Newsletter Week of December 4th

Newsletter Week of December 4th

Ways to Get Connected

Poinsettias for the holidays

Continuing a tradition started last year at Faithbridge, we are asking for poinsettia donations to brighten the building throughout the Christmas season. They may be tagged in memory of a loved one and placed near the fountain or the worship center entrance.

Anyone providing a poinsettia is encouraged to take the plant home after the Christmas Eve service or the following Tuesday. Those remaining will be donated to a local nursing home.

Christmas Cookies

As in past years, we will be collecting and distributing cookies to those people who serve the community by working the midnight shift on Christmas Eve. This includes fire, ambulance, and police stations, toll bridge workers, and others. If you are able to bake goodies for the care packages which will be delivered on Christmas Eve or help with delivery, please sign up in the church lobby this Sunday.

For more information please contact Ginger Henry at (573) 619-5204 or Samantha Marsicovetere at (573) 280-3198.

Faithbridge Family Christmas Party

It’s not too late to invite a friend or two to join us on Friday, December 15th for our Christmas party? This is the perfect time to reach out and invite your friends and neighbors.

Christmas Eve Service

We hope to see you at 6:30PM on Sunday, December 24th for our Christmas Eve Candlelight service. This will replace our usual Sunday morning service.

Hope House Volunteer Days

The next Hope House Volunteer Days are January 24th (Wed.), 26th (Fri.), 27th (Sat.) and 31st (Wed.) from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m

IGNITE YOUTH

Youth Sunday School

Youth Sunday School for 6th through 12th graders meet each Sunday morning from 8:45AM to 9:30AM.

Youth – Mark Your Calendars
•December 10th – IGNITE on Ice
•December 6th & 13th – Youth Gathering
•December 20th – No Youth Gathering
•January 2nd – Cabin Fever Hang Out
•* For more information on any of these events, talk to Abby.

Pastor’s Piece

There are few things that bring me more joy this time of year than the music of the season. I just LOVE Christmas music! I love the old stuff, the new stuff, the quiet stuff, the loud stuff- I love it all (ok, most of it)! This Sunday we have a special treat. Our choir (did you know we have a choir???) is going to be treating us to some awesome music that will get us into the Christmas spirit. That’s right, this week is the Christmas Cantata. Invite a friend- you won’t be disappointed!

Then, on Dec 17th we’ll jump back into our church-wide reading of the gospel of Luke. I invite you to read the first chapter of Luke before the 17th and I will then preach on the last half of that chapter. Mary is the focal point of Luke 1, and we’ll explore what her story means about God’s calling in our lives. Come and see! Come and hear! Christ is born!

Blessed to bless,

Pastor Andy