Celebrating the Journey
C-LIFE Edition
( Christian Learning is for Everyone)
November 2019
Dates to Remember

Snug Hugs Event, Sat., Nov. 2, 9:00 am

Council Meeting, Sun., Nov. 3, 11:15 am (budget only)

Heritage Sunday, Nov. 10, 10:00 am

Commitment Sunday, Nov. 10

Bread for the World Sunday, Nov. 17

Poinsettia Orders Due: Sunday, Dec. 1 ,
forms available in the office
Worship Services
Sundays, 8:00 and 10:00 am

Communion is shared on the first Sunday of each month.
Christian LIFE Hour Adult Study
( Sundays at 9:00 am )
New Study, beginning November 10!
Monday Morning Bible Study
Walk as Jesus Walked
This five-session video-based small group Bible study by noted teacher and historian, Ray Vander Laan, is volume seven of the That the World May Know series. In this volume, Vander Laan helps you experience how the disciples translated Jesus’ call to passionate discipleship into language and imagery the Roman culture already understood. Filmed on location in Aphrodisias, Antioch Pisidia, Lystra, and Cappadocia, these illuminating "faith lessons" afford a new understanding of the Bible that will ground your convictions and transform your life. 

1 st and 3 rd Mondays, 10:00 am - For November, November 4th only
Tuesdays with the Pastor  - Starting 2:30 pm November 5 
Dare to Dream is a startling and inspiring program by popular author and pastor Mike Slaughter that draws on the Bible and a lifetime of ministry to help us discern God’s dream for us and learn to live it out, prayerfully and enthusiastically. This DVD contains six-weekly teaching sessions (7-10 minutes each) in which Slaughter guides participants in developing a life mission statement to help them fully commit to a God-directed lifestyle.
Women's Fellowship
Weekly on Wednesdays at 10 am
If you've ever said the wrong thing or said the right thing the wrong way you know how quickly your mouth can make a big mess. But it doesn’t have to be that way. This 6-session video study explores how your wiring affects what you say, how you listen, and how others hear you. After taking the 40-question assessment, you'll learn a simple framework that will instantly improve your communication. And you'll see how advice from the apostle Paul thousands of years ago may have held the secret all along. Kathleen Edelman has one goal in life: to help people learn to speak kindly to each other. She is certified in Biblical Studies and Christian Counseling Psychology and has spent more than 25 years coaching clients in the art of communication. She is married with two grown children and has a surprising passion for martial arts and pickup trucks.

Come join the fun on
Friday, November 8, 2019 at 6:30 pm
Bring $5 to play. We pool all the entries and the winner selects the charity to receive our donation. Where else can you go on a Friday night for $5 (and laugh all night long!)?
Men's Fellowship Breakfast
Saturday, November 9, 2019
8:00 am
Movies with Meaning
Saturday, November 16, 1:00 pm
A Quiet Passion (2017)
Cynthia Nixon delivers a triumphant performance as Emily Dickinson as she personifies the wit, intellectual independence and pathos of the poet whose genius only came to be recognized after her death. Acclaimed British director Terence Davies (House of Mirth, The Deep Blue Sea) exquisitely evokes Dickinson's deep attachment to her close-knit family along with the manners, mores and spiritual convictions of her time that she struggled with and transcended in her poetry. Come Join the Fun!

Bibles and Brew
November 14, 2019
6:30 pm Port Edward

This Christmas, cut through the hype that leaves you exhausted and broke at the end of the year. Instead, experience the peace of knowing that God is truly with us, the joy of giving sacrificially, and the love of a Savior who gave everything he had for us. In five short, engaging chapters, Pastor Mike Slaughter inspires readers to approach Christmas differently, and be transformed in the proces s

Commitment Sunday, November 10
Please join us for Commitment Sunday, November 10, as we offer our estimate of giving and continue our stewardship journey.

Information to give electronically can be found in the Narthex!
Jesus lives within us
and the Holy Spirit comes out of us
to live what God calls us to do
November 17 th we will have stations in place for you to participate in this letter writing campaign.
Bread for the World Sunday
November 17
As people of faith, we are called to care for one another and speak out for those in need. The Offering of Letters campaign urges government to accelerate progress toward ending hunger by increasing funding for global nutrition.

Tis the Season for Poinsettias
We are offering Red or White 7.5" Poinsettias this year. You may indicate if the poinsettia is given in honor or in memory of loved one. Poinsettias will arrive in time for the Cantata (December 15) and will be left in the Sanctuary through Jan. 3rd.

Those wishing to take their plants with them may do so after the Christmas Eve worship services. A list of poinsettia donors and honorees will be included with the Christmas Eve worship bulletin.

Order slips are available in the Church Office or in the Narthex.

Orders for Christmas Poinsettias will be taken through Monday, December 2, 2019. Cost is $13.75 per plant.
Thanks to your efforts, we have quite a list of ways we can help the environment! You can click on the link below and get a copy for yourself, or ask for one in the office!

We've also obtained a list of helpful items you can purchase .
The Congregational Church of Algonquin
109 Washington Street
Algonquin, IL 60102