Salvation Army Needs Bell Ringers
Every December the Salvation Army encourages a variety of individuals and organizations to “ring the bell” by the collection buckets; all the money goes to help people in need here in the Paris area. Our church’s turn this year is Sunday, December 13, from 1:00 to 5:00, inside the front doors of Rural King. There is a sign-up sheet on the big table in the hallway. We have divided the afternoon into half-hour shifts; please consider signing up for one slot, or two consecutive ones.
Advent Season begins November 29
The season of Advent, when we prepare ourselves for the coming of Jesus at Christmas, begins on November 29 and runs through December 24. We have a variety of Advent daily devotional booklets displayed on the big table in the hallway, and invite you to take your pick! We also have daily open-a-window Advent calendars for the children. Or here is another option: Pittsburgh Theological Seminary is offering a daily online devotional. You can find it at a website, have it sent to you by email, follow along on Facebook, download an app, or request a printed copy. Details are on a large postcard on the bulletin board.
Monday Evening Bible Study to focus on Advent/Christmas
The Monday evening Bible study will look at the upcoming seasons of Advent and Christmas, and meets from 7:00 to 8:15, in the Koinonia Kafe (Advent begins November 29). From the study pack’s description: “Total pagans seem to know how to do Christmas—how to shop, string lights, throw parties, travel. Perhaps we Christians know we need some help (beyond the busyness of December) to have a holy Advent, to make room for Jesus in our holidays. To get at this, we will explore various characters in the Biblical story, to think through how to “prepare him room,” during Advent.” Please join us.
HIS Ministries, started by the late Amanda Fessant, serves close to 700 needy children in Edgar County every Christmas.
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The Monday evening Bible study will look at the upcoming seasons of Advent and Christmas, and meets from 7:00 to 8:15, in the Koinonia Kafe (Advent begins November 29). From the study pack’s description: […]