December 6 - Fleetwood Food Pantry
It is our turn to help at the Fleetwood Food Pantry on December 6th from 3-6 pm. The pantry is located at the Fleetwood Community Center at 110 W Arch Street. Volunteers help to bag and distribute food to needy families in our area. All helping hands are appreciated!
December 9 - Angel Tree for Friend, Inc.
The angel tree is available for you to choose a name or two and provide children in our area with a gift this Christmas. There are a few names left. If you are able to help, please return your gifts to the church by Sunday, December 9th along with wrapping paper or gift bag. Items should not be wrapped.
Scholarship Seafood Sale Fundraiser
Please consider purchasing un-cooked seafood to freeze or enjoy over the Holidays. The proceeds benefit the Marjorie Bailey and Linda Potteiger Scholarship Funds. Order forms are in the lobby and are due December 9th. Pick up will be December 15th from 9-10:30 am.
December 16 - Christmas Cantata
Please join us for the choir's Christmas Cantata, "Rhapsody in Bluegrass" on Sunday, December 16th. In addition to our regular praise band, there will be fiddles, a banjo and mandolin. What a wonderful way to prepare for Christmas Day!
December 18 - Lunch Bunch
The Lunch Bunch will be going to the White Palm for lunch on Tuesday, December 18th at noon. If you like good food and fellowship, come join us! All are welcome!
December 19 - Christmas Holday Boxes
Once again, Friend, Inc. is collecting food for the Holiday Boxes. The following items are needed: 2 cans of sweet potatoes, 2 cans of cranberry sauce, 2 cans of different vegetables, a large can of fruit juice, a box or bag of stuffing mix, a bag of apples (or applesauce), bag of potatoes (or canned potatoes or mashed potatoes), can of fruit cocktail, cookies, 1 can of cocoa or coffee and holiday napkins. Each family will receive a turkey, however there's always a need for donated turkeys or gift cards from Weis to purchase turkeys. The deadline for Thanksgiving boxes is December 19.
December 24 - Christmas Eve Volunteers
Volunteers are needed for Christmas Eve at all three evening services. Please sign up on the bulletin board
January 19 - Movie and Game Night
Come join us for a Movie and Game night January 19th from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm. Adults, bring your favorite games to play. Childcare will be provided. A movie will be shown for children who aren't interested in board or card games. We are asking that you sign up on the bulletin board with the number of people that will be attending and what game and snack you would like to share. See Carla with any questions.
February 16 - Youth Spaghetti Dinner
HOLD THE DATE!!! On February 16th, we will be hosting a Youth Spaghetti Dinner. The proceeds will go towards the Meal Packaging project that will be held on March 23rd. Look for more information to come!
Youth Readers Needed
We'd like to involve the children more in worship by having them read the Prayer of the Day before the Children's Sermon. If your child would like to read, please sign up on the bulletin board in the narthex.
The Brandywine School District is starting a program to send home backpacks of food over the weekend for children in the free and reduced meal program. We've been asked to provide individual MICROWAVALBE servings of spaghetti and meatballs (microwavable 7.5 oz cups), mac and cheese (microwavable cups) and individual soups (microwavable, any variety). Powdered milk, oatmeal cups and individual cereal cup are also being collected. The brand is not important, just the size and the micorwavableness. No child should be hungry, and this is one way to help. Thanks!
We have been given an updated list of items needed to pack backpacks for next month:
Microwavable vegetables (single serving)
Snack Pack pudding
Canned meat (single serving)
Chicken Rice a Roni
Mac and Cheese (single serving)
Soup (single serving)
Cereal boxes (single serving)
Horizon 8 fl. oz. milk
Thank you for your continued support of this program!