Tuesday, December 6, 2016

This Week December 6

Dear Friends,

The skies are gray, but the love and grace of God still shine brightly!

Thursday is my prayer day, so if you have a joy or a concern you would like me to raise up, please let me know.  Be assured that I hold you all in my prayers!

This coming Saturday is our Habitat for Humanity work day from 9a.m. to 2:30p.m., or any amount of time you can give. The work is fun, rewarding, and does not require any experience. Please consider helping for all or some of these hours. Contact Bob Moseley with any questions.

This Sunday, December 11, is our Christmas Pageant!  There will be full congregational participation, so come and join in the fun!  Following the service, everyone is invited to Fellowship Hall for our Happy Birthday Jesus celebration.

THE CHRISTMAS FUND for the Veterans of the Cross and Emergency Fund is the primary source of annual income used to support and honor those who have served and are serving the United Church of Christ. Your gift to the Christmas Fund helps provide a lifeline of hope to many lower-income active and retired clergy and lay employees of UCC. We will be taking your offering in December. Donation envelopes can be found in the pews Sunday, December 11 & 18. Please remember that your generous contribution can and will make a difference in the lives of many.

Mark your calendars for this year's Longest Night Service, Wednesday, December 21 at 7 p.m.

Please have your 2016 pledge up-to-date by December 31, 2016. The church 2016 financial books for accepting pledge contributions will close on January 1, 2017 – all checks must be dated December 31, 2016, please note 2016 in the memo. Any contributions received after this date will be credited to the year 2017.  Please also have your 2017 pledge cards returned as soon as possible. Your thoughtfulness and generosity is so appreciated and necessary as we continue to serve God through HCCUCC.

Let us pray.  As we travel deeper into the Advent season, O God, help us to know you travel with us.  Through the brightest sunshine-filled day and the darkest moonless night, your presence is constant.  Thank be to you, O God.  Amen.

In Christ's love,
Rev. Lucille

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