ADVENT ADVENT FAMILY Hank and Sue Keller and Family

WEEK THREE: THE SHEPHERDS’ CANDLE reminds us of the joy and celebration of the shepherds, as they shared in Christ’s birth. Luke 2:1-7, 15-20

High School Youth Group (Grades 9-12): Meets at 6:30-9:30 pm every Wednesday Location: Chapel/Balcony Middle School/ Junior High Youth Group (Grades 6-8) Meets at 5-8 pm every Sunday Location: Chapel/Balcony Questions: Contact Pastor Mark at 419-946-1100 x 317

2009 December 22nd: Baptism Class at 8pm (CR) December 27th: Baptism December 31 New year’s Eve Party 8pm-12:15am 2010 January 10: Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University (13 week workshop). 5-7pm. Childcare will be provided. January 22: Heart to Heart Women’s Gathering January 16 & 23: Hoops For Him Sign ups from 8:30am-11:30am January 29-31: Men’s Retreat @ Camp Gideon February 9-16: Jamaica Missions Trip March 19-21: High School Youth Retreat July 25-31: Missions Camp

Welcome to Worship
GILEAD FRIENDS CHURCH 3613 Gilead Twp. Rd. 115 Mt. Gilead, OH 43338 Email: 419-946-1100 Pastor Ron Ellyson - Senior Pastor Pastor Brian Mosher Pastor Jim McMillan Pastor Mark Googins
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MONDAY - December 14 6:00 pm - Men’s open gym basketball (AU) 7:00 pm - Elder’s Meeting TUESDAY - December 15 6:00 am - 8:00 am - Intercessory Prayer at Trinity UMC 6:00 pm - Men’s open gym basketball (AU) WEDNESDAY - December 16 6:30 pm-9:30 pm- IGNITE YOUTH MINISTRIES (9-12 grade) THURSDAY - December 17 7:00 pm - GCS Preschool Christmas Program (AU) AU: Auditorium CR: Conference Room CA: Café FH: Fellowship Hall CH: Chapel PR: Prayer Room

PRAYER SHEET - The church office would like to start including our college students and members of our military on the prayer sheet. If you know of someone who falls into either of those categories, please let the church office know by calling, emailing, or dropping a note in the offering basket. MEN’S RETREAT 2010 - THE FABULOUS FOUR: will be January 29-31, 2010. Brochures and sign up sheet are available at the Welcome Center. HOOPS FOR HIM REGISTRATION will be January 16th and 23rd from 8:30am - 11:30am in the Gilead Friends Church gym. If interested in helping, contact Faith Kunze at 419-947-6898. NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY at the church on December 31st from 8pm to 12:15am for all ages. There will be a concert for the youth (or young at heart), Games, Cornhole Tournament, Basketball, Worship and Communion at 11:30pm. Please bring finger foods and drinks to share. MEN’S BASKETBALL LEAGUE - if you are age 30 and over and interested in participating in a church basketball league, please call Jeremy Evans at 419-545-5050 or Ben Mason at 740-361-7264 COMING IN JANUARY 2010 - IGNITE PARENTING will be offering a new Sunday School class for anyone who is interested in sharpening their parenting skills. Whether you are a seasoned, new, or expecting parent, you will enjoy this class! A variety of topics relevant to today’s parents will be covered, including Dr. Kevin Leman’s series on “Raising Rock-Solid Kids.” IF YOU ARE LEAVING AN ITEM(S) AT THE WELCOME CENTER for a person or a ministry, please remember to put a “To” and “From” note on each item so we can help get it to the person or return it to you. We have many things being left at the Welcome Center and want them to make it to the correct people. OUR CHURCH WEBSITE IS A VERY USEFUL TOOL We have many forms on the church website that may be beneficial to you. Visit the church website at and the Forms are under the Resources tab. They include: ► Building Usage Request Form ► Bulletin Item Submission Form ► Records Update Form ► Reimbursement Form ► Prayer Chain Request Form

9:30 AM SUNDAY SCHOOL FOR ALL AGES Class list & map are available at the Welcome Center Nursery provided for newborns up to age 2 - Room 101

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Nursery provided for newborns to age 2 - Room 101 “Stars” Ages 2 - 4 - Room 102 “Rockets” Kindergarten - Preschool Area Planet Zero for 1-6th Grade in the Chapel following dismissal from Worship.

OUR NEXT COMMUNITY MEAL is scheduled for December 30th @ 6:00 pm. Volunteering here is a great opportunity to show Christ’s love for others in our community. If you would like to be a part of this wonderful ministry and help serve the meal, or donate food please call Sandy Henry at 419-947-6142. This month we will be giving away sheet sets. If you are able to help with this need, please leave them at the Welcome Center on December 27th. OUR NEXT BAPTISM is scheduled for Sunday, December 27th. If you would like to be baptized, please call the church office at 419-946-1100. The baptism class will be December 22nd at 8pm. 8 Week Financial ( $116,000 ) Challenge Update! ( November 8th thru December 27th ) Weekly Amount Needed $ 14,500 ($116,000 / 8) Amount Received last Sun. (4th wk.) $ 19,000 Total Amount Needed $116,000 Total Amount Received after 5 weeks $ 65.500 Amount Left to Reach Goal $ 50,500 Total Current & Past due Bills As of Last Sunday $ 23,500 Total Current & Past due Bills As of This Sunday $ 25,000 Praise The Lord for His resources and your Faithfulness! WMF MEETING has been changed to Monday, December 14th at Vivian Mosher’s home. Remember ladies to bring a white elephant gift and the money that would have been spent for someone will be given for a mission project - such as paying for animals; chickens, goats, etc. If you have any questions, please call Patty Lou Levering at 419-947-3401.

5:00 - 8:00 pm

(Middle School Grades 6-8) See back for more details

6:00 pm

Con g re g a t i ona l Me e t i n g
Agenda Items: Nominating Committee, Budget, Pastor’s Report

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