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Avoca Baptist

The Week of Monday, November 13, 2017

   11:30 AM The Encouragers will hold their monthly meeting at the church with our Hostess Deb Hamblin and Jean Samson/Laurie Longwell as our Co-Hostesses. Betty Edwards will be sharing our devotional time. Please bring your own lunch (sandwich, salad, yogurt, etc.) Beverage and dessert will be provided. Ladies of all ages are welcome! If you have any questions, please call Myra Jensen (776-6753) or Betty Edwards (776-6204).
   6:30 PM Tae Kwon Do. Open for those age 8 and above. Please contact Pastor Bill at 566-2077 for more info.
   4:00 PM Worship Practice for 2nd Service.
   4:30 PM Narroway Dress rehearsal.
   1:00 - 3:00 PM Operation Christmas Child Collection Center is open.
   *5:00 Saturday Night Fold. Students (grades 7-12) are invited for a special pizza and game night at the church on the Saturday before Thanksgiving. See Pastor Brandon for more info.
Sunday, November 19, 2017

   8:15 AM Morning worship.
   9:45 AM Sunday school classes for all ages.
   11:00 AM Morning worship.
   1:00 - 3:00 PM Operation Christmas Child Collection Center is open.
   6:00 PM Special on Small Groups. You are invited to take part in the planning stages of ministry. We want to work through our goals and resources to help knit together our congregation in a Biblical model. So come if a small group has impacted you, for curiosity, if you think you might want to take part.
   6:00 PM The Fold SNE for students in Grades 7-12. For more info, please contact Pastor Brandon at 566-2077.
   7:15 PM Trustees Meeting. Please contact Aaron Mullen with questions.
   **Due to Thanksgiving holiday, bulletin announcements for next week should be handed in by this Tuesday 11/21.
The Week of Monday, November 20, 2017

   8:30 - 11:00 Noah's Ark Community Preschool
   12:00 - 2:00 PM Operation Christmas Child Collection Center is open.
   6:30 PM Tae Kwon Do. Open for those age 8 and above. Please contact Pastor Bill at 566-2077 for more information.
   2:30 PM Prayer meeting at the home of the Jensen's (115 Circle Dr. in Bath). Everyone is welcome for a time of praise & prayer! Please contact Dan Jensen with questions.
   4:00 PM Praise Band Practice. See Kevin Payne with questions.
   ~No Awana today
   6:30 PM Thanksgiving Eve Service. Make a list and share it, tell the ways God has blessed you this year
   ~Thanksgiving Day
   1:00 PM Building reserved
   4:00 PM Worship Practice for 2nd Service.
   12:00 PM Fellowship Hall Reserved
Next Sunday, November 26, 2017

   The final installment of our 2017 Missions Conference, "First to Last ... All Need to Hear" is with Jim & Terry Miller who serve with ABWE in South Africa.
   9:45 AM Miller Update during the Adult Sunday School classes
   11:00 AM COMBINED SERVICE with Jim Miller preaching.
   12:15 Potluck Meal with the Millers. Please sign up!
   Hosting opportunity with the Millers after the missions committee meeting until Acts 2:46, please contact Curt James.
   6:00 PM Acts 2:46 Night in the Fellowship Hall. Please bring your favorite game and a generous portion of your favorite snack or finger food. We will open with prayer and then fellowship with one another. We would like to get to know you.
Upcoming Events!

   12/1 6:00 PM Set Up for CITP Walk Through Nativity. A Pizza dinner will be provided for those who are helping set up for this event. See Heather Meade with questions.
   12/2 2:30 - 5:30 Christmas In The Park. Jesus is the reason for the season and this is one way that we have to remind our community.
   The Walk Through Nativity is just 13 days away and we are not ready! We need a heavenly host, for Pete's sake! Not a heavenly huddle! We need all ages of people to fill all sorts of jobs. If you have questions, contact Heather Meade, or sign up at the bulletin board. But we need to know soon so we have a costume for you, so don't wait!
   *12/8 6:30 - 10:00 PM Underground Christmas. This year the Fold Christmas Party for students (grades 7-12) will be a village wide secretive affair. If you live in the village and are available and willing to be a location that hosts small groups of teens throughout the evening, please contact Pastor Brandon or Tawyna Hughes.
   *12/13 Awana Auction. If you have new or slightly used items that you would like to donate, please let Pastor Brandon know. We are looking for items that would interest the children themselves or that the children would use as gifts for family members. Items need to be to the church before noon on Tues. Dec. 12th.
   *12/14 Senior Community Luncheon. Invite someone 55 or older to join us for great food and fellowship. Please bring a dish to pass, your own table setting and a good appetite. If you have any questions please call Chris Wolcott at 585-384-6052. Those that are interested in joining us at Family Life Ministries for the January Seniors Luncheon, please be prepared, on 12/14, to give Joanne Drake $9 each for the cost of the ticket so she can make reservations for our group.
   *12/16 1:00 - 4:00 PM Ladies Paint Day. If you are looking for some fellowship with some other ladies, then come & enjoy a time of painting, food, and fun at the church. The cost is $20 per person (this covers the cost of the materials). Seating is limited to 30 people, so please sign up on the bulletin board if you plan to attend. Also, please bring a dish to pass. This time, the winter themed picture will be chosen by the group that signs up. Contact Amanda Mullen with questions (607-661-6632)
Harvest Project

   For our Harvest project this year the Trustees are suggesting a high quality commercial grade carpet cleaner for the church. The estimated cost would be about $1300. If you would like to give over and above your normal giving please use the envelopes by the offering boxes and designate for "Harvest project." Any funds over and above will be used for additional equipment. Thank you for your generosity! So far we have raised $1,610.00
*Ladies Retreat

   It's time to get ready for our Ladies Retreat. This year's theme is, "Our Joy Is In The Lord" and will be held at the Linck Hill Inn on Feb. 23-25, 2018. Total cost is $155 per person. Registration forms are on the table by the sign-up bulletin board and are due on December 2nd.
*Thank You

   Dear church family, Thank you for your expressions of encouragement throughout pastor appreciation month. Through your thoughtful and generous notes, meals, and gifts my heart has been encouraged in the fellowship we share in Christ. I'm thankful God has called me to serve with you all. With my love and thanks, Pastor Brandon.
Family Camp 2018

   LET'S GO CAMPING ... in August! Registration is open NOW by going to Family Camp will be held August 9-12 at Keuka Lake State Park. (Most of us camp on the Esperanza Loop). FYI the park has renumbered their sites for the 2018 season. Come for the weekend, a night or an afternoon! See Tara or Kevin Devine with questions. Hope to see you there!
Correction to Church Clerk report and Member List - 2016-17

   There was a Membership meeting held on October 30, 2016 at 10:45 a.m. The membership applications of Thomas C. Meade and Elizabeth E. Meade were unanimously approved.
   In the original Annual report, the names of Thomas C, Meade and Elizabeth E. Meade were omitted from the list. This makes a new total of 108 members at the end of September 2017.
   I apologize for the error and ask you to forgive my oversight. Thank you! In Christ, Myra Jensen, Asst. Church Clerk
Annual Meeting Results

   The Bylaws proposal, the addition of the Chacons and Bruce Archer, and the stewardship proposal all passed.
   Mark Eckler, Aaron Mullen, and Phil Wirsing will serve as Deacons until the end of 2020. Todd Hughes will serve as Trustee for a full three year term. Deaconesses: Pam Gay will serve through 2018 and Esther Glick, Vanessa Obrochta, and Marleena Payne will serve through 2020. Alleene Peterson will continue to serve as Treasurer for another three year term.

   Thank you to everyone who participated in OCC! 140 boxes are on their way! Remember to pray for the child who receives your shoebox.

Please feel free to contact us:
Bill McFeaters, Senior Pastor
Brandon McAfee, Pastor of Young Adult Ministries  |  Rob Hayes, Minister of Senior Adults

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