Results of Annual Meeting
Thank you to all those who voted on our recent elder and deacon nominees and our proposed 2018 budget. Everything was overwhelmingly passed at last Sunday’s annual business meeting.
Christmas and New Year Schedule
Since Christmas Eve falls on a Sunday this year, we will be having candlelight services during our 9:30am and 11am morning service times.
We will have our regular services on New Year’s Eve (also on Sunday) at 9:30am and 11am.
Please note: For our families with children in Kidsway, there will only be childcare available for kids 2 years and younger for the Christmas Eve services. There will, however, be regular programming available on New Year’s Eve.
So far, the boxes we packed at JCCC have been processed through Ecuador, Malawi, Ukraine, and “a hard-to-reach area.” Continue to pray for the recipients of these boxes, their families, and the ones transporting the boxes.
Pecans Are Here
We have XL pieces of this year’s crop of pecans available for purchase this week. They are $10 per pound bag.
Winter Weather Information
If Carson-Newman University cancels at any point on a Wednesday, our classes/ministries will not meet that Wednesday. Sundays: If we can make the call before the weekend, we will include the information on Friday’s daily email. However, there will be times we need to make a decision on a Saturday. If that is the case, then please check this page for information regarding Sunday services (usually after 4pm). If you ever have any questions regarding services, check the JC3 website or Facebook page. NOTE: Our cancellation policy only applies to weather. Illness related closings do not affect our service schedule.
Welcome Ministries—Next Week (December 17, 2017)
Parking Lot: Branson Fields, Michael Hayes
Gathering Place: Beth Arsenault, Diane Hawkins
Sanctuary Lobby: Robert Kindred, Justin Sterling
Bulletins: Opportunity to volunteer!
Sanctuary Greeter: Opportunity to volunteer!
KidsWay Wednesday Night Schedule (Currently on Break)
The evening schedule is as follows:
6:15pm– Arrive & check in
6:20pm– Dinner** is served
6:20-7:30pm– Classes for nursery –5th grade
7:30-8:15pm– For the parents who are attending small groups, KidsWay will offer an “enrichment time” where kids can either attend a quiet time/movie room or a study hall to complete their homework. Parents– if you do not attend a small group, the pick up time for your child is 7:30pm.
**There is a suggested donation of $3 per child for those participating in dinner, classes and the enrichment time OR $2 for those just attending dinner and class.
KidsWay Holiday Break
After November 15, there will be no Wednesday night KidsWay classes meeting until January 10. Enjoy this holiday time with your family!
“Fill the Bucket” Toy Drive
Over the Thanksgiving holiday, ask your children to go through their new or gently used toys, movies, games, etc. and donate them for children to enjoy at the Samaritan House. You may then bring those items to drop off in the bucket in the KidsWay department. The collection will take place November 19-December 17th. Blessing others with gifts leads the way to emphasize to our children the greatest gift the world has been given...Jesus!
Our DL groups meet every Sunday morning at 9:30am in the Youth Loft.
Christmas Eve “Jingle & Mingle”
All youth will be meeting in the Youth Loft on Christmas Eve during the first hour for a “Jingle & Mingle”. Refreshments will be provided and we will also be playing some Christmas games. See you at 9:30am!
Tennessee Christian Teen Convention (TCTC) 2018
Who: For Jr. & Sr. Highers and their friends
What: A Christian Teen Convention in Gatlinburg, TN
When: January 5-7, 2018
Where: Gatlinburg Convention Center
Any student who wants to sign up at this point will be put on a waiting list only. All spots are currently filled.
Our Small Groups meet in homes, restaurants and at the church. Different groups have different goals. Some study a book of the Bible while some gather to encourage each other during a particular season of life. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in joining or helping start a Small Group.
Break for the Holidays
After November 15, all Wednesday night adult classes will not meet again until January 10. Enjoy the holidays with your friends and family!
Opportunities to Serve
KidsWay Looking for Volunteers
Our KidsWay department is looking for folks who would enjoy helping in ANY capacity (technology, security, teaching, etc.) If you have a heart to serve and would like more information on how you can volunteer, please contact Michelle Emmert (michelle.emmert80gmail.com.)
Food Pantry Donations
We serve many non-perishable items to members of our community as well as church family each month from our pantry, especially during the colder months of the year. If you would like to make donations, you may bring items to room 203 (near the front office) or you may make a monetary donation by writing a check to JCCC and mark “food pantry” in the memo line.
Welcome Team for Wednesdays!
Due to the growth of our Wednesday nights, we are looking for a few friendly faces who might help us Welcome people and help them find their classes.
WHAT WILL I DO: Have your JC3 team lanyard on and be ready to greet from 6:10pm – 6:40pm. Know where the classes/ministries meet (we have a TV screen and a handout that will help you). Help people feel welcome! Sign up on your Connection Card or contact John at email@example.com to become a volunteer.
Serve with Sunday Lunches
If you are willing to serve on a Sunday lunch clean-up team, your team will work only three times a year for about 20-30minutes each time. The job is washing dishes and taking out some trash. It’s only three times per year because we’ll have three teams of four people (we take some months off from lunches). If you think you can help, then we’d love to have you on one of our lunch teams! Please reply to this email or talk to Monique Hewling at church!
We are making plans to remodel our bathrooms located near the sanctuary and we need folks willing to strip wallpaper and repaint. If you can help with these jobs, please respond to this email and we will give you more details about the task.
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