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BABY SHOWER

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The congregation is invited to a baby shower for our very own Norma Hernandez, one of the Homework Help Mamas.  The shower will be on Saturday, December 23rd at 4:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall.  All are welcome to share in this joyous occasion!

December Services Schedule

CHRISTMAS CANTATA

Lois Simon, Charles Anschuetz, and their cast of thousands, are busy preparing the annual Christmas cantata which will be presented on December 16 at 11:00 A.M.  There will be no 8:30 am service on December 16. Just one service @ 11 am featuring the Cantata.Christmas-Cantata1

 

CANTATA LUNCHEON

The congregation is invited to a luncheon on Sunday, December 16th immediately following the 11:00 service.  Food will be provided by our Homework Help “Mama’s” to say thank you to AGLC and Merry Christmas!  We hope you can attend this festive and full day of celebration!

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MID-WEEK ADVENT SERVICES

Welcome to the return of Mid-Week Grace for Advent.  Once again this year we will be holding mid-week services on Wednesday evenings, featuring the Joyous Light liturgy and skits written by Pastor Mike and performed with the help of members of Amazing Grace.  So please join us on Wednesdays, December 5, 12, & 19 at 7:00 P.M. The skits will explore Christmas from the perspective of Joseph, Jesus’ earthly father.  Usually, we tell the story of Christmas from the point of view of Mary, who is front and center in the story of Jesus’ birth.  Joseph is usually relegated to the background of the story.  But this year during our midweek services we will explore the Christmas story from the perspective of Joseph.  Please join us!

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ADVENT COAT DRIVE

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This Advent, Amazing Grace will be sponsoring a Coat Drive for the community.  The idea sprang from the Gospel reading for December 9, from Luke chapter 3.  As Luke presents the preaching of John the Baptist preparing the way for the coming of Jesus, several members of the crowd ask, “What should we do?” to prepare for the coming of the Messiah.  One of the answers John gives is this, “Whoever has two coats must share with anyone who has none (Luke 3:11).  Almost all of us I think have two coats, one that we don’t use anymore that is gently used.  Thus between now and December 9 we will be collecting coats at Amazing Grace.  Any children’s coats we receive will be funneled to Bethesda Elementary school, and adult coats will be passed on to Step By Step Recovery, an agency that works with people who are coming out of the court system, and in need of job and life training.  Thank you for your help, as we continue to serve our community, and the populations who are in need, as part of our observance of Advent this season!

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CHRISTMAS PAGEANT

Once again this year there will be a Christmas Pageant on Sunday, December 23 at Amazing Grace under the direction of Deb Millum and starring the children of Amazing Grace and Homework Help.  The play is entitled, “Pepita’s Poinsetta,” and it tells the story of a Mexican tradition of bringing gifts to the manger, to Jesus, and of the origin of the poinsettia plant.  Any children who would like to be included please speak to Pastor Mike or Ms. Deb.  Also any adults who would like to be involved with the pageant, please speak to Pastor Mike or Deb Millum.  The Pageant will be presented on December 23 at 11 am. There will be a traditional service for the Fourth Sunday in Advent held at 8:30 am that morning.

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CHRISTMAS EVE SCHEDULE 2018

Once again this year there will be two worship services on Christmas Eve.  The Family Service will be at 5:00 P.M. and will be geared towards families and the children on Amazing Grace.  The later service will be a traditional service of Word, Sacrament, Carols and candle light, and will be at   10:00 P.M.Christmas-Eve

SECRET SISTERS REVEALING!

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If you enjoy this ministry,  there will be a sign-up sheet in the Narthex to register for next year. Nannette Stariha is the new coordinator for this ministry for next year, please contact her if you have any question.  In Christ, Phyllis Moss

ANGEL TREE

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Amazing Grace is sponsoring children this Christmas from Chesney Elementary.  Counselors have received holiday assistance requests from numerous, homeless families.  Gift suggestions include toys, shoes and gift cards from Wal-Mart.

 

Pick a gift tag and return wrapped gift along with the tag by December 16.

 

Thank you for your generosity in making Christmas special for these children.  Contact Kathy Berfield @ 678-662-7546 for more information.

Grace Bags

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At this time, we are in need of someone, or a small group, to be in charge of selling Grace Bags for about 15 minutes after the 11 am worship service.  Grace Bags are medium size Ziploc bags filled with small items of food and some daily necessities and a lot of love, for handing out to those who are in need.  This is an awesome ministry, we have sold hundreds of bags and helped start this ministry in a dozen other churches. Please consider helping us after service. Thank you to everyone that has purchased and distributed the bags, helping feed the hungry people of our community. If you have any questions or would like to help, contact Lud or Wayne.

Contact information: Lud – 678-226-1726 – Labdawg@juno.com or Wayne – 404-788-0474 – walbigun@aol.com

Chemo Caps and Preemie/Newborn Baby Hats Ministry Update

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It is time again to create Chemo Caps and Baby/Preemie Hats. This ministry makes caps for Chemo patients and newborns at the Gwinnett Medical Center, Lawrenceville. Anyone interested in making caps and/or hats please let Debi Linke know. If you would like to learn to knit or crochet, Debi is available to teach either. To participate or for further information, please contact Debi Linke in person or via email at deblinke@comcast.net.