Collecting Nov. 30 -Dec. 14
We continue to be so thankful for all those who contribute to our annual Christmas giving projects:
For The Night Ministry serving the homeless of Chicagoland, we bring in hats, gloves, and scarves. Our Giving Tree will be in a new location this year. We are looking for mostly adult items, and asking that they be STURDY, WINTER ITEMS, rather than “magic gloves” which are very thin. Deadline for donations is December 14 – the Night Bus will be delivering the items to people on December 22-24, so we need to pack everything up and ship it before that.
Also, we are doing LSSI’s Gifts for Kids again this year. Gift tags will be available in the narthex. Pick a tag, purchase a present, and bring it wrapped to church by Sunday, December 14th to be sent to LSSI in time for their Christmas Party.
Moni Ryczek will coordinate the gift tags, so contact her if you have any questions at 847-692-6972.
50/50 CASH RAFFLE 2014
Donations are $20, and only 500 tickets will be sold! Cash prizes are*:
1st Place = up to $2500
2nd Place = up to $1000
3rd, 4th, and 5th = Up to $500
Drawing to be held Nov 30th at noon, you don’t have to be present to win.
*Prize amounts dependent on sale of all 500 tickets. Actual prizes may be reduced according to sale of tickets.
MESSIAH BOOK CLUB
Thursday Nov 20 at 7pm
We are reading The Aviators Wife by Melanie Benjamin. Hopefully everyone will have read it and we will discuss the novel. Anyone is welcome to join this group–just read or listen to the book and show up!
DEDICATION OF OUR GIFTS
Nov. 23 during worship
As a congregation of people praying, caring, and participating in God’s Mission here at Messiah, it is an important part of the year for renewing our gifts. We ask you to review your gifts in the next few weeks. You will be sent a form the first week of November. Fill it out and bring it to worship Sunday November 23rd. During worship we will have a special Celebration of Gifts, and the gifts you list will be offered at that time.