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Bainbridge Community United Church of Christ

Announcements for the week of November 29, 2018 

Scriptures for Worship Sundays at 10:30 a.m.                                      
Scriptures for Sunday, December 2 will be: 1 Thessalonians 3:9-13, Luke 21:25-36, Psalm 25:1-10
Scriptures for Sunday, December 9 will be: Malachi 3:1-4, Philippians 1:3-22

Bible Study is on Tuesday, December 4th at 10:00 a.m.  All are welcome!
To prepare for Bible Study please read:
 Luke Chapter 1 verses 1-24 and 57-80.

Question to consider as preparing for Bible Study: 
Do the stories about the promise and birth of John the Baptizer remind you of other stories of children of promise in the Bible?  What parallels do you see with, for example, 1 Samuel 1?

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

Monday, December 3
6 p.m. HUBS Square Dance

Tuesday, December 4

10 a.m. Bible Study
8 p.m. AA

Wednesday, December 5
Announcements Due

Thursday, December 6
9:30 a.m. West Res. Rug Hookers
6:30 p.m. Girls' Night Out - Norwex pending

Saturday, December 8

Feast of the Immaculate Conception

Sunday, December 9
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 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.

Looking Ahead
A worship leader is needed for Jan. 13. Please consider volunteering.

Give a Gift This Season


This year the church is collecting gifts for people who cannot leave their homes.  These folks have given a lot of their time and love to the church. We want to remember them and show our love. There will be paper tags on the tree near the sanctuary door that have names of the recipients and a gift suggestion.  Please take one, or several. Purchase that gift, wrap it and return it with the tag on it.  We will know who it belongs to and put it into that group before it will be delivered.  All gifts should be returned by Sunday, Dec. 23 for distribution.

Join the Potluck on Dec. 9


Our church potluck lunch takes place after services on Sunday, Dec. 9th.  Plan on bringing a dish to share. Make your favorite, whether it be a casserole, salad or dessert.  Plates and silverware will be provided. We can spend time enjoying a lunch and spending time with our church family.

The Worship Planning team is 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. 
The service takes place at 7 PM on Wednesday, December 12.

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.  


Christmas Pointsettia Orders

Once again we are taking orders for Christmas Pointsettias

 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 pick up an order form at the church or print off your own here. 

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
November 25                      49                       $1768.50               +128.50                                                                                           

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