8:00am Traditional Worship Service
10:30am Blended Worship Service
9 & 10:30am Contemporary Service

SATURDAY, December 8
6:00 am – Men’s Prayer Time (Room 111)
7:00 pm – Christmas Choir Program

SUNDAY, December 9
“Planning Ahead” | Luke 21:34-38 | Pastor Charlie Ilyes
7:00 pm – Christmas Choir Program

MONDAY, December 10
9:00 am – Women’s Bible Study
10:00 am – Stage Tear Down from Christmas Choir Program

TUESDAY, December 11
10:00 am – Women’s Bible study (library)

THURSDAY, December 13
9:00 am – Quilting Day (experienced and beginners welcome)
7:00 pm – Praise Team Rehearsal

SATURDAY, December 15
6:00 am – Men’s Prayer Time (Room 111)
9:00 am – Prayer Shawl Ministry Work Day (Room 108)

NEXT SUNDAY, December 16
6:00 pm – Junior and Senior High Bible studies
7:00 pm – Men’s Choir Program at Fontana Chapel. Meditation provided by Ron Brubaker. All are welcome!

LOOKING AHEAD

December 23 – Consecration for Travis & Erin Brubaker and

Colin Zimmerman, 10:30 am

December 24 – Christmas Eve Service, 7 pm

JANUARY NEWSLETTERS are available today!

CHRISTMAS POINSETTIA ORDERS can be taken along home with you tonight after the Christmas Choir Program.

GROWTH GROUPS will be held for 8 weeks starting in January. If you are interested in joining one of these groups, sign-up on the website or contact one of the group leaders. Information can be found on the website or at the Information Centers.

STAGE TEAR DOWN from the Christmas Choir Program is planned for Monday, December 10 at 10 am. Help is needed!

CHURCH MAILBOXES ARE FULL this time of year. Please be sure to check yours today! Also please help us to keep the counter at the mailboxes cleaned off. Check if anything there is for you.

BEST WISHES 12/15/2018 – “Best Wishes”, is an Outreach proposal at the well-known Lebanon Farmers Market (35 South, 8th Street) from 10am to 1pm. It will be open to the community. The idea is to provide a place to come have some hot chocolate, listen to Christmas music in Spanish and English, take a Christmas picture and listen to a particular message in a particular atmosphere. If you want to be part, you can bring a friend, or come to hand out tracks to proclaim that the real Christmas is Jesus and offer prayer for the needs in this special occasion of hope.

SERVANTS IN FELLOWSHIP IS LOOKING FOR 3 PEOPLE to join a team headed to Haiti from January 12-19 to undertake a building project. If interested contact Travis Brubaker at 717-679-3571.

CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE will be held this year on December 24 at 7 pm in the FLC. Please join us!

MOTHERING HEARTS, a ministry for women of all seasons of life, meets at 9:30 am in Room 111. Childcare is provided to age 5. This is a time to meet, connect, support, pray, and listen to one another and the Holy Spirit.

January 3 – Fellowship and Craft Day

January 17 – Spa Day

SENIOR SAINTS CLASS CHRISTMAS PARTY is December 27 at 1 pm in Rooms 109/111. Watch for sign-ups to be provided.

CHRISTMAS TREE OUTREACH FOR ALL AGES – we are again collecting items for several local ministries this year (Cedar Haven, Agape Family Shelter, SVPS, and COBYS (Gifts for the Children). Donations may be placed under the Christmas tree in the narthex through December 16. A detailed list can be found at the Information Centers.

WEEKEND TO REMEMBER FOR COUPLES is coming to Hershey, PA on February 15-17. Midway Church will pay half for members from our church who are interested. The Bogo Sale begins January 7. Contact Missy Newswanger for more details.

WOODCREST RETREAT is hosting “Journey to Bethlehem” with actors, a live nativity, and real animals on December 7, 8, 14 and 15. Arrive between 6 – 8:30 pm on Friday; 5 – 8 pm on Saturday. Cost is $10/adult; $5/children 4-16; and children 0-3 are free. All proceeds benefit Woodcrest Retreat ministry. Dress warmly as all activities are outside.

NON-EDITED DVDs and CDs of the Christmas Choir Program will be available. Contact the church office or sign-up in the narthex on the bulletin board if interested.

NEW COVENANT CHRISTIAN SCHOOL is having seminar on January 9 from 6:15 – 8:15 pm on “Drugs 101.” This is for parents only. Sign-up is required by going to

http://nccspa.org/dilemmas-decisions/. Questions may be directed to Missy Newswanger at 717-383-3370.

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION MINISTRY TEAM meeting will be held on January 7 at 6:30 pm.

DECEMBER TRACTS – Christmas offers unique opportunities for open doors to talk to others about Baby Jesus and His great significance for our lives. Three seasonal tracts, “The Gift”, “Because of Bethlehem”, and “How Christmas Can Change Your Life” are on the tract racks. Share one with a friend, neighbor, or acquaintance! Then pray that the Holy Spirit will draw that person to Christ.

THE CANDY IN THE FLC LOBBY GOES DOWN FAST each week. Please consider contributing to the supply. Candy donations may be placed at the Welcome Desk in the GLC lobby.

THE ELDERS continue to be in Room 210 following the 10:30 worship services for prayer and concerns.

ADULT WORK CAMP is March 31 – April 6, 2019. A sign-up sheet is posted on the bulletin board.

DIRECTORY UPDATES ARE NEEDED for 2019. Please give additions or corrections to the church office. Update forms can be found at the Information Centers.

THE MINISTERS OF MUSIC will present a 40th anniversary concert at the Akron Church of the Brethren, 613 Main St. on Sunday, January 27 at 3:00 PM. The Ministers of Music is a male quartet singing God’s praises since their beginning in January 1979 in churches, camp meetings, retirement communities and other settings locally and annual tours to other states including four Caribbean cruises. Current members of the group are Lamar Dourte, Merle Gingrich, Bob Kettering and Ron Ludwick. A free-will offering will be received.

OUR CHURCH WILL BE THE HOST CHURCH for the LCCM overnight shelter program from December 28 – January 14. Would you consider spending the night on a cot as a chaperone for this group? An adult male and female chaperone are needed each evening. We will need some evening snacks – preferably individually wrapped snack bars, clementine’s, bananas, grapes, bottles water. Perhaps a Life Group or Sunday school class would consider a New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day outreach? Contact Rose Walmer at (717) 554-8361 or rwalmer@wengers.com if interested.

Junior High Youth Events

1. December 16 – Bible study at 6 pm

2. December 30 – Christmas Party at the church, 6-8 pm

3. June 23-29, 2019 – Mission Trip to North Lawrence, Ohio

Senior High Youth Events

1. December 16 – Bible study at 6 pm

2. December 23 – Angel Tree Night, 6-8 pm

3. December 30 – Christmas Party at the church, 6-8 pm

4. February 15-17, 2019 – Snow Camp (final payment of $42 due

January 6)

5. July 6-13, 2019 – Mission Trip to Costa Rica. (Volunteer Application form due December 23. $50 deposit due January 13.)