Sunday, December 10, 2017

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2017: Children's Church today

Welcome! If you are visiting this morning it is GREAT to have you with us. 

Please plan to stay and fellowship with the church family and have some coffee and cookies following the service with Jan and Ron as your hosts. Thank you Joyce for both hosting ACF last week as well as taking Children’s Church. 

Thanks a lot Marshall for taking Children’s Church this morning.
Saturday, December 9, 2017

DECEMBER 17: ANNUAL CHRISTMAS PROGRAM AND DINNER: Let Julie know by 12/10 if you will be attending

Sunday December 17
will be our annual Christmas Program and Dinner. 

 Thank you Susan and Joyce for decorating for the dinner.  

Very few folks have let Julie know whether they will be attending.  Please let her know by this Sunday, December 10, so that she and those decorating and setting up tables can plan accordingly.  

Thank you to all those who brought the beautiful quilts and wall hangings to share with us this Christmas Season. Check out the ones downstairs as well. Thank you Rachel and John for your time in hanging these tremendous works of art!

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The Presbyterian Church is inviting all of us to attend their Christmas Program at 4 pm on December 17.  

Friday, December 8, 2017


The ACF (cookie and coffee ladies) list is out for December through March. 
You will find your schedule on the foyer table. 

Thank you Susan for heading this great ministry.

Thursday, December 7, 2017


Those who were not here last week are welcome to a bag of walnuts. 

Thank you so much Betty and Julie for your wonderful gift of walnuts….considering ALL THE TIME that goes into this endeavor as well as the price of walnuts in the stores….this is a tremendous gift to the church family. 

One bag per household and 
there should be enough for each family.


Pick up mystery writer Ace Collins' The Christmas Star for a good read over the holiday. Intrigue, faith, miracles and healing play into this amazing story just made for the holiday season. Involved are a deceased World War II veteran father, the mother and a young son.

During this time of thanksgiving, the librarian would like to thank all of the people who have donated wonderful books and enhanced our library. 


Please note:  All past 2017 books, alphabetized by author last name (or DVD title) are found in a 11/01/2017 blog entry.

  1. Please note the new book area near the checkout box, and due to the generosity of church members and the church we often have new books!
  2. Please note: There are two new sections in the library: a section for Mitford Series books by Jan Karon (at the current time, in the nonfiction area) and New Books, right by the checkout card file. The new books will be left there for at least a week, so that you can glance over them and check them out.
  3. Please, when checking out items, make up a new card for 2017 and follow the example in front of the blank cards (front of file box). That will help with keeping track of library items. Thank you! 
  4. Also, if you are looking for something, please ask and we can help get it into the library for you and others.
  5. Statistics from 2016: Yvonne G. was the most prolific reader with 27 checkouts to her name. There were 141 items checked out from the library this year – this is down quite a bit from previous years, but some items that were returned were not on cards, so the number may have been more than that.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017


You will find a place to post your “general” Christmas card to the church family on the display board behind the After Church Fellowship Cookie table. 

Individual cards may be placed in the card basket on the table in the foyer.
Tuesday, December 5, 2017


December 10, 2017
Thank you Fred D., for all your time in working on our plumbing problems this past week.

December 3, 2017
-----Thank you Shelbee and Kim for hosting the “Be Thankful Dinner” for the AWANA staff this past Monday. It was a tremendous meal and great evening!  
-----Thanks a lot Roy for your donation of treats to AWANA! 
-----Thank you to all those who brought the beautiful quilts and wall hangings to share with us this Christmas Season. Check out the ones downstairs as well. Thank you Rachel and John for your time in hanging these tremendous works of art!
-----Thank you so much Betty and Julie for your wonderful gift of walnuts….considering ALL THE TIME that goes into this endeavor as well as the price of walnuts in the stores….this is a tremendous gift to the church family. One bag per household and there should be enough for each family. 

November 26, 2017

Thank you Jo and Becky for the great cookies, grapes and apples you provided last Monday at AWANA.  Tomorrow evening you are invited to a “Be Thankful Dinner” hosted by Shelbee Keenan and K

November 19, 2017
From pastor Ed….THANK YOU SO MUCH to Ron and Jan (and an anonymousness raker) for all you time you gave in raking leaves this past Tuesday.  The weather was beautiful and the yard looks great!  

November 12, 2017

-----A “belated thank you” to Donna R. for the recent work you have done in the library! 
-----From pastor Ed….THANK YOU SO MUCH to the GREAT CREW who helped with clean up following the dinner.  It was sure appreciated!  
-----From the Youth Group and leaders………….thank you to Ray, Susan, Lee and Becky, Pat and Sonya and an anonymous person for participating in Operation Christmas Child and to those folks who gave cash donations!!  

November 5, 2017

-----From pastor Ed….THANK YOU SO MUCH Harold, Jenni, and Marlene for your help with Bud Engelhardt’s service and dinner!!!  Your time and ministry are greatly appreciated!!
-----Thank you Dee for washing all of the tablecloths from Bunning’s 50th.  

October 15, 2017

Thank you to the following folks:
-----Harold for working on the sound system this past week.
-----Fred D. for working on a plumbing issue. 
-----Mike D. for his ongoing ministry of mowing.
-----Jo for donation of "emergency cookies" towards AWANA.

September 10, 2017

------Thank you Fred B. for putting a new faucet in the kitchen as well as for all the church yard work you did this past week. 

September 3, 2017

-----Thank you so much Jim, Donna, Dave L., Ron and Jan for assisting Dee and pastor with litter pickup this past Thursday.  Certainly appreciate your time with this ministry! Thank you Dee for the treats you provided for the litter crew AND for the Youth Group this past week! 
------A belated but sincere word of “THANKS” to Ed K. for all the time you put into shampooing the carpets following the activities of VBS.  Our carpet will hopefully last for years with your faithful care! 

August 13, 2017
 -----Thank you to all of you who assisted Dan and Joyce with last Sunday’s Potluck clean-up.
 -----Thank you Fred and Lana for your help here at the church with yard and office work!

August 6, 2017

Thank you Clayton for your assistance to pastor this week!!

July 23, 2017

------ THANK YOU TO EVERYONE who came to the concert yesterday…to those who were able to give towards the love offering and those who purchased CDs as well!  A special word of “thanks” to Dave and Gail for hosting the Thompson’s and Liberty yesterday here at the church and for the delicious meal you provided for them... thanks Doris for the great dessert. 

------ A sincere word of appreciation to Marcia for all your help with the church gardens this past week!   

July 16, 2017
Thank you to those who opened and closed the church up this morning as well as to Clayton for moving water these past couple of days during pastor’s absence.  Your help is sure appreciated! 

July 9, 2017
Thank you Bud S. for helping move water for the church and cemetery this past Monday and Tuesday.

July 2, 2017

Thank you Jessica and JR for the weeding you did around the church grounds this past Friday. 

June 25, 2017

------ Check out the new blinds in the basement!  Thanks so much Dale, Doris and Clayton for all the your pre-work and then for the installation of the  blinds…they look GREAT!!
------ Thank you to all who supported the Brighter Side of 50 and to Dee for the great lunch!!  There will be no Brighter Side of 50 in July but we hope to hold a meeting in August.

June 18, 2017

From Dee and pastor…………THANK YOU SO MUCH Ron, Jan, Dave, Allen, Jeanette and Jacque for helping with litter pickup last Monday!  Beautiful weather, good visiting, good exercise, and treats to boot!!  Who could wish for anything more!!!    

June 11, 2017
Bud and Donna…the recently stained cemetery fence looks great!  Also, thank you Bud for all of the work you have put into recent weed/grass spraying and weed eating. 

June 4, 2017

------ A belated word of appreciation from Pastor and Julie…   “To all of you who serve on the AWANA staff…THANK YOU so much for ALL of the gifts you bestowed on the two of us at the AWANA Awards Night.  Your generosity of the gifts and words of appreciation as well as your service to the kids of the AWANA Club are very much appreciated!” 
------ Thank you so much to all who attended Baccalaureate this past Wednesday and a sincere word of appreciation to those who brought cookies.  Your support of this service and our students is appreciated! 

May 28, 2017

------ Thank you so much to all who came last Sunday and supported the Teen Challenge service.  To those who stayed for potluck, brought food, and stepped in to help with cleanup….thank you so much!!  A very sincere word of appreciation to those who brought all the “extra” food!  The potluck was GREAT, especially with such a small turnout. 
------ Thank you to all who attended the Yard Sale here at the church…to those who donated items…to those who sold items…and to Dave and Gail for “guarding” the sale items on Friday evening/Saturday morning.  A SPECIAL THANKS to Becky for the work you did in organizing this endeavor!!  Donations went towards the building remodel fund.    

May 21, 2017
Thank you Roy for your recent donation of "treats" to the youth programs here at CCC.  

May 14, 2017

------ Thank you Judy for signing up to assist with communion setup and cleanup.  We now have 4 folks on the team.  Thank you so much!!!
------ Thank you Sonya for picking up coffee this past week.

May 7, 2017
Thank you's are in order to all of the following: 
------ Fred B. for all of the edging work you did in the church yard last week. 
------ Fred D. for the recent work you did on the driveway. 
------ Bud S. for the recent weed/grass spraying.
------ Julie P. for joining the communion "set up/clean up team." 
------ All you who attended the Annual Church Business meeting (for those not present at the meeting...Fred B. has taken Gene K.'s position on the church board, and Michele has taken on the position of Youth Leader, though Doris will still be involved with our youth. 

April 30, 2017

------ Thank you to the dear folks who moved the "snow box" last Sunday!
------ Thank you Lana for joining Dee in helping with communion setup/cleanup. We are hoping for one to two more to join the team...please see Dee.

April 23, 2017

Thank you so much Jim R., Becky, Lee and Jacque (Dee's daughter) for joining Dee and Pastor for the first litter pickup of the year!  Thanks Dee for the doughnuts!

April 16, 2017

------ Thank you so much to all who brought food to the Easter Breakfast.  Thank you as well to Liz, Noreen, Vikki, Deanne and Craig for decorating the fellowship room.  Appreciation also goes to all who assisted with setup and cleanup. those who helped with the egg hunt, to everyone who brought candy and eggs, and to the Youth Group for "stuffing" the eggs. 
------ Thank you Dee for volunteering to help with communion...we are looking for one to two more folks to help her.  
------ Thank you Mike D. for picking up where you left off by taking on the first mowing of the year.  
------ Thank you Amber for the tremendous treats for last Monday's AWANA meeting!  Your time and efforts that you put into making them and the special Easter "containers" certainly were appreciated!  What a hit! (Thanks, as well, to Mike, Trey and Dylan for your assistance).  Check out just one of her "designs" for containers on the foyer table. 

March 26, 2017
Thank you so much to all who attended the Brighter Side of 50.  Thanks so much Dee for the delicious "Irish" lunch, to Susan for the wonderful soda raisin bread, and Betty for the donation for door prizes.  A special word of appreciation to Dave L. for all your time in preparing for your GREAT devotion and the activities for the day.

March 19, 2017

Thanks so much Dave and Gail for picking up church supplies at Costco this past week, and to Gail for the DELICIOUS cookies you baked for the church board meeting.

March 12, 2017

Thank you to all who assisted the Dashiells and Ericksons with potluck cleanup last Sunday.

February 26, 2017

------ Thank you Dee, Donna R., Janet, Lillie and Gail for all the delicious food you provided for the Brighter Side of 50 last Friday.  Thanks, as well, to all who assisted with cleanup and to Betty and Yvonne for the donations towards door prizes!
------ Michele, Doris, Ed and the Youth Group extend a special "thank you" to Shelbee for the tremendous messages and Powerpoint presentation you gave to the Youth Group last Wednesday.  All of the time you put into this lesson and message was sure appreciated.  Thank you for the treats and ice cream as well!!

February 12, 2017

Thank you Fred, Loretta, Jacob and Kyauna for the great job of cleanup following last Sunday's potluck (and to those who joined them)!

February 6, 2017

Thank you Dave and Gail for picking up church supplies this past week.  Thank you very much Gail for signing up for the 2017 AWANA snack coordinator group. 

January 29, 2017

------ A BIG THANK YOU to the Nelsons for hosting the Youth Group "snow party" at their home last Wednesday evening.  We appreciated the use of your hill to go tobogganing and for the great spaghetti dinner and brownies.  There were 22 in attendance and it was a great evening!
------ Thank you to all who came to the Brighter Side of 50 and helped with cleanup.  Thank you Dee, Susan and Gail for providing the great lunch.

January 15, 2017

Thank you Donna R. for all of the time you put into the library this past week. 

January 8, 2017

From Ed and Julie..."Thank you Church Family for your generous hearts!! We so appreciate the tickets to the Broadway musical, the Lowe's Gift Card, the Christmas ornaments, and even the "Bag of Coal!"  Thank you Darlene for the spectacular Christmas card you made for us and to Doris for all the time you put into putting our gift together!  You are all a huge Blessing!"

------ Thank you Darlene for sending out all the unclaimed Christmas cards.  Both your time and expense are appreciated!!

------ A big thank you to Lillie, Marcia, Ruth, NevaJean and Mike for helping Pastor with taking Christmas decorations down and putting them into storage. 

January 1, 2017

------ Also...a big THANK YOU to Dave L. and Fred D. for all the work you did this past week plowing and cleaning the snow from the church yard and driveways. 
------ A belated "thank you" to Dave L. for plowing out the church parking lot two weeks ago, and to Mike S.  for plowing this past week.