We will have our festival choir for Christmas. If you like to sing, please join us. We will have a sign-up sheet at the Connection Center. The choir will sing on December 24th at the 10:00 a.m. and the 8:30 p.m. candlelight services. The rehearsals will be on the following Sundays in December, 3rd, 10th and 17th at 10:00 a.m. in the choir room. Practice CD’s will be available. We want 25-30 people, so please come and join the choir for this event.

Are you interested in helping build a house for Habitat for Humanity at N & 16th Street? Or are you interested in being a volunteer on one of the committees? Interested in working at the Habitat store located on Front Street? Interested in helping with a special event? Or are you interested in helping with a Neighborhood Revitalization project?
There are many ways that you can help Habitat for Humanity other than these and even from your armchair. Check out These individuals will also answer your questions as best as they can or help you get in touch with the right people: Karen Kremkau, Habitat for Humanity Volunteer Engagement Coordinator (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 360-477-1051), Anna Nichols (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 360-477-2203), Vee Canning (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 360-457-6675), or Tom McCulloch (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 360-417-8869).

The Advent Event is coming up next month! It will be held on December 3rd. We are asking all children - birth through middle school to consider being in the Christmas play. The rehearsals are on Wednesday nights at 5 pm at the church. Please come. The play is a short 15 minute play, so it is not long, but we need all to come. It will be fun! Also, if you have any evergreens or holly at your house, we will need some cuttings to make the swags. Please bring the cuttings a few days before to the church. We always could use a lot of these cuttings. For more information call Pam Fosnes at 360-452-4331.

Our church is scheduled to provide dinner for TAFY, The Answer For Youth. Each meal needs main dishes, salads, vegetables, fruit, bread/rolls, milk/juice, and desserts. On an average about 70 people will come to eat. There is a sign-up sheet at the Connection Center or contact Marcia Logan ( 452-3535). Food can be delivered to the new TAFY Center located in the former Gross's Nursery on First St. just west of Race St. Delivery entrance is in the alley or you can contact Marcia for pick-up.

One of the Church's Christmas traditions is preparing and delivering Christmas Baskets (boxes) to 20-25 families in our community and/or congregation who may be having a difficult time. As in the past we will be asking the local grade schools to submit families of students who could use some assistance. You may submit names of families to receive the boxes to the church office beginning Monday, November 20, 2017. The names will be assigned numbers and remain confidential until the family's name and address are given to the person(s) delivering their boxes. We will accept names through Friday, December 8. The tag board for donations will be placed in the Fellowship Hall on Sunday, November19th. Take tags from the tag board for items you plan to donate. Place your purchased items in the baskets under the tables in the hallway beside the Church Office by Sunday, December 10. Place your used tags in the basket on top of the table. Money donations are also gratefully accepted to purchase additional items. We will begin assembling the boxes December 12. The assembly schedule will be included in the December newsletter. Families with children are encouraged to come and help with the assembly. The boxes will be delivered on Saturday morning, December 16. The boxes are gratefully received by the recipient families, often with tears, hugs and words of appreciation. Questions: contact Rosalyn Taylor (360) 477-4062

A Nine (9) week class will start Tuesday January 16 promptly at 7 pm. The classes are a good two hours long with DVD by Dave Ramsey and discussion time. We have a few kits at a reduced price of $90.00. These kits will be available to the first ones who request them. Everything needed is in the kit, from the workbook that you bring to each class to a pencil and sharpener. Only one kit is needed for each family. For more information, contact Rosalie at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Rosalie Doty and Marlene Lewis are co-coordinators for this class.