THIS WEEK’S EVENTS
MONDAY – December 3 7:00 pm – Men’s Open Gym Basketball (AU) 7:00 pm – Stewardship Committee Mtg (CR) TUESDAY – December 4 7:00 am – Intercessory Prayer (Trinity UMC Prayer Rm) 7:00 pm – Hoops for Him Committee Meeting (Café)

Welcome to Worship
Gilead Friends Church
3613 Twp. Rd. 115 Mount Gilead, Ohio 43338 www.gileadfriendschurch.org 419-946-1100 Senior Pastor Brian Mosher

FRIDAY – December 7 7:00 pm – GCS Preschool Christmas Program SATURDAY – December 8 5:00 pm – Columbus Zoo Lights Outing * meet here in the church parking lot to carpool AU: Auditorium   CA: Café  CH: Chapel  CR: Conference Room  FH: Fellowship Hall   

Sunday December 2, 2012
Advent Family: Dean & Carolyn Ebert
9:30 am SUNDAY SCHOOL FOR ALL AGES 9:30 am YOUTH GROUP (6th-12th grade) in the Chapel Balcony 10:30 am WORSHIP - Nursery provided for newborns to age 2 in Rm. 101 - Stars (ages 3-5) meet in Room 102 - Kids in grades K-5 will be dismissed from main service to go to the Chapel following worship 4:30 pm CHOIR PRACTICE

WE HAVE SOME EXCITING THINGS COMING UP! Don’t
miss these opportunities to get involved and help with the planning or implementing of great the ministries of our church. Contact the church office today!
December 8 – Church outing to Zoo Lights th December 14 – Christmas Caroling January 12, 2013 – Family Pizza & Movie Night February 9, 2013 – Valentine’s Dinner

Join us NEXT SATURDAY, December 8th as we travel to the Columbus Zoo to see the spectacular Wildlights display. We will meet here in the church parking lot at 5pm and carpool to the zoo. Prices are as follows: Children under 2 = FREE Ages 2-9 = $9.99 Ages 10-59 = $14.99 Ages 60+ = $7/car * please note * These prices could potentially be $2 cheaper per person if we get a group of 15+ paying people to go. Please sign up at the Welcome Center so we can make plans for this! _____________________________________

OUR NEXT CONGREGATIONAL MEETING is scheduled for Sunday, December 9th at 6pm. Agenda items are: Budget 2013, Officers, and Year End Reports. Please bring a dessert to share.

CHILDREN’S Suspendisse  CHURCH potenti.  Planet Zero is our children's worship time for grades
K-5. The children are usually dismissed to go up to the chapel after the opening musical numbers and greeting time. We enjoy fun worship music of our own, along with lessons, skits and sometimes games and snacks. Parents then pick children up after the worship service is over. - Teachers: Anjie and Hannah Swanson Stars is a class for children ages 3-PreK. The preschoolers are dropped off in the Stars room next to the nursery at the beginning of worship. We offer lessons, crafts, games and snacks. Children younger than 3 or those not able to handle a story time or working on small projects should be taken to the nursery. - Teachers: Dina Snow, Melissa Barnhart

 

SERMON NOTES

UPCOMING EVENTS
December 8 – Church outing to Zoo Lights th December 14 – Christmas Caroling January 12, 2013 – Family Pizza & Movie Night th January 19, 26 – Hoops for Him Sign ups February 9, 2013 – Valentine’s Dinner

ADVENT WEEK ONE: Advent, from the Latin word meaning “to come”, is a special time when Christians prepare themselves mentally and spiritually for Jesus; to come into the world, to remember the birth of Christ and to recognize the power of His love throughout history and for the future. The Advent wreath is in the form of a circle, having no beginning and no end, symbolizing God’s everlasting love. The evergreens represent eternal life. The violet candles symbolize humility and preparation. The pink Candle is a symbol of joy. The white candle represents Christ in all his purity. THE PROPHECY CANDLE reminds us of the prophets who expected and predicted the coming of the Messiah, who would bring peace, love and salvation to the world, and also predicted His return. Isaiah 9:6-7

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