Deacons Corner
Next meeting – 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, annex

MERRY CHRISTMAS: As Bob Hope said, “My idea of Christmas, whether old-fashioned or modern, is very simple: loving others.” And Charles Schultz said, “Christmas is doing a little something extra for someone.”

Thank you to all who helped during our annual decorating brunch.

The Christmas Giving Tree will be ready Dec. 3:  Several community families responded to allow us to help with their children’s Christmas wishes. If you wish to take gift tags off the Narthex Tree, please sign up on the master sheet on the bulletin board. Please have your gifts wrapped with the tag attached by Dec. 17. We deliver the gifts on the 17th so promptness is a necessity. Thank you in advance, because we know our congregation is so charitable!

News: The results of our Nov. 28th meeting are as follows:
Communion: Oct. 29 -- 63 people were served, including one at home Next Communions: Dec. 3: Elders serve; Jan. 7: Deacons serve (Steve Elliott. Joyce Woodrow, Sue Reim and Carol Martino)
Food collection for November: 71 items were collected; Year to date: 771. Please continue donating. Maybe we can match or better our giving from last year, which was more than 1,000 items! Suggested food items for December and January: peanut butter and jelly – but all nonperishable foods are welcomed!
Visitations: Fifty were made by deacons during November.
College students: “Thinking of You” cards with Wawa gift cards will be given to five church members attending college. 
Flower Fund: Erin Zorio reports that as of Nov. 19 the fund is stable – with 12 arrangements to be purchased/dedicated. Remember: These arrangements are given to shut-ins or others that the deacons visit. Please look for order forms in the Narthex. Also poinsettias are available to purchase and take after Christmas Eve services. See the Sunday Bulletin to order.
Farewell and thank you to deacons ending their terms: Cassandra DeFinizio, Steve Elliott and Joyce Woodrow.  
Welcome to “newbies” starting their terms in January: Kristine Brenner and Nancy Butler.

​Mark Your Calendars!  
Dec. 3: Communion
Dec. 24: 
     11 a.m. worship in Fellowship Hall – Christmas Pageant
       7 p.m. Christmas Eve service in sanctuary
Jan. 7: Communion
Jan. 14: Installation/ordination of new officers
  Take down Christmas decorations after worship … all are welcome to chip in!

** Please continue putting your donations in the green offering envelopes! Thank you.

And most importantly: **Please inform us of anyone needing assistance or a visit. **    
​Please notify Rev. Shedwick of any prayer requests to be announced in church or online.

Your Board of Deacons:
     Steve Antosky, Nolan Becker, Liz Billings, Cassandra DeFinizio, Steve Elliott, Madison Kratzer, Carol Martino, Nancy MacDermott, Joan Mullin, Kayleigh Reim, Sue Reim, Andrew Reynolds, Peg Schoen, Dottie Shedwick, Ada White and Joyce Woodrow, moderator
'As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace.'

 -- 1 Peter, 4:10