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

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.

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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



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!