Operation Christmas Child: thank you to everyone who has shown God’s unconditional love to a special child by taking a box and filling it. Two containers with 21,000 boxes have now left for Cambodia and another four for Thailand. Please return all boxes either filled or empty by today, Sunday 20th November. If this is a problem, please speak to me. Many thanks Ellen McAlister.
Meeting of Small Group Leaders: there will be a meeting for Small Group Leaders on Tuesday 29 November, 7:30pm – 9:00pm, in the lower hall.
Church Membership and Baptism Classes in early 2017: If you have not yet become a church member, and you wish to become a member, or wish to find out what it is all about, you are welcome to attend our church membership class in four sessions, early in 2017. If you want to be baptised, or have a child of any age baptised, then you are welcome to this same class. Please let me, the minister, know, or contact our church secretary to say you are interested. Once we know everyone who wants to be in the class, we will work out a convenient time to meet in 2017. I look forward to hearing from you. Andrew Williamson
Preaching Texts for the next few weeks:
27 November – first Sunday of Advent: Matthew 24:36 – 25:13
4 December – second Sunday of Advent: Matthew 25:14-30
11 December – third Sunday of Advent: Matthew 25:31-46
18 December – fourth Sunday of Advent: Matthew 28:16-20
24 December – Christmas Eve Carols in the Courtyard
25 December – Christmas Day: John 1:1-18
1 January – New Years Day: John 1: 1:19-51
Flowers: the beautiful flowers in the church have been donated by Shirley Grant in memory of dear Bill Grant who passed away a year ago this week.