There are two teams of carolers this year. The team that is caroling at the Savannah Suites will be meeting on December 17th at 1pm and heading over to the hotel. The other caroling team will be singing on Thursday, December 15th at 6:15pm at Westminster Commons. The address is 560 St. Charles Ave. Atlanta, GA 30308. We will start singing at 6:30 and go till 8pm. Thanks for all who sign up and anyone can still be a part of the caroling teams. For more information please contact Ashlee Heath.
If you’ve looked ahead at your calendars, you know that Christmas Day falls on a Sunday this year. In the spirit of celebration and gratitude for all that God has done for us, we would like to host a Christmas lunch for our community, extending a special invitation to our members and friends from Retreat from the Street. The main dish will be provided; the side dishes will be potluck. In order to adequately plan for this event, please e-mail Holly Holton with the number in your family attending and what side dish you will bring. We anticipate a joyful time of fellowship with our neighbors this Christmas!
We will not have a Christmas Eve Service this year. We will have our regular worship services on Christmas and New Years Day. We will not have Community Breakfast on Christmas and New Years Day. Have a safe and happy holiday celebrating our KING!!!
One of our Advent initiatives is to collect new toys for Pride for Parents. Target age 5-9. African American dolls preferred. But all gifts accepted, even for adults. Examples of gently used toys are bicycles, sports equipment, skate boards, and video games. Other toys should be new. Donations collected at St. Pauls through December 18th, but preferred by December 10th. Drop in the box in entry foyer. Monetary donations, see Ashlee Heath, Amber Powell or Joby Weathersby.
We need 50-75 pairs of socks, 50-75 deoderant sticks, 100 stocking stuffer gifts, i.e. travel mugs, playing cards, word puzzle books, small umbrellas. Also need reusable bags, ie. Corporate bags, reusable shopping bags made from fabric. Donations accepted through December 16th. Bags to be assembled on December 17th at the church. See box in the foyer. Monetary donations or volunteers to assemble, see Ashlee Heath, Gary Tucker or Aaron Eide.
The deacons would like to recomend a seminar in the Atlanta area that teaches on helping alleviate poverty with out hurting the poor. Here are the details:
When: Saturday, January 14, 2012 from 7:30am – 5pm
Where: McEachern United Methodist Church, 4075 Macland Road, Powder Springs, GA 30127
Cost: $50 per individual; $37.50 group rate (4+) Morning Session Only is $35/$26.25
For more information please contact Aaron Eide.
Westminster Commons is our opportunity to minister to our elderly community. This is your chance to serve and love on this community. We will be serving on the last Saturday of every month from 10am – 12pm. Please join us as we seek to fellowship and serve and love on this community. For more information, please contact Julia Whitney at email@example.com.
With the weather changing, the needs to serve our least fortunate community is great. If you have old winter clothes, jackets, extra clothes around the house you no longer use, please consider donating to the clothes closet. For more information please see a deacon.
The men’s Two-by-Two is continuing to study the topic of prayer and spend time in prayer together for each other, our families, and our church every Friday morning. If you have not joined us before, it is always a great time to jump in. Please make plans to join us on Friday mornings from 6:30-7:45am in the chapel for prayer together. All men are welcome and encouraged to come! If you have questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org.