NATIVITY NEWS

 

All Saints’ Sunday  

Sunday, November 5, we will remember all our loved ones that have passed away in the past 12 months. Please add their name to the book on the baptismal font. No duplications please.  


Women’s ThankOffering  

Sunday, November 12 will be our annual Women’s ThankOffering Service. This tradition dates back to the 1800s when Christian women formed “mite” or “cent” societies to fund missions. When others in the church said there was not enough money to carry out these projects, the women believed otherwise. In these societies, each woman collected offerings at home. On occasion, they would gather as we do next Sunday to worship and combine their offerings and offer them up with thanks and praise.  When Women of the ELCA was formed nearly 30 years ago, we committed to continue this tradition of giving in gratitude for blessings. Each year, in thousands of congregations, Thankofferings are collected and sent to support the life-changing ministries of Women of the ELCA. Women’s Love Circle will be taking an extra offering collection after the service to send to the Women of the ELCA.  
 

 

Sandwich Making  

Saturday, November 18, join fellow friends and members as they prepare hundreds of sandwiches for our neighbors in need. Time is 9:00am in the fellowship hall. Many hands are needed.  


Angel Tree  

Our Salvation Army Angel Tree will be going up November 19. You will be able to choose your angel and shop for their Christmas gifts. Please mark your name and phone number next to the child’s name and number in the book next to the tree.  


Thanksgiving Ecumenical Service at Gardens  Presbyterian  

Nativity is joining up with Gardens Presbyterian to enjoy a special Thanksgiving Worship Service on Sunday, November 19 at 4:00 p.m. at Gardens Presbyterian. They are located on the corner of Hood and Central Roads. There will be a potluck fellowship afterwards.  


Save the Date  

As we near the end of the year, it is once again time for Love Circle's Annual Women's Christmas Party. The date this year is Sunday, December 3, 2017. It will be held in the loggia at 2:00pm. There will be a sign up sheet on Kari's desk starting on November 12th. Bring a $20 wrapped gift for the gift exchange. Refreshments are provided. 

Join us to start off this year's holiday season with Fun Food and Fellowship.  


Footsteps of Luther Tour plus Oberammergau Passion Play
Travel Dates: September 14-23, 2020  Please join us for an informative meeting with many details on Monday, November 13, 2017 at 7:00 P.M. if you are interested.  Faith Lutheran Church, 555 U.S Highway 1, North Palm Beach, Florida 33408  Contact: Fran Hickman, 561-234-7349 4 Williamhickman5004@att.net  


Plant Help Needed  
Do you have a green thumb or just like to play in the dirt? We need someone to help with plants on the front steps. We lost one of the gladiolus plants during Hurricane Irma and the other one is leaning. Can you help?  


THRIVENT ACTION TEAMS

Thrivent and their members have a fun way to help the community. If you know of a worthy cause, you are encouraged to form a team (3 or more people), apply online and get support from Thrivent. Applicants must request 21 days in advance of the event.  Each member can request seed money of $250 at least twice in a year.  You must apply at Thrivent.com/actionteam and within 5 days you find out if your project is approved.  If it is, you’ll receive resources, and seed money to get started. There is a list of 101 ways to spark action in your community on the bulletin board in the loggia. If you have questions, please go online to Thrivent.com or talk to Sarah Davis or Kari Donnelly.


Thrivent Choice Dollars

Thrivent members please remember to designate where you would like your Choice Dollars to go before the end of the month. If left undesignated, they will go back to administration costs.


SCHOOL REGISTRATION

Openings for our 2017-2018 school term will be filled on a first come first serve basis beginning February 1, 2017. If your child is the age of 4 on or before 9/1/2017, he or she is eligible for the Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) program. This year you can get the needed certificate online. Please go to family central.org, click/ select Palm Beach County and follow the steps to enroll into the VPK 2017-2018 program year. We also have openings in our Pre-K 2 and Pre-K 3 classes along with early care starting at 7:30am and afercare until 5:30pm.


GIVING DIRECT

Many of us pay our bills online nowadays for convenience.  Your church offerings can also be done directly through your bank. Stop by your bank to see if they can help you set up automatic payments to be sent directly to the church.  This frees you from writing weekly checks and also helps the church with financial stability.


LOOKING FOR A PROJECT?

This year as we have no property council representative, we could use help if anyone is ever interested in running a property work day or helping on any type of project. There are jobs from time to time that require outside help like pressure washing sidewalks, picking up debris and limbs from the outer property, trimming trees, cleaning signs and filling pot holes to name a few. We are currently looking for someone to help with painting. If you are interested in helping with this or any other project, please talk to Pastor. Thank you.


HARMONY HOUSE

We are again collecting for Harmony House, a support home for women and children recovering from abusive situations.  They can use:  women’s clothing, children’s clothing, toiletries for women and children, twin bedding only, small appliances, kitchenware.  NO CANDLES or HALF USED TOILETRIES.  They can also use non-perishable food and paper products.


 

St. George’s Dinner  

On Friday, September 29, 20 Nativity Super Servers donated 59 hours to serve 132 meals to our needy neighbors at St. George’s Episcopal Community Center in Riviera Beach. A special Thank You to our dedicated servers: Denise, Scott & Caleb Ellis, Linda, Fletch & Fletcher Fowler, David Hoecker, Nancy Hunter, Edna, Ken & Kylie Koenig, Stuart McClellan, Carolyne & Jim New, Linda & Julius Roehl, Dylan Rogers & Logan Butler, Tavis & Maxum Smith .  SAVE THE DATE-Our next dinner serving opportunity is: Friday, December 29.  


14th Annual Golf Benefit  

Thank you to all that helped to make our golf benefit a success last month. Thank you to the players, the sponsors, those that donated items and those that joined us for the lunch. What a fun way to raise money for the church and school. Pictures will be on the bulletin board in the church office soon.  


 

Nativity Choirs  Handbell

Men’s Choir and the Adult Choir are all rehearsing. Thanks to each member who serve our God with their praise of music! Any person wishing to participate in any or all choirs are encouraged to join! We would love to have you.  Sincerely, John Shepherd, Music Dir.  



 

 


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