Weekly eNews – December 7

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1. Please join us for….
The Seasons of Advent and Christmas

Please join us for worship in Season of Advent, and for our Christmas Worship Celebrations, as we prepare for and welcome the presence of Jesus our Christ, into our lives and this world.

Sunday, December 14
10 am • Church School Christmas
We will be lead in worship by our children and youth, as we hear the story of the birth of Jesus from the viewpoint of each of the gospel writers.

Sunday, December 21
10 am • Christmas Sunday – The Word in Music
We will sing and praise together with music of the season, lead by our Ukulele Group, Choir, Bell Choir, Wind Ensemble and Summit Band.
5 pm • Blue Christmas Longest Night Service – Kono Chapel
Come and light a candle as we wait for Christ’s coming, as we acknowledge that this season of joy can also be a season of sorrow and sighing for many.

Wednesday, December 24
4 pm • Family Christmas Worship Service
Young children and families, and the young at heart, are invited to join in this service designed especially for them.
7 pm • Candlelight Worship Service
Light a candle to celebrate Jesus, the Light of the World.

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2. Sowing Seeds for Fruitful Ministry
Stewardship Series – 2015

We are continuing to receive pledge commitment cards throughout December, and so you are invited to bring them by the Church office or drop them in the offering baskets during worship. If you would like a pledge packet or pledge card, please speak with the office staff or one of our pastors. Thank you always for your generosity and commitment to make Blaine Memorial a difference-making congregation!

Vespers – December 7th


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Please join us for Vespers, this Sunday, December 7th at 5pm in the Kono Chapel.
Come for a time to pause at the close of the day, to bless God and one another in song, silence, and prayer.

Weekly eNews – November 23

Reminder: Joint Worship this Sunday, November 30th at 10am.

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1. Greening of Blaine Memorial

Saturday, Nov. 29 – 9 am
Sunday, Nov. 30 – after worship

All are invited to join the Worship Committee in preparation for The Greening of Blaine to make wreaths, garlands and swags for the Christmas Season. We will gather from 9 am on November 29 in the Social Hall. And then you are invited to join us after worship on Sunday, November 30 as we gather together with our community to put the finishing touches on our Church, as we make our home festive for the holidays! Come and join us – we hope to see many of you there!! Thank you!!

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2. Season of Advent Worship Schedule

November 30
- 10 am First Sunday of Advent • Hanging of the Greens
We will join together for worship, and then gather after the service to prepare our Church for the season
by decorating our Sanctuary, buildings and grounds.

December 14
- 10 am Third Sunday of Advent • Church School Christmas
We will be lead in worship by our children and youth, as we hear the story of the birth of Jesus from the viewpoint
of each of the gospel writers.

December 21
- 10 am Fourth Sunday of Advent • Christmas Sunday
We will sing and praise together with music of the season, lead by our Ukulele Group, Choir, Bell Choir, Wind Ensemble and Summit Band.
- 5 pm Blue Christmas – Longest Night Service
Come and light a candle as we wait for Christ’s coming, as we acknowledge that this season of joy can also be a season of sorrow and sighing for many.

December 24
- 4 pm Family Christmas Worship Service
Young children and families, and the young at heart, are invited to join in this service designed especially for them.
- 7 pm Candlelight Worship Service
Light a candle to celebrate Jesus, the Light of the World.

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3. Holy Moly!
Come check out our new church school curriculum!

Sunday, December 7 • after worship
We are getting ready to introduce a new curriculum into our Church School called Holy Moly! and we want to invite parents and volunteers to come and check it out! The curriculum features an animated Bible Story, talking together about the story and trying a creative activity….

Join us as we bring the scriptures to life!

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4. 2015 Pledges
Please return your Pledge Card for 2015 before the end of the year, as this aids our Church leadership in planning and visioning for the new year. If you have not yet received a Pledge Packet and Card, please contact the Church office ((BlaineOffice@yahoo.com or 206-723-1536)