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

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.

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