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A New Year! 2022! A chance for a “do-over”?
Well, maybe not a do-over, but a chance to make some changes, set some new goals.
How about making a resolution or two?
“In 2022, I plan to _________________________.
You fill in the blank!
See you in Church!
NEW PRAYER LIST
We are starting off the New Year with a new prayer list. The list is printed in the worship bulletin each week and in the newsletter each month. If you know of someone who needs prayer, please contact the church office so they can be added to the prayer list. You can drop your request in the offering plate on Sunday or in the basket on the office door any day.
KENDALL IS A GOLD AWARD GIRL SCOUT
Congratulations to Kendall on earning the Girl Scout Gold Award! The Girl Scout Gold Award, which is the highest award a Girl Scout can earn, represents the culmination of over 80 hours of work on a project that is important to each girl. Kendall’s project, named the Gold Garden Project, was an education plan to teach others about the importance of supporting pollinator populations. The centerpiece of her project was a beautiful pollinator garden on the front lawn of Green Hill. Earning the Girl Scout Gold Award is equivalent to earning the BSA rank of Eagle Scout. Kendall officially received her Girl Scout Gold Award pin on Sunday, December 5. The pin was presented by Karlyn Edmonds, the Chief Executive Officer of the Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama.
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD 2021
We now know where our 2021 Operation Christmas Child Boxes went. The following message was received from Samaritan’s Purse.
Thank you for partnering with Operation Christmas Child and for donating online to discover the destination of your shoebox gift. The gift-filled shoebox you packed will share God’s love in a tangible way and can impact not only the child who receives it, but also their family friends, and community.
Most importantly, please remember to pray for the child who will receive your gift.
Your most recent shoebox gift(s) shipped to:
Cameroon & The Country of Chad
SEASONS OF THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH
The secular world around you may tell you that Christmas is over, but we Christians know that we are still in the middle of the Christmas Season. This time, known as the Twelve Days of Christmas will officially end as we enter the Season of Epiphany, beginning on January 6.
The word Christmas is short for “Christ’s Mass,” the worship service that marks the birth of Jesus. We are given the gift of twelve days to tell the story, to sing the carols, and to enjoy living in the good news. The Incarnation is a surprising marvel of God’s love in action, and in this season we are given the time to contemplate it and celebrate it with joy and thanksgiving.