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Blood Mobile

Sunday, December 3rd the Memorial Blood Center Blood Mobile will be here from 8-11am. Sign up online at www.mbc.org/searchdrives enter code 4049 and it will take you to the sign up sheet. We would love to have a full drive (that means 25 people!). You get a cookie and juice! Questions? Talk to Kim at kim@familyofchristonline.com


Our Saviour's Winter Clothing Drive

The Christians in Action (CIA) committee will be collecting men's and women's gloves/mittens, scarves, hats, warm winter socks, underwear and undershirts for Our  Saviour's Housing in Minneapolis until December 15, when we next serve a meal.  See the display on the CIA bulletin board outside the kitchen to learn more about our connections to this wonderful ministry.

 

Cookie Walk Bakers

It’s that time again! We need a minimum of  35 bakers for our annual Cookie Walk. Please bake at least 6 dozen of your most festive Christmas Cookies and have them to the church by 4pm on Friday, Dec. 8. Please sign up on the kiosk so we know that we’ll have enough cookies! If you’d like to help with this event sign up on the kiosk or talk to Kim.

 

ELCA Good Gifts Program

Need a feel-good gift idea for that person who has everything?  This year’s Christmas Tree in the Narthex is supporting ELCA’S GOOD GIFTS PROGRAM.  An animal can make a world of difference for a family in need. Animals provide food to eat, fertilizer to grow crops and offspring to sell at the market. For as little as $10, you can help a family escape the cycle of hunger and poverty for good. Feel free to take a coin bank (Pig or Barn) to fill and an Advent calendar. Take an ornament off the tree to make a donation. Bring cash or check (envelopes near the tree) back to FoC (make checks out to FoC so it goes on your giving statement) by December 17. This is a great way for FoC to come together and make a huge difference in the world church! Thank you for your generosity! 

 

New Simpson House Holiday Program

The Simpson House has decided to launch a new program called Celebrate with Sharing which celebrates school attendance. We can help by creating Family Fun Kits. The kits are designed to provide a fun experience for families when they achieve a school attendance goal.  Pick up an envelope from our table located in the narthex and purchase the items to create a kit! There are 6 different kinds of kits. We will collect assembled kits from Nov. 12 - Dec. 3. Thanks for any assistance you are able to give to this valuable ministry in the Twin Cities.  

 

LOVE LET GO: 

It’s not too late to still provide a pledge for our congregation’s ministry for 2018.  We’ve received a good number of responses, though are running a little behind last year’s mark.  Do know that it is incredibly helpful to the staff and lay leaders to make plans according to these pledges as we prepare for ministry in the year ahead.  Let’s let the love of God go in all the ways we serve, worship, give, pray, and share. 


Shared Ministry Volunteers

“Many hands make lite work…” Not to sound motherly but we could  use a lot more hands helping out in our Shared Ministry group! We have a wonderful, dedicated bunch of volunteers currently working very hard to make everyone’s weekly worship experience enjoyable. Please consider helping out in this area whether it be serving coffee (hospitality), communion, ushering or stepping up to be an Assisting Minister! If you’re interested or have questions, contact kim@familyofchristonline.com

 

Know Someone Who Could Benefit from a Prayer Shawl?

The Prayer Shawl Ministry makes prayer shawls for anyone in need of some warmth and comfort, or anyone having a difficult time in their lives.  Please let Melanie Wegner know if you have an idea of someone who could use a prayer shawl.  She would be happy to wrap one up and deliver it.

 

Want to Help Make the Prayer Shawls?

In the cold, dark nights of winter, would you like to learn how to knit or crochet? It is very comforting and satisfying to pray and serve others by making prayer shawls for people. We would love to teach you.  If you already know how or would like to learn how to crochet or knit, and would like to join us making prayer shawls, please contact Melanie Wegner or join us on Fridays at 11:15am in the church youth room.  Newcomers are always welcome!

 

Congregational Care

Do you love to cook? We are looking to add to our list of meal donors for families who are going through trying times. When we hear of a family that could use a meal or two, I will send out an email to the whole list, if the date works well for you, you would just respond that you’re available and I would send you their contact information.  You don’t need to commit to a certain number of meals per year; it’s very much an “if it works for you” kind of volunteer spot but one that is very much appreciated by the recipients! Contact Kim if you’re interested in helping out! Thank you!

 

Thrivent Choice Dollars

Thrivent Members Please consider donating your Thrivent Choice Dollars today to Family of Christ. In the past, these dollars have been used to sponsor J-Term, the summer Block Party and the Annual Meeting Luncheon. Thanks for all your support – these dollars really add up fast!

 

 

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