Announcements for Week of Nov. 13

ADVENT/CHRISTMAS

We will decorate the sanctuary and building for Advent/Christmas on Saturday, December 3rd, starting at 9:00 a.m. Come and help decorate!This year the Advent series is entitled: “From Heaven Above”, and we will be worshiping around the themes of: The Gift of Hope; The Gift of Love; The Gift of Peace; and the Gift of Life. Advent will start Wednesday evening, November 30th, and will continue each Wednesday evening through
December 21. The worship service will be at 6:30, with a light meal preceding at 5:30.

STRESS REMEDIES SHOWN AT LIFETREE CAFE
Solutions for managing a stressful life will be explored at Lifetree Café on Thursday, Nov. 17 at 12:30 p.m. in the Pool House at Candlewood. The program, titled, “Lighten Up! De-stress and Lift Your Spirits,” offers practical suggestions for coping with and reducing stress while living healthier, happier lives. Participants will also see an exclusive screening of Dream Job, an independent short film. “This is a program for anyone who’s stressed out,” says Lifetree representative Craig Cable. “Finances, relationships, jobs—they can all drive us crazy if we don’t find ways to handle the stress.”

YOU ARE INVITED TO CONSIDER BECOMING ONE OF THE NBLC “POP” LEADERS! “POP” or more traditionally called the Prayers of the People is a time during our church service when we have the opportunity to pray for specific needs in our church, nation and world. As God’s children, He delights in hearing us call upon him at any time. Each Sunday, the tradition at New Beginnings has been to have a person prepare and lead each of us during this portion of the service. The prayer recited is also shared on our church website. If you are interested in exploring this opportunity, please contact Pastor Oman or Lisa Schwarzentraub.

THANKSGIVING BASKETS We will be sharing Thanksgiving baskets with local families again this year. The items we will collect are canned vegetables and fruit, dessert mixes, canned pumpkin with pie crust mix, stuffing mix, etc. and IGA gift card for turkey or ham. See the display in the narthex and pick up a post it note for the items you can purchase to fill the baskets. Last year we delivered about 20 baskets in our community and they were greatly appreciated by the families. We will be packing the bags on Nov 17 and delivering them on Nov 21 & 22.

MISSION TRIP MEETING We have been blessed by God through Jesus. One of the ways we can share the blessings of God with others is through participating in a mission trip. We will have a planning meeting for a mission trip on Sunday November 20th, after worship. Come with ideas and a willingness to share God’s blessings!

DECEMBER BUNCO is all set for Thursday, Dec 1st at 6:30 pm hosted by Kathi Oman. Thank you to Bobbie Schnikey for hosting in November. So mark your calendars for the 1st Thursday evening of the month for an easy and fun way to make new friends, roll some dice and laugh. All are welcome so invite a friend or neighbor!

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