At our last meeting the Elders agreed to serve on the Prayer Team along with Ken Hup. We are planning to meet on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7 PM in the Jr High Youth Room (#102)in the Lower Level. Our first meeting will be Tuesday January 28. The congregation is welcome to join us. Personal prayer appointments with the Elders for healing and deliverance can be made by contacting Mike Altena at 320-226-2646.
Sr RCYF Youth Group invites you to a Souper Bowl Soup Luncheon on Sunday, February 2, serving from 11 until 12:30. Your freewill donation will get you a choice of chili, chicken noodle, broccoli cheese, or potato soup, plus breads, desserts, and a drink. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the local food pantry
A crafting night to make a “12 Days of Christmas Nativity Board” will be Tuesday, January 14, 6:30 PM. Examples are displayed on the Narthex table; please sign up for your preferred design. These are a way to display the nativity pieces that the kids received after the Christmas program.
Join us on Tuesday, December 24, 5:00 PM for our Candlelight Christmas Eve service. Offering will be for Missions.
CHRISTMAS PROGRAM Please join us Sunday, December 15 at 6:00 PM in the Worship Center as children age 3 through Grade 5 present the message of Christmas in word and song!
COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS CANTATA Saturday, December 7, 7 PM at ARC. The Cantata “Sing Christmas” will feature vocal and instrumental musicians sharing the message of Christ’s birth. The performance will raise funds for the Rock County Foodshelf. Adult admission is $10; 12 and under is $5.
T-SHIRT FUNDRAISER The Jr High Youth Group is selling t-shirts and sweatshirts to raise funds for future retreats and events. Please see the Narthex table for ordering details. There are three designs and many colors to choose from. T-shirts are just $15 and sweatshirts are $30. These would make great Christmas gifts and will be delivered the first week of December. There are a few ways to order – see a 7th or 8th grade ARC student, stop in the church office and talk to Becky, or shop and pay online at https://luvprintexpress.com/amreform/shop/home. Payment is due at time of ordering. Deadline to order is Wednesday, November 20.
UNDIE SUNDAYS Place your donations of new socks and undies in the basket by the mailboxes before December 1. Please purchase sizes and styles that your family would use to provide a good variety. Items will be given to SHARE, a Rock County Christmas distribution program.
Mexican Supper, Bake-off & Auction
Tuesday, November 5
Supper served 6-7:15 PM, freewill donation
Auction of baked items begins at 7:15 PM
Hosted by Sr RCYF— Youth will challenge members of the congregation to a bake-off (If you like to bake and would like to be challenged, sign up at the Narthex table.
If you would like to be a judge, sign up at the Narthex table. Judging begins at 6 PM.
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD Merry Christmas from Operation Christmas Child. Yes, it’s that time of year already. We are offering two different size boxes, one plastic and one bigger cardboard shoebox that are available on the Narthex table. Shoeboxes are to be returned on November 17. We will also take an offering that day for those who find it more convenient than packing a shoebox. The offering will purchase agricultural items such as oxen, goats, chicks, etc. for families in need through Samaritan’s Purse. If you have any questions, please contact Charla Sandbulte at 507-227-1722.