Please invite friends, neighbors and family members to attend with you.
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Pastor's Weekly E-Mail Preview: "Looking Ahead to Sunday" is a weekly email sent from the Pastor's Study to members of the congregation who would like a preview of the upcoming Sunday at Konnoak Hills. If you would like to be added to the list of recipients, please send John an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or place your email address on the sign-up sheet in the foyer.
Wednesday Night Fellowship Continues in November Wednesday Night Fellowship continues this month with supper beginning at 6:00 pm, followed by Youth Fellowship, Handbells, and Choir Rehearsal. Each Wednesday at 6:30, youth fellowship meets and at 7:00 a program for adults will be offered. We especially thank all who are cooking this year. Please let John Rights know if you would like to cook on an upcoming Wednesday. On the first Wednesday of each month (except October) will be a potluck supper. Opportunities for mission groups to prepare fundraising meals are available. Cost for the meal is $4 for adults. Children and youth eat free. Please help our cooks by signing up for the meal in the foyer.
Provincial Mission Lovefeast at Olivet Moravian - November 5
Fall Stewardship Emphasis: Communion and Commitment Sunday - November 5
Wednesday Night Fellowship: Opening the Vault of the Moravian Archives with Eric Elliot -- November 8 Following a fellowship supper, it will be our privilege and pleasure to welcome Eric Elliot, Interim Archivist of the Southern Province. Eric will give a brief introduction to the Archives, what it holds, and how it might be a resource for individuals and the church going forward. He'll also offer specific points and stories about Konnoak Hills.
Men's Fellowship Dinner - November 13, 6:00 pm The next Men's Fellowship Dinner Meeting will be held on November 13 at 6:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall. All men of the church are invited to sign up on the sheet in the foyer for a delicious meal provided by one of our circles. A brief meeting with devotions and project planning follows the meal. Cost for the meal is $5.
Wednesday Night Fellowship: TBA -- November 15
Children's Night Out - November 17, 7:00-9:00 pm Children of the church and a friend are invited to come to the church for a night of activities, music and Bible story fun. It's a Noah's Ark theme this evening. Come help us paint the rainbow. This event is sponsored by the Youth Fellowship.
Benevolence Fund Offering to be Received -- November 19 Each year a special offering is received for the Benevolence Fund on the Sundays prior to Thanksgiving and Christmas. This fund is used to address emergency and benevolent needs in our congregation and community. It is administered by our Benevolence Committee, chaired by Gerald Goforth.
Congregational Council -- November 19, immediately after worship Congregational Council will be called to order on November 19. Members of our Boards of Elders and Trustees will be elected. We'll also elect one representative to our Regional Conference Leadership Team and to the Salem Congregation Board of Trustees. In addition to these elections, a proposed church budget for 2018 will be considered. Two weeks before Council, the Nominating Committee will submit a slate of nominees for consideration. Nominations will also be accepted from the floor at Council provided all nominees have agreed to serve if elected. All communicant members in good standing are members of Council.
Konnoak Hills Community Thanksgiving Service -- November 19, 7:00 pm We'll gather at Konnoak Baptist church with our neighboring congregations. Pastor Don Murray of Christ Lutheran Church will bring the message this evening and a special offering will be received for Presbyterian Disaster Relief. Our thanks to our Baptist neighbors for hosting worship and the reception that follows. All singers are invited to join the choir this evening. Music will be distributed through each congregation's choir and one rehearsal will be shared at 6:00 on the evening of the service. Come, thankful people, come!
Wednesday Night Fellowship: Takes a break this evening for Thanksgiving -- November 22
Konnoak Hills Night at Samaritan Inn - November 28 Beginning at 6:15 pm, supper will be served, the kitchen cleaned, devotions shared with the guests, and for those staying overnight, a two-hour shift will be shared with another volunteer to assist the Samaritan Inn staff person. We hope to have our friends from Stockton Street serving again with us. Christ lives at Samaritan Inn as we remember his words: I was hungry and you fed me; a stranger and you took me in. Extend the invitation to a neighbor to join with us in this great work.
Wednesday Night Fellowship: Set Up for Moravian Heritage Event -- November 29 Following a fellowship supper, we'll prepare the building to welcome 250 students and teachers from Konnoak School. Many hands make light work.
Moravian Heritage and Candle Tea Event - December 1 Konnoak Elementary School is looking forward to coming once again to our Moravian Heritage and Candle Tea Event. Tours are scheduled for Friday, December 1 from 9:00 until 2:00. We will have demonstrations in cookie making, candle making, star making, and the Lovefeast. We will also have a display of musical instruments, Advent wreaths, a German Christmas tree, the putz, and Moravians today. If you think you might be able to help in any way for any amount of time, please contact Mary Rights. It is really a fun day when we reach out to our neighborhood school. They are always appreciative, well-behaved, and interested in what we have to share. Please consider participating again or for the first time, and ask someone to join you! Many hands truly do make light work!
Hanging of the Greens -- December 3 Our observance of the Season of Advent begins Sunday, December 3. The Advent wreath will be lit, the star and the Chrismon tree will be illuminated, and the greenery will be placed as we meditate once again on the coming of Christ. We'll also sing the Hosanna Anthem as part of our liturgy. (Children will remain in the sanctuary for the entire service.) There will be a costume fitting and role assignment for children participating in the Service of Lessons and Carols immediately after worship this day in the choir room downstairs. ALL children of the church are needed for this fun event.
Women's Fellowship General Meeting and Candle Trimming - December 5, 6:00 pm The Women's Fellowship General Meeting will be held Tuesday, December 5. A potluck meal will be held at 6:00 pm with a short business meeting and installation of new officers for 2018. Candle trimming will begin immediately after the program. Men of the church are also invited to attend. Invite a friend!
Service of Holy Communion -- December 10 Christ comes to us this day in the breaking of the bread and the drinking of the cup.
Service of Lessons and Carols -- December 17 God's plan for the salvation of the world is celebrated through a service of scripture readings and music. Our choir, band, handbell choirs, and children's nativity pageant will steer us towards the manger and the gift of the Christ-child. Gifts for children in our community and for our friends from the Stockton Street Home and the Main Street residence will be received this day as part of our worship. Look for gift suggestions in the foyer in coming weeks. There will be a final rehearsal at 9:30 am for ALL participants (readers as well as children).
Fourth Sunday of Advent - December 24 With Christmas Even falling on the Fourth Sunday of Advent, we will have a simple service of Communion and Carols at 10:00 for our morning worship. Worshippers will gather around the communion table to share the Lord's Supper. The choir gets the morning off and Sunday school will take a break on this day.
Christmas Eve Lovefeast and Candle Services - December 24 At 4:00 and 7:00 pm, the birth of Jesus is celebrated with a Lovefeast and Candle Service. In this service of carols, a simple meal of a bun and coffee is followed by the distribution of lighted beeswax candles representing the flame of joy that burns in our hearts through a relationship with Christ.