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Bainbridge Community United Church of Christ

Announcements for the week of December 13, 2018 

Scriptures for Worship Sundays at 10:30 a.m.                                      
Scriptures for Sunday, December 16 will be: Matthew 3: 1-12, Mark 1: 1-8, Luke 3: 1-20, John 1: 19-31 
Scriptures for Sunday, December 23 will be: 
 Luke chapter 1:26-56 and chapter 2:1-20

Bible Study is on Tuesday, December 18th at 10:00 a.m.  All are welcome!
To prepare for Bible Study please read:
 Luke chapter 1:26-56 and chapter 2:1-20 

There will be no Bible Study on December 25th and January 1st. 

Question to consider as preparing for Bible Study: 
How has your understanding of the story of Jesus's birth changed over the years?  How does Luke set the stage for what follows?

Find out more about who we are and what we're doing on Facebook and on our Website at
December  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 December 6th.
Sunday, December 16
9:30 a.m. Choir Practice
10:30 a.m. Worship

Monday, December 17
5 p.m. Grief Counseling
6 p.m. HUBS Square Dance
7 p.m. Central Planning

Tuesday, December 18
10 a.m. Bible Study
8 p.m. AA
Wednesday, December 19
Announcements Due

Friday, December 21
6 p.m. Set up Cookie Walk

Saturday, December 22
9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Cookie Walk

Sunday, December 16
9:30 a.m. Choir Practice
10:30 a.m. Worship


Choir Practice 

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


Thank you to all those who volunteered to to keep our weekly services going. Your help is appreciated by all!

We have now moved on to scheduling volunteers for our January services. Still needed is a worship  leader for January 20th as well as Greeters and Ushers. See the schedule sheet for dates.

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

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

Usher            1/6                      1/13                      1/20                       1/27         
                                        Corey & Anna               

Acting            1/6                     1/13                      1/20                       1/27
Pastor       Rev. Brian Saxe ---------------------------------------------------------

*Worship       1/6                      1/13                     1/20                        1/27
Leader           Reed W.            Reed W.                                             Reed W.

Time for         1/6                      1/13                     1/20                        1/27
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.

Looking Ahead

Give a Gift This Season


The gift tags are on the Church Giving Tree.  They will have the names of one of our five shut-ins that we want to gift for Christmas.  Please take one or more tags, get that gift and wrap it, and return it to the Church with the tag on it.  After our service on 12-23-2018, we will sort the items into 5 groups and distribute them. If you have any questions, contact Nancy Lee or Kathy Meier.


Thank you to everyone who contributed to our Pot Luck lunch last week!  It was a fun time with good food and great  friends!  

Stay tuned for more to follow!

Collection Drive

Our annual Stand Down Winter Clothing Drive is now over and we wish to Thank everyone who so generously participated in helping those homeless find some comfort.  
God Bless

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 16th (peace) or 23rd (joy),
please contact Nancy Lee.  


The annual Cookie Walk will be held Saturday, December 22nd from 9 a.m. - Noon.  

Volunteers for baking and set up are welcome!

Please see Lisa Ruzga-Ramey or Lynn Kramer for further information

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

December 2                         50                       $1934.00             +$294.00
December 9                         50                       $1248.50              -$391.50

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