EXTRA COOKIE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
The Cookie Connections Crew will be baking and decorating Christmas cutout cookies from 8 AM to 4 PM on Thursday, December 2. All the cookies for our December fellowship will be baked and decorated on this day. Come and go as you are able to help; a light lunch will be served from 11:30-12:30. Please sign up at the Connections Center if you are willing to help with this one time project!
A Christmas Sing-a-long wrapped through the words of the biblical version of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas will be Sunday, December 19, 3-5 PM in the Worship Center. Come and enjoy congregational singing of many favorite Christmas songs, special numbers, and warm fellowship. Invite a friend!
The Connections Team invites the congregation to a Soup Sunday on December 5 from 11:30-1:00. The meal includes a variety of soups, breads, pies and desserts. A freewill donation will be received to cover the incurred costs. If you are attending ARC as a visitor, please come as our guest! A sign up sheet is at the Connections Center for those willing to provide pies and desserts.
Invite your friends and family and join us this Wednesday, November 24, 7 PM for our Thanksgiving Worship Service. Our Thanksgiving offering will be used to bless missionaries and ministries that we support throughout the year.
JR HIGH YOUTH FUNDRAISER
The Junior High Youth Group is selling t-shirts and sweatshirts to raise funds for future retreats and events. Please see the display in the lobby for samples and other details. There are four designs and several colors to choose from. Prices range from $15-$35. These have been very popular Christmas gifts in the past and will be ready for delivery by December 8. To order, see a junior high student or visit our online store. Leaders will be available by the display in the lobby after the worship service to answer questions or help submit your order. Payment is due at the time of ordering and the ordering deadline is November 17.
CHARCUTERIE BOARD CLASS
Sign up to learn how to create a charcuterie board just in time for your holiday celebrations! You will create a charcuterie board to feed four as an appetizer in this demonstration class. The class will walk you through the art of a board, learn what cheeses to use, how to make certain designs and best of all, how to build it!
Cultivated in Love Charcuterie Board Class will be held Tuesday, December 7 at 7 PM in the Commons. Cost is $60 per person which includes class fee and your appetizer board to take home. Registration is limited and classes fill up quickly. Register at the Connections Center on Sundays or at the Connections Coordinator office during the week, or online
Deadline to register is Thursday, December 2.
A life without thanksgiving is a barren life! We want to celebrate and give thanks to God for his faithfulness and blessings to us over the years. To do this, each family member and guest are invited to take a leaf from the “pile”, write thoughtfully what you are thankful for on the leaf and hang it from the tree located in the lobby. Let’s fill the tree as a symbol of our gratitude to God. Use this as a time to reflect on how truly blessed we are!
Place donations of new socks and undies (all sizes) in the basket by the mailboxes before December 1. Items will be given to SHARE, a Rock County Christmas distribution program.
MEXICAN SUPPER AND BAKE-OFF
The Sr RCYF Mexican Supper and Bake-off Challenge is scheduled for Tuesday, November 2. A Mexican supper will be served from 5:30 to 7 PM. If you don’t care for Mexican, good old American food will also be available. The live auction of baked goods will begin promptly at 7 PM; new this year is a smoked meats category. Come support our youth and enjoy a fun night. If you would like to be challenged, please contact Darrel or LaDonna Van Aartsen.
The annual Congregation Meeting will be Monday, November 15 at 7 PM. Two Elders and two Deacons will be elected to serve a three year term from January 2022 through December 2024. Elder Nominees are Dale Bosch, Jim Ouverson, Warren Sandbulte, and Kent Vander Lugt. Deacon Nominees are Matt Buntjer, Jason Fick, Randy Hoogland, and Matt Nath. Absentee ballots are available in the church office.