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Sharing Thanksgiving 

Thanksgiving is next week!  We'll be sharing Thanksgiving dinner this Sunday. Sign-ups are still open here.  
 

Financial Campaign

We're so excited about the fruit of the next couple of years! Bring your pledge cards for 2017-2018 this Sunday to add to our offerings. 

Also, this year, we've added an online giving option. Because we pay a small transaction fee, we aren't asking regular givers to contribute in this way. However, if you're on Facebook regularly, the Stewardship & Finance team would appreciate your help sharing our posts. The donate button on our page is available at any time as well. 
 

Advent Fun  

The first Sunday in Advent is November 27th. Plan to stay after worship that Sunday and each Sunday following for different activities. Stay tuned for our service project as well. 

Here's what's currently planned:
  • November 27th: making sandwiches for neighbors in need
  • December 4th: congregational meeting, El Pollo Loco Dine In for a Cause, and decorating sugar cookies (yes, all that!)
  • December 11th: making ornaments
  • December 18th: surprise! You'll know soon. 
  • December 24th: Christmas Eve Worship
  • December 25th: pancakes & PJs worship

Gift Distribution

We'll be participating in gift distribution at Chandler Christian Community Center again this year on Saturday, December 17th, starting around 8 a.m. We'll have more details soon, but you're welcome to sign up now. Older kids are welcome to participate with family members. 
 

Gift Cards for Christmas 

If you're planning on giving gift card this holiday season, consider purchasing them through the church. We receive a percentage of sales. The proceeds will go to improved signage. We'll have printed copies on Sunday or you can download one. If you have questions, contact Gary Emanuel. The last day we'll receive orders is December 4th. 
 

One More Advent Thing!

If you're not familiar with Advent, it's a time of preparation before celebrating the birth of the Christ Child. We use it as a time to repent of things that turn us away from God. This year, we'll be giving out an Advent calendar in an envelope on November 27th. The envelope has a suggestion of something to do each day. Most are simple and can be done alone or with your family. If you won't be in worship that Sunday, but would like to participate, let Rev. Abby know. Also, if you don't have an Advent wreath at home, you'll have the chance to make one after worship on November 27th. We appreciate a $5 donation to cover the cost. 

 

Serving in Worship on November 20th
Preacher:
   Abigail Conley 
Elder:  
   Pat Barton
Deacons:
   Jerry Thayer &          Marty Hutchinson
Liturgist:    
   Gary Emanuel
Musicians:
   Kelly Pearson &        Scotty Pearson
Next Week at Chalice
M: Office Open 1:30-6:30 pm
T:  Office Closed
     Happy Thanksgiving
    

It's Peanut Butter Sunday!

This is the Sunday when we bring our donations of Peanut Butter. At last some of our peanut butter will stay at Chalice for a service project the next Sunday. 

Decorating the Church

We're looking for someone who is willing to coordinate decorating the church for Advent. If you think, just maybe, that you'd be willing to handle this, send the office an email. 

Wedding Reception 

You're invited to Abby and Matt's wedding reception in Casa Grande on Saturday, November 19th. It will be an open house from 1-4 p.m. You can find details here. RSVPs are still welcome but not required. 
 
 
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