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Food Pantry - The first Sunday of each month is Food Pantry Sunday. We use this Sunday to help stock our food pantry. The carts near the entrances are there for you to place your donated goods. We also take monetary donations and will do the shopping if you would rather donate in that way. Food pantry operation hours are on Tuesdays from 9am-12pm. If you would like to volunteer to help out in the food pantry or if you need a list of items we give out, please contact the office at 217-429-4278.

 

Kidzone– If you would like to help out in any of our children’s ministries, please check the box on your connect card or let the office know.

 

Communion Help– If you would like to help serve communion on Sunday mornings, please contact Andrea Zelhart at 217-855-5456 or check the box on your connect card and turn it in to an offering plate at the back of the sanctuary.

 

Men’s Prayer Breakfast– All men are welcome to join together to connect with one another and pray at Panera on Wednesday mornings at 7:00 a.m. Come when you can, leave when you have to.

 

Prayer Requests- If you have a prayer request or praise, you can write it on your Connect Card and turn it in, email nwcchurch@comcast.net, or call or text the church phone at 217-429-4278. Please include the prayer request or praise and whether it needs to remain confidential.

 

Membership– If you are interested in placing your membership or getting baptized, please check the box on your Connect Card and our Senior Minister will contact you.

 

Trees on Tees- Join us Wednesday, December 14th at the Hickory Point Golf Course for Trees on Tees. Join us at the golf course between 7-8:30pm to hang out, check out the lights on golf carts, and drink some hot cocoa and make s’mores. We have purchased 200 tickets, so please check the box on the Connect Card and let us know how many tickets you need and what time you would prefer (20 tickets every 10 minutes from 7-8:30pm). There is a suggested donation of $5 per ticket. We look forward to seeing you there!

 

Upcoming Sunday School Class– The next Sunday School class in A1 will be Faith on Film: Christmas edition. They will be looking at The Nightmare Before Christmas, Noelle, and The Muppet Christmas Carol. This class will be led by Scott Monette and will meet at 9am on December 4th, 11th, and 18th.

 

Christmas Eve– Christmas Eve service will be on Saturday, December 24th at 7pm.

 

Christmas Day– We will have a family service on Sunday, December 25th at 10am, with only nursery provided. Kids are invited to wear pajamas and there will be activity packets for children 5th grade and under for service. There will be no Sunday School that morning.

 

Deck the Halls- We will be decorating the church for Christmas on Saturday, December 3rd at 10am. Help with the decorations and stay after for pizza.

 

Christmas Parents Night Out- We will have a Parents Night Out on Friday, December 9th from 5-8pm. Drop your kids off for a free night of fun activities and get prepared for Christmas! Dinner will be provided for the children. Please text the office at 217-429-4278 to sign up by Sunday, December 4th.

 

Lower Level Christmas Party- The Lower Level Christmas party will be Sunday, December 18th from 6--7:30pm. There will be food, games, and fun!

 

Christmas Reverse Advent Calendar- We will be doing a reverse advent calendar to stock our food pantry. Please see the bulletin insert for more information. Larger copies can be found at the Welcome Center.

 

Christmas Cards– The Christmas card boxes are on a table outside of the office. There is also a list of members and regular attenders available on the table.

 

2023 Offering Envelope Books– 2023 Offering Books are available for pickup in the office.