On April 11th we will be celebrating the many faithful years Annette has served our congregation with a retirement reception following worship. More news on that will be forthcoming.
Thanks so much Annette!
Related to that, we’re looking for a new part-time Administrative Assistant. If you know of anyone who may be interested, have them contact Pastor Shaun for the job description.
(While not officially on the job description, they should be able to endure an occasional nerdy conversation with “you-know-who”…but he is usually willing to provide home-roasted coffee to help ease the pain.)
Baby Shower We are having a “long distance” baby shower for Brittany Evers and baby Jorja! We will be collecting gifts until February 14 when they will be gathered together in a large gift basket. Later when Brittany and Jorja are healthy and back to “normal” we will have some kind of tea to celebrate together. If you would like to give money towards a larger item, please contact Deaneen Kuka (208-404-1104) or Charleen Stouder (208-539-3888).
5th Annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Dinner is Tuesday, February 16th, 6 p.m. at the church. Mark your calendars. The Men’s Bible Study is providing this time of fellowship and food for the congregation.
There will not be youth group this coming Sunday (Feb 7th).
January 30th @ Magic Mountain (https://magicmountainresort.com/)
Bring $18 to purchase your lift ticket (good for 2 hours of tubing) and any other cash you want for snacks.
We’ll hit the tubing hill from 2-4pm. Tubing is first-come-first-serve but it slows down closer to closing time at 4.
For those traveling from Wendell, we’ll leave the church at 12:30. Otherwise meet at Magic Mountain by 1:45.
Contact Pastor Shaun if you plan to attend and/or if you need to work out a ride.
Parents and others are welcome to join in on the fun.
There is a lift to drag you and the tube to the top of the hill!
Tomorrow morning we will be un-decorating the church. That work begins at 9am.
Our annual congregational meeting is January 31st following the worship service. Reports will be available January 24th.
Growth Groups are resuming soon. If you would like more information please contact Pastor Shaun or Jerry & Diane.
The prayer room is open during the Sunday School hour if you would like a place to pray before the service. Also, if you have a need and would like to meet with the elders for prayer, please contact Pastor Shaun.
SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES are beginning the new year, meeting at 9:15 am each Sunday. Adults and middle/high school youth will be meeting together in the sanctuary for the class “Church 101”.
KIDZTIME is a Bible lesson and activity time for children ages 3 through third grade during the worship service. These children come forward for the “Children’s Blessing” and are dismissed with the KidzTime leader. They will rejoin the congregation after the sermon, during the last song.
UNDECORATING We will be gathering to put away Advent/Christmas decorations next Saturday, January 16th beginning at 9 am. Your help is appreciated.
ANNUAL CONGREGATIONAL MEETING to review reports and elect officers will be Sunday, January 31st following the worship service.
My apologies for a couple of errors in the prior (now deleted) post. Here are the correct details:
In person worship resumes this week. The service begins at 10:30am.
There is no Sunday school this Sunday. Sunday school resumes 1/10 at 9:15am.
We learned today of a positive COVID exposure for someone in worship this past Sunday. Because of this we will moving our Christmas Eve service tonight to online only.
In an effort to follow CDC guidelines, Sunday morning’s service will also be online-only.
We plan to resume in person worship with our ongoing protocols on January 3rd.
While this is definitely not what we hoped for, we can be assured that the Christ we celebrate is still on the throne and we pray that the fullness of his Kingdom would come quickly.
CHRISTMAS EVE CANDLELIGHT SERVICE is tonight, beginning at 7:00 p.m. We hope you can join us in this celebration of Christ’s birth.
FACE MASKS- we strongly encourage everyone who is able, to wear a mask while inside for worship until further notice.
COMMUNION-We will be celebrating communion Sunday, January 3rd, using individually sealed cups with wafers.
YOUTH GROWTH GROUP will not be meeting December 27th. They will meet again January 3rd at 6:00 p.m.
SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES will resume at 9:15 am on Sunday, January 10th. Adults and middle/high school youth will be meeting together in the sanctuary for class.
GREETERS FOR 2021-there are still some openings for people to greet worshipers as they arrive. Even with face masks, we want to people to feel comfortable and welcome in worship. Speak to Nance Strickland if you would be willing to greet for a month (or even a few Sundays) in 2021.
FACE MASKS- we strongly encourage everyone who is able to wear a mask while inside for worship until further notice.
CHRISTMAS EVE CANDLELIGHT SERVICE– will be this Thursday, December 24th at 7:00 p.m.
SUNDAY SCHOOL-There will be no Sunday School classes the next two weeks, December 27th and January 3rd. Classes resume January 10th at 9:15 a.m.
GREETERS FOR 2021-Did you know your smile shows in your eyes? Even with face masks, greeting worshipers as they arrive is one way of brightening the day for bothindividuals. Speak to Nance Strickland if you would be willing to greet for a month (or even a few Sundays) in 2021.