Welcome to our service of worship on January 1, 2023. New Year’s blessings be with you! The order of worship for this service is available here.
EMMANUEL’S NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
*Church Family Christmas Cards: All remaining cards have been placed at the back of the Sanctuary. Please pick up you Christmas cards at your earliest convenience.
*Church Office Holiday Schedule: The church office will be on Monday, January 2, for the New Year’s holiday. As always, please call Pastor Nancy if any emergencies arise (434-401-5776).
*The Worship Team plans to “un-deck” the halls of our church and Sanctuary on Wednesday, January 4 at 5:30 p.m. Many hands make light work, so come and pitch in! Many thanks, The Worship Team
*The Women’s Bible Study has resumed! We meet on the second Tuesday of each month in the Mattie Ware Classroom. Our next gathering will be on Tuesday, January 10 at 9:30 a.m. We welcome others to join us!
*2023 Church Offering Envelopes: Again this year, our church offering envelopes for the new year have been delayed in manufacturing. Until the envelopes arrive, please help our tellers by using your own envelope for your contributions, and write your name, envelope number, and any special designations with amounts (General Fund, Capital Fund, etc.) on the front of the envelope. New envelopes will be distributed as soon as the arrive to us. We appreciate your patience. ~ The Finance Team
*Blessing of Church Leaders: On Sunday, January 29 during morning worship, we will show our gratitude to the church leaders who have served us in 2022 and offer a blessing for the 2023 Lay Leadership of our congregation. We appreciate all our ministry leaders and faithful volunteers who devote themselves to serve Christ through the ministries of our church and give thanks for the many ways God calls each of us to give of ourselves in service.
*Church Informational Meeting, Sunday, January 29 after Worship: Due to our church’s Charge Conference being scheduled in November this past year, we postponed our congregation’s annual Informational Meeting until the new year. This meeting will be held immediately following worship on Sunday, January 29, 2023. Our approved 2023 Church Budget and Lay Leadership report will be shared with the congregation, as well as brief reports from some of our church leaders. All members and friends of the congregation are encouraged to attend.
*Bring a blanket in January so we can share the love in February with the Amherst Humane Society. As a community project, bring a blanket during the month of January for the Amherst Humane Society. Blankets can be placed in the bin in the Narthex and we will deliver them in February. Please see Jeanie Combs with questions.
*Thanks to everyone for donating your used cardboard boxes for the food pantry. We now have an ample supply of boxes and do not need any more at the present time. Please consider recycling your cardboard. We appreciate your help!