Special Worship Services
1st Sunday of Advent
November 29 9:30 a.m.
Everyone loves gifts—especially the children!
In this worship service all come to understand more of what God gives to us at Christmas as the children place eight large gifts under the tree.
The highlight of the morning will be the hanging of the greens throughout the sanctuary and the singing of Advent and Christmas carols.
4th Sunday of Advent
You will not want to miss the joyous event of the Children & Youth Christmas Program on Sunday, December 20 at 9:30 a.m., during our morning worship. A very special service featuring “The Greatest Story Ever Told” has been planned to celebrate the birth of our savior, Jesus Christ. The children and youth of our congregation will lead us in worshipping the newborn King. Following the service, please join us for special refreshments in the fellowship hall.
In addition to our regular morning offering on Dec. 20, we will be collecting donations of personal hygiene items (soap, toothpaste, shampoo, etc.) to donate to the American Rescue Workers. Come, let us adore Him!
Christmas Eve Candlelighting Worship
Thursday, December 24
(Pre-Service Music begins at 6:30 p.m.)
The Christmas Eve offering will be given to the
aid the people of Nepal through Church of the Brethren Disaster Ministries.
Christmas poinsettia order forms and money are due Sunday, December 13. Forms are available in the bulletin this morning and on the long table in the narthex. You may take your flower home following the Christmas Eve service. Contact the church office for more information.
All ladies are invited to the Women's Fellowship Event on Tuesday, December 1 at 6:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall. Enjoy the fellowship with your sisters-in-Christ as you make origami glitter ornaments. Examples are on display. Snacks will be provided. A sign-up sheet is on the narthex table.
All are welcome to the Christmas Tea on Sunday, December 6 following Sunday School (11:45). This is a delightful luncheon for the whole family. We will gather in the fellowship hall. Please bring a dozen cookies per family to share.
Monday, December 22 and Tuesday, December 23
Refreshments served in the church basement.
Members & Friends: Please sign-up if you are willing to participate (on the long table in the narthex).
Bible Study/Discussion with Pastor Marlys will resume in January on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. in the parlor. Topic: The letter to the Romans. While not a summary of Paul’s theology, it is considered his most worked out statement of the Christian faith. It is an influential and inspirational part of our scriptures.
Read the Bible in a year—Join a group in a daily reading plan “Through the Bible in 365 Days,” based on the popular M’Cheyne Bible Reading Plan. Contact Janet Eldred or the church office for more information.
Church of the Brethren News
"With your faithful help rescue me from sinking in the mire; let me be delivered from my enemies and from the deep waters. Do not let the flood sweep over me, or the deep swallow me up, or the Pit close its mouth over me" (Psalm 69:13-1).
"And this is my prayer, that your love may overflow more and more with knowledge and full insight to help you to determine what is best" (Philippians 1:9-10a).
CROP Walk update--Total raised is $5,630.72. $832.00 of that was donated through the Hollidaysburg Church of the Brethren team.
The American Rescue Workers’ truck is located in our church parking lot on the first Saturday of each month, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
This is a great way to donate clothing items and non-perishable foods. (No household furnishings.)
To help or for more information: Contact the church office (814-695-0072)