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


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.

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