Cause of the Month - December
CMLC Computer Project & Foodshelf at IOCP
December is a month that we usually do a special project for the benefit of Christ Memorial. This month, we will be working on getting new computers for the church office & also for the TLC office. The computers are a number of years old and are not working very well anymore. Also, TLC especially is in need of getting new software for child care management, since the software that is currently in use is no longer being supported. Also, we will be looking at possibilities for up-to-date capabilities. Some parents have requested electronic receipts for FSA purposes, as well as possible electronic billing. Money given during the month of December will be used for the computer hardware and software updates needed at Christ Memorial.
In addition, everyone is also encouraged to bring in food for the foodshelf at Interfaith Outreach and Community Partners (IOCP). We will be collecting canned foods and especially foods that you would serve at a Christmas dinner: Canned nuts, crackers or other nonperishable appetizers, bag/box of stuffing mix, sweet potatoes, canned green beans, gravy or gravy packets, cranberries or canned fruit, potatoes, flour, sugar and cooking oil (for all the extra baking over the holidays), muffin or roll mix.
Remember that we cannot accept perishable foods, so stick to foods that come in cans, jars, boxes and bags.
CMLC Christmas program
The CMLC Christmas Program will be on Sunday, December 16, during the Worship Service at 9:30 a.m. The program is called “Building Christmas”. Our Sunday School and Confirmation Class are working hard to tell the Christmas story in a new and creative way. Come, hear the children, and sing with us!
A look at the Christmas schedule for CMLC
Christmas Eve Candlelight Service, 4:00 PM
Bring your friends and family a we kneel at the manger and sing “Silent Night” in the candlelight.
Christmas Service of Lessons and Carols, December 30, 9:30 AM
We continue to worship and celebrate Christmas as we sing and hear the Christmas story told from the beginning of time until the birth of our Savior.
Womens' bible Study
The women’s Bible study group will not meet in December. The women did meet this month for a Women’s Christmas Tea, which was a very delicious event! The group will meet Monday, January 14 at 7:00 p.m. in the church library. We will be starting a new study called “The Gospel of John: Meetings with Jesus.” Session 1 is entitled, “Come and See: Seeking and Finding Faith.” All women are invited to attend.