PIZZA RANCH TIP NIGHT All are invited to a Pizza Ranch Tip Night on Monday, January 7, 5-8 PM at the Luverne Pizza Ranch hosted by the Teunissen family. A percentage of sales for dine-in, carry-out, or delivery will help cover expenses for a Mexico mission trip in January for Lauree, Alyssa, Cassidy, and Ethan Teunissen.
CHRISTMAS PROGRAM Please join us on Sunday, December 16 at 6:00 PM in the Worship Center as children age 3 through Grade 5 present the message of Christmas in word and song!
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY There is a wonderful opportunity available for you to assist with the ministry of ARC. We are currently in need of people to operate the projection screen during worship services and also to do screen set-up. Training is provided; commitment of approximately once per month. If you have questions or would like to job shadow for a week to see what it all involves, please contact Arlin Sandbulte or Erin Jacobsma.
Join us for a Candlelight Christmas Eve Worship Service on Monday, December 24, 5:00 PM. Offering received will be for Missions.
ROCK COUNTY GIFTING TREE For many families Christmas is a time of joy, happiness and celebration. But other families in our community are struggling, and for them the upcoming holidays brings additional stress instead of peace and hope. Through your help with the Gifting Tree, you can bring warmth and holiday cheer to a child who truly is in need this year. Would you consider bringing joy to a struggling family this holiday season? Choose an ornament from the Gifting Tree; on the back of the ornament is the child’s information for a need and a want. Please return a wrapped gift/s to ARC by Sunday, December 16, so we can get the gifts delivered before Christmas. Place the ornament on the package as the label to assist in where each gift is to go. Participating this year are Rock County Big Buddies and Southwest Youth Services in Magnolia. For more information or questions call A.C.E. of SW Minnesota, Norma Brands, 507-283-5064.
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD / SAMARITAN’S PURSE Help yourself to any of the different sized shoeboxes on the Narthex table. T-shirts are also available on the table for you to enclose in your boxes. Collection date for the boxes is November 11. We will also be taking an offering that Sunday to purchase oxen, goats, and chickens for families in need through Samaritan’s Purse. If you have any questions, please contact Charla Sandbulte
QUILTS FOR SALE The ARC Quilters are offering several quits for sale to raise funds to purchase batting and other quilting supplies. The quilts are displayed in the Narthex. The large quilt is 90×96 (queen size) and the other two are crib size baby quilts. Silent auction sheet is on the Narthex table. Deadline to place bids is December 9.
UNDIE SUNDAYS Place your donations of new socks and undies in the tote 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.
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 and samples of shirts. 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 at the end of November. There are two ways to order – see a 7th or 8th grade ARC student or online at http://luvprintexpress.com/amreform/shop/home. Payment is due at time of ordering. Deadline to order is November 7.
Mexican Supper, Bake-off & Auction
Tuesday, November 6
Supper served 6-7:15 PM, freewill donation
Auction of baked items at 7:15 PM
Hosted by Sr High Youth Group — Youth will challenge members of the congregation to a bake-off