Friday, December 7, 2012

Friday Fives

1. Preaching Series - This week we continue our Advent series entitled, March to the Manger. Each week we will take a different character from our nativity scene and look to the Christmas story through their eyes. This week we will focus on Mary and Joseph as we discover how God was revealed to them in the midst of their circumstances. Invite a friend and I hope to see you there.

2. Bible Study - This week we will continue our Advent Bible Study entitled, Christmas Gifts that Won't Break. Those are gifts that cannot be lost, that never go out of style, and that are independent of the chances and changes of life. They are the gifts that have been graciously given by God. That is what gives Advent a permanence that speaks to generations past, present, and future. This week we will look to the Gift of Joy. It is never to late to join, so come on out and be a part of this wonderful study. *As a side note there will be NO night class this week, just the morning session.*

3.Christmas Gift Cards - If you normally buy gift cards for the holidays I want to invite you to consider buying them through the church this year. This is an excellent way for you to buy those cards for your loved ones and allow the church to raise extra funds, all at the same time. In order to guarantee delivery by the 25th, your order must be in by noon, this Monday, 12/10. For a full listing of all participating vendors you can contact Carole in the church office by phone, 629-5688, or email her by clicking here.

4. Giving Opportunity - This year you can help be a Santa to a Senior. This outreach is part of a national program, now in its ninth year, that has helped provide more than one million gifts to 700,000 seniors in North America. The Garden Club of Stone Creek is partnering with Home Instead Senior Care of Ocala to bring some much-needed help to those in need in our community. The gift requests are typically simple presents like sweaters, lotions and blankets. While these gifts may seem simple, they make a huge difference to "isolated" seniors, those not fortunate to be surrounded by family and friends. Some other gift suggestions are small fleece lap blankets, toothpaste and toothbrushes, stationary, stamps, and pens, socks, and puzzle books. If you'd like to help in some way, you can buy one of these types of gifts and drop them off in the church office, or you can call 622-6447.

5. Brad Fuller Memorial - Tomorrow, Saturday, December 8th, at 10am, we will gather in our sanctuary to celebrate the wonderful life of Brad Fuller, who passed away last week. I invite you to come and join us as we offer love and support to the Fuller Family.

Have a great weekend and I will see you Sunday!

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