to help store the food following Wednesday Night Dinner. It usually takes about 30-45 min. each week. Contact Elaine Hawkins to volunteer.


Family Promise Christmas Card Fundraiser

This year Family Promise is selling cards with designs created with love by children who were in our program in 2014. There are 4 designs and each design is sold in bundles of 10 cards with envelopes.  Samples are located in the church office.  Call Dee Ann Schroyer @831-7004 for details.


Thank You

Church Family—your response to Harvest Sunday was overwhelming. We deposited $50,000 into the bank on Monday. Thank you for your sacrificial giving.

Also, thank you to the volunteer team that made the breakfast a delicious success.