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What’s Happening at CofC: Week of 12/27/2015

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ADULT FAITH FORMATION – is on Christmas break today. Pastor Dave begins a new series next Sunday on the fascinating Old Testament book of Ruth. The four-part series, “Ruth: A Study in Faithfulness” runs through January. Adult Faith Formation meets between worship services in the Library, beginning at approximately 10:15 and ending at 10:55. Come join these lively, informative, and fun studies.

PASTOR DAVE ON CHRISTMAS BREAK – through January 2. He returns for worship on Sunday, January 3, and will be back in the office on the next day. During Pastor Dave’s vacation, please contact Pastor Adrienne if you have any pastoral care needs.

HOLIDAY OFFICE HOURS – The Cross of Christ church office will be closed December 31-January 3 for New Year’s.

 2015 YEAR-END OFFERINGS – 2015 offerings will be received through December 30, 2015 by ways of today’s offering collection, delivery in person to the church office, or mailed with a post-marked date no later than December 30.   Please contact Bookkeeper Denise Fuentes at 746-7300 ext. 108 with any questions or concerns.  Please also pick up your 2016 Offering Envelopes in the Narthex.

HEY COFC YOUTH – Winter Snow Play Day – Tubing at Snoqualmie Pass – has been rescheduled to January 3 at 1:30pm!  Check your email for more info, or talk to (or email) Kristie: youth@cofclc.net.

WEDNESDAY BIBLE BREAKFAST will not meet this Wednesday.  They will resume their meetings on January 6.  This Bible study group meets in Library each Wednesday morning at 8 am.  Everyone is welcome.

WELCA BIBLE STUDY LEADERS – are invited to meet with Pastor Dave for an hour of preparation for the January Circles’ study from 10 to 11 am Thursday, January 7, in the Library.  Bring your Bibles and your “Gather” magazines.

TANZANIA MISSION 2016 TEAM RETREAT – The 21 members of the team traveling to Tanzania in July will be on campus Friday evening through Saturday afternoon, January 8 & 9, as they continue to prepare for their journey.  Please hold your Tanzania Mission Team and our partners and friends in Africa in prayer.

CAST CALL FOR THE STEWARDSHIP PLAY 2016! – Tuesday, January 12 at 7pm in the church library.  Our next year’s play will be Friday, April 15, at 7pm and Saturday matinee on April 16 at 1 pm.  If you like to sing, play the piano or other musical instrument, laugh, ham it up, be on stage or back stage helping with props, lighting, sound, live and recorded music, join the group for a good time!  All who come to the cast call will be included in a merry version of stewardship!

REUNION SUNDAY AND HYMN SING – On January 31 (the fifth and final Sunday of the month) we’ll worship together at one service at 10 am.  Following a time of refreshments and fellowship, you’re invited to return to the Sanctuary for an Old Fashioned Hymn Sing.  We’ll sign some all-time favorites and standards, and take requests as well.  So mark the date on your calendars and be looking through your hymnals!

CHECK OUT PASTOR DAVE’S NEW BLOG – on the Cross of Christ website: www.cofclc.net. Pastor Dave starts the week off with “Monday Musings” where he shares his sometimes deep, but sometimes quirky observations about just about anything and everything. It’s kind of like having a cup of coffee and some casual conversation with Pastor to start of the week.  And if you haven’t checked out our new-look website, you should!

BOOKS FOR THE PEACE CORPS – Thank you to everyone who has donated.  We will be collecting children’s books through the end of the year for Katie Giseburt to take back to her school in Uganda.  There is a list in the Narthex of the types of books that are most helpful.

LOST AND FOUND – As we near the end of the year, we’ll be clearing out the Lost and Found and Will Call drawers in the Information Desk, as well as donating any unclaimed coats and jackets to charity.  Please claim any items that belong to you!