December 2017 Calendar and Announcements

December Calendar

December 3      Choir practice - 9:15 AM
                          Coffee fellowship - 9:30 AM
                          Sunday School/Bible Study - 9:45 AM
                          Worship Service - 11:00 AM
                          Keyboards at Christmas concert and reception - 3:00 PM

December 6      Service of REST - 6:00 PM
                          Choir practice - 6:30 PM 

December 7       HERITAGE Game Day - 11:30 AM

December 10     Choir practice - 9:15 AM
                           Coffee fellowship - 9:30 AM
                           Sunday School/Bible Study - 9:45 AM
                           Worship Service - 11:00 AM
                           Deacons' Meeting - 12:00 PM

December 17      Choir practice - 9:15 AM
                           Coffee fellowship - 9:30 AM
                           Sunday School/Bible Study - 9:45 AM
                           Worship Service - 11:00 AM

December 24     Choir practice - 9:15 AM
                           Coffee fellowship - 9:30 AM
                           Sunday School/Bible Study - 9:45 AM
                           Christmas Eve Worship Service - 11:00 AM

December 31      Churchwide pot luck breakfast - 9:45 AM
                           Worship Service - 11:00 AM

Announcements

Our third annual Keyboards at Christmas concert will be held in the sanctuary at 3:00 PM on Sunday, December 3. Kick off the Christmas season with this fun, FREE concert filled with sacred and secular Christmas favorites performed by 6 keyboardists on 4 pianos plus organ! This year's concert will be bigger and better than ever - even the Grinch will appear! We are asking all our HERITAGE family to bring finger foods for the community-wide reception to be held in the fellowship hall after the concert. 

On the first Wednesday of each month, we open our sanctuary for a special time of quiet prayer, reflection, meditation, and rest, accompanied by music carefully chosen to facilitate prayer and mindfulness. This month's music will be provided by Trudy Cox. Join us on Wednesday, December 6, at 6:00 PM for some much-needed REST.

Heritage Game Day, our monthly fellowship of food and card/board games, will be held in the fellowship hall on Thursday, December 7, at 11:30 AM. The hosts will provide the main dish; please bring sides and/or dessert to share. Invite your friends!

The Christmas tree in the sanctuary is decorated with the wished and needs of local children. Help give them a merry Christmas by taking an ornament and fulfilling the request written on it. Return your gift(s) to the church by Sunday, December 10.

Since Christmas Eve falls on a Sunday this year, we will only have one worship service that day - at our usual 11:00 time. We will not have an evening service, but we will make the morning service an extra-special one as we prepare our hearts to receive the gift of Christ.

On New Year's Eve, instead of our usual Sunday morning classes and activities, we'll have a churchwide breakfast together in the fellowship hall at 9:45 AM. Please bring a breakfast dish to share. We will still have our worship service in the sanctuary at 11:00. 

Throughout the school year, HERITAGE provides backpacks full of food for children at Hasty Elementary School who might otherwise go hungry on weekends. We currently need cans of soup, small cans of vegetables, small cans of meat, Hormel "Compleats," and individual sweet snacks. (At this time, we do NOT need fruit snacks, salty snacks, breakfast foods, or peanut butter and jelly.) Food donations may be left in the marked baskets in the sanctuary foyer and fellowship hall. Monetary donations are also greatly appreciated! 

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