Planning ahead: The deadline for submitting items for the next newsletter is today. Events, announcements, and information for December and January will be included in this issue.
The McPherson College Band will be presenting a concert of American music at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 2, in Mingenback Auditorium. Everyone is invited.
The 36th annual Community Carol-Along is planned for 6 — 8:30 p.m. Thursday, December 4, at the McPherson Opera House. Everyone is invited to attend this free family event.
First Fridays: McPherson College at The Cedars — This is a free educational series of classes that are open to all ages. At 2 p.m. on Friday, December 5, Laura Eells will present “It’s Christmas: How to Make Sure it Is Feliz Navidad, Not I Got Fleeced During the Holidays.” To reserve your place, contact Marcia Walters by Monday, December 1.
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The Sojourners Class invites the church family and friends to the annual Christmas breakfast, 8:45 a.m., Sunday, December 14, in the Social Rooms. A delicious breakfast, music by the Resonance Trio, and storytelling by Dawn Hoffman will highlight the morning. Please bring a breakfast pastry or bread to share. Sunday School will not meet that morning.
Awake, devotionals for Advent through Epiphany, are available in the Church Gathering Space and the Education Building literature rack.
Travel: The Horn of Africa
You are invited to join Drs. Herb/Jeanne Smith on their annual trip to the New Jerusalem of Africa, Lalibela, Ethiopia. Visit eleven rock-hewn churches carved into the earth, worship in a cave monastery with monks and priests, converse with the Orthodox Patriarch in his mansion, assemble PET wheelchairs for victims of polio, deliver school supplies, enjoy the largest outdoor market in Africa. Dates: March 26-April 1, 2015. Contact Herb Smith (email@example.com or 620-241-7128).