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God couldn't wait to write down the text of Isaiah 9:6. I think God couldn't wait to tell folks how wonderful His Son would be when He finally came to earth.
Instead of just announcing it a day or two beforehand, 700 years before Jesus was born, God chose a prophet, a man very near and dear to Him, and said, "Isaiah, write this down and tell people about it. Here's what My Son is going to be like: he's going to be a wonderful counselor, a mighty God, an everlasting Father, and a prince of peace to you all."

En Agape',  
Rev. Michael Weeks

Next Sunday:


Monday: Ruritan Meeting- 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday:  Elders Meeting - 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday: C hoir - 7:00 p.m.
Thursday: Fellowship Hall reserved - 4:00 p.m.
Friday: Fellowship Hall reserved all day
Saturday: Church Leaf Blowing Workday - 8:00 a.m. to noon (rain date 12/14)
Fellowship Hall reserved all day
Disciples Women Lunch at Hanover Tavern - 11:00 a.m.
Sunday: Sunday School - 9:00 a.m.
Fellowship Cafe - 9:00 a.m.
No Children's Choir 
ONE Worship - 10:00 a.m.
Congregational Meeting - 11:00 a.m.
Holiday Luncheon - 11:30 a.m.

Church Leaf Blowing Workday 
Saturday, December 7th; 8:00 a.m. - noon.
Rain date will be Saturday, December 14th

Please bring your rake and blower 
and join us for all the leaf pile diving.

Christmas Family:  
None of us knows what tomorrow will bring. What position will you find yourself? 
"Stuff" happens, and we do not always have control of that. As in many years' past, Slash Christian Church is sponsoring a family in need for Christmas. We will be helping a family of 2 young children - 6 and 3, with a third on the way. Hard times have now placed this family in a homeless situation but they should be moving into an apartment soon. With your help, maybe we can make a difference for this young family. A list of items has been made available to you. The young ages of these children will make purchasing items of toys and clothes so much fun this year. Let's help to clothe these young children. Let's help to buy a few toys. You may wish to combine efforts with more than one person to split the purchase of an item. Let's bring a few smiles and share your gifts with others. Let us be part of sharing the love that God has asked us to share. Let's once again make Christmas a little merrier!

sanctuary flowers
Sanctuary Flowers

The 2020 flower chart will be in the sanctuary in on Sunday. If you would like to purchase flowers in memory of or in honor of a loved one please sign up on the flower chart by the office, fill in an order form and return it to the office. The flower price is $27.00 with checks made payable to Slash Christian Church. Orders do not have to be prepaid


We will be decorating the sanctuary for Christmas with poinsettias. 
The flowers will be in church on December 14 and 21.
Poinsettias may be taken home on Christmas Eve!

The offering will be received on December 8 and 15

Our finest gifts to the Christmas Offering support the work of regional ministries this Christmas. The Christian Church in Virginia regional ministry works to:

Connect congregations to each other, Foster faith development, Gather Disciples in camps, conferences, and assemblies, Nurture the development of a new generation of pastors, Assist churches in calling new ministers, Interpret the global mission of the Church, Represent the Church in ecumenical gatherings, Counsel and pray with those who are troubled of spirit, Lead the Church to address racism, Inspire leaders to experiment and create, Witness to the power of God to make things new.  Please give generously to this year's Christmas Offering.

Slash Christmas Card Post Office
You may use the free Slash Postal Service to pass along Christmas greetings to fellow members and regular visitors to our church. A mailbox will be placed in the back of the sanctuary where you can leave your Christmas Cards. Please bring your cards on December 8th and 15th. The cards will be sorted by Jean Smith, Ralph & Barbara Stanley and Irene Wells. Cards will be available for pick up during worship services.
We encourage you to make a gift to the Christmas Offering to benefit the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Virginia with the money you save on postage this Christmas.

Important end of year information!

According to IRS regulations, any monetary gifts/donations given to the church for credit in the 2019 tax year must be given in church by 12/31/19 or postmarked by 12/31/19.
Thank you for your generous support of Slash Christian Church.

Important Dates for the New Year!

Elder/Diaconate Training & Meal: January 12; 5:00 p.m.
All Church Planning Retreat and Board Meeting: 
January 19, 5:00 p.m. Retreat; 7:00 p.m. Board Meeting

~H.T. Loving (Henrico Doctors Hospital, Parham bronchitis complications; no visitors please)
~Tristan Goodman (testing in January)
~Jean Folks (grandmother of Katie Pegram; hospitalized with kidney issues)
~Family of Nancy Murdock (Sister, cousin, 2 nieces fighting breast cancer)
~Those affected by substance abuse
~Wayne and Darla Seaver (friends of Patsy Fowler)
~Dave Lamamma (friend of Christine and Steve Harrison; hospice)
~Gracie Dykema (granddaughter of Barbara Dykema; home - getting better)
~Eric Dean (6th grade cousin of Tori Goodman; leukemia - Chemo and radiation, will not be home for Christmas)
~Family of Becky Baugher
~Dianne Jones (started new cancer meds)
~Nick Harrison (father of Steve Harrison; new cancer meds)
~Bob Henderson (clinical trial continues; very sick)
~Allen Loving (son of Brooken and Sandra; with Sandra and Brooken for recovery)
~Rhonda Dole (friend of Ed and Gail Hellermann; surgery went well; recovering)
~Austin and Katelin Myers (friends of Shanna Penley)
~Jim Slater (brother-in-law of Ed and Becky Baugher)
~The Spence family, the Scott Family, the Fortune family (relatives of Gail Hellermann)
~Pam and Craig Brown (friends of Gail Hellermann)
~Brenna Canning (granddaughter of Frank Burkett)
~Lauren Markley (dealing with scoliosis)
~Christopher Keenan (father of Kelly Benson; chemo)
~Anna Henderson (middle school student with brain cancer)
~Shirley Bunce (mother of Gail Hellermann)
~Louise Hodges Hill (friend of Michelle Weeks; breast cancer)
~Doris Talley (mother of Cathy Tillman; staying with Cathy)
~John Cox (mentor of Buddy Fowler; hospice care)
~Shelby Slaughter (friend of Elana Gant)
~Betty Pierce (home)
~ Charlie League (friend of Patsy Fowler)
All military personnel, first responders and their families
Unspoken prayer concerns

Love and sympathy are extended to the Holzbach Family, friends of Nancy Farrell, upon the death of Donna Holzbach last week.

Joel West was in worship and returned for his final two weeks at Eastern Kentucky University. He will graduate on December 13.

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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