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Announcements for the week of November 22, 2018 

Scriptures for Worship Sundays at 10:30 a.m.                                      
Scriptures for Sunday, November 25 will be: 2 Samuel 23:1-7, Revelation 1:4b-8, Psalm 132: 3-18
Scriptures for Sunday, December 2 will be: 1 Thessalonians 3:9-13, Luke 21:25-36, Psalm 25:1-10

Bible Study is on Tuesday, November 27th at 10:00 a.m.  All are welcome!
To prepare for Bible Study please read:
  Luke chapter 21: 5-36 and 1 Thessalonians 5: 1-11

Question to consider as preparing for Bible Study: 
This week's reading from Luke is similar to last week's reading from Mark.  Any differences?  Does Paul's letter to the Thessalonians reinforce Jesus' words?

Find out more about who we are and what we're doing on Facebook and on our Website at
November  2018 Calendar

As always, the most up-to-date calendar is available on our website here.

If you would like a "printer friendly" copy of the calendar you can find one here.  Updated October 25th.
Thursday, November 22
Happy Thanksgiving
6:30 p.m. AA

Sunday, November 25

9:30 a.m. Choir Practice
10:30 a.m. Worship 
11:30 a.m. Greening of the Church

Monday, November 26
6 p.m. HUBS Square Dance
7 p.m. Central Planning

Tuesday, November 27
10 a.m. Bible Study
8 p.m. AA

 Wednesday, November 28

Announcements Due
6:30 p.m. Girl Scouts

Sunday, December 2
9:30 a.m. Choir Practice
10:30 a.m. Worship with Communion


Choir Practice 

We meet 9:30 Sunday morning. 
All who want to share the gift of music are welcome! 

Thank you to everyone who volunteered to participate in the November church services. 
Our schedule for December is now open 

The Schedule for December is open and on the table in the foyer. 

Please consider volunteering. Help us all celebrate the love of God through worship.

Your Name: __________________________________________
*Greeter  Dec., Jeanette Fakadej (except on 12/24)

Usher             12/2          12/9             12/16          12/23         12/24           12/30
              Mary & Jim        Ethelann      Al & Barb    Ethelann -------------------------

                                              Robert                             Robert ---------------------------

Acting             12/2          12/9           12/16           12/23         12/24          12/30
Pastor          Rev. Saxe

*Worship        12/2           12/9           12/16           12/23           12/14       12/30
Leader           Lynn K.      Lynn          Lynn           Lynn           Lynn        Lynn

Time for          12/2           12/9           12/16           12/23          12/24         12/30
The Young                                                                                 -------- 

Circle what you would be willing to do, as well as the dates you would be available. 
Please place your completed form in the offering plate.  Simple as that!
* Greeters and Worship Leaders usually sign up for the
month, but we can find someone to replace them for one of their weeks if needed.

Join us Sunday, November 25th following church service for the

Greening of the Church!

Thanksgiving Donation
At Thanksgiving, we reflect on all the things we are grateful for.             
 We, as a Church have one more to add to the list.   

From everyone’s donations the past two weeks we were able to collect $500.00 which purchased a Giant Eagle gift card for Next Step.  They were very grateful for this gift.

Next Step is a department of Geauga County who house, train, and educate “kids” who have aged out of foster care. If it were not for this group home, these young adults would be homeless.  

Once again the members of our church teach the meaning of Christian love with their generosity.

Thank you 

The Worship Planning team is working on offering a Blue Christmas service again this year.  For many people, Christmas can be a time of loneliness, sorrow, alienation and sadness.  The Blue Christmas service offers a way for people to claim those feelings and still feel surrounded by the compassionate love of God. 
We are tentatively planning for 7 PM on Wednesday, December 12, pending Board approval.  Please watch for further information.

Lighting the Advent Candles

If you would like to share the joy of the Advent season and are interested in lighting an Advent candle
on December 2nd (hope), 16th (joy), or 23rd (love),
please contact Nancy Lee.  


Christmas Pointsettia Orders

Once again we are taking orders for Christmas Poiintsettias

 It's already time to be thinking about your poinsettia order!  Deadline for orders is Sunday, December 9th. Help us beautify our worship space for Christmas Eve and offer a message or tribute to someone you are thinking about during the holiday season. You can get pick up an order form at the church or print off your own here. 

November 25 - Greening of the Church
December 9 - Pot Luck
December 12 - Blue Christmas
December 22 - Cookie Walk 
Remember our home bound!

Please remember our church family who are housebound. 
If you can't visit, a phone call or card could be the the highlight of their day! 
Anneliese & Donald Long
The Weils, 16695 Chillicothe Rd. #210, Chagrin Falls, OH 44023
       (440) 543-9046   Anneliese would like to hear from friends in the choir!

Vivian DeRolf    Burton Health Center, 14095  E.Center St., Burton, OH 44021    (440) 834-1084

Muriel Lampert   256 High Street, Chagrin Falls, OH 44022     (440) 247-6825

Doris Pulsford  7647 Bainbridge Rd., Chagrin Falls, OH 44023 (440) 543-9666

Violet Childs  The Pines at Brooks House, 18144 Claridon-Troy Rd., Hiram, OH 44234  440-834-0260

If you have any updates or know of anyone who should be added to our list, please email the office  at,       or call (440) 543-5117.
                                      Attendance             Amount               Difference

November 4                        40                       $2202.71              +$562.71 
November 11                      54                       $2328.00              +$688.00
November 18                      42                       $1004.00              -$636.00                                                                                           

                              Amount needed each week for 2018 budget is $1,640. 
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