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MARK YOUR CALENDARS
November 10: Town Hall Meeting 10:45 a.m.
November 13: Veteran’s Dinner 5:30 p.m. (Please make reservations)
December 1: Advent Adult Bible Study Begins 10:45 a.m.
December 14: Annual Cookie Walk
CHURCH OFFICE CLOSED ON MONDAYS
The church office will be closed every Monday. Office hours will be 9 a.m.—2 p.m., Tuesday through Friday.
Pastor Oak will be setting aside Wednesday and Thursday mornings, 9 a.m. until noon, for office hours. Please feel free to contact him at the church during those hours.
Should you have pastoral concerns or needs, you are welcome to contact him at his cell phone number. Please contact the church office for that number.
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ADVENT ADULT BIBLE STUDY
Pastor Oak will be leading an adult Bible study during Advent. It will meet at 10:45 a.m. following the morning worship service each Sunday beginning on December 1.
ADVENT IS COMING
The church year ends on November 24 which is Christ the King Sunday. The first Sunday of Advent is December 1. It marks the beginning of the church year, and includes the four Sundays before Christmas.
Advent is a time of preparation for the coming of His Son, the greatest gift God could give to his children.
It is a time of love, of hope, of joy, of peace, of anticipation. It is a time to prepare for the year to come.
Rejoice! The Son of God is coming to us!
The Giving Tree is in the atrium area next to the wing. Donations of warm hats and gloves/mittens may be placed on the tree during the month of November. Needy local school children will benefit from the warmth of your gifts.
The next food pantry Sunday is November 17. Your donations of non-perishable food items, personal hygiene products, paper goods and household supplies may be brought to the church office, or placed in the closet next to the red entry doors in the narthex.
The following is an excerpt from the letter of thanks received from Jodi Stock at Friendly House:
“The donations we receive may seem unmemorable to those who give. Nameless families bring in a few items on ‘Food Pantry Sunday’ to make the donation larger. These acts of kindness towards people they will never meet are signs of love. We are grateful to all the families that take the time to do so little that impacts so much. Because of donations like yours, Friendly House is able to stretch our Food Pantry dollars to meet the needs of the families in our community with food and personal hygiene items. All of us at Friendly House greatly appreciate your generosity and thank you for supporting us and those we serve.”
Kids Klub learned about UNICEF and ways they help children around the world. The children took home UNICEF banks and went trick or treating in our own neighborhood on October 29th to collect funds. Banks are still available for those who may be interested in collecting in their own neighborhoods or workplaces. Please return by November 20.
Veterans Invited to Dinner
Anyone who has served in a branch of the armed services is invited to the Kid’s Klub Veteran’s Day Dinner, Wednesday, November 13. The dinner is open to friends, family and all Newcomb members. Please help us with table set up and preparations by making a reservation. Call the church office at 391 – 7308 to reserve your seat!
Coming in November
One of the “highlights” of Kids’ Klub is gathering around the table with good food, church family and friends. In November we will recognize the many reasons we have to be THANKFUL as we gather around the tables each week!
We will also continue to discuss ways we can serve others and will honor those who have served on behalf of our country.
The schedule for the month will be as follows:
November 6 – Serve Community
Chicken Soup and bread
Gideon led God’s people into battle and preparing for guests.
November 13 – Serve Veterans
Meatloaf and mashed potatoes
Kids’ Klub will honor and serve those who have been in the armed forces! Newcomb Veterans and friends are invited to join Kids’ Klub for dinner and a special program at 5:30 p.m.
November 20 – Serve Jesus
Pizza and root beer floats
Paul told about Jesus wherever he went and how we can be an example of serving.
November 27 – Happy Thanksgiving!
There will be no Kids’ Klub so that children can serve their own family in preparation for Thanksgiving!
The ministry of deacons is one of compassion, witness, and service, sharing in the redeeming love of Jesus Christ for the poor, the hungry, the sick, the lost, the friendless, the oppressed, those burdened by unjust policies or structures, or anyone in distress.
If you have a passion for a mission that meets this description, please contact a Deacon.
In their discerning process, the board would like to consider all congregational suggestions. We look forward to fulfilling our mission, with your input and assistance.
SUNDAY MORNING PRAYERS
Each Sunday morning at 9 a.m. a group meets in the lounge for fifteen minutes to pray. Prayers may be silent or spoken. Our church, its members and friends, our nation and the world are included in the prayer focus.
Everyone is invited and encouraged to participate in this weekly time of prayer.