Chat - 11/12/21

We have the usual things on tap this coming week. Sunday, Nov. 14, brings Sunday school, worship, and Youth Fellowship.  All Wednesday night activities will be happening on the 17th.  The newsletter deadline is next Friday.

Reminder to parents that youth are not required to wear masks at Sunday school, Kids Club, Bell Choir, or Youth Fellowship, but it is highly recommended.

November's Cornucopia special offering is being designated for "At Home Ministries," which is the new mission group made up of volunteers from Christ Church and Trinity United Methodist Church, working on serving community members with home projects. The team has recently installed a new porch and helped with interior repairs for an Orrville neighbor. Money collected through this offering will be used for future projects. You can mark your envelope/check "Cornucopia Offering," use the QR code in the bulletin, or use the "Give Online" button/link on this website. If you want to learn more about this team or to volunteer your time, please see Mark Abel.

Looking to add a little extra meaning to this upcoming advent season? Kaylene Holderman will be hosting a study on the book "The Meaning is in the Waiting." In the book, Paula Gooder shows how the spiritual practice of waiting is vital to our well-being. With warmth and insight, she helps us re-learn the skill of waiting, and invites us to engage with the real, flesh-and-blood people that are the subject of our Scripture readings and lessons each Advent: Abraham and Sarah, the Hebrew prophets, John the Baptist, and Mary. Each of them exemplified how to wait upon God for wisdom, joy, and the of life. The study will be held on Tuesday nights, starting Nov. 30 from 6:30-7:30 PM. Sign up in the gathering area on Sunday morning (or on the office bulletin board during the week) or contact Kaylene Holderman no later than November 21st.

We still need volunteers to ring the Salvation Army bell on Nov. 30, and for our Living Nativity on the 26th.  Please sign up on the office bulletin board.

Pic: Porch project for Orrville neighbor that the "At Home Ministries" team recently completed.