Weekly Announcements – December 21, 2016

This week in worship:

Date: SATURDAY, 24-Dec (Candlelight Service 5pm)
Theme: God’s Love Made Visible (Christmas Eve)
Plan: Heather Featherstone
Speak: Candle Light Service
Piano: Ruth Anderson
PA: Dean Speer
Acting Deacon: Amy & Mary Ragland
PPT: Heather Featherstone
Greeters: Greg Denton & Donna Hill

New announcements are purple.

Please remember that the service this week is on Saturday, December 24 at 5:00pm. Bring a non-perishable food donation for the food bank as part of your offering for this service. If you need a ride due to the late hour of the service and can’t drive – please contact Heather Featherstone at 623-229-4214 or through email at heather.featherstone1972@gmail.com to make arrangements to get you to the service.

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.

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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