Communion will be held this coming Sunday January, 8th at both services
This Sunday, following the 10:45 service, we will hold our last discussion meeting. We will be discussing the church’s future. The meeting will be held in the social hall. Please contact Pastor Brian with any questions.
The nursery is in need of several volunteers so we staff the nursery for the rest of January. Currently the 15th and 29th will not be staffed. Please reach out to Ashley if you can help.
As we begin the new year it is my prayer that you take time to reflect and thank God for all that He has done for us. This upcoming Sunday, January 8 our final meeting about the future of our church will be held beginning at 12:15 pm in the social hall. There will be a light lunch served, and there will be childcare available for any children who are there. If you have any questions please reach out to me directly.
Join us Sunday January 1st at 8:15 am /10:45 am for our message “Living Hope: New Birth and A New Year.” Communion will be held Sunday, January 8th. There will not be children’s Sunday school, a staffed nursery, or Jr. Church this Sunday January 1st. Children’s Sunday school, Nursery, and Jr. Church will resume on January 8.
The church office will remain closed until January 3, 2023. Please contact Pastor Brian directly with any emergencies.
Just a reminder that our Christmas Eve services will be on Saturday at 4:30 pm & 7:00 pm.
4:30 pm will be our Traditional service (organ, bell choir, hymns)
7:00 pm will be our Contemporary service with our Praise Band
Christmas morning we will have one service at 9 AM.
The nursery will not be staffed, but will be open as a cry room for a parent to take their child and stay with them as needed.
Today is our Christmas Luncheon and Carol Singalong. The luncheon will be held 11:30 am – 1:00 pm in the social hall. The singalong will begin at 1:30 pm in the sanctuary.
Join us Sunday at 10:00 am (one service only, please help us spread the word!) for our children’s Christmas pageant, “WOW!” and the conclusion of our Movie Time series with the message “It’s A Wonderful Life.” We will have a few traditional songs on the organ as well as some songs from our Praise Band and also celebrate a baptism! Don’t be late! Around 9:55 am we will kick things off with the first viewing of our 2022 Church Christmas Card slideshow!
The ROCK would like to thank everyone so much for their donations to the ROCK Christmas presents! They have reached their goal as of this morning! Any further donations will just go toward the ROCK ministry.
You still have time to sign up to participate in the church Christmas card! For a $10 donation, you can pick an image (or email me your own image) and write a greeting to the entire church. These will be mailed and emailed out before Christmas and the digital version will also be shown before the pageant on December 18. Your donation will go toward the Christmas giveaway here at 2nd Ave!
Save the date! Our Christmas Luncheon and Carol Singalong will be held on Saturday, Dec. 17th! The lunch will be served from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm (please sign up on the round table in the sanctuary or by filling out this online form). The carol singalong will take place in the sanctuary following the lunch.
Please note: Christmas offering envelopes are now available throughout the sanctuary; any monies in these envelopes will go to the non-profit Wycliffe Bible Translators. See Pastor Brian for more information.
Service times reminders!
• Sunday, December 11th: – regular times 8:15 am & 10:45 am
• Sunday, December 18 th – one service (pageant day) 10 am
• Saturday, December 24th: – 4:30 pm & 7:00 pm
• Sunday, December 25th – one service 9:00 am
• Sunday, January 1st – regular times 8:15 am/10:45 am
The ROCK is in Dire need of volunteers. Some of the groups have almost 20 kids in them and Ashley is needing to split those groups up at this point into smaller groups. At this juncture the ROCK may have to begin turning new kids away or have to think about changing the age-range that the program is for. It’s becoming overwhelming for the volunteers and Ashley. This program is well-loved and needed by these kids; but it only runs successfully with the right amount of volunteers.
(clearances and trainings are needed; we provide this at no cost to you–please reach out to Ashley at firstname.lastname@example.org if you feel led to work with the ROCK program)
We are currently taking sign-ups for the church Christmas card. For a $10 donation your greetings will be shared with your entire church family! Your donation will go toward the Christmas giveaway here at 2nd Ave.
There’s still a few weeks left to support the ROCK Christmas! At this point they are about $250 short from paying for all the gifts. Envelopes are available in the sanctuary and can be placed in the offering baskets on Sundays if you’d like to help provide a gift for one of the ROCK kids!
Happy Veterans Day to all those who served! We thank you for your sacrifices and service.
We hope you can join us Sunday for our message “Grateful Generosity: Sow Generously” 2 Corinthians 9:6-15. Services at 8:15 & 10:45 am as well as Sunday school for all ages at 9:30 am.
Beginning this Sunday, kids participating in the pageant will be dismissed right at the beginning of the service to allow them enough time to practice.
The kids are also in need of snacks for during their practice time; small waters are needed, the kids are also asking for Fruit By The Foot and some other items which we have on the 2nd Ave Kids Amazon Wish List (linked here).
If you’d like to sponsor a ROCK Christmas Gift, please take an envelope from the bulletin board in the Elevation Room. There are close to 100 kids registered for the year and we want to make sure to have a gift for each child! (The ROCK is still looking for volunteers to help on Wednesday evenings as the program is seeing their largest numbers ever. Please reach out to Ashley if you would like more information on helping)
Next Sunday from 8:30 – 10:30 am, The Youth will be holding a pancake breakfast in the social hall. All are welcome. Donations will be accepted.
There is still some time to sign up for the Indoor Yard Sale being held Saturday, November 19th (you are responsible for set up, tear down and take away of any unsold items as well as your own money, etc.) There is a $10 (or more) donation per table and these proceeds will benefit the ROCK.
We will need to begin decorating for Advent and Christmas the week of November 21st (it most likely will have to be in the daytime as the building is used in the evenings for various things)–if you are interested in helping, please reach out to Pastor Brian.
Voting will be taking place in the Narnia Room tomorrow, November 8th. If you need to come to the church for any reason other than if this is your polling place, please make sure to use the 2nd Street door so we do not interrupt the voting process for anyone.
The church office will be closed Thursday, November 24 th, Friday, November 25th and Monday, November 28th for the Thanksgiving holiday.
The ROCK Christmas gift envelopes are located on the bulletin board in the Elevation Room. With the largest amount of kids at the ROCK ever, your help is needed to provide each child a gift as has been done for many years! Please contact Ashley with any questions.
Just a reminder that poinsettia orders are due with payment to the church office no later than Sunday, Dec. 4th (no late orders can be taken). Order form attached!