Information for the Congregation for Sunday, December 3, 2017

Posted December 1st, 2017

An Invitation for the Congregation

The church family is invited to attend the wedding ceremony of Brooke Holloway and Alex Brumgarner at 4 p.m. on Saturday, December 30, in the Church Sanctuary. The reception will follow at Perkins Restaurant Event Center. Please RSVP to Jodi Holloway: www.theknot.com or text 620.386.0129. The couple is registered at Bed, Bath and Beyond and Target.

Information for the Congregation

The McPherson Community Brass Choir and the Goessel High School Elbiata Singers will present a Christmas concert at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, December 10, at Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church. Brass choir members include:  Winona Godfrey, Eric Goering, Darren Hendricks, Christi Hopkins and Seth Schoming . Everyone is welcome.

The 39th Annual Christmas Carol-Along is planned for 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, December 7, at the McPherson Opera House. The Come-and-Go event will feature McPherson Community Brass Choir, Elyria Christian High School Choir, 1st and 2nd grades – Soderstrom Elementary School, and Handbells by Kendra Flory. Come to enjoy carols, refreshments and a visit from Santa – no admission charge.

Haiti Project – Until December 31, 2017, the Royer Foundation will continue to donate an

additional fifty-cents to every dollar given to the HAITI PROJECT. Continuing efforts include mobile health clinics, on-site mini-pharmacies and maternal health/midwife training. A new growing emphasis on clean water – wells, purification and rooftop collection – will be expanded in 2018. To give, please indicate “Haiti Project” on the “memo” portion of your check or on your donation envelope.

Outreach Christmas Gift Giving 2017

Outreach Team invites you to share the joy of Christmas by giving a gift to a deserving individual and/or organization. There are two Circles families that we will be sharing gifts with. We will also be providing household items for the Omega House Women’s Shelter (opening soon) and accepting donations for our Good Samaritan Fund.

A display of gifts (requested by the Circles families) and a listing of household items for the Women’s Shelter have been placed in the Good Shepherd Foyer. Remove the gift item you are donating from the display, as a reminder to you, for the gift you have chosen. Return the item (gift wrapped if possible) with the gift item tag. Outreach Team will deliver the gifts to the corresponding family or group. Gifts collected will be dedicated during the worship service on Sunday, December 17.

If you prefer for Outreach Team to do the shopping, contact Judy Stockstill, 620.242.3536 or judy.r.stockstill@gmail.com. Cash and check donations may be placed in an offering plate, marked for the Outreach Team Christmas Gifts. Thank you for your generous support.

Church Clerk – Take minutes at a one-time per month, two hour Leadership Team meeting. Takes minutes at a two hour Congregational Forum meeting, in both Fall and Spring.  Serve as a voting and contributing member of Leadership Team. Serve as a voting and contributing member of the 4 person Executive Officer Team alongside the Chair, Treasurer and Moderator. A three-year term that can be renewed once, for a total of six years of service. If interested contact the church office for additional information and conversation.

If you would like to know the amount of money that you have given to the church, January – November, 2017 (your giving status), please contact Jana Goering (620.241.4080 or janamike@cox.net).

Name Tags – for a new or replacement name tag, contact the church office (241-1109).

Missing key – Church Sanctuary Building Key # E-6 is missing from the cupboard door in the Church Office. If you borrowed the key and inadvertently kept it, please return it to the office as soon as possible.

Church Cancellation

In the event of severe weather or a catastrophic event:

listen to local radio KBBE 96.7

watch rolling banner on bottom of screen on TV Channel 12

check KWCH Channel 12 website CLOSED list and the church Facebook page

When personnel can get to the office, an All Church Email will be sent

2017 Monthly Financial Report

Nov. 5

Nov. 12 Nov. 19 Nov. 26

Total

Weekly Offering Needed
$8,000 $8,000 $8,000 $8,000

$32,000

Offering Received
$13,100.14 $6,340.00 $9,111.00 $3,550.62

$32,101.76

January – October       Income:  $326,402.26    Expenses:  $323,853.18

 

 

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