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December 2 Announcements

December Newsletter: The December newsletter is now available! Click here to catch up on all the news and read the latest message from Pastor Paul. You can also access the newsletter by visiting the In Touch page on our website:  http://bethanyofbainbridge.org/in-touch/

Rachel Circle Bible Study: The Rachel Circle Bible Study group will meet this Tuesday, December 7th. Study materials are available in the library.

Stewardship Packets: Packets with 2022 stewardship materials have been mailed. Please use the addressed envelope included in the packet to return your pledge card and time-and-talent survey as soon as possible so that the church council can begin to formulate a 2022 budget. Pledge Cards and Time-and-Talent surveys are also available on the table entering the sanctuary.

Advent at Bethany: Bethany began the Advent season by making advent yule logs. Thank you to Jeff Sievertson and Kathy Dudgeon for providing the logs, greens, and candles! Check below for other Advent activities and find additional information in the December newsletter. In addition, Advent devotionals and calendars are available for you to pick up on the table as you enter the sanctuary.

      December 5 – Children released from worship after Children’s Message to make Christmas cards and decorate cookies

     December 12 – Children released from worship after Children’s Message to hear a Christmas story and sing songs. Bethanians depart after worship for caroling.

     December 19 – The worship service will include a special telling of the Christmas story intermingled with musical offerings from Bethany members/

Our Christmas Tree: A huge thank you to Karen Selvar, of Bainbridge Island Farms and Suyematsu Family Farm for donating the Christmas tree that will grace our Sanctuary. We encourage you to visit Bainbridge Island Farms on Manzanita Road if you are looking for a live tree as a way of thanking Karen for her generous donation.

Christmas Poinsettias: The Altar Guild will be decorating the sanctuary with beautiful poinsettias again this year and welcomes your donations to help cover the cost. Please consider making a donation in honor or memory of someone special in your life. Envelopes for the special donations will be available in your bulletin or on the table as you enter the sanctuary.

Donations for Martha & Mary: Martha & Mary is accepting holiday gifts people can purchase for their residents. The three items they are collecting this year are wall calendars, nonskid socks and fleece throws (i.e, lap blankets.) Items can be dropped by Martha and Mary in Poulsbo or brought to the Bethany office. See the December newsletter for additional information.

Altar Flowers: The altar flowers are provided by Karen and Ed Kushner to the glory of God in memory of loved ones.

Prayers are Requested for: David Mueller and the Mueller family upon the sudden death of Jennifer Mueller; Wayne Richmond who continues to recover from pneumonia.

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