December 14, 2018

During this hectic time of year, we pray that you’re able to find the time to reconnect with whom/what you cherish and that gives you peace.  May our Wasatch community be a place of respite and nourishment for you.  May you feel the blessings of the Advent Season.

Thanks go to Courtney and Adam Raines for hosting the staff Holiday get-together at their home this coming Thursday.  We look forward to a wonderful, festive evening!

THANK YOU

To all who contributed gifts to children from the Utah Foster Care system through the Giving Tree program, Thank You!  Gift cards may still be donated for children who come into care between now and Christmas.  You can leave any gift cards in the new (red) dropbox in the office workroom.  Thank you, Wasatch!

ADVENT SEASON SCHEDULE

Children’s Christmas Program: This Sunday (12/16) during both services.

Blue Christmas Service: This Sunday (12/16) at 6:00 p.m.

Regular Worship Services: December 23rd at 9:00 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.

Christmas Eve Worship Services: 7:00 p.m. (Cookie Exchange) and 11:00 p.m.

December 30th Service: Combined Worship Service at 10:00 a.m.

LADIES’ BOOK CLUB TONIGHT

7:00 p.m. at Dawn’s home!

CHILDREN'S CHRISTMAS PLAY
Children will practice for the much loved Christmas Program tomorrow (12/15) from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary.  This Sunday (12/16) they will perform it during both services.  It’s always a highlight of the year!

CLUB 56 PARTY

A reminder that our 5th and 6th graders have a Christmas gathering at 12:00 p.m. in the Lounge, following the play practice tomorrow (12/15).  Club 56 parents should have received a separate email about the party.  If you didn't, please let Stasha Lewis know at dr.stasha.lewis@gmail.com.

YOUTH FAMILIES’ ICE SKATING & DINNER

Families with youth aged kids are invited this Sunday (12/16) from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. for ice skating at the Gallivan Center, followed by dinner at a near-by restaurant.  Youth (& younger siblings who want to participate) should bring a wrapped white elephant re-gift with a $10 gift card attached.  Contact Dawn for more info dfleishman@wpcslc.org.

SANDWICH MAKING AND SOUP KITCHEN SERVING

We invite all to join us for a special holiday sandwich making and soup kitchen serving on the same day - Wednesday, December 26th.  We will gather at 2:30 p.m. on the 26th to make sandwiches in the gym, followed by soup kitchen serving at 4:30 p.m.  As always, all ages are welcome and encouraged to join for sandwich making and ages 12 and older are invited to join at the soup kitchen.  Please RSVP to Rebecca at rsandulli@wpcslc.org  if you would like to join.

WASATCH PRESCHOOL

Winter Break is from December 20th to January 4th.  Also, please note, In-House Enrollment for next year begins on January 1st.  Go to www.wasatchpreschool.org to apply or contact Christy at christylawlor@wpcslc.org.

CHRISTMAS WEEK

Please note that the Church Office will be closed from December 24th until January 2nd.  Staff will be accessible via phone and email, and a reminder that voicemails left on the church phone forward to staff emails.  The building will be available for use from 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. each day, with key access.  Anyone needing help with building access is invited to contact Allan McInnis.

SUDANESE NEEDS

During December we will be collecting money for Walmart gift cards.  We have had a request for used laptops and iPads (please leave with staff during church office hours).  At this time of year, we are also in need of winter coats, hats & gloves - all sizes.  There is an ongoing need for new pillows, sheets and blankets.  Thanks for your support!  Questions, call Jane.

ALTERNATIVE GIFTS MARKET

Visit the tables in Fellowship Hall during both Coffee Hours to learn more about these worthwhile alternative gift options. The market will continue to be available in Fellowship Hall every Sunday morning through December 23rd.

2019 PLEDGE ENVELOPES ARE READY

Pick up your envelopes on your way in to service this Sunday.  They’re located on the tables below the name tags.

CHILDREN'S CHOIR
All kids are invited to join the WPC Children's Choir which will perform at the 7:00 p.m. service on Christmas Eve.  Children will practice this Sunday between services at 10:15 in the choir loft, and next Sunday as well.  Thank you to Sabrina Cole and Marian Florence for leading this effort!

SUNDAY SCHOOL & ADULT EDUCATION
3-5 year olds will be in the nursery.

K-6th graders will enjoy a movie between performances in the CM classrooms.

Youth will gather in the Loft.

Adult Ed. Lectionary will meet in Room 356.