November 27, 2016

HANGING OF THE GREENS We will be decorating the church on Saturday, December 3rd, beginning at 9 am. Please note on your Communication Card if you are planning to help. “Many hands make light work…”

PLANNING AHEAD FOR CHRISTMAS Our Traditional Candlelighting Christmas Eve Service will be at 4:00 pm, Saturday, December 24th. Our children from the Reign Forest (K-5th grade) will participate in program. In the next couple of weeks we will have bags for you to take and fill with cookies to distribute at the end of the service.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 25TH, CHRISTMAS DAY On Christmas Day, we will have a brief, casual service at 10:30 am, allowing all of us to worship together and spend time with our families and friends. Everyone is welcome to come in their PJs! There will be no children’s Sunday School or student or adult groups, and no nursery that morning.

THE BRIDGE CHRISTMAS FAMILY DAY The Bridge annual Christmas Family Day will be held at their facility on Saturday, December 10th. Another church which had intended to participate in providing gifts for the children is unable to do so, which means there are additional gifts needed to be purchased. If you take a tag today, and for those of you who took one last week, please be sure to bring the wrapped, gift no later than next Sunday, December 4th. Gifts should be no more than $20-25 each. (Don’t forget to tape the angel tag to the bottom of your gift.)

If you would like to be a part of the Westwood team that serves refreshments and paints faces for the Family Day event, please note on your Communication Card, and we will contact you about the details.

Thank you for being The Church for our brothers at the Bridge!

THANKSGIVING BASKETS & FOSTER CARE Thank you to all who contributed items for the Thanksgiving Baskets! 30 Thanksgiving Baskets for families at Prairie Lakes Elementary School were assembled after service last week and distributed on Tuesday the 22nd. And, thanks also for those of you who helped in the assembly and distribution. You are truly being The Church to our “adopted” elementary school!

FINANCES 11/23/16 – YTD DATA

OPERATING BUDGET $266,594

OPERATING INCOME $244,503

OPERATING EXPENSES $257,600

OPERATING INCOME OVER/UNDER BUDGET - $22,091

YTD MISSIONS GIVING $22,078

YTD BENEVOLENT GIVING $3,965