Announcements for Sunday, December 2, 2018

Posted November 30th, 2018

Advent Devotionals & December/January Newsletters, are available in the Church Gathering Space today.

Congratulations to Kerrick van Asselt and Anna Lindholm who will be married on Friday, December 28. In their honor, a wedding shower is planned for 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 18, in the Church Social Room. Everyone is invited. For a group gift, contact Lela Beam, Cindy Kinnamon, Sheryl Schrag, or Kristen Reynolds by Sunday, December 16.

Domestic Violence Education Opportunity: Father Charles Dahm, O.P., Director of the Archdiocese of Chicago Domestic Violence Outreach Program, will be speaking at The Gathering Church, 518 North Main, Newton, from 12-1 p.m. on Monday, December 3. Questions, contact Anna Rusche (316-284-3628). Everyone is welcome.

40th Annual Community Christmas Carol-Along, 6-8 p.m., Thursday, December 6, McPherson Opera House. There will be brief appearances by local groups, including the McPherson Community Brass Choir who will perform at 6 p.m.. Everyone is invited.

On Monday, December 17, at 6:30 p.m., the Brass Choir will present a concert at The Cedars.

First Fridays: McPherson College at The Cedars — This is a free educational series of classes that are open to all ages. On Friday, December 7, at 3 p.m., Professor Lorena Medrano will present “An Immigrant’s Experience: The surprising twists and turns in the path toward making a life in a foreign land and becoming a U.S. citizen.” For information, contact Kendra Flory ( or 620.242.0432).

The McPherson Community Brass Choir will perform “A Brass Christmas” at 7 p.m. on Sunday, December 9, in the historic Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church. Everyone is invited to come and enjoy an evening of great Christmas music. Participants from the church are: Winona Godfrey, Eric Goering, Darren Hendricks, Christi Hopkins and Seth Schoming.

Annual Christmas Gift Giving Project.   Mt. Hope Sanctuary has selected two families and one individual and STEPMC (formerly Circles) has selected two families who could use some help this Christmas season.  The Outreach Team has information about the needs of each family or individual displayed on the table outside the sanctuary.  Each family unit has its own display board showing the family members with individual post-it notes listing the items we want to provide for them. If you are interested in helping, please take the post-it note of the item or items you would like to provide. Purchase and return your gifts to the church no later than December 16 with the post-it note attached.  You may wrap the gifts, if you choose, or return the gift unwrapped and Outreach Team members will wrap them. If you prefer not to shop, you may donate cash and we will use it to purchase needed items.  Cash donations may be given to Gregg Stocksill or Nancy Magnall.   For clothing items, it’s helpful if you can include a gift receipt in case exchanges are needed. There are also envelopes available on the display table if you want to donate to the Good Samaritan Fund. We will dedicate all the gifts during the December 23 church service and deliver them prior to Christmas. We hope you’ll join in this effort to make Christmas special for these persons who are currently facing some challenges in their lives.

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.

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