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Updated: Dec 13, 2014

PRAYER BOX

Terry Schwartz
Linda Asher
Malinda Trumble
Braden Van Eperen
Ruth Lang

OUR SERVICE PERSONNEL

Jesse Collins, Carlos Moura, Jason Thomas

CHURCH OFFERINGS FOR DECEMBER

  • December 6 - Church Budget
  • December 13 - Adventist Community Service
  • December 20 - KS/NE Advance
  • December 27 - Church Budget

ANNOUNCEMENTS

OUR SPEAKER TODAY...is our Lead Pastor Harold Alomia.

50+ ANNUAL CHRISTMAS PARTY...December 21st at 11:30 am in Level 1, Annex. Please join us for a special Christmas dinner of cottage cheese loaf and mashed potatoes and a variety of vegetable dishes. Bring a side dish or favorite entree to share. Bring your best Christmas cookies for exchange [2 dozen] and a fun white elephant gift [$5.00 or so]. Also if you have a Christmas sweater please wear it! It will add to the fun as well! Invite your friends and family for this fun-filled Ministry experience!! See you there! Hosted by Mike and Cathy Ward, Alvin and Ella Opp and Les and Joanie Roberts. For more information call Cathy Ward at 402-613-2147.

CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE...will be held in the Sanctuary at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 24. Lots of music & carols, children’s colored bells & more. Bring your family and friends. The ABC (Channel 8) Christmas Special will be aired at 12:05 a.m. right after midnight on Christmas morning.

REFLECTION SERVICE...the holidays often serve as a reminder that there are empty chairs because family members have died. Whether you have had a recent loss, losses from many years ago, or are willing to let your presence comfort those who have, we invite you to gather for a special vespers in the Sanctuary at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 19.

NEED A NIGHT WITHOUT CHILDREN?...want to do some last minute Christmas shopping or wrapping? Bring the kids to the multi-purpose room at College View Academy on December 20 from 6:00 - 10:00 p.m. There is no charge. Help the CVA students earn funds for their mission trip with a TAX DEDUCTIBLE DONATION. Make check payable to KS/NE Conference. Thank you.

YOU ARE INVITED!...The Union College Nurses’ Dedication Service TODAY at 3:00 pm in the sanctuary with a reception to follow in the Narthex. Thank you for coming out to support our December nursing graduates.

OPENING FOR PROGRAM COORDINATOR/ACADEMIC COACH AT UNION COLLEGE...This position will work with the TLC director to develop, implement and oversee the ICE (Integrated College Experience) and FD (Freshman Development) program, and provide academic coaching to FD/ICE students. Academic coaches work directly with students on a one-to-one or small-group basis and are the foundation for most of the direct academic student services. For more information visit http://www.ucollege.edu/staff-openings

CHRISTMAS DAY POTLUCK...For anyone who would like to come. We will plan to eat at 1:00 p.m. in the Heartland Hall. Bring your favorite holiday food to share.

NOTE OF SADNESS...Carlotta (Opp) Hargitt passed away the end of November. Her memorial service will be tomorrow, December 14 at 11:00 a.m. at Piedmont Park SDA Church.

COLLEGE VIEW PASTORS, STAFF AND CHURCH FAMILY...Thank you for the beautiful plant that was sent for my mom’s service. Thank you too for the prayers and words of comfort. Nancy & Scott Origas, Ben & Brittney.

COLLEGE VIEW ACADEMY PRESCHOOL IS ACCEPTING STUDENTS SECOND SEMESTER....We have developed a program that fosters learning through a variety of methods. Our three year olds focus on social skills by learning to play, work, and communicate with other children. Children will learn through language experiences with books, letters, and pre-writing skills. Beginning math & number skills are developed through the use of manipulative materials. Our fours and fives work on letter and number recognition and pre-writing skills through activities designed to promote early literacy. The children in both age groups will explore the world around them with hands on activities in science and enjoy creative experiences with art & music. Group times and circle times include opportunities for singing, movement, stories, and sharing. We believe the key to all is the development of their faith life through Bible stories, songs, prayer. If you would like additional information about our program or a tour, please contact Shannon Chilson, Director at schilson@cvak12.org or 402.483.1181 ext.49.

ENGAGED COUPLES...Save the date of February 27 – March 1, 2015. That’s the weekend that Adventist Engaged Encounter will occur in Lincoln. You don’t want to miss it!! See Stan or Angie Hardt for further details.

GOT KIDS?...Want to be ‘better’ parents? We are starting a small group parenting class mid-January. Learn from the original parenting manual – God’s Word. This class focuses on parents with toddlers to pre-teens. We need to know in advance how many will attend to get materials ordered. Size of the group could be limited. If you are interested, please call or txt (678) 421-4502 or email rcdicker@gmail.com. Rick & Cheryl Dickerson.

CHRISTMAS WITH F7VE 5EVEN (FIVE SEVEN)...a vocal student group also featuring alum Ava Carlos and beatboxer Dal Ang, Saturday night (December 13) at 7:00 p.m. in the UC Engel Hall choir room.

NEED A LAST MINUTE CHRISTMAS GIFT?...2015 devotional books for adults, children, parents, teens and women are now on sale at the ABC.

ATTENTION DEACONESSES...Please pick up a letter just for you at the Ministry Gallery. Thank you for all you do to help our church!

SPECIAL TAX DEDUCTIBLE GIFT IDEA...This Christmas give a gift that keeps on giving– consider sponsoring an Adventist child in India. Help prepare a child to spread the Gospel. Sponsors are needed to finance the education of Children in India. A great Mission opportunity for Sabbath School groups, families or individuals!! These children come from Adventist families who make less than $1. a day and who cannot afford a Christian education for their children. It costs only $420. per year ($35.month) to provide their tuition, lodging, food, books, clothing and medical for one year. Stop by the Ministry Gallery and pick up a take home info packet or contact Charlene (local “Goodwill Ambassador”) @402-489-1702. I have the pictures and info on several children presently needing sponsors.