SUNDAY, November 19
“You Can’t Hide From God” | Luke 12:1-3 | Pastor Charlie Ilyes
9:00 am – Children’s Fall Praise Program (Sanctuary)
12:00 pm – Single Sisters Fall Luncheon (FLC)
6:00 pm – Junior and Senior High Youth Bible studies
WEDNESDAY, November 22
7:00 pm – Thanksgiving Eve Service (Sanctuary)
THURSDAY, November 23
Have a blessed Thanksgiving Day!
NEXT SUNDAY, November 26
9:00 am – Mandatory Children’s Ministry meeting (FLC)
6:00 pm – Youth Bible Studies
November 29 – Junior High Cookie Bake Prep Night, 6:30 pm
November 30 – Praise Team rehearsal, 7 pm
December 2 – Junior High Cookie Bake, 9 am – 3 pm
December 3 – Mandatory Children’s Ministry meeting, 9 am (FLC)
Cookie Pickup after church (FLC)
Youth Bible studies, 6 pm
DECEMBER NEWSLETTER information is due TODAY!
ALASKA MISSION TRIP FUNDRAISER – Bruno Sub tickets are now available for $8/sub. This is a fundraiser to help send the mission team to Shen Bible Camp in Alaska in 2018. Tickets are being sold today in the narthex and FLC lobby.
A MANDATORY MEETING is planned for all those who teach/help in the children’s ministry at Midway Church. The meeting is in regards to using security tags for all children infants through 5th grade. Meetings are scheduled for November 26 and December 3 during Sunday school at 9 am in the FLC. Please pick one of these dates to attend. Attendance will be taken. If you volunteer in the nursery, teach or help with a children’s Sunday school class, Children’s Church, or Wednesday Night Wave children’s program, you are required to be in attendance at one of these meetings. Contact Pastor Tim if you cannot attend any of these meetings.
TUESDAY MORNING WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY – After Bible study on December 12, the ladies will go to the Quentin Haus for lunch.
COMFORTER FINISHING DAY will not be held in December.
THE WORSHIP CHOIR and MEN’S CHOIR will be giving a musical program at Brethren Village in Neffsville, on Monday, December 18 at 7 pm in the Fieldcrest Great Room. All are welcome!
NOVEMBER TRACTS – Featured this month is “Give Thanks”, a gospel tract especially for Thanksgiving. You’ll also find 2 tracts for hunters, “Not Just a Passion, but an Obsession,” and “Humble Beginnings”. Still available are “The Atheist Delusion” DVD as well as “Science Confirms the Bible”. Pick yours up at the tract racks outside the sanctuary and in the FLC lobby.
JUNIOR HIGH YOUTH CHRISTMAS COOKIE BAKE SALE – Order forms are in adult classrooms and also posted on bulletin boards. Orders are due November 26 and can be picked up December 3 after church in the Family Life Center.
MOTHERING HEARTS WOMEN’S MINISTRY
· December 7 – Crafting with Marie and Nancy
· December 21 – Spa Day for Moms!
All women are welcome to join us. We meet the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month at 9:30 am in Room 111. Childcare is provided. Women of all ages are encouraged to attend.
“JOURNEY TO BETHLEHEM” will be held at Woodcrest Retreat weekend nights of December 8, 9, 15 and 16. The Christmas story comes alive in 6 unique scenes as you walk by candlelight along quiet wooded trails with the Biblical characters. Dramatic actors, live nativity and real animals. Arrive between 6 – 8:30 pm. Cost is $10/adult; $5/children 4-16; and children 0-3 are free. All proceeds benefit Woodcrest Retreat ministry. All activities are outdoors. Dress warmly.
HERSHEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Christmas Spectacular is December 10 at 3 pm at Londonderry Village in the DiMatteo Worship Center. Tickets can be purchased at the Reception Desk at Londonderry Village. Cost is $12/each now through November 30; $15/each December 1-10. Children 12 and under are free.
MUSCLES AND STRONG BACKS are needed to help setup/tear down the stage for the Christmas Choir Program. Setup is December 4 at 10 am. Tear down is December 11 at 10 am. Contact Tom Krall if you can help at 717-821-0258.
WINTER IS COMING! If you are not part of our Phonetree to be included in announcements and cancellations, you can receive text messages by texting the word “Midway” to 292929.
WHEELS of FELLOWSHIP – Are you interested in getting connected with people in our church? One way is through the Wheels of Fellowship. The New Wheels of Fellowship will start up in January 2018. You can sign up in the Narthex or Family Life Center bulletin board. You will be connected with others that are interested in getting to know other people in the church. How the Wheels of Fellowship work is posted on the bulletin boards with the sign-up sheets. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to be connected. Sign up today!
THE MIDWAY SENIORS SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS (formerly Character Builders) invites all those who were part of the Willing Workers class to join them in their class activities. Please contact any class officer of your intentions.
CHRISTIAN EDUCATION MINISTRY TEAM MEETING will be held on Monday, December 4 at 6:30 pm.
COMING UP – Contact Pastor Charlie if interested in:
· Baby Dedication – December 10
· Membership Transfer – December 17
A WEEKEND TO REMEMBER – This is a weekend to invest in your marriage and will take place at the Hershey Lodge, 325 University Drive, Hershey, PA., on February 16-18, 2018. Couples interested in attending should contact Missy Newswanger at 717-383-3370 for more information. Midway Church will pay half of the cost for all Midway members.
THANKSGIVING EVE SERVICE is Wednesday, November 22 at 7 pm in the Sanctuary. Dale Brubaker will be sharing the meditation.
Come and join us as we lift praises to God for His goodness and blessings!
CHRISTMAS CHOIR PROGRAM is December 9 and 10 at 7 pm. Posters are at the Information Centers for you to take and post in your community or work place.
LONDONDERRY VILLAGE NUT SALE is going on now! Place your order at the SIGN-UP CORNER in the narthex. Money can be given to the church secretary. Orders and payment are due TODAY. Checks should be made out to “LV Auxiliary.”
ORDER CHRISTMAS POINSETTIAS for the Christmas Choir Program! Order forms are at the Information Centers. Orders and payment are due to Leah Brubaker by November 27.
Junior High Youth Events
1. November 19 – Bible study at 6 pm
2. December 2 – Christmas Cookie Bake Sale, 9am-3pm. Parent volunteer forms for the Christmas Cookie Bake Sale are due TODAY to Emily Sheaffer or Sharon Arnold. All junior high youth are asked to be at Wednesday Night Wave on November 29 at 6:30 pm to do various tasks in preparation for cookie baking.
Senior High Youth Events
1. November 19 – Bible study at 6 pm
2. February 23-25 – Word of Life Snow Camp