Announcements for December 3

Win­ter Delta Son­ic BOGO Coupons 

Just in time for Christ­mas giv­ing and the win­ter dri­ving sea­son, the Dinner/Fundraising Com­mit­tee is sell­ing $5 coupons off Delta Son­ic ser­vices. “Buy one, get one FREE” good for 2 months.

Senior Min­istries Lan­cast­er, Pa. Bus Trip 

We have seats avail­able for the April 13–15 trip. For infor­ma­tion check our table in Fel­low­ship Hall.

Par­ents’ Day Out — Sat­ur­day, Decem­ber 9

11 a.m. to 1 p.m. For chil­dren ages 4 to 12 years old. Sign up in the Dis­cov­ery Zone (down­stairs) by Decem­ber 6. There will be piz­za, crafts, and a movie for chil­dren.

Dri­ve Thru His­to­ry Series — Wednes­days, 6:30 p.m.

Join our video series as Dave Stotts walks through the sto­ry of Jesus at more than 50 ancient sites as record­ed in the Gospels. Come any week or every week. Dessert pro­vid­ed. Begins Dec. 6.

101 Enve­lope Chal­lenge for children’s min­istry

Please take an enve­lope on the board out­side the office and give the amount list­ed on the enve­lope, and drop it through the office win­dow. Help us change lives through the chil­dren & fam­i­ly min­istry!

Fleece fab­ric request­ed for Christ­mas project

DELTA, the Wednes­day night children’s pro­gram, is request­ing pieces of fleece fab­ric (any design or col­or, at least 1 yard) for a hol­i­day project. Please bring dona­tions by Sun­day, Decem­ber 17. A col­lec­tion box is near the Wel­come Desk. Thank you for your sup­port!

Help feed school chil­dren in need

Olive­branch has an ongo­ing project to feed chil­dren. We have joined with St. Paul’s Luther­an church in the “Bless­ings in a Back­pack” pro­gram, which sup­plies impov­er­ished inner-city chil­dren with basic foods for the week­end when they often go with­out. Each month spe­cif­ic food items will be col­lect­ed. Please look for the sign and food con­tain­er next to the pur­ple bar­rel in the hall­way.

Please join us in Fel­low­ship Hall On Decem­ber 31 after the 9:30 ser­vice for a cake to hon­or Cathy Tem­ple for her ded­i­ca­tion to our fam­i­ly upon her retire­ment.

Assist at Advent Ser­vices

If you would like to par­tic­i­pate in our Advent Christ Cel­e­bra­tions by read­ing a reflec­tion and light­ing a can­dle on the wreath for a Sun­day in Advent or on Christ­mas Eve, please con­tact the office or speak to Pas­tor Homan.

Christ­mas Eve and New Years Eve fall on a Sun­day this year so we will offer only ONE MORNING SERVICE on Decem­ber 24 and 31 at 9:30 a.m.

Christ­mas Bake Sale — Decem­ber 17

Sun­day, Decem­ber 17, is the Christ­mas bake sale, after all ser­vices. Dona­tions of hol­i­day cook­ies, pies, can­dies, muffins, small cakes, breads, cof­fee cakes, home-made jams, etc. are wel­come. Small stock­ing stuffers are also need­ed. Pease sign up!

Build­ing Heat­ing Sched­ules Chang­ing

The HVAC bill for the church build­ing for a year is $25,000. Our goal is to reduce this by $3000. The Trustees are low­er­ing day­time heat set­tings in many areas by 2 degrees to 70. Please come to church pre­pared with a sweater/jacket for meet­ings and ser­vices. Thank you for your help.

Dick­ens Christ­mas in Skaneate­les

Join with church friends to attend the Dick­ens Christ­mas in Skaneate­les on Sat­ur­day, Decem­ber 9. We will leave the church at 11 a.m. and return around 4 p.m. All are wel­come. Please sign up at the wel­come desk in the hall­way.

Advent Devo­tion­al Guides at Wel­come Desk

Dai­ly fam­i­ly devo­tion­al guides for Advent are avail­able at our Wel­come Desk.

Would you like to hon­or loved ones by pur­chas­ing flow­ers to dec­o­rate the altar for Christ­mas? Please return this form, with pay­ment, to the church office by Dec. 11.

Please order  _________ poin­set­tias at $8 each

(   ) In Mem­o­ry of:___________________________________

(   ) In Hon­or of:_____________________________________