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Have you heard of a reverse Advent calendar? The idea behind a reverse Advent calendar is simple. Each day of Advent, you will be 

giving something as opposed to taking or doing something, which most Advent calendars en-courage us to do. The reverse Advent calendar encourages us to think of others as we wait to celebrate the birth of our Savior. What a great way to serve this Advent!


It is simple to participate. Just pick out a sturdy bas-ket, box or bag and fill it with food donations for the food pantry – one item for every day in December. (See calendar insert for suggestions.) Then, when your bags are filled, take them to the food pantry or drop them off at the church. If you need assistance with delivery, let Meg Am-merman know you have items to be picked up and she will be glad to help you.

The beauty of this reverse Advent calendar is in the simplicity, but also in how it can be customized. You can add one item a day or purchase several items every time you shop. You can collect 25 items from your whole family or 25 items from each member in your family. It is totally up to you.


I hope this Reverse Advent Calendar inspires us to help others as we anticipate the arrival of the Light of the World!


Grace and Peace,


Julie



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Worship Greeters

December 2

Julian Gray &

George Paul Hehr, Jr.

December 9

Sue Burrier & Myrna Slade

December 16

Neil & Kathy Rush

December 23

Tina & Rachel Swinford

December 30

Jay & Laura Sanders


Usher

The Deacons



December 2

Psalm 25:1-10

Luke 21:35-36

December 9

Luke 1:68-79

Luke 3:1-6

December 16

Isaiah 12:2-6

Luke 3:7-8

December 23

Micach 5:2-5a

Luke 1:47-55

December 30

Psalm 148

Luke 2:41-52

YOUTH GROUP

Invites the congregation to go Christmas caroling

with them on Sunday, December 9 at 6:00 PM


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Youth Group will meet on Sunday, December 2 at 6:00 PM and on

 Sunday, Decem-ber 9 at 6:00 PM to go caroling and have their Christmas party afterwards


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PRAYER LIST

Jeff Crossfield, Ralph Jameson, Jack Keith, Jane Poindexter, Jacob Riddle, Wilson Stone, Tracy Switzer, Devon Williams, Scott Williams, Scott Willard

Food Pantry Item

for December

cereals (hot or cold)

Cedar Ridge Service—Sunday, December 2, 2018 at 2:00 PM


The Chancel Choir will assist Rev. Olt with the Cedar Ridge Service on Sunday, December 2 at 2:00 PM.


PRESBYTERIAN WOMEN CIRCLE MEETINGS


ANNA MYERS MCKEE CIRCLE will meet on Wednesday, December 5 at 10:00 AM.

PRESBYWEBS CIRCLE will meet on Tuesday, December 11 at 7:00 PM.



Let’s Build a Mountain of Mac n Cheese!


The Food Pantry needs our help in filling holiday boxes for those in need. We are asked to bring 200 boxes of macaroni and cheese. We can do this! Let’s build a mountain of mac n cheese for the holiday boxes! We need these by Monday, December 17. To date we have 100 boxes! The Food Pantry needs help assembling the boxes on Tuesday, December 18.


Christmas Cantata


The Chancel Choir will present their annual Christmas cantata, Sunday, December 9, at 11:00 AM. The musical is entitled, “Peace Has Come.” This musical unwraps the idea of why the prophet Isaiah called Jesus the Prince of Peace. Because of what He did on the cross, we can have that quiet assurance that only comes from God. Mark your calendars. You won’t want to miss out on a blessing!



Blue Christmas Program


As Christmas approaches, the whole world seems to be alive with anticipation. Yet, against this cheerful backdrop of sparkling lights and festive music, there are many for whom this time is a tearful reminder of the harshness of life. While all are around the strains to “Joy to the World”, there are hearts breaking with despair and loss. And so, we will gather on Sunday, December 16 at 2:00 PM and have a sacred time to worship and acknowledge our sorrow and embrace our grief. We will gather not to forget our pain but to remember it with honesty, and to seek His beauty in our brokenness, and to reclaim the light that is found only in His grace.



Let’s Build a Mountain of Mac n Cheese!




The Food Pantry needs our help in filling holiday boxes for those in


 need. We are asked to bring 200 boxes of macaroni and cheese. We 


can do this! Let’s build a mountain of mac n cheese for the holiday 


boxes!

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