Announcements: November 17, 2019

Nov 17, 2019   •  
  1. Next Sunday Please join us for our Joint Thanksgiving Worship Service at 10:45 am in the sanctuary.  All Sunday School classes will be held at 9:30 am and translation headsets will be available for listening to the service in Cantonese or Mandarin in the narthex.  Let’s praise God together for 84 years of blessings! New members will also be received.
  2. Pastor Joanna will be in China until December 18th visiting her father who is in failing health. Pray for the family, that Joanna’s father will trust the Lord with his life and that the siblings will find peace in this difficult time.   Please contact Pastor Charles, Pastor Josh, or the church office if you need pastoral care.
  3. English Adult Sunday School Chaplain Don Kammer will lead a special class next Sunday in Room 304 at 9:30.  All are welcome.
  4. Collections next Sunday, November 24
    • Thanksgiving Food Drive Food items will be collected for Central Union Mission.  Please bring items that can be used to make up a Thanksgiving bag [frozen turkey, chicken or ham plus fixings for side dishes (canned or fresh fruits and vegetables) and dessert] for a family or items that can be used at the Mission for their meals – Boxed rice, pasta dishes, Canned vegetables, Canned fruit, Canned soup, Canned tuna/chicken, Jello, Peanut Butter, Jelly, Pasta, Pasta sauce, Macaroni, Honey, Cereal, Grits, Hot chocolate, Syrup, Pancake/waffle mix, Corn bread mix, Spices, Sugar, Flour, Cooking oil, Condiments – in plastic bottles, Paper products. Check the date to make sure they are not expired. See the bulletin board for more suggestions.  Put items on the Thanksgiving table in the sanctuary.
    • Shoebox gifts – any last-minute Operation Christmas Child shoebox gifts should be placed on the shelf in the kitchen hallway.
  5. Missions Giving Opportunity The Official Board approved sending $17,000 to complete the current building repair project of the Samuel Pollard Institute in the mountains of southwest China, which is run by Brother Wenzong Wang.  They plan to start work now that the rainy season is over to get as much done as possible before it is too cold to work. There are leaks and cracks that need to be repaired and electrical wiring and water pipes that need to be replaced throughout the building.  In order to replenish the Mission Fund reserves from which the money was withdrawn, the Congregation is asked to consider directing donations to CCC Missions for this special Pollard School Repair project.   Check the bulletin board for more details.