The first cold snap has come and gone, introducing the holiday season in the usual manner of the Great Plains. Down under in Australia the population greets Christmas time in shorts and swimsuits. In Jerusalem the climate is also temperate. It is nice that the baby Jesus did not need a down comforter to keep him warm, so many years ago. But to me it seems natural to have a frosty snowman somewhere nearby to help usher in the season. The Percival Community Church welcomed my out-of-town family the other day so nicely that a non-church going clan is considering more visits to our house of worship. It proves that evangelism does not need to be fancy proselytizing, but good old fashioned warm words of common sense and encouragement, peppered with some funny personal stories from the pastor and a bit of clamoring from the congregation. The invitation from Barb Handy to join the delicious Thanksgiving feast was also a big draw. Thank you all for doing so easily what has been a stumble block for so long. At a recent board meeting the financial report reflects the healthy standing of our congregation. Therefore we will be investing in a new sound system, carefully researched by and recommended by Jan and Aaron Zach. Thank you to both of you.
Our holiday schedule has been confirmed. Caroling will take place on Saturday the 14th gathering at the church around noontime and concluding at Washington Park Plaza community room for song and snacks. The Childrens program is the next day, the 15th. Christmas Eve service will commence at 4:00 p.m. allowing everyone to get home before dark. Finally don’t forget New Year’s Eve fellowship at Marcia’s home on the bluff road. Bring an appetizer to share and be ready for fun and games.
Marcia Little, Board Secretary