My favorite part about road trips with friends is making a music playlist and rocking out together to pass the time. I imagine the shepherds following the star to Bethlehem was their version of a road trip, complete with belting out their favorite songs of the moment. Did they sing Baa Baa Black Sheep? When You Wish Upon a Star? I Would Walk 500 Miles? We might never know, but this Sunday we will fill our worship with our own sacred songs of the season. Our Adult Choir has prepared awesome and awe inspiring selections to help us travel from the first prophecy of Christ's birth to finally the shepherds completing their journey and greeting the baby. After worship we have the opportunity to sing our favorite Christmas carols as we go caroling throughout our community. Whether you are in the mood to receive the gifts of our choir or to give your own gifts of song, join us this Sunday as we continue to follow that bright and shining star.
Peace,
Pastor Liz



CALENDAR
Friday, December 14
6:00 p.m. G.A. Meeting, Conference Room
6:30 p.m. A.A. Meeting, Community Room

Sunday, December 16
10:00 a.m. Worship & Church School
11:15-Noon  BIBLE 101, Conference Room
11:30-12:15  Youth Bells and Ensemble, Bell Room
11:30 a.m. Justice & Peace Meeting, Conference Room
Noon: Caroling
5:00 p.m. Blue Christmas Service

THIS IS HAPPENING AFTER WORHSIP IN THE SOCIAL HALL!
UNICEF holiday cards and gifts will be available in the Social Hall. Also, birthday cards, games, shirts, and cards with no message are offered. Thanks to the generosity of Julia Bishop, all proceeds go to our church.
 
Heifer International: Looking for a gift for someone who has everything or a thoughtful gift for your children?  Through the Heifer Project you can purchase an animal that will be sent to help poor families around the world.  Christmas cards are also available to explain that you've sent a Heifer gift in honor of this person.  Animal gifts begin as low as $10. 
 
Solar Circle will sell cloth items all made from beautiful African fabric-purses, bags, table napkins and table runners.  All proceeds will benefit Solar Circle's Tanzania programs-both construction of a school and distribution of solar lanterns to remote villages which have no electricity.
 
Fair Trade Coffee/Chocolate Sale: Chocolate bars both big and small, Fruit and Nut bars, Organic almonds and cashews, all kinds of coffee-regular, decaffeinated, flavored, ground and bean. Olive Oil from Palestinian women-a great hostess gift.
 

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Monday, December 17
9:30 a.m. YOGA, Social Hall
11:00 a.m. Staff Meeting, Conference Room
Noon: Monthly Lunch, Community Room, Speaker Richard Moe
2:00 p.m. Bible Study, Conference Room
7:00 p.m. Circles of Faith, Youth Room
7:00 p.m. Shape Note Singers, Atrium


MONTHLY LUNCH
Topic: Christmas Over the Generations
Did you know at one time it was illegal  to celebrate Christmas here in the Americas and in Europe? It has been a holiday that caused much dissention  as well as joy over the years. Come join us for a look at Christmas over the generations! The presenter will be Richard Moe, retired pastor at Saint Paul Lutheran Church, East Lansing.
 


 
Warm Hats, Gloves and Mittens Needed
As you may have read, the Lansing homeless shelters are full. The Lansing City Rescue Mission currently houses 80 men and 85 women and children.  We can help by donating men's, women's and children's hats and gloves.  Please place your purchases in the service bin in the church hallway during the month of December.  Thank you.  The Outreach and Mission Team.  
 

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