Christmas is almost here!

Christmas Is Almost Here!
The countdown to Christmas continues! We hope you and your family have a joyous Christmas! Here is information you will want to be aware of:

Worship This Weekend
Join us for worship this weekend, at 7:00 p.m. Saturday, or 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. Sunday. Our handbell choir will play again this Sunday at the 11:00 a.m. service.

Christmas Eve
We will have two services: 3:00 p.m. Family-friendly (no communion); 7:00 p.m.. Traditional Candlelight (with communion). Come, and bring your family and friends.

Christmas Gifts/Baskets
Thanks to your generosity, we were able to provide Christmas gifts for the children of five families identified by Pinewood Elementary as needing help. We also provided Christmas gifts for four special needs children living in a foster home here in Mims. This week we will also be providing Christmas baskets (food) to families identified by the elementary schools. It feels wonderful to bless our community in this way!

Memorial Garden Workdays, January 5 and 12
Our Memorial Garden is very much in need of refurbishing. We will do this on the first two Saturdays of January (beginning at 8 a.m.). Bring your tools, gloves and enthusiasm!

New Pastor’s Study Begins January 7
Join us for an eight-week study on “Christianity’s Family Tree: What Other Christians Believe and Why.” The study will focus each week on a different Christian denomination or faith tradition. Come as we explore the essential beliefs and practices of those who are Orthodox, Catholic, Lutheran, Presbyterian, Anglican, Baptist, Pentecostal, and Methodist. The goal is to understand our sisters and brothers in Christ, learn to appreciate what they bring to the Christian family, and see what their tradition may offer that would enrich our own Christian faith. The class begins on Monday, January 7 (two session options: 10 a.m. or 6:30 p.m.). You can sign up in worship, or reply to this email (be sure to give your name).

Prayer Requests
Many of our members have experienced health issues and surgeries in the past weeks, they all need our prayers. Please pray especially for theses:
Mary Bashlor – Mary in near death as I write this. The entire family has had a chance to say their goodbyes and are at peace. Mary will be cremated and a memorial service will be held in our church in January. Jack is recovering well from his surgery, and will be staying with their daughter, Sami, as he heals.
Ellie McCoskey – Miss Ellie is in Parrish Hospital recovering from an infection, high fever, and dehydration.
George Neven – George is in Royal Oak for rehab. He needs to regain a better appetite so he can regain his strength.
Gary Stoner – Gary is at Courtney Springs in Merritt Island for more rehab.
Aubrey Little – Aubrey, and his wife, Anita, are facing some difficult medical choices soon. Please keep them uplifted in prayer.

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