Wednesday, December 4, 2013
We are currently taking orders for memorial poinsettias. This year the cost will be $7 per plant. Our worship and music committee will be arranging the plants and they will be on display the remainder of the Advent season. The plants may be taken home or given to a shut-in after the Christmas Eve service.
If you wish to order a memorial poinsettia, please stop by the church office and fill out a form, with payment, no later than Sunday, December 15th. The list of memorials/honorees will be printed in the worship bulletin for the Sunday, December 22nd and the Christmas Eve services.
During December the Bible Study group will be meeting on Wednesday, December 11th and Wednesday, December 18th at 9:30 AM. For the 11th we will be discussing Romans 3:21 through 8:39. For the 18th we will finish Romans.
Beginning in January we will be challenging ourselves to read the Bible in a year. We will be using "The Year of the Bible: An Enhanced Guide to Reading Scripture Together" by James E. Davison as our guide. If you are interested in participating in this please see Reverend Fry to get a copy of the guide book. We would love to have some new members join us in the new year!
This holiday season the Mission committee is helping with the Salvation Army's Red Kettle Campaign. We have signed up to ring the bell and collect donations on three different dates. This past Saturday a few church members (including the three above!) rang the bell at Tops in Batavia during the afternoon. We would love for other congregation members to participate.
The remaining times we need help with are:
Friday, December 6th from 2-5 PM at the LeRoy Tops
Wednesday, December 11th from 5-7 PM at the Batavia Walmart
If you are willing to help, please contact Susan Boyle at 704-2495. You don't have to do the whole time slot, we can split it up among different people. Thanks for your help!
The book club will be having our Christmas gathering on Tuesday, December 17th at 6 PM at Sunny's Restaurant. The book we will be discussing is "The Dog Who Danced" by Susan Wilson. We would like to invite everyone to join us for this evening of fun whether you have read the book or not! If you would like to attend, RSVP to Susan Boyle at 704-2495 or call the church office at 344-2931.
Through December 15th we will be collecting for the annual Giving Tree. The funds raised will be used to help area families who are in need this holiday season. In previous years our congregation has been very generous with support and we hope that you will consider helping once again with this worthy cause.
Donations can be placed in the collection plate in an envelope designated for the Giving Tree or they can be given to Jocelyn Barie (409-1349).
If you are aware of a family who should be considered to receive assistance this holiday season, please contact Jocelyn or a member of the Mission Committee.
Thank you in advance for your help!
EBPC is excited that the choir will once again be doing a Christmas Cantata this year. The cantata, "The Heart of Christmas", will take place on Sunday, December 22nd during the regular 10:30 AM Worship service. The choir will be led by Mark Barie and accompanied by Beth Funderburk. This is a great service to invite your friends and family to so be sure to share the date with them. For more information contact the church office at 344-2931.
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
The Christian Education Committee would like to thank the entire congregation for your support of our Annual Holiday Happenings Craft & Vendor show that was held on Saturday, November 9th. This year was our biggest year yet! For the first time we had vendors on both floors and we expanded our Chinese Auction to include more than 50 items. We received many generous donations from our church family for the bake sale, kitchen and Chinese auction. In addition, many people came out to help the day of the event or to shop with our many vendors. Thank you for helping to make this our most profitable Holiday Happenings yet!!
Any donations can be left in the Fellowship Hall and the committee will take care of getting them sorted and added to the clothing room.
Thank you for your help!!
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