Announcements for the Week of December 17, 2017
Today, Dec. 17 Worship service & Christmas pageant, 10:00 a.m.
Mon., Dec. 18 “Shepherding the Light” an Advent gathering, 7:00 p.m. (Sanctuary)
Wed., Dec. 20 Chime choir rehearsal, 6:30 p.m.
Chancel choir rehearsal, 7:35 p.m.
Thu., Dec. 21 Council meeting, 6:30 p.m.
Sun., Dec. 24 Christmas Eve candlelight service, 7:00 p.m.
WEEKLY ADVENT GATHERING, “Shepherding the Light,” the last of Pastor Marcia’s weekly Advent gatherings will be on Monday, Dec. 18 at 7:00 p.m. in the sanctuary. Bible lessons, readings, song and candle light will be shared. There will be a special presentation this night, “Tis the Season in Story & Song” by Pastor Marcia and her husband (playing piano).
SPOTLIGHT ON FAITH meets on Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m. in the Conference Room. The study passage for Dec. 20 is Luke 1:26-38; this is the Gospel reading for Sunday, Dec. 24.
WEBSTER FARMERS MARKET is held Sundays from 12 noon to 3:00 p.m. (except the third Sunday of each month) at the Crossroads Community Center (corner of Webster Church and Farrell Roads). There will be a variety of veggies, herbs, meats, baked goods, artisan crafts, body care products, and a cozy, welcoming space to relax and visit with neighbors and support local farmers on a Sunday afternoon. Market dates are Dec. 24 & 31.
SUNDAY SCHOOL will not be in session after today; classes resume Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018.
SERVING THE CHURCH—As we approach a new church year, let us look at other ways of serving the church. Our nominating committee has started. The slate is being prepared. And we welcome your help. Opportunities abound in many areas of the church. Perhaps it may be in serving our church as a Deacon or Trustee. Working with Outreach or Christian Education. Serving as a representative for the Fall Festival or as a Michigan Conference Delegate. These are all one-year positions. Experience not required. We hope you consider this opportunity as a growing experience, working together and supporting the church and its ministry. Contact Church Office for more information.
PASTOR’S OFFICE HOURS are Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday during the day. Please call ahead however, Pastor Marcia may be out on a visitation and/or at a meeting. Her contact information is listed on the back page.
CHURCH OFFICE HOURS are normally Tuesdays 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and Wednesdays 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. You may leave a message for the Office Manager anytime; contact information is on the back page of the Announcements.
SERVICE SIGNUP - Please sign up on the worship assistant sign-up sheet. We need: Worship Leader (lead the order of service); Greeter/Usher (greet worshippers at door, hand out bulletins and help with offering); Flowers (provide flowers for sanctuary); Lector (read scripture); Time for Youth (prepare & share message) and Fellowship Host (provide refreshments after service or coordinate & clean up on Potluck Sundays. Note: there are shelf-stable refreshments available, so it isn’t necessary to purchase refreshments unless you care to.
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CHILDREN AND YOUTH – The nursery (downstairs) is staffed for children up to age five years. Sunday school classes are available for children 6-13 years and youth 14-18 years also downstairs. Webster uses the “Shine” curriculum.
SITTING ROOM is available for parents who may need to leave and quiet children during the worship service. Go through the double doors located to the right at the front of the church. The service may be followed on a monitor in the sitting room.
LISTENING DEVICES are available for those who need and/or would like hearing assistance during the service. The devices are easy-to-use with adjustable head phones and volume control. Please ask today’s usher to help you.
RESTROOMS are located on the main floor and downstairs. There is a unisex restroom on the main floor between the sanctuary and the church office, a family/handicapped accessible restroom (with baby changing station) downstairs in the Fireside Room, and Men’s and Women’s restrooms downstairs near the kitchen.
ELEVATOR to the Fellowship Hall downstairs is located near the church office. Go through the double doors located to the right at the front of the church.
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