OPPORTUNITIES

CONNECT

Share the Joy - Ladies, you are invited to a Christmas gathering Sunday, December 10 from 5 - 8 p.m. at the West Linn Campus.

Senior Adult Ministry (SAM) Potluck - Please join us on Wednesday, December 13 at 12:30 p.m. downstairs at the West Linn Campus for the monthly Senior Adult Potluck.


ENGAGE

Project Angel Tree gifts are due back next Sunday (December 17). Contact Randy Heater (971-221-5274) with questions or concerns.


GIVE

Make Year-End Gifts on the Church Website - In the course of year-end tax planning, you may find yourself considering special one-time donations. Online credit card donations made through the church website will only count as 2017 donations if your credit card is charged by December 29, 2017. This can take up to four business days from the day that you make your donation online.

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Noon Prayer this Wednesday

We'll have a noon-hour prayer meeting in the West Linn Campus Fireside Room this Wednesday for the Day of Prayer. Let's meet together to pray at 12:00 pm on December 6. If you are nearby and can join us please do! Hope to see you then!

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Budget and Elections Meeting Results

Thanks to all of you who participated in the Annual Budget and Elections meeting yesterday! We had a good turnout. Holding the business meeting after the morning service must have been helpful. 

The Budget passed. All the elder candidates were affirmed.

The budget is still available from the church office if you need it.

Thank you again!

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OPPORTUNITIES

DELIGHT

Day of Prayer and Fasting - Please join us in a day of prayer and fasting on Wednesday, December 6. Look for prayer requests on the church blog or in the newsletter.


CONNECT

Share the Joy - Ladies, you are invited to a Christmas gathering on December 10, from 5 - 8 p.m. at the West Linn Campus. Enjoy festive treats, an optional craft, inspiring book ideas, and space to quietly reflect on the True Light of Christmas. Bring a friend and join us.

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ADVENT
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December 1 begins the season of Advent, a time of anticipation and preparation of the coming of Christ, culminating with Christmas. The term literally means “the approach” or “the arrival.” Jesus instructs His followers to “Watch. Stay awake. Get ready and prepare!” In each of the December worship services, various members of our church family will lead us in readings to prepare our hearts to receive the Christ Child. 

In addition to what happens in the worship service, the following online resources may also guide you and your families through this month of Advent:

  • The Advent Project - Biola University produces this daily, content–rich, media–filled resource incorporating devotionals, artwork, music, and videos. It begins December 2 and continues through January 7.
  • Good News of Great Joy - John Piper wrote these daily readings for Advent in the form of a printable document.
  • Family Advent Guide - LifeWay Christian Resources created this printable document including devotions, activities, and discussion questions that will help us celebrate the birth of Jesus with our kids.
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OPPORTUNITIES

NEWS

Don't Forget to Ask Your Friends - In light of the recent news, what big question would you most like answered? Let us know what they say on Facebook or the Google Form. We will use the responses to shape the sermon series.


CONNECT

WEST LINN

Bridal Shower for Saige Keikkala - Ladies, please join us on Saturday, December 2, at 2 p.m. in celebration of the upcoming December 15 wedding of Alex Hada and Saige Keikkala. Text Heather Hada with any questions (503-806-4302). Alex and Saige are registered on Amazon.com.

WILSONVILLE

Decorate for Christmas - Join us after the worship service on Sunday, November 26, to decorate the sanctuary for Christmas.

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THANKSGIVING RESOURCES
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Have you noticed how our culture forgets Thanksgiving in the mad dash from Halloween to Christmas? … even in the church. Once October ends, we quickly begin preparations for Advent, culminating in Christmas celebrations and traditions. The fourth Thursday in November gets relegated to the day before “Black Friday” sales events, rather than a national day set aside to remember God’s goodness and thank Him for His provision. Please use the Thanksgiving Resources document to help turn Thanksgiving dinner into an opportunity for intentional disciple-building.

 

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OPPORTUNITIES

ENGAGE

Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes are due back to the church on SUNDAY, November 12.


DELIGHT

Praise and Prayer Gathering - Join us on Wednesday, November 22 at 6:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall at New Life West Linn. We will meet for one hour to remember God’s goodness and thank Him for His provision.  


ANNUAL BUDGET AND ELECTIONS MEETING

At the meeting we will introduce new members, vote on our 2018 budget, and approve new elders. Pick up a copy of the proposed budget and lists of elder nominees Sunday, November 19.

WEST LINN

December 3 at 11:30 a.m., after the worship service

WILSONVILLE

December 3 at 12:30 p.m., after the Shared Meal

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OPPORTUNITIES

ENGAGE

Summer in the USA (SUSA) - If you are interested in hosting a Basque student next summer please speak to Paul or Mandy at West Linn on Sunday or John and Chris at Wilsonville .

Operation Christmas Child shoe boxes are due back next Sunday, November 12.  Please contact Heather Hada if you have any questions. 

Project Angel Tree - Show Christ’s love for local children and their incarcerated parents by participating in Project Angel Tree. You can purchase gifts and/or deliver them. For more details see the Angel Tree display and sign-up sheets on Sunday or contact Randy Heater.

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OPPORTUNITIES

NEWS

Daylight Saving Time Ends - Don’t forget to set your clocks back one hour on November 5.

A Memorial Service for Bob Montgomery will be held Saturday, November 11 at 11 a.m. at the West Linn Campus. A reception will follow the service. 

The Rick Sollers Memorial Blood Drive will take place at the West Linn Campus on Saturday, November 18 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. To schedule your appointment contact Hollie at 503-997-7704, call 1-800-RED-CROSS, or visit www.redcrossblood.org; sponsor code: RickSollers.


DELIGHT

Day of Prayer and Fasting - Please join us in a day of prayer and fasting on Wednesday, November 1.

WEST LINN

Day of Prayer and Fasting – Join us at Noon on Wednesday, November 1 for a prayer meeting in the Upper Fireside Room.


CONNECT

WILSONVILLE

Please join us for a Shared Meal after the worship service Sunday, November 5. Please bring a main dish and a side dish (salad, fruit, dessert, etc.) to share with others. Your generous contributions allow us to be hospitable to guests who may wish to join us. Please bring all food directly to the Fellowship Hall

A Children's Ministry Appreciation Luncheon and Training will take place on November 19 from 12 - 2 p.m. If you are involved in Sunday morning Children's Ministry please plan to stay. Lunch and child care are provided.

Children's Ministry Workers are still needed. Please see the schedule on the Service Opportunities Board or email Pastor Travis to sign up.

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