November 28th News and Notes

Advent Wreaths

On December 2nd, after church.  We invite everyone to join us to make their own family Advent wreath.  People of all ages are welcome and invited!

Mission Giving

It is the first Sunday of the month, which means it is time for our mission giving!  Our mission partner for December is CCSI.

Community Crisis Services, Inc. (CCSI) has been serving individuals and families in crisis in Prince George’s County 24 hours per day, every day since 1970. In the fall of 2018, CCSI signed an Acquisition Agreement with the Family Crisis Center assuming responsibility for all program needs including shelter, counseling and support. This merger allows CCSI to bring the same high level of services and expertise to Domestic Violence situations as we do our other hotlines and our Warm Nights/Bridges of Hope Shelters.

In the community, we are often the first point of contact for individuals in crisis and need. Last year 150 families fleeing domestic violence were able to find protection, security and most of all care at our Safe Passages Shelter. When domestic violence shelter was not appropriate, but a family or individual was experiencing a difficult situation, our Warm Nights Shelter Program provided 7,476 nights of compassionate support, meals and transportation to some of our communities most vulnerable residents.

Gingerbread Houses

On December 9th, we will have a Christmas activity for all ages!  We will meet at 5:00 and build gingerbread houses.  The cost will be $5.00 per house kit, as well as a bag of candy to share for decorating.  Pizza will be provided.  Sign up is required by December 6th!  You can sign up here or in the Narthex at church.

Congregational Meeting

We will have a brief congregational meeting after worship on December 9th to elect members of the board and of the nominating committee for the coming year.

Adult Sunday School

We are gauging interest in an adult Sunday School.  If you are interested in participating and/or leading, please sign the sheet in the Narthex or sign up here.

Christmas Eve Readers

We are looking for people to read in our Christmas Eve service.  If you are available and interested, please email

Sermons Online

Did you know that our sermons are posted on our website, usually a week after worship?  You can find them here.

Two Week Outlook

Sunday, December 2nd

  • Worship, 10:00
  • Making of Advent Wreaths

Wednesday, December 5th

  • Christmas play practice, 5:45
  • Choir rehearsal, 7:30

Sunday, December 9th

  • Worship, 10:00
  • Congregational Meeting, following worship
  • Gingerbread House, 5:00

Tuesday, December 11th

  • Board Meeting, 6:30

Wednesday, December 12th

  • Christmas play practice, 5:45
  • Choir rehearsal, 7:30

Looking Ahead

  • November 25th, Greening of the Church
  • December 2nd, First Sunday of Advent
  • December 9th, Congregational Meeting
  • December 9th, Gingerbread Houses
  • December 16th, Kids Christmas program
  • December 25th, Christmas
  • July 7th-13th 2019, Mars Hill Mission trip

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