Jan 9 Pastor Chat 11:45am-1:15pm (TransAlta Commons)
Jan 10 UMW Birthday lunch 12noon
Jan 11 Pastor Chat 2-4 (Dawn’s Delectables)
Jan 14 Christ & Community Mtg 12:30pm
Youth Group – BoomShaka-TBD
Jan 15 Martin Luther King Jr Day – OFFICE CLOSED
Jan 16 Pastor Chat 11:45am-1:15pm (TransAlta Commons)
Jan 17 UMW Unit Mtg 12noon
Jan 18 Pastor Chat 2-4 (Dawn’s Delectables)
Jan 21 Finance & Facilities Mtg 12:30pm
Youth Group – Minute to Win It 6:30pm
Jan 22 Community Dinner 5:30pm
Jan 23 Pastor Chat 11:45am-1:15pm (TransAlta Commons)
Jan 24 Choir 7pm
Jan 25 Pastor Chat 2-4 (Dawn’s Delectables)
Jan 28 Gifts & Graces Mtg 12:30pm
Youth Group— Ping Pong Palooza 6:30pm
Jan 29 Community Dinner 5:30pm
Jan 30 Pastor Chat 11:45am-1:15pm (TransAlta Commons)
Jan 31 Choir 7pm
Pastor Chats For January!
Now that classes are back up in session at the college, we’ll continue our Pastor Chat at the new TransAlta Commons building. Pastor Chat II (or Collegiate Pastor Chat) at the college will be held from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. in the TransAlta Commons. We’ll hold Pastor Chat II on January 9th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th. Of course, we will continue to offer our Thursday afternoon Pastor Chats at Dawn’s Delectables from 2 to 4 p.m. We will hold Pastor Chats on the following Thursdays in January: 4th, 11th, 18th, and the 25th.
CARING GROWTH GROUPS MEETING TIMES
Would you enjoy more Christian fellowship and friendship? A time to explore the Bible and learn with other Christians? A small group is just for you. We have several and each one is always open to new members, come and join us anytime. Contact the church office and we will help you get in touch with a small group leader. 36o-736-7311
Everyone is invited to the community dinners, come and join us for a time of friendship and fellowship and enjoy a free meal.
All Meals are Free and All are Welcome to Attend
Monday January 22nd, 5:30 pm
Monday January 29th, 5:30 pm
Youth News for January
Happy New Year! December and it’s crazy schedule is finally over. January promises to bring with it some very cold weather, along with a lot of fun events. Here’s what we have planned for January:
January 7th: Maze Monster! What better way is there to kick off the New Year than by playing our favorite game? We’ll meet at the church at 6:30 p.m. and play until 8 p.m. Bring your courage, and something for yourself to drink. Also, make sure you wear good shoes to move around in.
January 14th: BoomShaka! We had planned on going up to Lacey to Boomshaka in December, but to many in our group couldn’t attend. So we have rescheduled it for the 14th! This will be an afternoon event. Cost is yet to be determined. The youth group will underwrite some of the cost. More information on this event will be forthcoming.
January 21st: Minute to Win It! We’ll find all new challenges that will test your speed and hand and eye coordination. We’ll start at 6:30 p.m. and play until 8.
January 28th: Ping Pong Palooza! Did you know there are an infinite number of games that you can play that involve a ping pong ball or table, or both? We’ll gather upstairs in the youth room for a night of ping pong related games. We’ll start at 6:30 p.m. and play until 8 p.m.
That’s it for January. We’ll plan February’s schedule on the 21st or 28th!
Un-Hanging of the Greens: Sunday, January 7th!
No, the greens and all the decorations do not magically put themselves away every year. We have to take them down. And so, our annual Un-Hanging of the Greens will be held on Sunday, January 7th, following the worship service. We’ll take all the ornaments off and store them for another year. Many hands make for light (and speedy) work.
UMW January Calendar
Jan 10 Birthday lunch 12 noon
Jan 17 Unit Meeting 12 noon
The local UMW gave $2000 for our church nursery plus $700 to national and world mission. UMW support women, children and youth around the world. This mission includes schools, hospitals, community centers and others.
Little Food Pantry Needs:
Our Little Pantry is being well used! But some food items cannot be offered during the cold winter months. In freezing cold temperatures, there is a danger of cans exploding inside the pantry. So here is a list of the items that would be most helpful to have on hand during January and February. Personal Items and Paper Products: Shampoo/conditioner, Soap, Toothpaste, Toothbrushes, Moisturizer, Pads/tampons, Diapers/wipes, Deodorant, Chapstick, Hats, Gloves, Scarves, Handwarmers, Paper towels, Toilet paper, and Kleenex.
Nonperishable Foods: Bread, Peanut butter and jelly in plastic, Boxed/bagged grains/beans: rice, couscous, quinoa, red beans, white beans, Pasta: dry pasta, bagged pasta meals, mac n’ cheese, Pasta sauce in plastic, Cereal: cold and hot, Peanut butter and other snack crackers, Applesauce, Dried fruits, and Granola bars. You can bring your food donations to the church office or hand them to Leah Wegener.
Coffee Hour Schedule for January!
It’s so important that we are a church that practices radical hospitality. One of the most important comments you can hear from a first time visitor is that they felt very welcomed when they entered our church. With that in mind, here is the Greeters/ Coffee Hour rotation for January: January 7th: Adult Sunday School Class (Contacts: Linda Bailey and Alta Smith); January 14th: All-Church Coffee Hour (this is to get us back on the correct schedule. Everyone is invited to bring something!); January 21st: Christ and Community Team (Contact: Steve Koreis-Mac Leod); January 28th: Finance and Facilities Team (Contact: Charlie Boyd); There is a template that groups can use as a guide for when it’s their turn. The template can be obtained from the church office.
Bread for the World Letter Writing Campaign!
Bread for the World, an interdenominational outreach, has a goal of ending hunger around the world in our lifetimes. Part of this effort is to write our elected officials asking them to devote time and money to this cause. Throughout the month of January, there will be opportunities to write letters to our elected officials during our coffee hours after worship. You are encouraged to add your voice to this all-important goal. The more letters our representatives receive, the more likely they are to act.