Chili Cook-off

We will be having a Chili Cook-off on Friday, March 22 starting at 6:00pm.  There is a signup sheet in the foyer for you to indicate the number of people attending and if you will be bringing a pot of chili for the contest or a salad, dessert or chili topping.  There is also a need for volunteers to help setup and cleanup afterwards.  See Jennifer Douglas if you are willing to help.

 

Annual Congregational Meeting

Our Annual Congregational Meeting will be on Sunday, February 25 during the Sunday School hour (approx. 11:15 am.).  Please plan to attend since we will be voting on the new budget and other church matters.  In order to cast a vote, you must be a doctrinal signer, at least 18 years of age, and have attended Christian Fellowship for at least one year.  (If you would like to sign a Desire for Fellowship form, please see one of the elders.)

Copies of the proposed 2023 budget will be available in the next few days.  A Question and Answer meeting is scheduled for Thursday, February 22 at 6:30pm to discuss the budget report prior to the Congregational Meeting.

 

 

 

GriefShare Support Group

There will be a 14-week GriefShare Support Group beginning at the church on Monday, February 26 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm.  You will find help and encouragement after the death of a loved one.  Let us help you through your grief journey.  Workbooks are $20.00 each.    If you have any questions, see Jean Priestap or call the church office (419-866-1332).

Easter Choir practice begins Feb 20

The choir will be singing on Easter Sunday (March 31).  Please consider joining us this season to sing of the resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  The first choir practice will be on Tuesday, February 20 from 6:30-7:30pm.  If you love to sing and are interested in joining the choir, please see Carol Stanik so she can prepare a music book and CD for you.

 

 

Christmas Services

We will be having our regular worship service at 9:30am on Sunday, December 24.  The choir will be providing special music during this service.  Ken Kutz will be sharing the Christmas message.  Children’s Church will be available for those children ages 5-12.  There will be no Sunday School.

A Christmas Eve Candlelight Service is planned for Sunday, December 24 from 6:00pm to 7:00pm.  This is a special opportunity to invite guests to gather with our church family to celebrate the anticipation and joy of our Savior’s arrival.  Come and enjoy Christmas carols, a special children’s skit and a brief message by Caleb Altman.  This service will be streamed live on our website for those who are unable to attend.

On Sunday, December 31, we gather to worship at 9:30am.  Children’s Church will be available but there will be no Sunday School.

 

 

 

Choir practice begins Nov. 14

It’s only October but it is time to think about joining the Choir to sing for Christmas on Sunday, December 24 during the worship service.  The first practice will be on Tuesday, November 14 from 6:30pm to 7:30pm.  Won’t you consider joining us this Christmas season?…every voice is welcome.  Contact Carol Stanik if you are interested in participating this year so she can have a songbook and CD prepared for you at the first rehearsal.

 

 

Harvest Dinner-November 12

We are planning our annual Harvest Dinner for Sunday, November 12 after Sunday School (12:00noon).  It is also Mission Sunday and we will have one of our missionaries to update us on their work.  Don’t miss our church Thanksgiving dinner.  The sign-up sheets are in the foyer for you to reserve your place at the table and indicate which side dish or dessert you will bring.  The deadline to signup is Sunday, November 5.