Dear Church Family,
Please read below for this week's announcements from Shady Grove:
-Administrative Council Meeting Notice: A called Admin Council meeting to approve the 2021 Church Budget will be held Sunday, December 6 at 10:15 am in King Street. The budget will be the only item on the agenda. Zoom will be available for anyone not comfortable meeting in person. If you wish to attend by Zoom, email Ashley at email@example.com and she will send you the link. Masks and social distancing are required. We encourage you to attend. Every member present has a vote.
-Crackers for Christmas in Jefferson County: This is our last Sunday to take donations for the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce Christmas Food Baskets for needy persons and family. Because of COVID, we have been asked to only give money to cover the cost of the 400 boxes of crackers we normally give. We are $155 short of our goal of $600 to support this worthy cause. Please consider giving the amount you would spend to buy crackers.
-Toys for Tots: Terry Witt has placed a collection box in the Narthex. Please purchase new toys to help bring joy to children who otherwise might not get any Christmas presents. Terry says the greatest need is for presents for ages 10 through 13. We will collect through Dec. 5th.
-Holston Home Children’s Home 5th Sunday: November 29 is our last 5th Sunday of 2020. What better way to express our Christian faith than to invest in the lives of children whose lives have been broken and who look to the church to help them become whole again! Please give generously.
-Food for Children at Piedmont and Mt. Horeb Schools: Thank you for your generous support of this worthy and much-needed cause. Your monetary and food donations are such a blessing! We will be inviting you to volunteer to help organize, package, and deliver the bags to the schools after the Christmas holidays.
-Christmas Cards for Jefferson Park Nursing Home: We are asking our congregation to pick up a Christmas card or cards in the Narthex and write a note to show a resident they are not forgotten in this season of pandemic and to bring a smile to their faces. We need 160 cards returned so that every resident will receive one. Sign your cards with your first name only and include “From Shady Grove Church.” Please bring your cards back to the church by December 20th.
-The annual Drive Through Village Nativity presented by The Churches of Sandy Ridge at Hills Union United Methodist Church will be held Friday Dec. 4th and Sat Dec 5th from 6pm-8pm. Come and be blessed!
-The church office will be closed Wednesday and Thursday of this week.
-As a reminder, Adult Bible Study and King's Kidz will not meet this week and will be taking off the month of December. We will see you in January!
-Please keep the following people in your prayers: Jeff Moncier, Barbara and Bill Moseley, Terry Witt, Rachael Hubler, Frankie Simms, Tim Barker, Kevin Fox, Maxine Williams, Gay Greene, Dave Holt, Mark Gapetz, Woodlawn Church, Kyndall Demaria, Susan Cheetham, Suzanne Guidry, Claire Cortozza, Malcolm Cotton, Amy Graves, Christy Bowlin, Hilda Skeens, Vickie Martinez, De Perrin, and Tabitha Coffey.