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Bulletin for November 23

NEWS – First Presbyterian Church of Warren

THE GIFTS OF THE SEASON: ADVENT ACTIVITIES

 

THE GIFTS OF CHRISTMAS
Join us in celebrating the multitude of gifts that this special season can offer, keeping in mind the True Gift of Christmas, Jesus: when our God, incarnate, left eternity and joined with humanity. It all started with a helpless baby, being born in a small village in a humble stable.

NOVEMBER 30th
The Gift of Tradition: Decorating the Church
Join us after worship and help prepare our church for the season as we decorate the church and consider all this special season has to hold for us. Lunch will be provided.

DECEMBER 7th
The Gift of Spirit: Advent Prayer Journey
A spiritual journey that will take you through various stations throughout the church that will help to center you on the true meaning of the Season. Lunch will be provided. Signup sheet is posted in the Fellowship Hall. WAIT. WATCH. WONDER. Spread the light.

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THE GIFTS OF THE SEASON: THE ADVENT OF ADVENT ACTIVITIES

The Christmas season comes upon us so quickly and goes by us in a blur.  This year, we are presenting pre-Advent activities, or The Advent of Advent.  Take some time to drink in the holiday and center yourself before it gets too hectic as we share The Gifts of the Season.

 October 26th through November 2nd: Wrap up Warren Coat & Blanket Drive
Bring new or gently used coats and blankets to church during this time.  All articles collected will be donated to the Warren Family Mission.
November 2nd  – The Gift of Hope: *Pre-Advent Kick Off Lunch & A Movie

We will wrap up our Coat and Blanket drive and kick off our pre-advent activities with the movie, The Christmas Experience.  Lunch will be provided.
November 9th  – The Gift of Community:  Alternative Christmas

Join us in the Fellowship Hall after church and get your Christmas shopping done early and help local and global charities.
November 16th – The Gift of Love:  The Love Tree

Come to Church to celebrate Founder’s Day and don’t forget to pick up a name from our Love Tree.
November 23rd – The Gift of Creativity:  Advent Craft Sunday

A Christmas craft for the whole family to enjoy.  Make an Advent count-down garland for yourself or as a gift for someone else.  Refreshments will be provided.

A GIFT TO YOURSELF: PRE-ADVENT FAMILY NIGHTS AND BIBLE STUDY: THE CHRISTMAS EXPERIENCE

Each week we will meet at 6 p.m. for dinner and fellowship. The study will begin after dinner when we will watch a short video followed by an interactive discussion.

The Christmas Experience is a small group study that examines the Christmas story in detail, helping groups prepare for the Christmas season.  Each episode will focus on how God chose each individual in the Christmas story for a specific purpose.  Those participating in The Christmas Experience study will be able to find themselves in the Christmas story as they learn that what happened then changes everything now.
Friday, November 7th
At Just the Right Time
Is God’s timing ever wrong?  See how the birth of Jesus came at just the right time in just the right place.  The menu is a pot luck dinner where we are asking everyone to bring their favorite appetizer.  Drinks and desserts will be provided.
Friday, November 14th:
  Favored One
Explore Mary’s place in the Christmas story.  Dinner will be provided and feature sloppy joes.
Friday, November 21st:
  Faithful One
A study of Joseph and the part he played in the birth of Jesus.  The menu will be a salad bar where lettuce, meats and dressings will be provided; we are asking everyone to bring their favorite salad add-in.