E-Bulletin

ELDERS MEETING THIS WEEK
The church Elders will be meeting on Wednesday, December 13, at 7:00 p.m. If you have any prayer requests or any issues that you feel need to be discussed, please call or email them to the church office. It would be a time also that, if you wanted to bring something in person before the Elders, that could be arranged through the church office also.
 


CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PROGRAM VIDEO
God has blessed us with an incredible number of children who will be participating in the Christmas program December 17. Because of that, the program will be recorded and will be made available electronically. A link to the video will be emailed out after the program. Since aisles will be used during the program and out of respect for everyone who wants to be able to see their favorite participant, we ask that if you desire to video it yourself, you do it from the balcony. Thank you in advance for your cooperation!

 

CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PROGRAM
The Christmas program this year is entitled, “Did I Miss Anything Important?” and will include preschool through high school students. Music practice will be from 10:00-10:30 a.m. each Sunday for preschool-5th grade from now until the program.

Parents—please put these dates on your calendar:
Saturday December 16: 9:00-11:30 a.m.— Dress rehearsal in the sanctuary.
Sunday, December 17: Children’s Christmas Program will be performed during the second worship service, from 10:30-11:30 a.m. There will be no Sunday School that day.

 

CHRISTMAS COOKIES NEEDED
The Outreach Community Group will be delivering Christmas cookie plates on December 17 to the 100 or so homes contacted this year. A card that designates that the plates are from Community Bible Church, along with an explanation as to the true reason for Christmas are included. Contributions to this outreach by providing Christmas cookies or candy are appreciated. Thank you so much for helping bless our community in this way.

 

2017 GIVING
2017 is quickly coming to a close! If you desire to give a tithe or offering and have it posted for the 2017 year, please make sure we have received it no later than Sunday, December 31.  All offerings given after that date will be posted in 2018, regardless of the date on the check.

 

CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE
On Christmas Eve, Sunday, December 24th, we will have a special Christmas Eve candlelight service at 7:00 p.m. Join us for this time of worship as we celebrate the birth of Christ.

 

ONE WORSHIP SERVICE— SUNDAYS, DECEMBER 24, AND DECEMBER 31
On Sunday, December 24, and Sunday, December 31, we will only have one worship service at 10:00 a.m. Sunday School will not be held. These services will be children-oriented. Nursery will be available for infants through 2 years, but learning time for 3’s and 4’s will not be offered.

 

SALVATION ARMY ANGEL TREE NEEDS
The Salvation Army Angel Tree, which is at Shopko, still has about 100 angels that need to be adopted by Wednesday, December 13. This year, we had a 22% increase of parents requesting service for their children. We’d love for individuals, Sunday School classes, youth groups, cub scouts or boy scouts, civic organizations or anyone else to consider helping our county children. Thanks in advance for your participation.

-Margaret Engle and Teresa Weishaar

 

PHONE/ADDRESS DIRECTORIES
We will be publishing new phone/address directories for the membership of Community Bible Church and need your help! Rough drafts of the directory are available on the table in the foyer. If you would review your information in the directory and make any changes to your information, we would appreciate it! If your information is correct, please place a check mark by your name, so that we know you have reviewed it. If you would like your EMAIL address to be included, as well as your home address and phone number, please write “yes” on the sheet of paper next to the directories. If we do not have your email, please include that information as well. Also, if we inadvertently left you out of the directory, please write down your information so we may include you. We want to make sure everyone is listed and the directory is as up-to-date as possible! Look for the finished directories in your mail slots after the first of the year!


EPHESIANS 3 PRAYER CARDS
The cards with the Ephesians 3 prayer are available on the table in the sanctuary foyer. Please pick up one or two and pray it regularly for the church throughout the course of the year.

 

BEST CHOICE UPC LABELS
Please save your Best Choice UPC labels! Mary Stirtz is collecting them for the Mission Committee. All funds generated from the labels will be given to our missionaries. Labels can be given to Mary or left in her mail slot (#71) at the church.

 

WOMEN’S WEEKLY TIME OF PRAYER
The women’s weekly prayer and devotional meeting is held on Tuesday mornings from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the church in the Upstairs North East Sunday School room. All women are invited to take part in this time of prayer and fellowship. Contact person is Mary Stirtz (263-8591) if you have any questions.

 

MEN’S GROUP AVAILABLE
A men’s group meets on Wednesdays at 6:30 a.m. for sharing, prayer, study, and accountability. All men are welcome to take part.

 

MEN’S “MEATING”
As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. -- Proverbs 27:17

This group is geared towards growing the “younger” (18—50ish) men of CBC and are committed to the growth and prosperity of God’s church and His body of believers. They “meat” one Saturday a month to strengthen relationships with each other, their commitment to God, the future of CBC and to enjoy charred meat! For more information, contact Justin Amos (785-656-3036).

 

SMALL BLESSINGS MINISTRY
If anyone in the church body has a friend, a neighbor or acquaintance whom they know of, who is expecting, we would love to put together a care package with a Jesus Bible story book, baby items and church info. If this person/persons are within Dickinson County, we could set up a FoodTidings meal schedule at the time of delivery. We need to network and get the word out there to make contact with our community, and grow together. Thank you to everyone that has show support for this ministry!

~Small Blessings Committee

 

BEVERAGES IN THE SANCTUARY
If you bring a beverage—coffee, water, tea, etc. — into the Sanctuary before Sunday morning worship, or if you bring it to a special evening event, please make sure that you dispose of the liquid and the cup properly after the event is over. Please do not leave cups, either empty or full, on the floor of the Sanctuary. Help us keep the Sanctuary clean!

 

LOST AND FOUND
Several items have been left in the Sanctuary and are missing their owners! In the past, the items were placed on the table in the foyer of the Sanctuary for people to claim, However, because of space issues, they have been moved to the area outside the Sanctuary containing the mail slots. Please stop by and claim your items! If too much time passes and they are not claimed, the items will be disposed of or donated.