Join us on Sunday, December 15 at 1 p.m. as we go Christmas caroling! We’ll meet in Cartwright Hall before heading out to spread the joy of the season with our friends and neighbors in local nursing homes.




$105.11 toward Nursing Home Gift Lift



NURSING HOME GIFT LIFT: Thanks to everyone who participated through buying gifts or making a monetary donation. We were able to provide gifts for 51 nursing home residents who otherwise may not have received anything for Christmas. A true blessing!



The Missions & Benevolence Team is sponsoring a week of meals for the Men’s Sleeping Room of Christian Ministries during the week of January 12-18, 2020. Each day we will provide two meals: breakfast from 6-7:30 a.m., and supper from 6-7:30 p.m. Participants are encouraged to bring food already prepared, or you may fix what is available at the shelter. We will need to know when you sign up if you are providing food for your meal. Financial help is always welcome.

Sign-up begins Sunday, December 22. Please prayerfully consider where you can help. For more information, contact Shirley Bookout at (765) 744-1207.





What better way to welcome the coming new year than to worship & fellowship together! On Sunday, December 29 we will do just that with Worship & Brunch in Cartwright Hall at 10 a.m.

You are invited to bring your favorite brunch item to share, but you do not NEED to provide anything. Let us ring in the New Year and give thanks for the past year! God is good!


2019 Advent Calendar

Below you will find the link for our 2019 Advent Calendar. There are suggestions of things to do on each day during Advent as we prepare our hearts for the birth of our Savior.

2019 Advent Calendar


December 1: First Sunday of Advent

  • Lighting of the Hope Candle, Hanging of the Greens Worship Service, 10 a.m.

December 8: Second Sunday of Advent

  • Lighting of the Peace Candle, Worship Service, 10 a.m.
  • All-Youth Fellowship, Christmas Box Shopping, 11:30 a.m.

December 15: Third Sunday of Advent

  • Lighting of the Joy Candle, Worship Service, 10 a.m.
  • All-Youth Fellowship, Christmas Box Wrapping, 11:30 a.m.
  • Christmas Caroling, 1 p.m.

December 19

  • Pack Boxes for Christmas Box Project, 6 p.m.

December 21

  • Arrival of Perishable Food for Christmas Box Project, 8 a.m.
  • Deliver Christmas Boxes, 8:30 a.m.

December 22: Fourth Sunday of Advent

  • Lighting of the Love Candle, Worship Service, 10 a.m.

December 24: Christmas Eve

  • Church Office Closes at Noon
  • Christmas Eve Worship Service, 7 p.m.
  • Reception Following Worship

December 25: Christmas Day

  • Church Office Closed



The next meeting of the Hazelwood Book Club will be in Sulanke Commons at 7 p.m. on Thursday, December 12. Rather than a book discussion during this busy time of year, we will be watching a holiday movie and enjoying snacks and fellowship with our fellow book-lovers.

If you have any questions, or are interested in joining in on the fun, contact Shirley Bookout at (765) 744-1207.



This service project brings joy to all– from the families in Delaware County who might otherwise not have a merry holiday season, to all those who participate. You can see this for yourself. Watch the youth shop for Secret Santa gifts and wrap presents- their faces light up as they anticipate the surprise and wonder of the child who opens their present. See the cheerfulness of those who gladly drag boxes around to the food stations as they fill them with much-needed food for the families. Listen to the wonderful stories from those who deliver the boxes; the joy they feel overflows when families weep tears of joy and gratitude for what has been given to them.

This project is about celebrating Advent with these families. We bring them more than boxes of food and gifts for children; we bring HOPE, JOY, PEACE, and LOVE to these families in many wonderful ways. Please consider helping this project continue through your monetary support, donations of gift wrapping items (bows, ribbons, scotch tape, and labels), and volunteering your time. Your monetary gifts and donations can be dropped off any time in the church office. Let us all come together in service to others this holiday season, following the perfect example Jesus set for us.



If you would like to distribute Christmas cards to your Hazelwood family without postage, two wooden boxes have been given to us for that purpose. You may drop your greeting cards in the box, using the alphabet dividers. The boxes will be in Sulanke Commons on December 1. This is an easy and economical way to share greetings during the Christmas season. Our thanks to Bill Ritchie for the creation of these beautiful boxes.




$300 to Salvation Army



We are in need of people to “adopt” a nursing home resident. We have 50 names this year. There are 10 names left for “adoption.” If you are interested in helping, please contact Shirley Bookout at (765) 744-1207.

Reminder to those who have already taken a name: Gifts need to be brought to the church UNWRAPPED with NAME ATTACHED no later than Sunday, December 1.



Thanks to the following volunteers who helped with Christian Ministries’ Food Pantry on either November 6, 7, or 8: Don & Cheryll Crose, Jay & Mary Ann Matchett, Dick & Marcia Miller, and Carol Schussler.




Join your Hazelwood family for Movie Night on Saturday, November 2 at 7 p.m. in Cartwright Hall. It’s sure to be a night of fun as we watch Star Wars: A New Hope (rated PG for a bit of sci-fi violence) and enjoy some snacks. You may want to brush up on your Star Wars knowledge– there may just be some Star Wars trivia prizes to be won!

If you would like to provide snacks to share with the group, let us know at the sign-up table in Sulanke Commons after worship.