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

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.

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