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Weekly Announcements for 12/16/18

ALPHA IS COMING!: Starting Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019!  Make plans now to attend. The evenings begin with a home cooked meal, and through a video presentation, will provide you with the opportunity to explore and discuss the fundamentals of the Christian faith. Come relax in a small group and a “no strings attached” setting! Stay tuned for more details!

TOGETHER WORSHIP & POTLUCK FEATURING: “ANGELS SAY WHAT?!” KIDMIN CHRISTMAS PROGRAM: Saturday, December 22nd- Join us for a Potluck dinner & Together Worship featuring: The “Angels Say What?!” Kidmin Christmas Program.  Please bring a dish and join us at 5:30pm in the fellowship hall for dinner. Worship and Kidmin’s Christmas Program will follow from 6-7pm. Please contact Brittany Leclair bleclair@firstchurchpo.org—(386)767-6161 with any questions.

CHRISTMAS CAROLING AT FIRST CHURCH: Join First Church members for the 2nd annual Christmas Caroling event on Dec. 21st. We will meet by Fellowship Hall at 5:45pm to go caroling! After caroling, stay for cocoa and cookies in fellowship hall.

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, with a note indicating “Love Offering” and given during the offering time in the church service.

KID’S NEW YEAR’S PARTY: Are you looking for a family friendly way to celebrate the New Year? First Church Port Orange invites you to… GLOW into 2019! December 31st, 2018 6-8pm. Wear white, bring the kids, and enjoy a fun night of s’mores, hot chocolate, glow sticks, games, and a balloon drop at 8pm!

ART OF FAITH SMALL GROUP: Looking for a way to explore your creative spirit? Art of Faith is a relaxing, rejuvenating small group that meets Wednesdays at 6:00 to discover and use our creative gifts. We’ll be starting a new devotional series, “Courageous Creative,” on January 9, and would love to have you join us! Interested? Contact Jennifer Kelly at jenkelly2942@gmail.com or (386)295-6036.

2018 YEAR END GIVING:  As 2018 comes to a close we thank each of you for your generous giving to First Church throughout the year.  For those wishing to make additional contributions for 2018, please note that all checks must be dated, received at the church, paid online by and postmarked by Monday, 12/31/2018.  Any gifts postmarked after 12/31/2018 received will be applied to 2019 giving. For ideas and more info on giving options for year-end giving, please view the video at https://www.fumf.org/videos/end-of-year-giving-ideas/   In this short video, Tom Wilkinson, vice president of church relations for the Florida United Methodist Foundation, highlights some of the giving options available at year-end and encourages people to be generous to their church and the ministries they value most.