TBW Weekly Announcements – February 3, 2016

This week in worship:

Date: 7-Feb
Theme: Glimpse Jesus’ Glory
Plan: John Walton
Speak: Diane Sloan
Piano: Ruth Anderson
PA: Mary Ragland
Acting Deacon: Eldora Engebretson & Amy Ragland
PPT: Terry Crabtree
Greeters: Carrol McCans
Nursery:

Announcements

New announcements are in Purple

Worship committee needs your help! In making plans for the next year, the worship committee would appreciate your feedback by completing the survey at this link: http://goo.gl/forms/UB0ox2zylD. Your info is secure and will be sent directly to Heather Featherstone once you click the “Submit” button. If you are not comfortable sharing online, there will be paper surveys available on Sunday. Please do not print the survey from the website as it will take too much paper – wait for the paper version. On behalf of the Worship Committee, thank you for your input.

Planners/Presiders: Please send copies of your worship services to Eldora Engebretson (elnjoeng@cox.net) , Heather (heather.featherstone1972@gmail.com), and the person scheduled to do your PowerPoint (check the schedule) as soon as possible. This is especially important if you are doing new hymns that are not as familiar to the congregation.

Do you want communion brought to your home? If yes, please contact Genie Perigo to make arrangements for that to happen – see directory for contact info.

Don’t forget to submit a Photo Release Form – the forms can be found here. You don’t have to do a separate form for each member of the family – one per family is fine as long as names are legible and on the form. Don’t have time to print or unable to print – that’s ok, these forms are on the bulletin board in the Fellowship Hall.

Do you participate in any outside of church organizations that have an “outreach” arm? If so, we would like to know. We are called to live as Christ lived, and what better way to do that than share the things you do outside of church with others. Maybe you spin wool and knit or crochet blankets for the homeless? Do you volunteer at a local food bank or soup kitchen? Do you collect and donate stuffed animals to the Children’s Hospital? Are you an advocate for people who can’t speak for themselves due to illness or disease? What are you doing to show Christ in yourself for others? Let us know – drop a note, send an email, or put your name and organization on the list in the Fellowship Hall. Send email to thunderbirdwest.cofchrist@gmail.com or give a note to Heather Featherstone. If your organization has a website, please include that info as well.

Arizona Mission Center is seeking an Administrative Assistant. The job requires on average 5-10 hours a week. You are mainly in charge of mission center communications, working with the mission center president and serving as registrar for camps and mission center events. Please send a letter of interest and a concise resume to John VanDerWalker, Arizona MCP at jvanderwalker@cofchrist.org

Want to make a college student happy? Lois Nelson is looking for donation for care packages for our college students (we have 3 of them). Please bring packaged goodies, gum, crackers, Ramen, etc. Cash donations are needed as well to help defray the cost of shipping (each box costs about $13 to ship) as well as supplement the goody donations. See Lois Nelson for details or to make a donation (Sunday, February 7 is the last day to make a donation).

3rd Wednesday of the month, 6:00pm @ church – Like to sing? Like to fellowship with others while singing? Like to listen to singers and hum along? Then join Amy Ragland and Marsha Ashlock on the first Wednesdays of the month. Bring a friend, song ideas, and a love of fellowship.

1st & 3rd Saturdays, 2:30 pm, Eldora and Lucille’s Home: Games and fellowship

2nd & 4th Sunday, 3:30 pm, Eldora and Lucille’s Home: Movies and fellowship. The first movie will be “Pollyanna” with discussion to follow.

Sunday, February, 7, 2016 during Sunday School: 2 new Adult Sunday School classes begin. Class A will be studying the text “Live, Love, Share: Visibly One in Christ”. The cost for the book is $18 (due to expensive shipping costs). If you are a delegate to World Conference, this is a required study prior to attending conference. The instructor has not yet been determined. Class B will be taught by Tom Bradish. At the time of this announcement the text has not been determined. Stay tuned for updates for this class.

Sunday, February 7: “Souper Bowl for Caring”, we will be taking a special collection for the Valley View Community Food Bank. Donations of non-perishable food and money are greatly accepted. Please make any checks out to “V V C F B” (Valley View Community Food Bank). To learn more about Souper Bowl for Caring, visit their website at https://souperbowl.org/.

Saturday, February 13 at Phoenix Central, 7:00 pm: Storyteller’s Evening, Storytellers will include Barbara Walden, Seth Bryant, John VanDerWalker and several local storytellers.

CCY is expanding to include Junior High and Senior High Youth – CCY Meetings are held the 2nd Sunday of the month from 5-7 PM at Phoenix Central. They include scripture study, recreation, food and campfire/worship. If you have any questions, you can contact the facilitators, Jason Berg (koivunie@gmail.com), Shelby Williams (shelby_williams@yahoo.com) and Jason Russell.

February 14-19, 2016, Winter Reunion @ Phx Central: Registration forms can be found on the bulletin board in the Fellowship hall or by clicking here.

Sunday, February 28, 2016, 2:00pm @ TBW: Heather Featherstone’s music fraternity Sigma Alpha Iota is hosting their annual Silver Tea Musicale with a short reception afterward. The musicale is open to anyone who would like to come and hear some great musical performances. The group is comprised of professional and amateur women musicians from the area, many with degrees in music. It’s going to be a great afternoon. Heather may even sing!

 

Any announcements that you want in the weekly updates should be sent to this email address (thunderbirdwest.cofchrist@gmail.com) with the subject line “For Announcements”. The Weekly Update goes out on Wednesday evenings so any submissions for the email should be sent no later than Noon on Wednesdays.

TBW Weekly Announcements – January 28, 2016

This week in worship:
Date: Jan 31
Theme: Stand for Truth
Plan: Dulcy Silverthorn
Speak: Fellowship Service
Piano: Ruth Anderson
PA: Amy Ragland
Acting Deacon: Dean Speer & Kyle Brittan
PPT: Heather Featherstone
Greeters: Dulcy Silverthorn
Nursery:

New announcements are in italics

Worship committee needs your help! In making plans for the next year, the worship committee would appreciate your feedback by completing the survey at this link: http://goo.gl/forms/UB0ox2zylD. Your info is secure and will be sent directly to Heather Featherstone once you click the “Submit” button. If you are not comfortable sharing online, there will be paper surveys available on Sunday. Please do not print the survey from the website as it will take too much paper – wait for the paper version. On behalf of the Worship Committee, thank you for your input.

Planners/Presiders: Please send copies of your worship services to Eldora Engebretson (elnjoeng@cox.net) , Heather (heather.featherstone1972@gmail.com), and the person scheduled to do your PowerPoint (check the schedule) as soon as possible. This is especially important if you are doing new hymns that are not as familiar to the congregation.

Do you want communion brought to your home? If yes, please contact Genie Perigo to make arrangements for that to happen – see directory for contact info.

Don’t forget to submit a Photo Release Form – the forms can be found here. You don’t have to do a separate form for each member of the family – one per family is fine as long as names are legible and on the form. Don’t have time to print or unable to print – that’s ok, these forms are on the bulletin board in the Fellowship Hall.

Do you participate in any outside of church organizations that have an “outreach” arm? If so, we would like to know. We are called to live as Christ lived, and what better way to do that than share the things you do outside of church with others. Maybe you spin wool and knit or crochet blankets for the homeless? Do you volunteer at a local food bank or soup kitchen? Do you collect and donate stuffed animals to the Children’s Hospital? Are you an advocate for people who can’t speak for themselves due to illness or disease? What are you doing to show Christ in yourself for others? Let us know – drop a note, send an email, or put your name and organization on the list in the Fellowship Hall. Send email to thunderbirdwest.cofchrist@gmail.com or give a note to Heather Featherstone. If your organization has a website, please include that info as well.

Arizona Mission Center is seeking an Administrative Assistant. The job requires on average 5-10 hours a week. You are mainly in charge of mission center communications, working with the mission center president and serving as registrar for camps and mission center events. Please send a letter of interest and a concise resume to John VanDerWalker, Arizona MCP at jvanderwalker@cofchrist.org

Want to make a college student happy? Lois Nelson is looking for donation for care packages for our college students (we have 3 of them). Please bring packaged goodies, gum, crackers, Ramen, etc. Cash donations are needed as well to help defray the cost of shipping (each box costs about $13 to ship) as well as supplement the goody donations. See Lois Nelson for details or to make a donation

Friday January 29, 7:00pm @ church – Youth Movie Night. Snacks will be provided. Open to all youth. Invite a friend!

Wednesday, February 3, 6:00pm @ church – Like to sing? Like to fellowship with others while singing? Like to listen to singers and hum along? Then join Amy Ragland and Marsha Ashlock on the first Wednesdays of the month. Bring a friend, song ideas, and a love of fellowship.

Sunday, February, 7, 2016 during Sunday School: 2 new Adult Sunday School classes begin. Class A will be studying the text “Live, Love, Share: Visibly One in Christ”. The cost for the book is $18 (due to expensive shipping costs). If you are a delegate to World Conference, this is a required study prior to attending conference. The instructor has not yet been determined. Class B will be taught by Tom Bradish. At the time of this announcement the text has not been determined. Stay tuned for updates for this class.

Sunday, February 7: “Souper Bowl for Caring”, we will be taking a special collection for the Valley View Community Food Bank. Donations of non-perishable food and money are greatly accepted. Please make any checks out to “V V C F B” (Valley View Community Food Bank). To learn more about Souper Bowl for Caring, visit their website at https://souperbowl.org/.

Saturday, February 13 at Phoenix Central, 7:00 pm: Storyteller’s Evening, Storytellers will include Barbara Walden, Seth Bryant, John VanDerWalker and several local storytellers.

CCY is expanding to include Junior High and Senior High Youth – CCY Meetings are held the 2nd Sunday of the month from 5-7 PM at Phoenix Central. They include scripture study, recreation, food and campfire/worship. If you have any questions, you can contact the facilitators, Jason Berg (koivunie@gmail.com), Shelby Williams (shelby_williams@yahoo.com) and Jason Russell.

February 14-19, 2016, Winter Reunion @ Phx Central: Registration forms can be found on the bulletin board in the Fellowship hall or by clicking here.

Sunday, February 28, 2016, 2:00pm @ TBW: Heather Featherstone’s music fraternity Sigma Alpha Iota is hosting their annual Silver Tea Musicale with a short reception afterward. The musicale is open to anyone who would like to come and hear some great musical performances. The group is comprised of professional and amateur women musicians from the area, many with degrees in music. It’s going to be a great afternoon. Heather may even sing!

Schedules are here.

Hymn Practice Videos:

There are no new songs this week, so no videos. I didn’t even have time to find something interesting to put here.

Any announcements that you want in the weekly updates should be sent to this email address (thunderbirdwest.cofchrist@gmail.com) with the subject line “For Announcements”. The Weekly Update goes out on Wednesday evenings so any submissions for the email should be sent no later than Noon on Wednesdays.

TBW Weekly Announcements – January 20, 2016

This week in worship:

Date: Jan 24
Theme: Embrace Christ’s Mission
Plan: John Walton
Speak: Jane Richards
Piano: Ruth Anderson
PA: Mary Ragland
Acting Deacon: Mary Ragland
PPT: Amy Ragland
Greeters: Kyle Brittan & Dennis Nelson
Nursery:

Worship committee needs your help! In making plans for the next year, the worship committee would appreciate your feedback by completing the survey at this link: http://goo.gl/forms/UB0ox2zylD. Your info is secure and will be sent directly to Heather Featherstone once you click the “Submit” button. If you are not comfortable sharing online, there will be paper surveys available on Sunday. Please do not print the survey from the website as it will take too much paper – wait for the paper version. On behalf of the Worship Committee, thank you for input.

Planners/Presiders: Please send copies of your worship services to Eldora Engebretson (elnjoeng@cox.net) , Heather (heather.featherstone1972@gmail.com), and the person scheduled to do your PowerPoint (check the schedule) as soon as possible. This is especially important if you are doing new hymns that are not as familiar to the congregation.

Information for the 2016 Church Directory needs to be given to Eldora Engebretson (elnjoeng@cox.net) – please make sure your most current information is what she has and if you are willing to share a birthday, share that as well.

Do you want communion brought to your home? If yes, please contact Genie Perigo to make arrangements for that to happen – see directory for contact info.

Don’t forget to submit a Photo Release Form – the forms can be found here. You don’t have to do a separate form for each member of the family – one per family is fine as long as names are legible and on the form.

Saturday, January 23, 2016, 10:00am @ church: Priesthood and Commissioners meeting. Town hall format – bring your questions, concerns, and comments. If you have any keys to anything in the church, please bring them with you.

Sunday, January 24, 2016 @ church: Blood drive – see Eilene Speer to schedule your donation.

Friday January 29, 7:00pm @ church – Youth Movie Night. Snacks will be provided. Open to all youth. Invite a friend!

February 14-19, 2016, Winter Reunion @ Phx Central: Registration forms can be found on the table in the Fellowship hall or by clicking here.

Sunday, February 28, 2016, 2:00pm @ TBW: Heather Featherstone’s music fraternity Sigma Alpha Iota is hosting their annual Silver Tea Musicale with a short reception afterward. The musicale is open to anyone who would like to come and hear some great musical performances. The group is comprised of professional and amateur women musicians from the area, many with degrees in music. It’s going to be a great afternoon. Heather may even sing!

Schedules are here:

Hymn Practice Videos:

There are no new songs this week, so no videos. I didn’t even have time to find something interesting to put here.

Any announcements that you want in the weekly updates should be sent to this email address (thunderbirdwest.cofchrist@gmail.com) with the subject line “For Announcements”. The Weekly Update goes out on Wednesday evenings so any submissions for the email should be sent no later than Noon on Wednesdays.

TBW Weekly Announcements – January 13, 2016

This week in worship:

Date: Jan 17
Theme: Believe!
Plan: Dulcy Silverthorn
Speak: Dean Speer
Piano: Ruth Anderson
PA: Eldora Engebretson
Acting Deacon: Mary and Amy Ragland
PPT: Eldora Engebretson
Greeters: Patti & Bill McCullough
Nursery:

Announcements:

Worship committee needs your help! In making plans for the next year, the worship committee would appreciate your feedback by completing the survey at this link: http://goo.gl/forms/UB0ox2zylD. Your info is secure and will be sent directly to Heather Featherstone once you click the “Submit” button. If you are not comfortable sharing online, there will be paper surveys available on Sunday. Please do not print the survey from the website as it will take too much paper – wait for the paper version. On behalf of the Worship Committee, thank you for input.

Planners/Presiders: Please send copies of your worship services to Eldora Engebretson (elnjoeng@cox.net) , Heather (heather.featherstone1972@gmail.com), and the person scheduled to do your PowerPoint (check the schedule) as soon as possible. This is especially important if you are doing new hymns that are not as familiar to the congregation.

Information for the 2016 Church Directory needs to be given to Eldora Engebretson (elnjoeng@cox.net) – please make sure your most current information is what she has and if you are willing to share a birthday, share that as well.

Do you want communion brought to your home? If yes, please contact Genie Perigo to make arrangements for that to happen – see directory for contact info.

Don’t forget to submit a Photo Release Form – the forms can be found here. You don’t have to do a separate form for each member of the family – one per family is fine as long as names are legible and on the form.

Sunday, January 17 after church: Potluck – bring your favorite dish to share. We will be celebrating “Birthdays” – not sure who’s or what’s, but any birthday celebration is worth attending. Hope to see you there!

Saturday, January 23, 2016, 10:00am @ church: Priesthood  & Commissioners meeting. Town hall format – bring your questions, concerns, and comments. If you have any keys to anything in the church, please bring them with you.

Sunday, January 24, 2016 @ church: Blood drive – see Eilene Speer to schedule your donation.

Friday January 29, 7:00pm @ church – Youth Movie Night. Snacks will be provided. Open to all youth. Invite a friend!

February 14-19, 2016, Winter Reunion @ Phx Central: Registration forms can be found on the table in the Fellowship hall or by clicking here.

Sunday, February 28, 2016, 2:00pm @ TBW: Heather Featherstone’s music fraternity Sigma Alpha Iota is hosting their annual Silver Tea Musicale with a short reception afterward. The musicale is open to anyone who would like to come and hear some great musical performances. The group is comprised of professional and amateur women musicians from the area, many with degrees in music. It’s going to be a great afternoon. Heather may even sing!

Schedules can be found by clicking the “Schedule” link to the left.

Hymn Practice Videos:

There are no new songs this week, so no videos. I didn’t even have time to find something interesting to put here. Please come prepared to sing for the next couple of weeks – both planners love music!

Any announcements that you want in the weekly updates should be sent to this email address (thunderbirdwest.cofchrist@gmail.com) with the subject line “For Announcements”. The Weekly Update goes out on Wednesday evenings so any submissions for the email should be sent no later than Noon on Wednesdays.

TBW Weekly Announcements – January 7, 2016

This week in worship:
Date: Jan 10
Theme: Be Baptized
Plan: Micki Talcott
Speak: Testimonies
Piano: Heather Featherstone/Jared Ingram
PA: Amy Ragland
Acting Deacon: Dennis & Lois Nelson
PPT: Terry Crabtree
Greeters: Dean Speer & Lloyd Bierer
Nursery:

Planners/Presiders: Please send copies of your worship services to Eldora Engebretson (elnjoeng@cox.net) , Heather (heather.featherstone1972@gmail.com), and the person scheduled to do your PowerPoint (check the schedule) as soon as possible. This is especially important if you are doing new hymns that are not as familiar to the congregation.

Information for the 2016 Church Directory needs to be given to Eldora Engebretson (elnjoeng@cox.net) – please make sure your most current information is what she has and if you are willing to share a birthday, share that as well.

Do you want communion brought to your home? If yes, please contact Genie Perigo to make arrangements for that to happen.

Saturday, January 23, 2016, 10:00am @ church: Priesthood meeting. Town hall format – bring your questions, concerns, and comments. If you have any keys to anything in the church, please bring them with you.

Sunday, January 24, 2016 @ church: Blood drive – see Eilene Speer to schedule your donation.

February 14-19, 2016, Winter Reunion @ Phx Central: Registration forms can be found on the table in the Fellowship hall or by clicking here.

Sunday, February 28, 2016, 2:00pm @ TBW: Heather Featherstone’s music fraternity Sigma Alpha Iota is hosting their annual Silver Tea Musicale with a short reception afterward. This is a free concert.  The musicale is open to anyone who would like to come and hear some great musical performances. The group is comprised of professional and amateur women musicians from the area, many with degrees in music. It’s going to be a great afternoon. Heather may even sing!

Schedules can be found here.

Hymn Practice Videos:

There are no new songs this week, so no videos. I didn’t even have time to find something interesting to put here. Please come prepared to sing for the next couple of weeks – both planners love music!

Any announcements that you want in the weekly updates should be sent to this email address (thunderbirdwest.cofchrist@gmail.com) with the subject line “For Announcements”. The Weekly Update goes out on Wednesday evenings so any submissions for the email should be sent no later than Noon on Wednesdays.

TBW Weekly Announcements – December 30, 2015

This week in worship:
Date: Jan 3
Theme: Light for All People
Plan: Heather Featherstone
Speak: Wanda Ingram
Piano: Ruth Anderson
PA: Amy Ragland
Acting Deacon: Eldora Engebretson & Mary Ragland
PPT: Heather Featherstone
Greeters: Carrol McCans & Kaleah Dyer
Nursery:

Planners/Presiders: Please send copies of your worship services to Eldora Engebretson (elnjoeng@cox.net) , Heather (heather.featherstone1972@gmail.com), and the person scheduled to do your PowerPoint (check the schedule) as soon as possible. This is especially important if you are doing new hymns that are not as familiar to the congregation.

Information for the 2016 Church Directory needs to be given to Eldora Engebretson (elnjoeng@cox.net) – please make sure your most current information is what she has and if you are willing to share a birthday, share that as well.

Wednesday, December 30 to Friday, January 1 – Whispering Pines Campground: Winter Youth Retreat open to junior high and Senior High Youth.  Cost: $55. Contact Jason Berg (koivunie@gmail.com). Registration will begin at 4:00 PM on Wednesday and campers will need to be picked up by 12:00 noon on Friday.  Don’t forget to pack your warm clothes, boots and winter coats just in case we get snow!

February 14-19, 2016, Winter Reunion @ Phx Central: Registration forms can be found on the table in the Fellowship hall or by clicking here.

Schedules can be found here.

Hymn Practice Videos:

There are no new songs this week, so no videos. I didn’t even have time to find something interesting to put here. Please come prepared to sing for the next couple of weeks – both planners love music!

Any announcements that you want in the weekly updates should be sent to this email address (thunderbirdwest.cofchrist@gmail.com) with the subject line “For Announcements”. The Weekly Update goes out on Wednesday evenings so any submissions for the email should be sent no later than Noon on Wednesdays.

TBW Weekly Announcements – Dec. 23, 2015

This week in worship:
Date: 27-Dec
Theme: Develop Disciples to Serve
Plan: Howard Baldwin
Speak: Lois Nelson
Piano: Heather Featherstone
PA: Eldora Engebretson
Acting Deacon: Kyle Brittan & Dean Speer
PPT: Heather Featherstone
Greeters: Donna Hill & Kathrine Ramey
Nursery:

Worship Schedules can be found here.

Planners/Presiders: Please send copies of your worship services to Eldora Engebretson (elnjoeng@cox.net) , Heather (heather.featherstone1972@gmail.com), and the person scheduled to do your PowerPoint (check the schedule) as soon as possible. This is especially important if you are doing new hymns that are not as familiar to the congregation.

Information for the 2016 Church Directory needs to be given to Eldora Engebretson (elnjoeng@cox.net) – please make sure your most current information is what she has and if you are willing to share a birthday, share that as well.

Wednesday, December 30 to Friday, January 1 – Whispering Pines Campground: Winter Youth Retreat open to Junior high and Senior High Youth  Cost: $55. Contact Jason Berg (koivunie@gmail.com). Registration will begin at 4:00 PM on Wednesday and campers will need to be picked up by 12:00 noon on Friday.  Don’t forget to pack your warm clothes, boots and winter coats just in case we get snow!
Hymn Practice Videos:

There are no new songs this week, but I found this video that I thought was cute and a good reminder that remembering to do the things you love is important no matter how busy life gets. Enjoy – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qehqv13PJwI

This is a leftover from last week, worth the read if you didn’t last week. The title of the article is called “Just Drop the Blanket: The Moment You Never Noticed in “A Charlie Brown Christmas”. http://www.crosswalk.com/special-coverage/christmas-and-advent/just-drop-the-blanket-the-moment-you-never-noticed-in-a-charlie-brown-christmas.html

Any announcements that you want in the weekly updates should be sent to this email address (thunderbirdwest.cofchrist@gmail.com) with the subject line “For Announcements”. The Weekly Update goes out on Wednesday evenings so any submissions for the email should be sent no later than Noon on Wednesdays.

TBW Weekly Announcements – December 13,

This week in worship:

Date: 20-Dec
Theme: The World is About to Turn (4th Sunday – Peace)
Plan: Diane Sloan
Speak: Scott Sloan
Piano: Ruth Anderson
PA: Eldora Engebretson
Acting Deacon: Carrol McCans & Dotti Dyer
PPT: Eldora Engebretson
Greeters: Phil & Mary Dachenhausen
Nursery

Planners/Presiders: Please send copies of your worship services to Eldora Engebretson (elnjoeng@cox.net) , Heather (heather.featherstone1972@gmail.com), and the person scheduled to do your PowerPoint (check the schedule) as soon as possible. This is especially important if you are doing new hymns that are not as familiar to the congregation.

Information for the 2016 Church Directory needs to be given to Eldora Engebretson (elnjoeng@cox.net) – please make sure your most current information is what she has and if you are willing to share a birthday, share that as well.

Friday, December 18 @ The Peoria Center for the Arts. – Youth event. We will be going to the theater production of “The Quiltmaker’s Gift”. This event needs to have tickets pre-purchased so we need RSVPs for the youth wanting to attend this event. The deadline for RSVPs will be Monday Nov. 30. Please email, text, or call Holli or Luis to let us know who will be attending by Monday.

Sunday, December 20 after church and lunch around 1:30– Christmas Caroling – see Dotti Dyer for more information.

Wednesday, December 30 to Friday, January 1 – Whispering Pines Campground: Winter Youth Retreat open to Junior high and Senior High Youth Cost: $55. Contact Jason Berg (koivunie@gmail.com). Registration will begin at 4:00 PM on Wednesday and campers will need to be picked up by 12:00 noon on Friday.
Don’t forget to pack your warm clothes, boots and winter coats just in case we get snow!

1st, 2nd & 3rd Sundays of December: The youth are holding a free tire/tube giveaway. Please see the attached flyer that has all the information.

Photo Release Forms: With the update to the TBW website, I would like to start using photos of events at times on the website and in other formats as we look to build and make some new promotional materials for TBW. In order to use your picture, we will need written permission from you.  We will need one form for every person that gives us permission to use their photos. This release form covers us in perpetuity or until you ask us to “revoke” your permission. Before we use any pictures of minors (even with the release form signed), we will double check with the parents.

Thanks in advance for your cooperation. Photo-Video Release form for Minors  (works for adults too)

Hymn Practice Videos:

There are no new songs for the next couple of weeks, but this being the week before Christmas, I wanted to share a couple of things with you. The first is a video version of one on my all-time favorite Christmas songs done by my newest favorite performers – the Piano Guys. The song is familiar to you – the video and music is amazing. Merry Christmas. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ugV6QGcafEE

The next link is a short read – thought it was interesting and something I’ve never noticed before and I’ve watched “A Charlie Brown Christmas” every year for as long as I can remember. The title of the article is called “Just Drop the Blanket: The Moment You Never Noticed in “A Charlie Brown Christmas”. http://www.crosswalk.com/special-coverage/christmas-and-advent/just-drop-the-blanket-the-moment-you-never-noticed-in-a-charlie-brown-christmas.html

Any announcements that you want in the weekly updates should be sent to this email address (thunderbirdwest.cofchrist@gmail.com) with the subject line “For Announcements”. The Weekly Update goes out on Wednesday evenings so any submissions for the email should be sent no later than Noon on Wednesdays.

TBW Weekly Announcements – December 10, 2015

This week in worship:
Date: 13-Dec
Theme: Proclaim the Good News (3rd Sunday – Joy)
Plan: Carol Mair
Speak: Beth Richardson
Piano: Heather Featherstone
PA: Eldora Engebretson
Acting Deacon: Dennis & Lois Nelson
PPT: Terry Crabtree
Greeters: Bill & Patti McCullough
Nursery

Planners/Presiders: Please send copies of your worship services to Eldora Engebretson (elnjoeng@cox.net) , Heather (heather.featherstone1972@gmail.com), and the person scheduled to do your PowerPoint (check the schedule) as soon as possible. This is especially important if you are doing new hymns that are not as familiar to the congregation.

Information for the 2016 Church Directory needs to be given to Eldora Engebretson (elnjoeng@cox.net) – please make sure your most current information is what she has and if you are willing to share a birthday, share that as well.

Sunday, December 13, after church – Youth Fundraiser. Cookie Plate Sale (pre-sales only). Donna Greenwalt is taking orders for Cookie Plates – includes a variety of small cookies and candies (approx. 40 1-inch cookies). Plates cost $5.00 each. Please let Donna know if you have a peanut allergy when placing the order. No cookie donations are needed.

Sunday, December 13, after church – December Birthday Celebration at Coco’s Restaurant on Bell & 98th Ave. See Donna Hill or Dean Speer to RSVP for reservations.

Friday, December 18 @ The Peoria Center for the Arts. – Youth event. We will be going to the theater production of “The Quiltmaker’s Gift”. This event needs to have tickets pre-purchased so we need RSVPs for the youth wanting to attend this event. The deadline for RSVPs will be Monday Nov. 30. Please email, text, or call Holli or Luis to let us know who will be attending by Monday.

Wednesday, December 30 to Friday, January 1 – Whispering Pines Campground: Winter Youth Retreat open to Junior high and Senior High Youth.  Cost: $55. Contact Jason Berg (koivunie@gmail.com). Registration will begin at 4:00 PM on Wednesday and campers will need to be picked up by 12:00 noon on Friday.
Don’t forget to pack your warm clothes, boots and winter coats just in case we get snow!

1st, 2nd & 3rd Sundays of December: The youth are holding a free tire/tube giveaway. Please see the attached flyer that has all the information.
Hymn Practice Videos:

Here are 3 practice videos for the December 13 service. The first is “Halle, Halle, Hallelujah” CCS 86: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lWuUx46g_xU&feature=youtu.be

The second is “Star Child” CCS 420: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=keD5ZjQ0fII&feature=youtu.be

The last is “like a child” CCS 403: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABK71qSby7c&feature=youtu.be

Enjoy some new Christmas songs that I’m sure will become some new favorites.

Any announcements that you want in the weekly updates should be sent to this email address (thunderbirdwest.cofchrist@gmail.com) with the subject line “For Announcements”. The Weekly Update goes out on Wednesday evenings so any submissions for the email should be sent no later than Noon on Wednesdays.

TBW Weekly Announcements – December 2, 2015

This week in worship:
Date: 6-Dec
Theme : Prepare the Way of the Lord (2nd Sunday – Love)
Plan: Dulcy Silverthorn (Ordination Service)
Speak: None
Piano: Ruth Anderson
PA: Amy Ragland
Acting Deacon: Eldora Engebretson & Mary Ragland
PPT: Heather Featherstone
Greeters: Genie Perigo
Nursery

Planners/Presiders: Please send copies of your worship services to Eldora Engebretson (elnjoeng@cox.net) , Heather (heather.featherstone1972@gmail.com), and the person scheduled to do your PowerPoint (check the schedule) as soon as possible. This is especially important if you are doing new hymns that are not as familiar to the congregation.

Information for the 2016 Church Directory needs to be given to Eldora Engebretson (elnjoeng@cox.net) – please make sure your most current information is what she has and if you are willing to share a birthday, share that as well.

Sunday, December 13, after church – Youth Fundraiser. Cookie Plate Sale (pre-sales only). Donna Greenwalt is taking orders for Cookie Plates – includes a variety of small cookies and candies (approx. 40 1-inch cookies). Plates cost $5.00 each. Please let Donna know if you have a peanut allergy when placing the order. No cookie donations are needed.

Saturday, December 5, 10:00 am @ Phoenix Central: Mission Center Conference. This is the last day to submit your name to be a delegate to World Conference. Email Sherrie Sims bennettsims@hotmail.com to let her know you are coming and if you want your name to be added to the list for delegates.

Sunday, December 13, after church – December Birthday Celebration at Coco’s Restaurant on Bell & 98th Ave. See Donna Hill or Dean Speer to RSVP for reservations.

Friday, December 18 @ The Peoria Center for the Arts. – Youth event. We will be going to the theater production of “The Quiltmaker’s Gift”. This event needs to have tickets pre-purchased so we need RSVPs for the youth wanting to attend this event. The deadline for RSVPs will be Monday Nov. 30. Please email, text, or call Holli or Luis to let us know who will be attending by Monday.

1st, 2nd & 3rd Sundays of December: The youth are holding a free tire/tube giveaway. Please see the attached flyer that has all the information.

Hymn Practice Videos:
Come prepared to sing your little hearts out for this week’s service!
There is one new hymn for this week. It is CCS 396 “Blessed Be the God of Israel”. The practice video is here: https://youtu.be/xJghJlb7k90

Any announcements that you want in the weekly updates should be sent to this email address (thunderbirdwest.cofchrist@gmail.com) with the subject line “For Announcements”. The Weekly Update goes out on Wednesday evenings so any submissions for the email should be sent no later than Noon on Wednesdays.