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Weekly Announcements for 12/15/19

Announcements usually change on the previous Wednesdays:

A FIRST CHURCH SHOEBOX CHRISTMAS: Thank you to all who participated in the Shoebox Christmas Event.  Please place your gifts along the wall in the sanctuary.  If you forgot yours, you may bring it to the office Monday from 9a-3p.

BEHOLD THE STAR! CHRISTMAS CANTATA: Come listen to the combined choirs of First Church and Tomoka UMC present Behold the Star! Today, 12/15, at 4p.  This work is a blend of original and familiar carols. It’s an inspirational reminder that the light of the world has come!

FINANCIAL REPORT: Our December Weeks 1 & 2 giving was 18.3% of our monthly challenge of $90,000 needed to end in the black. This is the month to give above and beyond.  Consider it a Christmas Gift to First Church.  Philippians 1:6  I am confident of this, that the one who began a good work among you will bring it to completion by the day of Jesus Christ.

STAFF LOVE OFFERING: During this Christmas season we want to offer a special thank you to our Pastor and staff. Please take this time to show your affection and appreciation by giving a Love Offering for all they do for our church. Your love offering can be given just as you normally give online or during the offering, with a note indicating “Love Offering”.

CONFIRMATION CLASS 2020: Confirmands (graduating 5-12 graders) will learn about the meaning of their Christian faith; history of Methodism; and the vows they’ll profess. The class is offered weekly for 8 weeks. For more information and to register, visit www.firstchurchpo.org/confirmation

COUPON BOOK: Family Fun Coupon Books are for sale in the lobby. There are over 380 pages of BOGO, bargains, discounts, etc. Deals are good through December 30th, 2020. $20 per book. $10 goes to the church.

FREE ACAPELLA CONCERT: Come and hear Reverb from Florida State on Dec 20 at 7 PM . The concert will consist of Christmas music from their Christmas album, “In the Quiet White”, as well as a few contemporary songs from their album Panorama. A love offering will be collected.

BUY GIFT CARDS AND SUPPORT FIRST CHURCH: With the holidays now here, it’s time to order scrip cards. You pay regular face value price, but First Church gets a rebate.  Michelle Nelson is available between services each Sunday if you want to place an order.

GIFT IDEA FROM THE THRIFT BOUTIQUE: Purchase a Gift Certificate for $20 or more and the value is DOUBLE FOR THE RECIPIENT!

GROWING BEYOND 2020: You can still fill out your 2020 pledge card at www.firstchurchpo.org/pledge or ask an usher for one.

CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES:

4p Contemporary/Family

7p Traditional/Choral.