November 30, 2018

As we begin the final month of the year tomorrow, may we enter the Advent Season open to Peace and Grace being present in our lives.  This heightened season can amplify many thoughts and emotions.  Prayers that Hope, Joy, Peace and Love may be found and remain in your hearts.

ADVENT FESTIVAL

All ages are welcome to join us in kicking off the Advent Season at our annual Advent Festival this SUNDAY, from 5-7 p.m. in Fellowship Hall.  We’ll share a soup supper and enjoy a variety of activities including a carol sing-a-long, Advent crafts, handbells, live nativity animals and the Youth Bake Sale.  Please sign up in Fellowship Hall during coffee hour to bring soup and/or help clean up.

FAMILY PROMISE

This SUNDAY through Sunday, December 9th we will have Family Promise guests.  Wasatch supports these families as they work to break out of the homelessness cycle and get back on their feet.  You can make a meal, act as a host, or even spend the night.  No experience necessary!  Sign up online at www.wpcslc.org or after worship in Fellowship Hall.

YOUTH WREATH & BAKE SALE FUNDRAISER

If you pre-purchased a wreath and/or greenery, it is ready for you to pick up Sunday in Fellowship Hall.  We also have a handful of extra wreaths available for purchase.  Also, bring your sweet tooth and purchase baked goods from the Youth before and after both worship services.  All donations will go to fund our youth summer trip.  Thank you for supporting our youth ministry programs!

LOOK FOR THE GIVING TREE

We are participating in the Utah Foster Care Foundation’s Giving Tree program, which collects gifts for children of all sizes and ages who are in foster care.  Please take an ornament which has a child's name and requested gifts, buy the item(s), and place them back, unwrapped, under the tree.  All gifts will be distributed in time for Christmas to go to children who cannot be in their homes for the holidays.  All gifts should be in by December 10th.  Gift cards for emergencies are always welcome, and can be donated after the 10th.

CHRISTMAS POINSETTIAS

Order forms for Christmas Poinsettias to decorate the sanctuary this holiday are available in the Church pews and in the Church Office.  Forms will be accepted through Sunday, December 9th.  The cost is $15 per plant and following the Christmas Eve Worship Service, you are welcome to take the plant home or have the deacons delivery them to a Church member.

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 until December 23rd.

DELIVERING CHRISTMAS CHEER

Each December, our Youth bake and deliver cookies to Wasatch Presbyterian members who cannot easily get out of the house and can use some Christmas cheer!  If you would like to nominate someone in the congregation who lives in SLC to receive this Youth blessing, please contact Dawn at dfleishman@wpcslc.org.

CONFIRMATION CLASS
Registered confirmands journeying through confirmation this year will meet Monday, December 3rd 6-7:30 p.m.  Dinner will be provided.

CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON AND BAZAAR

Join Presbyterian Women on Thursday, December 6th at 11:00 a.m. in Fellowship Hall for a luncheon and bazaar.  Bring ANY Holiday items for the sale and/or bakery goods, nice items for re-gifting are welcome too.  Please price items and bring them by 10:30 a.m.  The cost for lunch is $5 and RSVP by Monday, Dec. 3rd to Mary Beth Keidl or marybethkeidl@icloud.com.

2019 PLEDGE ENVELOPES ARE READY

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

SUNDAY SCHOOL & ADULT EDUCATION

  • 3-5 year olds will be in the nursery, lead by Eric.

  • k-6th graders will go to the gym for Sunday School during Advent.  Stasha will lead everyone in Christmas Play practice. Then classes will move together throughout the gym completing stations that include games, crafts and discussions about the season of Advent.

  • Children’s Choir - When Stasha rings the tambourine for Sunday School this week, choir participants will go to the choir loft with Sabrina and Marian to practice, then will join their Sunday School classes at 10:30.

  • Youth will be in Fellowship Hall for the bake sale & greenery pick up.

  • Adult Ed. Lectionary - Room 356

  • Adult Ed. Stewardship - Room 355

FAMILY FUN NIGHT
Join us for a dinner and a Christmas Movie on Friday, December 7 at 6:00 p.m. in the Loft.  Pizza and popcorn provided, bring a side dish to share.  If you plan on coming, please RSVP by emailing dr.stasha.lewis@gmail.com.

YOUTH SERVICE PROJECT
The youth will make, serve and clean up after dinner for Family Promise guests on Friday, December 7th 5-8 p.m.