Announcements — Nov 18, 2012

Below are the announcments distributed at the November 18th service.

FELLOWSHIP IS DOWNSTAIRS:After worship you are invited to join us for fellowship in the basement. An elevator is located at the end of the hall. Also, there is a new restroom downstairs near the front steps.

 NO SMALL GROUPS THIS WEDNESDAY. Have a Happy Thanksgiving.

VOLUNTEER SIGN UP BOARD is located downstairs near the fellowship space after worship. Please sign up to help with our worship and fellowship.

Come pray for our congregation and future pastor  in our sanctuary on Tuesday night at 6:30 pm. We will have a time for group prayer and individual silent prayer. For additional information, call or text Bobbie Schnitkey at 898-0358.

EMPTY TOMB MEGA WORK-A-THON: Looking for a way to volunteer for a good cause? We need 15 people to join our team to build clothes cupboards for children in need on March 2, 2013 at empty tomb. Team members need to register by December 1st. The second purpose of this event is to raise money for empty tomb’s No-Late-Bills Reserve Fund. Judy VandeVeer, our Church Representative, would love to help you register tonight to be a part of the team. You can also contact Judy at 217-832-2185 or

Helping Hands Christmas Joy: Make a child happy this Christmas by contributing a toy to children in the Mahomet-Seymour area.  Helping Hands needs 125 toys this year and New Beginnings will be responsible for 8 of them.  Please pick a tag off the small Christmas tree in the narthex and purchase a $15 toy or gift certificate.  Do not wrap the toys, but attach the tag from the tree to your gift.  Return the gifts to New Beginnings before noon on December 9th.  Your generosity is much appreciated.  What a great way for us to begin our holiday shopping!

We are in need of your help!  If you have the talent of making bows, we have many wreaths that need your help.  The color scheme we would like to use is red, gold, and white.  The bows can be big or small since we have several sizes of wreaths.  We also need white Christmas lights, trees, glass ball ornaments, ribbons, and candles that are battery or electric powered.  Please bring you donations to the basement by Wednesday, November 28th. Please help us decorate for our first Christmas at New Beginnings!

CHRISTMAS DECORATING STARTS Wednesday, November 28th.  We will start with a light meal at 6:00 pm followed by a devotional incorporating our Christian traditions of decorating for the Holidays.  The children will help decorate the Christmas trees throughout the building.  We will continue the decorating on Saturday Dec. 1 at 9:00 a.m.  Join us with your vision on how you would like to see our church come alive with the joy of Christmas. If you have any questions, please contact Nichole Jessup or 621-2693.

MIDWEEK Advent Services are on Wednesdays, Dec 5th, 12th and 19th.  Soup & dessert meals will start at 5:45 with service to follow at 6:30 p.m. Please sign up on the sheet in the fellowship space to bring a soup or dessert to share.

CHRISTMAS DINNER AND CHILDREN’S PROGRAM – DECEMBER 16TH. The congregation is invited to a chicken and noodle dinner starting at 4:00 followed by worship at 6:00 pm including the Children’s Program.

ATTENDANCE Sunday, November 11th was 90 and general fund offering was $2,480.26.

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