Announcements

Holiday Office Hours— During the Holidays the office will be open on Mondays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. This is from December 22nd through January 4th.

Christmas Eve Service— Our Christmas Eve service will be Wednesday from 6-7 p.m. at the church, allowing everyone to still have the evening to be with their family.

Giving Wall— Oaks of Righteousness is the only unrestricted warming shelter in Monroe County and is located in the east end. Last year, Oaks of Righteousness sheltered as many as 37 people per night. In order to keep this ministry going, supplies and help is needed throughout the cold months. Check out the Oaks of Righteousness board in the foyer for opportunities to give to those in need.

New Years Eve Family  Fun Night— We will host a New Years Eve family game night this year at the church. We will begin at 7 p.m. and stay until the new year. Bring snacks and games to play. Invite friends and mark your calendars for this fun event! Games will include: dodgeball, volleyball, apples to apples, euchre, and what ever other family appropriate game you bring to play.

Alabaster Box Update– Don’t forget to keep putting your change in your Alabaster Box! If you have filled your box you may return it to the office and take another one to fill. Final collection of all boxes will be on Alabaster Sunday in February.

Blood Drive— Monroe Nazarene will be hosting another blood drive Tuesday, January 13th from 12:30-5:30. If you are interested in volunteering for this event or giving blood please see Samantha Poley.

Letters of Encouragement— Please take a few minutes to send a letter of encouragement to those in our church who cannot be with us every Sunday. If you would like to send some letters see the bulletin board for a list of addresses.

60 minutes of Praise & Prayer”— Silently praying before our Lord, Sundays until Christmas from 4- 5 p.m. Join us in the Sanctuary. “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!” Isaiah 46: 10

Welcome Gina Jennings– It’s our pleasure to welcome Gina Jennings to our staff as facility manager. Gina will be overseeing all custodial and cleaning duties in the facility and coordinating volunteer teams to help keep the facility clean. If you would like to serve on one of the facility teams or earn more about helping out, please speak to Gina.

“Let’s Have Coffee!”– After 10 months some of you haven’t had a chance to get to know your new pastor very well. Let’s have coffee to get better acquainted! Talk to Pastor Scott to pick a time/place and location.

Come Early For Prayer— Do you arrive just in time to grab a cup of coffee before heading off to Sunday School? Come 15 minutes earlier and join the dedicated group that prays specifically for the morning service in room 4 at 9 a.m.

Adult Discipleship Groups— Sundays @ 9:30 a.m.  Studies will be changing after the new year. There will be no 9:30 discipleship classes on December 28th. The next classes will restart in January. A list and description of our next classes can be found in next week’s bulletin.

Reminder: There will no volleyball December 23rd or 30th. There will be no small groups on Wednesday or Sunday nights for the holiday season. Please use this time to be with family and spend time in the Word together. Sunday nights will resume January 4th and Wednesday nights will resume January 7th. No basketball until January 8th.