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.

TBW Weekly Announcement – Nov. 25

This week in worship:
Date: 29-Nov
Theme: This is my…. (1st Sunday of Advent)
Plan: Heather Featherstone
Speak: Fellowship Service
Piano: Ruth Anderson
PA: Eldora Engebretson
Acting Deacon: Lois & Dennis Nelson
PPT: Heather Featherstone
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.

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.

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.

World Service Corps is an international volunteer ministry of Community of Christ, committed to offering volunteer opportunities for leadership development, disciple formation, and cultural immersion. Applications are being accepted through 31 January for anyone interested in serving as a volunteer in 2016. Apply and get more information about World Service Corps. If you have questions, e-mail wsc@CofChrist.org, or call (816) 833-1000 ext. 2241.

Looking for a way to help support the World Church? Do you shop on Amazon?
Consider contributing to Community of Christ through your Amazon purchases.
Here’s how:
1. Go to smile.amazon.com.
2. Select your charity. Search for “Community of Christ Independence Missouri” and scroll down the list to find Community of Christ.
3. Bookmark smile.amazon.com and do your shopping from this link.

That’s how easy it is.

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AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price (0.5%) to your favorite charitable organization. Click on the link below to find out more.
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Hymn Practice Videos:
Come prepared to sing your little hearts out for this week’s service!
There are a two newish songs this week. The first being CCS 336 “Who is My Mother, Who is My Brother”. The video can be found here – https://youtu.be/hq_n_sx02Kg.

The last but not least may be familiar to some of you. It is based on an old French Carol. The title is “Good Christian Friends, Rejoice”. This video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HR7ZdtWQAfE – is not exactly what is in our hymnal, but the tune and most of the words are the same so it’s a good video to listen to for practice.

Any announcements that you want in the weekly updates should be sent to 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 – November 18, 2015

This week in worship:
Date 22-Nov
Theme: Listen to the Truth
Plan: Dan Edwards
Speak: Thanksgiving Service
Piano: Ruth Anderson
PA: Eldora Engebretson
Acting Deacon: Dean Speer & Carrol McCans
PPT: Heather Featherstone
Greeters: Dean Speer & Lloyd Bierer
Nursery:

Planners/Presiders: Please send copies of your worship services to Eldora Engebretson, Heather, 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 – 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, November 20 – Youth Event @ 7:30 pm: AZ Ice in Peoria. Meet at the ice rink to get skates for the 7:45 pm session. See the information flyer at church or contact Holli or Luis for more information.

Sunday, November 22 @ 9:00 am at TBW – Congregational Conference to approve 2016 budget and sustain commission leaders.

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.

World Service Corps is an international volunteer ministry of Community of Christ, committed to offering volunteer opportunities for leadership development, disciple formation, and cultural immersion. Applications are being accepted through 31 January for anyone interested in serving as a volunteer in 2016. Apply and get more information about World Service Corps. If you have questions, e-mail wsc@CofChrist.org, or call (816) 833-1000 ext. 2241.

Looking for a way to help support the World Church? Do you shop on Amazon?
Consider contributing to Community of Christ through your Amazon purchases.
Here’s how:
1. Go to smile.amazon.com.
2. Select your charity. Search for “Community of Christ Independence Missouri” and scroll down the list to find Community of Christ.
3. Bookmark smile.amazon.com and do your shopping from this link.

That’s how easy it is.

What is AmazonSmile?
AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price (0.5%) to your favorite charitable organization. Click on the link below to find out more.
About AmazonSmile: Program details and FAQ

Hymn Practice Videos:
The new hymn for this week is CCS 67, “Fountain of All Revelation”. Click here to view and practice:  https://youtu.be/DYswj5QlNy0

Any announcements that you want in the weekly updates should be sent to 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.

Adult Sunday School Class Invites You

Please join us for our Adult Sunday School classes which are held at the same time as children’s classes; 9:30 am on Sundays.

Our topic is “Sharing in Community of Christ: Exploring Identity, Mission, Message, and Beliefs”. If you would like a copy they are available from Carol McCans.

This week (Nov. 15) we discussed our Enduring Principles (pages 12-14).

Our Enduring Principles define the essence, heart, and soul of our faith community. They describe the personality of our church as expressed throughout the world.

Grace and Generosity
Sacredness of Creation
Continuing Revelation
Worth of All Persons
All Are Called
Responsible Choices
Pursuit of Peace (Shalom)
Unity in Diversity
Blessings of Community

The discussion was rich and lively as we each had the opportunity to share how particular Enduring Principles spoke to us.

Next week (Nov. 22) we will jump to We Are One, We Are Many (pages 27-29).
We are Community of Christ and we are walking the path together. We sing “joy” in thousands of congregations. We say “hope” in scores of languages. We proclaim peace in almost 60 nations. We are one and we are many. We are diverse, yet we are a community, for we belong to Christ.

Friday News!

Remember to thank your earthly angels when you come across them.  Read today’s Daily Bread post unnamed

http://us1.campaign-archive1.com/?u=35dc4dcd10932f0ebafe02d2a&id=79018ed4fd&e=c5cb426ccc

 

Pray for the families of the more than 100 people lost and other missing in last night’s attack in Paris.

 

An on lighter (happier, but not necessarily waistline) – don’t forget that TBW is having our Annual Thanksgiving Feast – bring your appetites and fellowship!