Disciple Women’s Project - December 2017
Safe Haven Outreach Mission
Safe Haven, Parsons’ homeless shelter, opens their door to those who have no place to go – no place to call home. Safe Haven is directed by Melissa Brown, a loving, compassionate woman who “lives” her job, 24 hours a day. (Bless her loving heart.) Where do you go when you have no job, no money, no food? Anyone can become homeless due to job loss, fires, floods, large medical bills – the reasons are many. Some occupants are drug or alcohol addicted; some are displaced military veterans – some are families who have fallen on hard times. All trying to get back on their feet and turn their lives around. Not all succeed – strict rules must be followed to live there. Housing only 8 people at a time, sadly, many are turned away every day. Carefully screened, applicants receive shelter, food, medical care, help in finding a job and even help in transitioning to an apartment or house complete with furniture (donated by caring people like you) when they are ready to be on their own. We are blessed with our warm homes, comfortable beds, and our loving families. Are you your brother’s keeper? Show your love, your compassion and your generosity.
The Christmas season is finally upon us! I can hardly wait to sing the old favorites and maybe a new one or two. Our worship series for the season is Angels Among Us and I think you are going to love it. I am excited too, because this is my first Christmas with you and I am going to get to see the Sanctuary in all its festive glory.
We will be hosting the Cantata this year and the choir has been working overtime to learn the music. Don't miss worship on the 17th. In fact, this holiday season would be a great time to share our church with friends and let them catch them excitement.
Then, when all the presents have been unwrapped and the food in the refrigerator is all the leftovers, we will be having our December 31st (New Year's Eve) service in the Fellowship Hall. Bring the goodies you have too much of and we will enjoy a casual worship service
around the Tables. Who knows, we might even say goodbye to a habit, or thought it's time to let go of.
Gee... I feel like a little kid - I can hardly wait to start the season!
See you at the Table! Laurie
Sunbeams Preschool Fundraiser
Sunbeams is taking orders for delicious, Genelle’s Kettle Corn as their annual fall fundraiser. Kettle corn is $2.50 per bag and may be pre-ordered from 11/17 – 11/29, either from the preschool students, Jean Reeves or the office. All orders must be paid at the time of ordering. The kettle corn will be delivered on Wednesday, Dec. 6. Thank you for your support!
We are Disciples of Christ, a movement for wholeness in a fragmented world. As part of the one body of Christ, we welcome all to the Lord’s Table as God has welcomed us.
- Disciples of Christ identity statement
Sharing the Lord's Supper each Sunday as we gather around the Lord's table, open to all who confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, regardless of denominational affiliation.
Join us in worship this Sunday!
Worship 9:30 am
Fellowship Time 10:45 am
Church School Classes 11:00 am
The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) is a community of about 850,000 Christians in 3,800 congregations in the United States and Canada.
Two groups of frontier Christians came together in 1832 to form the foundation of today's Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).
They shared the view that people should not be excluded from fellowship in the church because they didn't adhere to a particular human-made creed.
They used to say there is "no creed but Christ." Today's Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) still thinks that way.
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