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FIRST
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

Cottage Grove
FOR STUDY

Matthew 3:1-12
Isaiah 11:1-10

Peace 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.
 
THE CHRISTMAS JOY OFFERING supports church leaders among us, retired, present and future, who have pointed us to God. Next Sunday December 22 we will collect an offering for PC (USA) to continue their support of the whole church.
 
YOUTH GROUP Our youth group will meet at Karen’s house from   5-7pm.  It’s a Christmas party, so bring a white elephant gift for a gift exchange.  Bring a friend, too.  Questions?  Call Karen or Chris Heritage.
 
CHRISTMAS MUSIC SUNDAY December 22.  Members of the congregation will play and sing in different ensembles and as soloists. The FPC Chancel Choir, Cottage Bells, Ukarists will perform, and we will enjoy project ensembles. Plan to be here to hear the beautiful music.

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.

SAGINAW MOBILE HOME PARK needs our help. There is a barrel located in Friendship Hall where you can donate the following items to help. Shower caddies, Dollar Store reading glasses, make up/make up applicators, shavers/razors men and women, bath towels, hygiene products (shampoo, deodorant, body soap), blankets, laundry soap, and dental care.

HOMELESS STREET COUNT January 30, 2020. Volunteers are needed for 3 hour shifts across Lane County. For more information and to volunteer visit www.lanecounty.org/homelesscount
 
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY of Central Lane works to eliminate sub-standard housing by assisting low-income homeowners, including veterans, seniors and disabled homeowners with minor exterior home repairs. Visit https://habitatlane.org/home-repair/ for more information.  Find out about your eligibility for the program BEFORE you fill out the application.  You can call the office at 541-741-1707 or email info@habitatlane.org.
 
GOOD NEWS FOR COTTAGE VILLAGE just this week we learned that our tiny house project received three more grants totaling $58,000.  The Autzen Foundation awarded $8,000, Pac Tech (a new business in Cottage Grove) awarded $10,000, The Wells Fargo Foundation awarded $15,000 and The Evergreen Hill Foundation awarded $25,000.  Congratulations to Bruce Kelsh and Cindy Sharp for working so hard on this project.
 
WREATH SALES Thanks to all who participated. We were part of 11 other congregations and networks which sold 429 wreaths, bringing in $15,015 as income for farmworker families.


 
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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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