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As Christians we are taught to always give thanks and we have a special day to remind us that we will celebrate in a week and half, Thanksgiving. The Thanksgiving Chair, our message today is about some of the times in life when our first thought is not about giving thanks. As we begin, think about this question: How often on a regular ordinary day do you give thanks to God?  

En Agape',
Rev. Michael

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The Board will be meeting on Sunday the 19th to finalize the 2018 Ministry Plan. If you have not had a chance to return your covenant card please do.  With God's help we can do wonders in the coming year.  Let's live by his example and share the Good News with those we encounter in our journey of faith. 

This Week's Calendar

Tuesday: Meals on Wheels - Diana Harrison
Wednesday:  Women's Prayer Group - 10:30 a.m.
Choir - 7:00 p.m.
Thursday: Guests in Fellowship Hall 10:30 a.m. & 6:00 p.m.
Saturday: Disciples Women - 10:00 a.m.
Sunday:  Children's Choir - 9:45 a.m.
Board Meeting - 7:00 p.m.

Holiday Lunch 2017

Turkey Lloyd invited the congregation to support the Thanksgiving Special Offering
before the Holiday Lunch

The centerpiece was in place.
The tables were set.

The pies were sliced.

Thank you to Norma Miller, Meredith Baugher and the Membership Committee for a wonderful meal and time of fellowship.

Thanksgiving Offering 2017

The Thanksgiving Special Offering will be received on November 19th.

Board Meeting

The November Board Meeting is on Sunday the 19th at 7:00 p.m.

The next Congregational Meeting will be held immediately following a One Worship Service On December 3, 2017.  Please plan to attend this important meeting to allow the Church to move forward with our 2018 Ministry. Please lift the 2018 Ministry Plan up in your prayers.

Poinsettias for Advent

We will be decorating the sanctuary with Poinsettias for Advent. The plants have been grown by the horticulture students at Patrick Henry High School in their greenhouse. Order forms are on the back table or you may call the office to place an order (798-4520).  Cost is $8 per plant. Forms and payment are due 11/19. Please place them in the offering or submit them to the office. Poinsettias may be taken home on Christmas Eve! 

Lifeline Screening coming to Slash in February

Life Line Screening, a leading provider of community-based preventive health screenings will be in our community on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at Slash Christian Church. Ultrasound screenings to identify risk factors for Cardiovascular disease include; Carotid Artery (plaque buildup-a leading cause of stroke), Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (an enlargement or weak area in the main blood vessel that carries blood from the heart to the rest of the body), Peripheral Arterial Disease (hardening of the arteries in the legs), a Heart Rhythm Screening (an EKG to detect Atrial Fibrillation-irregular heartbeat) and an Osteoporosis Risk Assessment for men and women. Being proactive about your health by knowing your risks helps you and your doctor address problems early.
Register online TODAY at  and receive your "Community Circle" discount and your Preferred Appointment! 


Outreach Opportunities

Spread the warmth by joining us to help families sleep tight as
CARITAS prepares to serve families during the colder months. 
Donate new or gently used Blankets, Pillows and Sheet Sets. 
There is a box in the hall of the Educational Building to accept donations through December 10th.  Contact Steve Harrison for more information.

Teachers and Members :  It is time to mail our old Sunday School materials to Edwin L. Hodges Ministries in Alabama.  They in turn ship them to third world countries and use them for teaching and training pastors and lay people. They ask for Christian materials, books, DVD's CD's, as long as they are in good condition.  They especially need bibles.  Please bring all materials to the Loving Building (room with the piano) by 12-1-17.  If you have any questions please contact Betty Sue Martin.  

~All those affected by the shootings, earthquakes, hurricanes  and  fires 
~Sandra Loving (wound not healing; cast on Wednesday)
~Jakob Hellermann (oral surgery this week)
~Gail Hellermann (doing better with Achilles injury)
~Buck and Frances Hale
~Gloria Mangum (sister-in-law of Judy Pierce)
~Greg Rapp (bike ride across Israel for the Arava Institute for Peace)
~Charles Goodman (brother-in-law of Barbara Jean Goodman) 
~H.T. Loving (home )
~Jo Richardson (home)
~Bob and Barbara Henderson 
~Dianne Jones (impaired vision; trouble reading; please call on phone)
~Bob Raiford (father of Michelle Weeks; seizures)
~The Berrocal Family in Puerto Rico (family of Don and Julie Moore)  
~Sheryl Snellings (friend of Dianne Jones; moving into new home in Ashland)
~Leroy Horn (friend of Madelyn Logan)
~Kathy Goodman (aunt of Carolyn Putnam)
~Conner Bartz (nephew of Carol Kurz)
~Darlene Webb (friend of Gail Hellermann; acute leukemia)
~Luella Markley (grandmother of Logan and Lauren; cancer)
~Cara Wehman Bradshaw (friend of Matthew Harrison)
~Duff Green (neighbor of Steve Harrison)
~Walter Loving (brother of Brooken Loving)
~John Doty (friend of Becky Baugher; ALS)
~Whitney Bush and Gene Harmon (friends of Patsy Fowler)
~Donald West (brother of Lloyd West)
~MaryLee Jones (home)
~Iris Epps (friend of Gail Hellermann)
~Pam Brown (friend of Gail Hellermann)
~Carolyn Nash
~Norma Jennings (home)
~Vaughn Schmitt (family friend of the Weeks') 
~Polly Vaughan, Beverly Vaughan
~Nancy Hooper (sister of Brooken Loving)
~Charlie Hunt (friend of Judy Pierce; leukemia treatments)
~Shot Mangum (brother of Judy Pierce) 
~Jack McGuire (uncle of Michelle Weeks)
All military personnel, first responders and their families
Unspoken prayer concerns

~Holiday Lunch!
~Rebecca Highfield became a Board Certified Chaplin this past week
~Dianne Jones attended church
~Celebrating Brenna Peterman and Juliana Kurz participating in the Veterans Day Parade in NYC

We will see you Sunday!
Slash Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
11353 Mt. Hermon Rd. | Ashland, VA  23005 | 804.798.4520 

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