Weekly Announcements – December 14, 2016

This week in worship:

Date: 18-Dec
Theme: Emmanuel : God With Us (4th Sunday of Advent – Love)
Plan: Iris Boswell
Speak: Larry McGuire
Piano: Ruth Anderson
PA: Eldora Engebretson
Acting Deacon: Kyle Brittan & Eldora Engebretson
PPT: Heather Featherstone
Greeters: Lucille Engebretson & Amber Pope

New announcements are purple

The 2017 Directory is in the process of being edited and proofed – please see Eldora to double and triple check your information to insure its accuracy. We will also be doing a photo directory after the new year.

It has been requested to make the TBW Congregational Blessing done several years ago available for those that would like to read through it. Click here – http://tinyurl.com/pkr3367 – for a copy of the Thunderbird West Congregational Blessing.

In search of – Battery operated tea light and small candles
– People to help bring above elements to the creche during the service (thank you to those that have already volunteered)
– Canned goods to donate to the food bank (but that doesn’t need to be brought until Christmas Eve)
Bring the items to the church at anytime by Sunday, December 18. Please make sure your name is on anything you bring, because I won’t remember who brought what (especially lights and candles)

Friday, December 23 at 10am at the church- Heather will be there to decorate for the Christmas Eve service. Anyone that can help will be greatly appreciated and put to work.

Saturday, December 24, 5:00pm – Christmas Eve Candlelight Service. Please bring a non-perishable donation for the food bank. There will be NO services on Sunday, December 25, so plan to attend on Saturday evening. Invite a friend, bring a stranger. Carpooling is encouraged (especially if you have difficulty seeing after dark). Contact Heather Featherstone if you need help in arranging a carpooling buddy.

December 30-Jan 1: Yuletide Retreat @ Whispering Pines Campground. Jr & Sr High, $60. Contact Amber Pope at amber.pope777@gmail.com or 623.776.6829. Registration forms are here.

February 19-24: Winter Reunion at Phoenix Central. Guest Ministers: Apostle Robin Linkhart; Tom Morain, Historic Sites Foundation; Larry McGuire, AZ Mission Center President. Theme: Fully Awake and Ready to Respond. Registration forms are here.

Schedules are here – http://tinyurl.com/zsczltf (If you wait for the page to load, you should be able to see tabs either at the bottom or at the top of the page with the month names – you click on the month you are interested in and it should open. If you still are having problems, please let me know)

Want a printable calendar of events for your fridge? Click here – http://tinyurl.com/z72jlcu, and then click “print” in the upper right corner. Want a different month? Click the down menu on the left side with the month name.

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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