What better way to welcome the coming new year than to worship & fellowship together! On Sunday, December 30 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!




$81.63 towards Nursing Home Gift Lift




Thanks to the following volunteers who helped with Christian Ministries’ Food Pantry on either November 28, 29, or 30:  Cheryll Crose, Dick & Marcia Miller, Pat Patterson, Jim & Nancy Reece, and Glen Sulanke.


Thanks to everyone who participated through buying gifts or making a monetary donation. We were able to provide gifts for 49 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 13-19, 2019. 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 30. Please prayerfully consider where you can help. For more information, contact Shirley Bookout at (765) 744-1207.




“The holidays are upon us, and during this time we typically see many more clients in our shelters and food pantry as well as clients that utilize our Baby Care program and Blanket Cupboard. Many of the local churches that support us do so with monetary donations and volunteers, but we can also always use the following items to off-set our expenses for our programs and services.

If you would like to donate any of the listed items below you can do so from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday-Friday. Just come to our back door at 401 E. Main St., ring the doorbell, and someone will assist you. We appreciate you so much during this holiday season!”


Men’s Shelter

Cleaning Supplies: bleach, Pine-sol, laundry detergent, toilet bowl cleaner, disinfectant spray (Lysol), trash bags (13 & 30 gallon size)

Paper Goods: toilet paper, paper towels, napkins, Kleenex, paper plates

Toiletries: travel-size shampoo, body soap, shaving cream, razors

Family Shelter

Cleaning Supplies: bleach, Pine-sol, laundry detergent, toilet bowl cleaner, trash bags (13 & 30 gallon size)

Paper Goods: toilet paper, paper towels, Kleenex

Bedding: blankets, sheets (full, queen, king), pillows, bath towels, washcloths

Toiletries: shampoo, conditioner, body soap, deodorant, toothbrushes, toothpaste

Main Office

Cleaning Supplies: bleach, Pine-sol, toilet bowl cleaner, disinfectant spray (Lysol)

Paper Goods: toilet paper, paper towels, Kleenex

Baby Care Program

Diapers (size 4, 5, & 6)


Baby Food & Formula

Blanket Cupboard

Blankets, Comforters, & Sheets (all sizes, especially queen & king)



Food Pantry

Canned food: vegetables, fruit, & meat

Boxed food: pasta, mac & cheese, hamburger helper, rice, etc.

Peanut butter




The materials from the 125th Anniversary time capsule have been repaired (to the extent possible) and placed into three binders, which are located on the top of the bookcases in the northeast corner of Sulanke Commons (under the windows where the time capsule and marker stone are currently located). The materials are organized into categories, so they will be much easier to review.

We invite you to submit materials for the new Sesquicentennial Time Capsule. There are paper “2018 Sesquicentennial Time Capsule Surveys” available on the bookcases. You can also email an MS Word version of the form if you prefer. Of course, you may prefer to write a letter from scratch, which is what about half the people did last time. Please submit your completed forms and any other materials such as photos (please label) you would like to include in the time capsule to the labeled box on the bookcase in Sulanke Commons.

Glen Sulanke


December 2: First Sunday of Advent

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


December 9: 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

Receptionist & Staff Christmas Carry-In, Cartwright Hall, 5 p.m.


December 16: Third Sunday of Advent

Lighting of the Joy Candle, Worship Service, 10 a.m.

All-Youth Fellowship- Christmas Box Wrapping, 11:30 a.m.


December 20

Arrival of Non-perishable Food for Christmas Box Project, 4:30 p.m.

Pack Boxes for Christmas Box Project, 6 p.m., Cartwright Hall


December 22

Arrival of Perishable Food for Christmas Box Project, 8 a.m.

Deliver Christmas Boxes, 8:30 a.m.


December 23: 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



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 the Sulanke Commons on December 2. 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.



Whether we like it or not, media is a big component of life, including our worship life. Without the sound system, it would be very hard to hear the sermon and music. Without the big screens and the power point for the lyrics, it would be hard to sing our praises to God. We are so appreciative of the people who currently help with these elements. However, we are hoping to expand our Media Team so we can have a regular rotation of folks that give of their talents to help in worship. There will be some training available, so I don’t want you to feel like you have to know how to do stuff right now! If you are interested, please see me after worship, send me an email at hccmgill@gmail.com, or call me in the church office at 282-5969. We can all do our part to share our gifts and talents with each other in worship. Thank you.

~Marianna Gill, Worship Coordinator


YOUTH NEWS 11-21-18

December 9      All-Youth Fellowship & Christmas Box Shopping, 11:30 a.m.

After lunch at the church, we’ll head out as a group to Meijer to shop for the 32 children in our Christmas Box families.

December 16    All-Youth Fellowship & Christmas Box Wrapping, 11:30 a.m.

Wrapping presents for 32 children is no small task so we need all hands on deck!

December 20 Christmas Box Non-Perishable Packing, 6 p.m.

All of the non-perishable food from Aldi will be boxed up and set aside, ready for delivery day.

December 22 Christmas Box Perishable Packing & Deliveries, 8:30 a.m.

Time to package up the perishable food, gather everything together, and deliver to our 30 Christmas Box families.



The next meeting of the Hazelwood Book Club will be in Sulanke Commons at 7 p.m. on Thursday, December 13. We will be discussing various books by Richard Paul Evans, author of The Christmas Box. Childcare will be provided. If you have any questions, or are interested in joining in on the fun, contact Stephanie Farra at safarra18@gmail.com.



Life Line Screening, a leading provider of community-based preventive health screenings will be in our community on Monday, January 21, 2019 at Hazelwood Christian Church. Ultrasound screenings to identify risk factors for cardiovascular disease include: Carotid Artery (plaque buildup-a leading cause of stroke), Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (an enlargement or weak area in the main blood vessel that carries blood from the heart to the rest of the body), Peripheral Arterial Disease (hardening of the arteries in the legs), a Heart Rhythm Screening (an EKG to detect Atrial Fibrillation-irregular heartbeat) and an Osteoporosis Risk Assessment for men and women. Being proactive about your health by knowing your risks helps you and your doctor address problems early.

Register online TODAY at www.lifelinescreening.com/communitycircle and receive your Community Circle discount and your Preferred Appointment!