SPEAKER...Our speaker for today is Lead Pastor Harold Alomia.
CHRISTMAS VESPERS...The Union College Division of Fine Arts will present its annual Christmas Vespers concert on Friday, December 9 at 7:30 p.m. in the College View Church sanctuary. Christmas music will be performed by the Unionaires, Union College Singers, Concert Winds, Union College Handbell Choir, Union College Chamber Orchestra, Guitar Ensemble, organist Brent Shaw and other performers. There will be congregational carols sung. Admission, as always, is free and open to the general public.
BULLETIN ANNOUNCEMENTS...If you have something you wish to be included in the church life page for December 10, please contact the church office by Wednesday, December 7.
WOMEN OF SPIRIT...Women of all ages (teens too) are invited on Monday, December 5 at 6:30 p.m. in the Heartland Hall. It will be a wonderful evening filled with “Christmas Miracles”, stories, beautiful music, drama, the Children’s Bell Choir and a delicious dinner! Please call Linda at 402-488-0556 for childcare and reservations. If you would like your child/children to participate in the bell choir, please take them to the board room for practice just before the program at 6:30 p.m. PLEASE REMEMBER TO BRING NEW UNWRAPPED GIFTS FOR THE GRANDPARENTS ROOM AT THE GOOD NEIGHBOR CENTER.
BOOKFAIR...College View Academy will be having a bookfair at Barnes & Noble (2910 Pine Lake Rd) on Tuesday, December 6 from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. 15% of your purchase goes to support our school! Can’t attend our bookfair? Support us online by visiting bn.com/bookfairs from 12/6/16 to 12/11/16 and enter Bookfair ID 12008926 at checkout.
65th ANNIVERSARY...Gordon and Mattie Sloan were married on December 3, 1951 in Marion, Arkansas. The family would like your help in celebrating by sending cards to 5431 Covey Court, Lincoln, Nebraska 68516.
SPONSORS NEEDED...Help prepare a child to spread the gospel in their villages! A great mission opportunity for college students, Sabbath school groups, families or individuals!! Sponsors are needed to finance the education of children in India. It costs only $420 per year ($35 per month) to provide their tuition, lodging, food, books, clothing and medical for one year. Tax deductible. More information at the Ministry Gallery, or call me. Charlene: 402-489-1702 (local “Goodwill Ambassador” for Adventist Child India - ACI).
SPECIAL THANKS...The College View Church family wishes to extend thanks to all those who participated in decorating different parts of our church last week Saturday night. It was certainly a wonderful time of working together on a beautiful project. Thank you!
SECRETARY/TREASURER NEEDED...We are looking for someone to fill the position of Secretary/Treasurer for the church. This is a 27 hours per week opportunity. Responsibilities include managing the front office, interacting with guests and members and processing the finances of the church. If interested, contact the church office, speak to one of the pastors, send a resume to the church, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 402-486-2880.
SPECIAL THANKS...The CVC Narthex display was not done alone. Thank you: pastoral staff for allowing me the space to give God glory; Janet Workman for the handwritten scroll; Susan Dahlman and Susan Long for finishing the prayer shawl; Charlotte Schober for the use of her pitcher; Larry and Michelle Rhodes for the book sculptures; Marlyn Schwartz for the rails; Jim McClelland for the heaven painting; Abby Ockenga for the use of her Lego people; Creative Sabbath School ladies for the star garlands; Chris Andersen for assisting in all the setup; Ann Halim for coming alongside me by helping me cut, paint and assemble the triptych; my husband Gary who supported my crazy ideas by building a hanging system, a Lego church and all the setup to bring my dreams to a reality; Jesus my savior for inviting me to testify in a creative way. Becky Gustafson.
MEMBERSHIP TRANSFERS...Second reading to join elsewhere: Amanda Carlson to Parker, CO, and Joseph Hoffman to Redlands, CA.
CHRISTMAS CITRUS...ORDER DEADLINE, SUNDAY DEC. 4. Combo boxes of Ruby Red grapefruit and Navel oranges make nutritious and consumable gifts. 100% of the profits support Christian education at College View Academy. This month’s citrus comes straight from the orchards of Texas and may be picked up on Sunday, Dec. 18, from 5-8 pm or Monday, Dec. 19, from 7:30-10:30 am. For more details and to place order, please email LincolnFruit@cvak12.org, visit LincolnFruit.com or call 402-665-0070.
NURSES DEDICATION...You are invited to attend the Union College Nurses’ Dedication Service on Saturday, December 10 at 3:00 p.m. in the College View SDA Church sanctuary. Come join us as we celebrate our December 2016 nursing graduates. Reception to follow.
SPECIAL THANKS...Thank you very much for your prayers and comforting words surrounding the death of our beloved Mother and Grandmother, Olna Sierra. We want to especially thank the members of her Sabbath School class who, for the last year, continually lifted us up in prayer and cheered us with visits and many acts of kindness. The lovely daisies that were sent for the funeral and the thoughtful dinner that was provided after the funeral were very much appreciated. We look forward to seeing her “in the morning,” the resurrection morning. With sincere gratitude, the family of Olna Sierra.
MEMORIAL SERVICE...Dee Schlegel’s memorial service will be Sunday, December 4, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. in the sanctuary.
MOM’S CAFÉ...Christmas Crafting on December 8 at 9:30 a.m. over brunch in the Fellowship hall. It’s time for some holiday craft time! Come sip a warm drink, catch up with friends before the holidays, and create something fun with the crafty and creative Azriel Posthumus!