Dear Church Family,

Happy New Year! May God richly bless you as you begin a new year full of possibilities!

I want to thank everyone who made our Christmas Celebration so special. I won’t list names because so many wonderful people shared so many wonderful gifts, but I am grateful to everyone who helped with the Advent Candles, Scripture Readings, Music and Audio/Visual! This Sunday we should probably conclude our Christmas Festivities by putting the Christmas Decorations away, so, if you have time to help, please plan on helping.

The next BIG thing is our Annual Meeting and Potluck on Sunday 1/28/24 after the Worship Service. Board Members need to submit their Annual Reports to Rebecca by this Sunday so she can assemble the Annual Meeting Packets. We hope all members will make it a priority to join us for this important Congregational Business Meeting.

There is NO Flourish this week to allow our kids to get back into the school routine after a nice Christmas break, but we will begin our normal Flourish schedule Wednesday 1/10/24. With the new semester of Flourish also comes the need for volunteers to provide Flourish meals. If you are willing to provide a meal, please sign up at the back of the sanctuary.

I have received the books for everyone who signed up for the fourth Winter Reading Books, “Margin,” and I will have those out to pick up any time this week. The Breakfast and Discussion for “Because of Bethlehem” is Saturday 1/13/24 @ 9:00 AM. The sign up sheet for our fifth Winter Reading Book, “Transforming Grace” by Jerry Bridges, is now available at the back of the sanctuary.

We will resume our normal Sunday schedule this week with Sunday School @ 9:00 AM and Worship @ 10:00 AM. There are plenty of opportunities to sign up to provide Fellowship Snacks for Sundays if you are interested.

May God bless you and keep you and cause His face to shine upon you!

Love you all.

Pastor Gary