Weekly Announcements – February 15, 2017

This week in worship:

Date: 19-Feb
Theme: Turn the Other Cheek
Plan: Dulcy Silverthorn
Speak: Ray Taylor
Piano: Ruth Anderson
PA: Amy Ragland
Acting Deacon: Denny Nelson & Mary Ragland
PPT: Amy Ragland
Greeters: Eilene & Leonard Speer

New announcements are purple.

Don’t forget – the worship committee is looking for people to volunteer to plan/preside and speak for the services in February and March. Thank you so much for those that have stepped up and volunteered. We just need planners and/or presiders for the following Sundays in March and April. The themes are below – if you want to plan, preside or speak for any of the themes, please let Heather know.
(Key: P/P=Plan/Preside, S=Speak, $ – theme lends itself to a great fellowship service, *=Communion Sunday, shorter talk)
12-Mar: Be Born of Water and Spirit (P/P)
23-Apr: Peace Be With You (P/P)
30-Apr: The Lord is Risen Indeed (P/P, S)
7-May: Hear His Voice (Communion) (P/P & S)
14-May: I Am the Way, the Truth, and the Life (P/P)
28-May: Open Our Minds to the Scriptures ($, P/P & S)

Arizona Mission Center is now accepting applications for Summer Youth Ministry Assistants. Click here for more information: http://tinyurl.com/znpvgt9.

We are putting together a photo directory this year. Photos will be taken until Sunday, February 26. If you haven’t had your photo taken by then you will not be in the photo directory. You can still send a copy of a photo to thunderbirdwest.cofchrist@gmail.com before the end of February or if you would like to make arrangements to have your photo taken at your home, please contact Heather Featherstone at heather.featherstone1972@gmail.com.

Which pastor do you call if you have a question about Christian Ed? Or Communications? Or Fellowship? Click here for a printable Pastorate Assignments Sheet.

Do you have a food allergy? Are you vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free or “other” free? If so, please let a member of the Fellowship Committee know (Madelyn, Mary D, or Donna G) so they can plan for our upcoming events to ensure that everyone can enjoy the time together.

Saturday, February 18, 7:00-8:30 pm @ Phx Central – Storytellers Event to kick off Winter Reunion. Our own Kevin Harper will be sharing stories of his early family experience with the church as well as Barb Walden and Tom Morain. A donation opportunity for the Alma Blair Internship Program will be available for those interested in supporting this unique educational opportunity for young adults.

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 available on the bulletin board.

Monday, February 20, Phoenix Central: Youth sponsored lunch fundraiser. Youth are asked to be at Phoenix Central by 10:30 and plan to stay until about 1:30 to help prepare, serve and clean up after lunch.

Saturday, February 25, 10:00am – Work day at the church. If you are able bodied and can assist with a few things around the church, please plan to attend. Class room cabinets cleaned out and organized, storage rooms organized and inventoried, kitchen inventory, flooring in attic and wall repairs will be done.

Sunday, February 26, 2:00pm, at the church – Sigma Alpha Iota Phoenix Alumnae Chapter (Heather’s music group) invites you to attend our annual Silver Tea Musicale Recital. This performance is open to all, so bring a friend with you. A free-will donation will be accepted to help us meet our financial goals for the year. No one has been disappointed yet – it’s well worth the hour or so – promise.

Sunday, March 12, after services – Sandwich Bar Lunch and Sequence Tournament. The fellowship committee will prepare the food. (A free will offering will be accepted to cover the cost of the food.) Please plan to join us for food, fun, and fellowship.

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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