Announcements for the week December 11, 2011

Join us this afternoon for a sing-along at 12:30 in front of church. Bring your children and grandchildren for some old-fashioned Christmas tradition. Enjoy a cup of hot chocolate and some Christmas cookies. Families from the surrounding neighborhood have been invited to join us for this one hour of free family fun!!

OUR ADVENT GIVING TREES have been set up in the chapel and narthex. If you care to participate in this social ministry project, please take a paper ornament off the tree and purchase the item requested. Bring it back unwrapped and place it on the table under the tree. Donations will be delivered after Christmas. We are working with the MAGDALENE PROJECT on Falls Street (group of Christian volunteers who are out in a van every Friday and Saturday night bringing food, toiletries, and God’s love to the homeless on our city’s streets), and SUMMIT LIFE OUTREACH on Pine Avenue (another group of Christians working with teens and young women from Niagara Falls in crisis pregnancies.)

“THE BEST GIFT OF ALL” “THE BEST GIFT OF ALL” is our Sunday School Christmas program to be presented next Sunday, December 18 at the 10:30 a.m. service. Join us and our “angel with attitude” as we learn what the best gift of Christmas really is. Rehearsal for all Sunday School students, teachers, and choir members is this Saturday, December 17, from 10 a.m. – noon, with pizza to follow.

HELP WANTED: The LADD SHOP on Buffalo Avenue is in need of a volunteer to take extra things to the Salvation Army or Community Mission once or twice a week. If you would like to volunteer or need more information, see Janette Lemley or Ursula Zimmerman.

DECEMBER SPECIAL MISSION ENVELOPES: The St. Vincent de Paul food pantry on Military Road anticipates over 250 people will request help from them during the Christmas season. We have designated our special mission envelopes for December to help their pantry. Your special mission envelope donations will be sent to them to help them restock after the holiday. Hunger will not go away when we put away our Christmas decorations. Please consider a donation during December to help St. Vincent volunteers continue to meet the need in our community after the holidays.

Join the Elders and Youth next Sunday as we carol to our Shut Ins. We’ll have a quick soup lunch at 12:30 and then head out. Everyone is welcome to join us no matter what your singing voice is like – The more the merrier!

HOLIDAY WORSHIP SCHEDULE

December 18 10:30 Childrens’ Program

December 24 5 &11 Christmas Eve
Candlelight Worship

December 25 10:30 a.m. Christmas Day
Communion Worship

THIS WEEK AT GRACE

TODAY
9:00 a.m. S.S./Adult Bible Class
10:30 a.m. Worship Service
11:30 a.m. Voters’ Meeting
12:30 p.m. Caroling on the Steps

MONDAY
6:00 p.m. Confirmation Class
6:30 p.m. Community AA Meeting

WEDNESDAY
9:30 a.m. Bible Study
10:30 a.m. Craft Group
6:00 p.m. Simple Supper
7:00 p.m. Advent Worship
7:45 p.m. Choir Practice

SATURDAY
10-12 Pageant Rehearsal

NEXT SUNDAY
9:00 a.m. S.S./Adult Bible Class
10:30 a.m. Childrens’ Pageant
11:30 a.m. Coffee Fellowship
12:00 p.m. Lunch for Carolers
1:00 p.m. Caroling to Shut Ins

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