NEW - W.I.N.G.S., Working In God’s Service
We are looking for volunteers to provide meals for our church and community members in a time of “Live Changing Event.” For example, birth of a baby, after surgery or hospitalization, death in the family or other circumstances beyond our control. To learn more about the WINGS contact Celeste Mitten, 402-689-4258, email@example.com
Homeless Bags Ministry
It’s cold outside, especially if you are homeless. Our homeless bags ministry is gearing up again so we can give help to those in need. Follow the link HERE or stop by the brown donation station in the commons area to pick up a list of items needed for this important ministry of blessing.
Crossroads Connection Transportation Volunteer
Crossroads Connection is a community of churches in the Omaha Metropolitan area who have joined together to assist prison inmates in their transition back to life outside of prison. Working to bridge the gap in the current penal system by helping former inmates find their way back into society through the caring support of Christ's followers. And they are in desperate need for drivers to help in transporting people to and from their Sunday evening worship services. If you are interested in exploring this further read their driving info sheet HERE and let them know if you can help.
Advent in a Box
Children's Ministry has something special for your family this year. Stop by the Children's Ministry table and pick up an "Advent in a Box," a weekly reading and craft activity that was put together so your family can continue the discussion of Advent at home during the month of December. There are four short lessons, one for each week of Advent. Each weekly activity includes a scripture reading, discussion thoughts, and an ornament craft. The supplies for each craft are included and labeled in this box. A service project idea is also included, along with an advent calendar. Our hope is that your family will experience Christmas together in a meaningful way this holiday season. See Teresa Bray at the Children's Ministry table to get a box for your family or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Christmas Poinsettia Orders
We will be decorating our Worship Area during the weeks preceding Christmas with poinsettias. If you would like to purchase a plant(s) in honor or in memory of a loved one, you may do so by filling out an order form in the commons area, at the church office during the week, or by calling Heidi Gaube in the church office at 402-891-7106. Each 6” poinsettia will cost $7. Please include payment with your order by Sunday, Dec. 16th.
Serve your church family and community
Become a Snow Angel | Volunteers are needed to help clear the sidewalks this winter at the Ministry Center. Many events take place during the week in addition to Sunday mornings. Celebration provides the snow blower, shovels and salt. Reply back to this message to be contacted with more information.
Fundraising with SCRIP
Purchase gift cards from SCRIP and a percentage goes back to the church. You can use your cards for regular purchases or to give as a gift. See the SCRIP table in the commons area to submit an order this Sunday or reply back to this message.
Operation Christmas Child
Pray for the Church and Other Prayer Time
Dec. 16th, Children’s Christmas Pageant at 9 & 10:30 AM Services
If your child ages PK - 8th grade is interested in participating, please contact Children's Ministry Directory Teresa Bray at email@example.com.
Dec. 16th, High School Youth Christmas Party
Dec. 19th, City Wide Prayer Focus
As part of our commitment to the Citywide Prayer network, Celebration has agreed to pray for the Metro area churches on the 19th of every month. This month’s prayer focus is "The Immigrant and Refugee". During this month when we celebrate our Savior’s birth, we see that He understands what it’s like to be a refugee, because He was one. His parents were forced by the Roman government to leave Nazareth and travel to Bethlehem for the census; from there his family took Him and fled to Egypt for their very lives, unable to return to Israel until it was safe. Many refugees and immigrants call Omaha their home. Let us lift them in prayer. For a list of scriptures and prayer points follow the link HERE.
Dec 19th, Middle School Youth Christmas Party
Dec 19th, High School Youth will not meet.
Jan 2, High School & Middle School Youth Ice Skating @ Tranquility Iceplex
For more info contact Youth Director Dawn Lewis.
Jan 13th - Deadline for Powderburn Retreat (Feb 1-3rd)
This is a High School retreat held at the Crooked Creek Ranch in Colorado. The cost is $275 (does not include skiing but skiing is optional). Sign up on the connection card for more information or contact Dawn Lewis at firstname.lastname@example.org