YOUTH NEWS 12-7-17

CHRISTMAS PARTY & OVERNIGHT
Plans are underway for our annual Youth Christmas Party and Overnight. We’ll have a gift exchange, watch movies, play games, and we may even have a chance to stop by the Sky Zone! Don’t forget to invite a friend or two—the more the merrier!

We are looking at doing this either December 29-30, or January 5-6. If you haven’t done so already, please let Rev. James know which date might work best for you.

THANK YOU!
To all who helped with shopping for Secret Santa presents for the children of our Christmas Box families– THANK YOU! We had a great turn out, and together we were able to get some really exciting gifts for our 39 children this year.

Thank you, too, to the wonderful staff of Meijer. Not only did they allow for the craziness of our shopping trip, they also supported our efforts with a donation of a $500 Meijer gift card. What a blessing that additional donation has been!

UPCOMING EVENTS
December 10    All-Youth Fellowship & Christmas Box Wrapping, 11:30 a.m.

The shopping is done, and now it’s time to wrap. Wrapping presents for 39 children is no small task so we need all hands on deck!

December 14    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 16 Christmas Box Perishable Packing & Deliveries, 8 a.m.

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

December 17 2018 Missions Trip Planning Meeting, 11:30 a.m.

This meeting is mandatory for all planning on going to Give Kids the World in June. If you have any questions, or a schedule conflict, contact Rev. James in the church office or by email at hccjpetty@gmail.com.

MISSIONS & BENEVOLENCE UPDATE 12-7-17

HAZELWOOD ANGELS
Christian Ministries’ Food Pantry helpers include: Don & Cheryll Crose, Stephanie Farra, Dick & Marcia Miller, Jim Reece,  Glen Sulanke, and Jim Warrner. Thanks to all who helped on either December 6, 7, or 8!

STUFF-A-BUS
December 15 & 16 from Noon-6 p.m.

Volunteers are needed to pass out flyers at the Grand Opening of the new Pay Less store on McGalliard Rd. (formerly Marsh). This event collects donations of non-perishable food, diapers, and toilet paper for the food pantry of Christian Ministries.

If you are able to help for a couple of hours, or would like more information, please contact Cheryll Crose at (765) 759-8655.

CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES’ SLEEPING ROOM
The Missions & Benevolence Team is sponsoring a week of meals for the Men’s Sleeping Room of Christian Ministries during the week of January 14-20, 2018.  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 31. Please prayerfully consider where you can help. For more information, contact Shirley Bookout at (765) 744-1207.

WALK-A-MILE IN MY SHOES
Muncie Mission’s 14th Annual Walk-a-Mile in My Shoes will be Saturday, February 10, 2018 (inclement weather date February 17, 2018). All proceeds will support the Mission’s ongoing commitment toward building hope for a better tomorrow. Sign-up to walk, or to support a walker with your contribution, begins Sunday, January 14, 2018 in Sulanke Commons.

Their hope depends on us—prayerfully consider where you can help.

 

YOUTH NEWS 11-22-17

YOUTH CHRISTMAS & OVERNIGHT

Plans are underway for our annual Youth Christmas Party and Overnight. We’ll have a gift exchange, watch movies, play games, and we may even have a chance to stop by the Sky Zone! Don’t forget to invite a friend or two—the more the merrier!

We are looking at doing this during the week of December 25. If you haven’t done so already, please let Rev. James know what date might work best for you.

UPCOMING EVENTS

December 3 – 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 39 children in our Christmas Box families.

December 10 – All-Youth Fellowship & Christmas Box Wrapping, 11:30 a.m.
The shopping is done, and now it’s time to wrap. Wrapping presents for 39 children is no small task so we need all hands on deck!

December 14 – 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 16 – 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.

December 17 – 2018 Missions Trip Planning Meeting, 11:30 a.m.
This meeting is mandatory for all planning on going to Give Kids the World in June. If you have any questions, or a schedule conflict, contact Rev. James in the church office or by email at hccjpetty@gmail.com.

 

ADVENT 2017 CALENDAR

December 3: First Sunday of Advent
Lighting of the Hope Candle and Hanging of the Greens, Worship Service, 10 a.m.
All-Youth Fellowship and Christmas Box Shopping, 11:30 a.m.

December 9
Receptionist & Staff Christmas Carry-In, Cartwright Hall, 5 p.m.

December 10: Second Sunday of Advent
Lighting of the Peace Candle, Worship Service, 10 a.m.
All-Youth Fellowship and Christmas Box Wrapping, 11:30 a.m.

December 15
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 16
Arrival of Perishable Food for Christmas Box Project, 8 a.m.
Deliver Christmas Boxes, 8:30 a.m.

December 17: Third Sunday of Advent
Lighting of the Joy Candle, Worship Service, 10 a.m.

December 24: Fourth Sunday of Advent, Christmas Eve
Lighting of the Love Candle, Worship Service, 10 a.m.
Christmas Eve Worship Service, 7 p.m.
Reception Following Worship.

December 25: Christmas Day
Church Office Closed

 

MISSIONS & BENEVOLENCE UPDATE 11-22-17

DISBURSEMENTS

  • $250 Feed My Sheep
  • $250 Christmas Box Project

 

NURSING HOME GIFT LIFT

We are in need of people to “adopt” a resident; Hazelwood will have 50 names to provide a Christmas for. The process is really simple. We will give you a slip of paper with the first name of the person along with their specific wish list items. You would purchase the gifts and return them to the church unwrapped. That is all you would need to do.

Please prayerfully consider getting involved to help one more person receive a gift that otherwise may not. Distribution of names begins Sunday, November 26 in Sulanke Commons after worship. Gifts need to be returned by Sunday, December 10.

If you have any questions, please contact Shirley Bookout at (765) 744-1207.

 

CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES FOOD PANTRY

Volunteers are needed for December 6, 7, & 8 from 8:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Prayerfully consider where you can help with this worthy community project. Contact Marcia Miller at (765) 730-5552 to sign up or for more information.

 

STUFF-A-BUS

December 15 & 16 from Noon-6 p.m. Volunteers are needed to pass out flyers at the Grand Opening of the new Pay Less store on McGalliard Rd. (formerly Marsh). This event collects donations of non-perishable food, diapers, and toilet paper for the food pantry of Christian Ministries.

If you are able to help for a couple of hours, or would like more information, please contact Cheryll Crose at (765) 759-8655.

 

LOOKING AHEAD

Muncie Mission’s 14th Annual Walk-a-Mile in My Shoes will be Saturday, February 10, 2018 (inclement weather date February 17, 2018). Proceeds will support the Mission’s ongoing commitment toward building hope for a better tomorrow.