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FIRST
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

Cottage Grove
FOR STUDY
Isaiah 35:1-10
Luke 1:39-55
 

Joy Can't Wait
 
Advent Art 2019  by John Stuart, www.stushieart.com.
 








 



 
ANNOUNCEMENTS
OFFICE HOURS  The church office is open Tues.– Fri., hours are 8:30 - 12:30.  In an emergency, please call the office, or the Deacons on call, or Karen at 505-331-7101. Karen’s email: khillfpc@gmail.com.  
 
DEACONS ON CALL Hank Habenick 541-767-0807 and Shirley Estrada 541-767-3817.
 
KITCHEN COORDINATOR FOR DECEMBER Barbara Gant 541-942-3411. 
 
HELP DECORATE THE SANCTUARY for Advent and Christmas.  Please help beautify the sanctuary during Advent by bringing poinsettias for display in the sanctuary.   If you'd like to pick yours up after Christmas, please put your name on the bottom.   Thank you.
 
ADVENT FESTIVAL Please join us this Sunday December 8, following the worship service for lunch and Advent fun!
 
BEDS FOR FREEZING NIGHTS hosted 15, 19, and 16 people at Our Lady of Perpetual Help on Wednesday through Friday nights as BFN returned to OLPH as its primary site this year.  FPC is the secondary site this year.  Volunteers are always welcome.

OPEN HOUSE FPC members are invited to a celebratory open house at the Buddhist Palmo Center, Dec. 8, from 2-4pm, 325 North "I" Street.  A greeting and word of thanks will be given at 2:30 by Tulku Jigme Rinpoche, our speaker on gratitude. 

COMMUNITY SHARING donations for the year came to 1,224 pounds, the most in three years.  December's record breaking donations came to 181.  Thanks to everyone who supported our donations this year and to Lou who kept track of what we gave and delivered our donations each month.
 
PER CAPITA 2019 - Dear church members, have you paid your per capita for 2019?  Part of belonging to our denomination, the Presbyterian Church, USA, is supporting other parts of the church.  A per capita fee of $36 per member helps support our Presbytery, our Synod and our General Assembly.  All of this helps support Presbyterian mission and ministry in our country and in our world.  Please, help our church do its part, by paying your per capita of $36 before the end of the year, and if you can, help pay someone else's.   
 
CHRISTMAS AT RAINBOW VILLAGE Rainbow Village is a low-income housing complex in Eugene that this church helped found almost 50 years ago with the other local Presbyterian Churches. Every year at Christmas, this church helps provide Christmas gifts and a Christmas meal to residents in need.  If you would like to participate, please see De Martysus after worship.
 
MAKE A PLEDGE! If you have not yet made a financial pledge for the church's 2020 budget, there is still time!  There are pledge cards in the Narthex, please fill it out and return it in the offering plate during worship or give it to Chuck Missar, our church treasurer.  Thank you for your faithful generosity and for insuring that this church's mission continues.

COTTAGE VILLAGE ARTICLE by Dana Merrday in the Creswell Chronicle: https://www.chronicle1909.com/story/2019/11/28/news/tiny-houses-now-thats-a-giant-idea/2713.html In the article he reference FPC's historic commitment to providing low income housing.
 
DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE IN THE CONGREGATION IN NEED OF LOVING CARE? We have amazing Deacons in this congregation, who lovingly visit members at home or in the hospital. If you, or someone you know, would like a visit, some homemade soup or other assistance from the Deacons, please contact Cindy Vogel or Lynn Rogers.
 

 
 
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Our mailing address is:
216 South Third Street, Cottage Grove, OR  97424
Phone: (541) 942-4479         
E-mail: fpcgrove@gmail.com, Website: 
https://fpcgrove.org/

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