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Opportunities for Fellowship, Spiritual Growth & Missional Activities
We hope you will join us for this special time.

UCM School Break Bags: We conclude our collection this Friday 12/13.  Thank you to all who brought boxes of instant potatoes. Please RSVP to the church either by response to this email or by phone 828-586-2358 if you are able to join us on Sunday, December 15 at 3:00pm.  We will gather in the mission hall of Sylva First Baptist Church to pack the Break Boxes and enjoy some pizza at 4pm.

Love Light Sale continues through Dec. 22: Traditionally, Love Lights are sponsored lights on our Chrismon tree, in honor or memory of a loved ones. This year, in addition to the postcards you receive for your donation, we will have luminaries with your loved one’s name. The luminaries will be lit Christmas Eve. Love Lights are $3.00. The sale will end on Dec. 22nd. Proceeds of Love Lights will got toward Camp Patton Springs.


Christmas Eve we encourage you to bring Family, Friends & Neighbors to these special Worship Services.

December 29, 2019 One Worship at 10:00am w/fellowship meal following.
We are having a 10am worship service on DECEMBER 29, with a soup, salad, and cornbread luncheon after church to fellowship with each other!  Please email Kim Woodard at berlyjo18@gmail.com if you can help with the following:
Soup – recipes are in the 2013 Feast & Fellowship church cookbook on pages 44 and 45  The cookbooks are still available for purchase in the church office or if you just need these recipes Janis is happy to email you or print out a copy – call the church office. 

         – need at least 1 more
         – need 4 crockpots
     SALAD – all good
       – need at least 1 more
       DESSERT – cookies or brownies  – all good. 

Sunday, December 29, 2019 
Advent Activities:
12/1      Love Light Sale continue through 12/22
12/12    ELC Christmas Program in the Sanctuary @ 6pm
12/16    JOY (just older youth) trip to Dollywood Christmas. 
             We still have space available – call the church office
             by Friday 12/13 noon to join in the fun.
12/24    Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship @ 6pm & 11pm
12/29    ONE Worship @ 10am, followed by a fellowship
             lunch of soup, salad & bread in the CLC.
Sylva First facility need & charitable contribution opportunity

Our Allison building is currently heated with steam and cooled with window AC units.  We have no backup for either of these systems.  Our little ones in the Early Learning Center and nursery need a system that is safer, more efficient and more reliable.  A modern replacement will cost $22,500.   To make a donation toward this needed upgrade, please write “Allison heating” on your check.  We will keep you updated on the funding status through the end of the year.  Thank you, in advance, for your support. We have collected $11,045. of the 22,500.
Pews available for a donation
There are presently 4-5 unadopted pews left that are not being utilized in the church therefore they are available to the congregation for a donation to the church to support paying off the CLC loan. The recipient of the pews is responsible for transporting the pews from the church as is. Contact the  church office if you are interested in obtaining one or more of the pews. Cushions not included.  Deadline is January 1, 2020. Any pews that are not obligated will be offered to local churches, etc.   Wiley Harris, Property Chair
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