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Hanging Of The Greens - December 8 - following worship
We will meet after church on December 8th and decorate the church for Christmas. This will, of course, involve putting the tree up, and any other decorations that we have, or people bring. Please stay to help; many hands make quick work.
Shirley & Alan Nelson's Ornament Party - December 11 - 6:00 PM
Just a reminder that the annual Christmas Ornament Exchange party is December 11th. It begins at 6:00 and is generally over by 8:30 or so. Bring a wrapped, “secret” ornament ($10 or less) and let the fun begin! If you're up to it, bring a dessert or snack to share. We will have sandwich fixings on hand. Address is 4207 Country Glen Circle Beavercreek 45432. (map)
BUCC Ladies Night - December 13 - 6:30 PM
The Buckeyes were a hit! You did an awesome job scooping and dipping 472 candies! Thank you! Please come join us in December for Ladies night. We will be working on a project to make apron/bibs for an adult care facility. Please bring pinking shears or fabric scissors. Friday, December 13th, Ladies Night 6:30 p.m. BUCC lower level Looking forward to seeing you all.
Lisa and Linda
Christmas Caroling - Saturday, December 14 - 2:00 PM
We will be Christmas caroling again this year, and we hope you can join us. We will be caroling again on a Saturday afternoon, December 14th. For those that are coming to carol, we will meet at 2:00 PM at the church and split into two groups to deliver some goodies and sing some carols.
Christmas Hors d'oeuvres Carry-In - December 15 - following worship
On Sunday December 15th we are going to be repeating a special event for our 3rd Sunday carry-in. Instead of dishes we are asking that everyone bring a plate of hors d'oeuvres, little appetizers, to share with everyone. We will put them out and share all the appetizers and enjoy each other’s company as we celebrate the week of Christmas.
Sunday School Winter Break - December 15 through January 5
We will be having a winter break for our normal Sunday school classes starting on December 15th and lasting until January 5th. The normal Sunday school classes will start back up on January 12th. During the break the Nursery will continue to meet.
Christmas Raffle - December 16 - following worship
Attention all crafters and donators of choice items. Bring in your Christmas raffle items anytime between now and December 15th. The items will be on display in the fellowship hall with a basket in front of each item (or group of items). Buy tickets and place them in the basket in front of that item for a chance to win it. Tickets are $1.00 each, 6 tickets for $5.00 or 15 tickets for $10.00. The Raffle will be Sunday, December 16th after Sunday Service. See Melissa Baumbarger for raffle tickets.
Holiday Service of Remembrance - December 18 - 7:00 PM
This year we will again be holding a special service to honor those who will not be with us this holiday season. The service will take place on Wednesday, December 18th at 7:00 PM. Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s celebrations can be some of the happiest times of the year; they can also be a sad reminder of those we have lost. We will acknowledge our grief and seek comfort in God. We are here for each other, here to give comfort, here to provide support, and here to be a community of God together. Please come and share in this special service where we will remember our loved ones and remember that we are not alone.
Christmas Season Services
Sunday December 15 - Cantata, 10:30 AM
We will perform our Cantata during our 10:30 Sunday service.
Sunday December 22 - Impromptu Christmas Pageant, 10:30 AM
During our Sunday service on December 22nd we will be having our impromptu Christmas pageant. We will have some hymns and other aspects of the usual Sunday service; however, the children will remain downstairs and the majority of the service will be the pageant. We will hand out parts to people as they come to church, and there will be costumes available for anyone that wants them. It should be a bunch of fun and will help get everyone into the spirit of Christmas.
Tuesday December 24 - Christmas Eve Service - 7:00 PM
Please join us December 24th at 7:00 PM for our Christmas Eve service. Pastor Brian will offer a Christmas message, and we will sing your favorite traditional Christmas hymns. We will have communion and end with “Silent Night” by candlelight. It is truly a special night at Beaver Church and we hope you can join us.
Sunday December 29 - Question Sunday - 10:30 AM
Our Sunday service on the 29th will be a “Question Sunday”. Pastor Brian will answer questions instead of a sermon.
Christmas Tree Of Remembrance
This year we will again set up a special Christmas tree in the fellowship hall. This tree will be a tree of remembrance, and have special ornaments that can be placed on it, remembering those who are no longer with us for the Christmas season.
Holiday Charity Programs
Washington UCC Christmas Drive
We will be collecting new, unwrapped, toys and children’s clothing for our sister church in Cincinnati. Washington UCC is located in the Camp Washington neighborhood of Cincinnati, a very poor community that struggles with many basic needs. Washington UCC is a mission church that provides many services to this in-need community, including an opportunity for parents in the community to come and “shop” for Christmas gifts at the free event offered by the church and stocked by donations from area churches. Look for a donation box in the “cry/comfort-room” of the church. We will collect toys and clothes until December 8th. One note on toys, they have requested no toy guns, due to the environment of the neighborhood.
Dayton Area Food Bank
From now through January 5th we will be collecting non-perishable food items that we will donate to the Food Bank. Look for a donation container in the “cry/comfort-room” of the church. We are also asking families to consider doing an Advent box at home. The idea would be that for every day of Advent a food item is placed in your box, like an advent calendar. When Advent is over you would bring your items to the church. We are collecting items through January 5th, to allow for families to have an Advent box and bring in their donations on Christmas or after.
Three people joined the church on November 3: Karen and Bill Barger and Cynthia Solomon. Karen is our new choir director (and also happens to be Pastor Brian’s mother.) Welcome to all of you!
Annual Volunteer Award
This award was announced at the Thanksgiving carry-in on Nov. 17. There were some 15 names put forth via the voting box, with the final result being a tie for first place—Alan Nelson and Melissa Baumbarger. Their names will be inscribed on the official plaque with the previous winners. Congratulations and thanks for all you do—as well as thanks for all other volunteers.
Church Office Closed Between Christmas and New Year's
Pastor Brian will not be holding his regular office hours on 12/25, 12/26, 12/31, or 1/1. If you need to speak with him, please call him at (937) 469-1383.
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