This Week's Bulletin Announcements -December 1, 2013We are pleased to extend a warm welcome to our new pastor, Buz Wilcoxon, and his wife, Ryann, daughter, Lohi, and son, Wilson. On Sunday, December 15, a reception in their honor will be held immediately after the worship service.
THE FLOWERS are given to the Glory of God and in honor of the Wilcoxon family.
THE PRAYERS AND SYMPATHY of the congregation are with Barbara Strain in the death of her husband, Dick, on November 26.
Be sure to pick up a copy of the Advent Devotional Booklet coordinated by our Worship Committee. Members of our congregation have prepared wonderful scripture-based daily devotionals for the Advent season, and our Sunday School children have provided the artwork. Copies are located in the narthex and the rear hall.
Family Advent Devotionals. Gingerbread House boxes containing daily family devotional activities and thoughts for Advent are available, one per family, in the hallway behind the sanctuary. Pick up one today.
Youth will not meet tonight. See you next week!
CANTATA SUNDAY is next Sunday, December 8. Our chancel choir and ten instrumentalists will present “Alpha and Omega” a suite of Christmas choral music by composers from Handel to Mobile’s own Bret Heim.
The Current Issues Class This week – Book Review: The Zealot – Dale Adams. Next week –Reading the Bible Again-Part 3 – The New Testament – Revelation Again – Billy McLean.
Discovery Bible Class. We are finishing our study of the Books of Genesis and Exodus this month. Teachers for this Fall Quarter have been: Ruth Fitzgerald, Susan Tomlinson, Hilda Gewin, Bill Oppenheimer, Pat Daugherty and Alex Lankford. For the Winter Quarter, we move to the N.T. Books of Luke and James to celebrate first Jesus’ birth and then to explore His teachings on how to live and treat people properly in one’s everyday dealings with others. Don’t miss visiting this class if you need and want some lodestar on how to live and enjoy Christian fellowship. We have good teachers and enjoy some humor along the way. We meet at 9:15 in the Conference Room.
Youth are helping with the canned food drive for Wings of Life and ask for those who are interested to bring cans-especially tomato based cans and needs your help to fill the bin. They are also in desperate need of men's coats. The bin is located in front of Fellowship Hall or bring cans to the Bullard Building.
Christmas Wish List –Calling all elves! We still have some elderly and children to support this Christmas! Sign-up cards for this wonderful program are on the bulletin boards outside the Fellowship Hall. Please come help us provide smiles and happiness this Christmas! Gifts are due in the Parlor by December 8th for the Elderly and by December 15 for the children. Thank you!
The Heifer Project is a pathway to a better life for many people. By giving a life changing gift, we both honor someone we know and provide food and income to others. The Heifer Project monitors and helps the recipients in the best use and care of the animals given. A display is in the Fellowship Hall with additional information and a Global Mission Committee member will provide assistance.
Copies of the Booklet “Preparing for Life’s Last Journey”, prepared by your Stephen Ministers, are available in the church office. If you are interested, please drop by or call the office (342-1550).
POINSETTIAS: Poinsettias will be part of the sanctuary decorations during the Advent and Christmas season. These plants will be taken to shut-ins by the Service Committee in the name of the church. Please use the tear-off in the bulletin or call the church office if you wish to place a memorial for a loved one by helping to decorate the sanctuary. Deadline is tomorrow and the cost is $15.00.
Hanging of the Greens: Everyone is invited to come Saturday, December 14 at 9:00 a.m. to help decorate the church for the holidays. Please bring finger food and join us for fun and fellowship.
Presbyterians are responding to the typhoon that has struck the Philippines. Our presbytery has allocated $10,000 as matching funds to gifts from our churches. If you would like to help in this disaster response, you may do so by going to the PC(USA) web site at www.pcusa.org and follow the link to give online. Make checks payable to Spring Hill Presbyterian Church designated for the Philippine disaster. We will send these funds through the presbytery to the Presbyterian Disaster Assistance.
Our Live Nativity is Sunday, December 15 at 7:00 p.m. We hope you will volunteer to be a part of the wonderful creation and also provide refreshments like cookies for all to enjoy. If you would like to participate, please call Stephanie Lindey at 859-760-1748 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.