TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2022

EVENT PREMIERES THIS SUNDAY


The Christian Education (CE) Board invites you to participate in the Spirit of Christmas Advent Fair, held after worship Sunday, December 4 in Guild Hall. The event features a photo booth (get your Christmas card photos!), crafts to make, games to play and a craft and bake sale with proceeds going to Children Rising.


Thanks to all who are making crafts and baked goods for Sunday's Advent Fair. Items can be dropped off Saturday, 10am - 2pm, in the kitchen. Contact Leslie at Leslie@PiedmontChurch.org if you need to make other arrangements.

ALTERNATIVE GIFT MARKET OFFICIAL LAUNCH


The 2022 Alternative Gift Market Fair takes place on Sunday, December 11 from 11am -12 noon in the Courtyard.


Information tables will be set this Sunday and December 18

following worship.


For 19 years, Piedmont Church has sponsored this program as an opportunity for people to support local, national and international organizations dedicated to helping people in need. 

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'For All This Night', December 17 & 18, 7:30pm


This year, we will gather together again to share this joyous season with a magical evening of music and reception. To celebrate our tenth in-person concert, we will reprise that very first concert and perform 

For All This Night


The concerts will be at 7:30pm on Saturday, December 17 and Sunday, December 18. Tickets are $50 for general admission and $150 for patron tickets with seating in a reserved section.

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VOLUNTEERS DRESS CHURCH FOR HOLIDAY


I would sincerely like to thank all the member’s joining with the Altar Guild in decorating the church. Marion, as always, did a wonderful job in organizing us but without: Paul, Zookie, Dottie, Rita, Carol, Julie, Gary and Kathy, Sweet Ling and Helen - she and I could not hope to have Piedmont Church looking so Christmasy. Thanks to Don and Jay as well. - Paul Schroeder

We will be working with our mission partner, CityTeam, to adopt 27 families this Christmas season. The Board of Deacons will provide a list of families with names, needs and sizes if appropriate for buying gifts. Participants can adopt a family or share the adoption of larger families with another church family. The need is great with poverty and homelessness facing many of these families.


We will have lists of families to adopt, plus instruction sheets for what is needed, available after worship beginning this Sunday. All gifts must be purchased, wrapped, labeled and brought to the church by December 16. Contact Sue Coffin at pinebox4@mac.com

Photo by Michael Barber

CAROLING, CAROLING


After a 3-year hiatus, we will once again gather in Guild Hall for caroling and refreshments immediately following the Piedmont City Christmas Tree lighting, set for 7pm Wednesday, December 7.

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WORSHIP

LAST WEEK'S WORSHIP MEDIA

Watch It Again, Or For The First Time


FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT – Steve Schibsted preaches, church member Patti Heilbron delivers our liturgy. The first Advent candle is lit by the Lelke-Wallway family. Our Bell Choir performs and our Chancel Choir Section Leaders sing.

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BOYCHOIR TO PERFORM SUNDAY


Pacific Boychoir Academy will perform music of the season during our 10am worship. The choir will perform prelude, anthem, offertory and voluntary.


The Academy is a GRAMMY-winning, independent choir school for boys in grades three through eight, with after-school choirs for boys and girls in pre-kindergarten through high school.

ADVENT PREACHING SCHEDULE

Series: The Gifts Jesus Came to Give Us


December 4 - The Second Sunday of Advent

Preacher: Scott Kail

Scripture: John 15:9-14

Theme: Jesus came to give us joy


December 11 - The Third Sunday of Advent

Preacher: Don Ashburn

Scripture: Matthew 11:28-30

Theme: Jesus came to give us rest


December 18 - The Fourth Sunday of Advent

Preacher: Steve Schibsted

Scripture: John 14:27; Numbers 6:24-26

Theme: Jesus came to give us love

CLASSES

ADVENT GATHERINGS


The season before Christmas is one of waiting and expectation. We call it “Advent,” which means “coming.”


We’re waiting for the coming of the one his parents named “Jesus.” But the prophets, the shepherds, the wise men and the angels addressed him by other names; “Lord,” “Messiah,” “Savior,” “Emmanuel,” “Light of the World,” and “Word Made Flesh.” This Advent, you are invited to learn more about who Jesus was in a 3-week series of discussions, to be held in the Chapel from 7 - 8:30pm on December 1, 8 and 15. Refreshments will be served.


Discussions are based on the short book, Incarnation: Rediscovering the Significance of Christmas, by best-selling author Adam Hamilton. Along with the book, we’ll be using a video produced by the author, to help us examine the names of Christ and the historical and personal significance of his birth.


Please read the Introduction and Chapter 1 prior to the first session.

BIBLE STUDY TURNS

TO GOSPEL OF JOHN


Whether or not you’ve ever studied the Bible before, you’re invited to a weekly online study led by Don Ashburn. Each Monday from 10 - 11 am, a group of

8-12 people get together to study scripture in light of their own lives.


The focus is on the Gospel of John. Contact Don at Don@PiedmontChurch.org


Here is the Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83296269401

TIME TO TAKE A BREATH


Please note, Just Breathe will not meet December 13


Have you been holding your breath for two years? Join Sara Hirsch and each other beginning with a small stretch then quiet meditation in the Sanctuary each Tuesday beginning at 5:30pm. We provide chairs, but bring your mat if you prefer or a meditation pillow.


Stephen Main, our Minister of Music, will join us from time to time with his meditations on meditation. Face coverings recommended, but not required. Ahhhhh, just breathe. Contact Sara Hirsch at sara1.hirsch1@gmail.com

FELLOWSHIP

PICKLEBALL CRAZE COMES HOME

New Adult Group's 'First Serve' Aims For 'Smash'


Have you heard everyone you know talking about Pickleball? Curious what all the hype is about? Now is your chance to join this new craze as Piedmont Church is starting an adult fellowship group for Pickleball.


This wonderfully simple and quick to learn game is a great community activity for all abilities -- and it is a LOT of FUN!


No need to sign up; just show up in athletic or court shoes and comfortable clothes. Paddles and balls will be provided.


All are welcome to join us on Sundays starting on January 8, 2023 1-3pm at the indoor gym, second floor of the Christian Education Building. 


The official Pickleball committee includes Maureen and Tim Recker, Franki and Matt Davies, Heather Shepard and Katherine Campbell so feel free to ask any of them about the group, or email maureenrecker@gmail.com with questions.


See you on the court!

CHILDREN & YOUTH

YOUR MISSION, SHOULD YOU ACCEPT...


In this video taken Tuesday, students show their excitement as the teams are revealed for the upcoming Mexico housebuilding trip, April 2023. Here we go! - Video by Zookie Todd

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195 STUDENTS HEADED TO MEXICO


Mexico ‘23 is officially full and we are preparing to build homes. We have 195 students signed up to build 15 homes next April. This will put Piedmont Community Church over 350 homes built in greater Tijuana Mexico. We have changed lives for the better in Jesus’ name.

SUNDAY SCHOOL


We have started our new program,

Digging into the Bible in One Year.


Lessons can be found on our website.


Contact Leslie Quantz at Leslie@PiedmontChurch.org

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