Holiday and Advent Calendar 2015
November 29 – 1st Sunday of Advent
December 2 – Dinner & Advent Wreath Making – 6:00
(Bring your own greenery and sign up to attend)
Spirits and the Church @ Mayberry Distillery – 7:30
December 3, 10, 15 – Thursday Tales/Advent Pre-K-5th; 3:30-4:30
December 3 – City Christmas Tree Lighting/Beacons serving Hot Chocolate 6:00-7:00
December 5-6 – Beacons Service Weekend
December 6 – 2nd Sunday of Advent; Communion
December 9 – Dinner & Christmas Carol Sing & Cookie Swap/6:00 (Sign up to attend & bring 2 dozen cookies to share)
December 11 – B.R.E.W.S. & W.o.W. Christmas Social – 6:30 (Brothers Reading and Engaging in Worship & Service & Women of Worship – The Youell’s house – RSVP by Dec 7)
December 13 – 3rd Sunday of Advent; Joyful Noise Choir to sing Beacon Progressive Dinner & Gift Swap – 5:00
December 16 – Dinner & Candy House Making – 6:00 (Sign up to attend – we’ll make Gingerbread houses to take home)
December 17 – Keenagers to Nutcracker – 4:00
December 18 – Faith Friends (Pre-K-5th) Dinner & Movie in the Tiki Room (Mark & Shasta’s house)
December 20 – 4th Sunday of Advent; Cantata – 11:00;
Longest Night Service (for anyone dealing with grief during the holidays) – 5:00
December 22 – Children’s Christmas Eve Practice – 5:00
December 24 – Children’s Christmas Eve Service 3:00
Candlelight Communion Service 7:00
Church Office Closed
December 25 – Christmas Day – Church Office Closed
December 28 – Church Office Closed
**A Congregational Meeting will be held immediately following worship today to hear a report from the Nominating Committee regarding the new slate of
elders for 2016.**
PRAYER AND PRAISE MINISTRIES
Prayers: Cal Besore, Mae Turpin, Billie Bradley, Frieda Chauncey, Bobbie Lane, Suzanne Lewis-Brown, Becky Payne, Mac Simpson, Suzanne Bumgardner, Judy Davis, Deborah Utt, Frances Cook, Jan Burton, Marcy Marion, Jim VanHoy, Lindsay Burgess, Melanie Younger Winfree, Phillip Grohs, Our military, Our government, Positive test results; Praises: Successful surgeries, new and old friendships, Home Instead
Beacons: Will not meet this evening.
Circle 1: Will meet on Tuesday, December 1st, at 10:00 a.m. in the Ladies Parlor.
Wednesday Night Activities: December 2nd; 6:00 p.m. We will have dinner and will be making Advent Wreaths afterwards. Please bring greenery for your wreath.
Spirits and the Church: Wednesday, December 2nd, Mayberry Distillery, 7:30 p.m. A class on the history of alcohol & Christianity – (Lecture/$5; Lecture & Tasting/$10 – See Blanton Youell for more info)
Faith Friends/Thursday Tales: (Preschool-5th grade) December 3rd at 3:30 p.m.
Tree Lighting & Hot Chocolate: Thursday, December 3rd; 6:00 p.m. Join us for the lighting of the Community Christmas Tree (at City Hall) and the sounds of the season. The Beacons will be serving hot chocolate.
Beacons to Operation Christmas Child: Meet at the church on Saturday, December 5th, at 3:00 p.m. as we head to Charlotte to pack shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child. You will need money for dinner. You MUST be at least 13.
Gifts in a Jar Fundraiser: The Beacons will be selling these for the holidays. All monies and orders must be turned in by December 6th.
B.R.E.W.S. & W.o.W. Fellowship Mixer: Both groups will gather for a family-friendly event at the Youell’s house on Friday, December 11th, from 6:30-9:00 p.m. Please RSVP to Blanton at email@example.com by Monday, December 7th.
Friends Feeding Friends: Thursday, December 3rd at First Baptist Church. Signed up to assist are: Steven Lowe, Mae Daniels, Mike Gatchel, Bobbie Hinton, Joy & Wayne Barlow.
Sandwich Saturday: December 5th; The Beacons will be assisting with preparation.
Offering for Hunger & Hope: We will receive our Pennies for Hunger & Yokefellow offerings next Sunday, December 6th. Foods for the month of December are: Canned Milk and Canned Pasta.
Last Sunday was Dedication Sunday. To date, we have received pledges from 41 families in the amount of $129,349.00. If you haven’t pledged, but wish to do so, please fill out the form in the bulletin and drop it in the offering plate. Thank you!
Birthdays: 11/29: Cynthia Wood, Olivia Perkins; 11/30: Sylvia Chilton, Morgan Cooke; 12/2: Andrew Belk; 12/3: Russ Bouma
Anniversaries: 12/5: Jim and Janice Younger