Noisy Sunday Change Collection for ELCA
First Sunday of every month
Children will be collecting loose change (or dollar bills!) following the service. The money will be used to purchase and ELCA Good Gift for a family in need. With our collection from the last few months, and a matching gift from the ELCA, we were able to provide 2 latrines, 2 goats, and 2 water filters. Through the generosity of our congregation, these gifts are making a difference in the world — responding to hunger and poverty, sharing the gospel, equipping leaders, and growing the church. Thank you for all that you have graciously given so that others may experience God's love.
Christmas Meal for Franklin Township Family
We will be collecting items again this year to help provide warm Christmas dinner for a family at Franklin Township. A list of items needed will be posted on the bulletin board. If you have any questions please contact Gina Dwyer. Thank you in advance for your donations.
Christmas Eve Prelude Concert
Now is the time to start thinking about your about your participation in our annual Prelude Concert. We are looking for musicians, both vocal and instrumental, who would like to present a selection during this special service.
Toys for Tots
A box for toys has been placed in the narthex for the Toys for Tots drive. Please place your UNWRAPPED gifts in the box by December 10 and they will be delivered in time for Christmas.
Giving Tree for Franklin Township Children
You can help to bring comfort and joy to some Franklin Township children this Christmas. At the top of the stairs you will see a “Giving Tree.” On the tree you will find stockings which contain a “wish list” for local child. You may choose one or more gifts from that list and then bring them to the church, UNWRAPPED, by Dec. 8 where they will be wrapped and then taken the Franklin Township Elementary School to be given to the parents. These gifts will help bring some joy to a child on Christmas morning. Thank you for your generosity. If you have any questions, please contact Gina Dwyer.
Sundays, December 1-22 | 10:30-11:30am
Join us this Advent Season as we “Journey” together to Bethlehem. We will watch a short video presentation each week at 10:30am which will show us actual locations; Nazareth, Bethlehem and other important places on our journey. Be with us as we explore the story of Jesus’ birth with fresh eyes and ears as we discover the meaning of Christmas together, walking in the places where the story occurred. Come to a deeper understanding of what the Christmas story teaches us about Jesus Christ and about God’s will for our lives!
Dec 1 - Mary of Nazareth (the Annunciation)
Dec 8th - Joseph of Bethlehem
Dec 15 - Mary’s visit to Elizabeth
Dec 22 - From Nazareth to Bethlehem
Christmas Dinner Party
Sunday, December 8 | 5:00pm
Flohrs’ Christmas Dinner will be held Sunday, Dec. 8. A sign-up sheet is posted on the bulletin board in the Fellowship room. We will have a special visitor for the children & those who are young at heart at 5:45PM. A basket will be available for food donations for the soup kitchen—Feed Yourself, Feed Others. Celebrate the seasons of Advent and Christmas with an evening of fellowship and fun with your parish family.
Youth Christmas Play
Sunday, December 15 | during church service
This year the youth will will perform The Birth of Jesus. Both the play and music will be performed by the youth. Please join us for this performance as they remind us of why we celebrate Christmas.
Christmas Cookie Social and Caroling to Shut-Ins
Sunday, December 15 | social following worship | Caroling 2:00pm
Please join us for the Christmas cookie social following the service on December 15. Cookie plates will be created and shared with our shut-ins when we go caroling at 2pm. We invite all to join us as we sing - it is a wonderful way to visit with our members who are unable to attend church. We will meet in the parking lot at 2pm and carpool. If you would like to bring cookies for the event, please sign up on the sign-up sheet on the social room bulletin board.