December 9, 2018

Women’s Social: Please join us for a Cookie Exchange at the Stember home on Wednesday, December 12, from 7 p.m. on. The address is 214 SE East Lawn Dr., Ankeny, 50021. Bring your favorite cookies to share, and if you want to, also bring your recipes to share! See Genevieve with any questions.

Congregational Meeting: The Session is calling for a congregational meeting on Sunday, December 16 immediately following the service in order to receive the 2019 budget.

Youth/Family Night: On Wednesday, December 19, at 6:00 p.m., youth (and adults) will meet at the church to decorate Christmas cookies and tie fleece blankets to give to a local charity (TBD).

Couples Shower for Claudia Diaz and Isaac Forde: On Saturday, December 22, from 1-3 p.m., you are all invited to a shower luncheon for Claudia (daughter of Angie & Ivan Diaz) and her fiancé, Isaac.

Christmas Eve Service: Please join us at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, December 24th at the church. Please bring along a plate of Christmas treats to share after the service.

New Monthly Prayer Night: Starting January 2nd, we’ll be having a monthly prayer night at the church on the first Wednesday of each month.  There will be a brief reading from Scripture, a song or two, and a breakout to pray.  We’ll begin around 8 p.m. each time.

Saturday Morning Men’s Meeting: The Saturday Morning Men’s Meeting will start up again on Saturday, January 5, 8:30 a.m. at the church. Be ready for a time of great fellowship and food as we go through Tim Keller’s book, “Counterfeit Gods: The Empty Promises of Money, Sex, and Power, and the Only Hope that Matters.” We may think of idolatry as something unique to primitive cultures, but Tim Keller’s astute dissection of our modern sophisticated world shows that idolatry is alive and well today. This series promises many challenging and enlightening discussions relevant to our lives as men in a culture steeped in the false idols of money, power, success and sex. Join us on January 5th as we explore the roots and nature of idolatry in Tim Keller’s introductory chapter, “The Idol Factory.”

Community/Shepherding Groups:

Stember/Kramer – Meeting every 3rd Sunday of the month beginning January 20th. This will be a meal and time of fellowship (following the church service) for all those interested, and any and all are welcome to come. The first one on January 20th will be held at the Stember home, 214 SE East Lawn Dr., Ankeny, 50021.  Please bring a main dish and a side to share. See David Stember or Matt Kramer with any questions.

Hall – A new small group will be starting in January at the Hall’s.  The day of the week and the subject matter are yet to be decided, but the group will meet mid-week, probably twice a month.   See Tim or Karla if you are interested in joining, or if you want to learn more.