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THE  ARLINGTONIAN
December  2019


TABLE OF CONTENTS
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NEWSLETTER DEADLINE
WINTER WEATHER WORSHIP POLICY
ARE YOU UP TO DATE IN YOUR GIVING?
SCHEDULE FOR ADVENT AND CHRISTMAS, 2019
INVITE A FRIEND, NEIGHBOR, OR EVEN A RELATIVE TO PREPARE FOR AND CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS WITH OUR CHURCH FAMILY
ARLINGTON CHRISTIAN CHURCH DIRECTORY
SUNDAY MORNING SCHEDULE
DECEMBER MEETINGS
DECEMBER SERVING SCHEDULES
  
  
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Join us in Worship on Sundays at 10:30 a.m.

NEWSLETTER DEADLINE

The deadline to submit articles for the January issue is December 22.  Please email articles to the church or give them to Brother Lee.

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WINTER WEATHER WORSHIP POLICY

I do not plan on cancelling worship for a little bad weather.  As a rule of thumb - if the roads are covered in ice or if there is more than six inches of new snow, I probably will not be here.  Warning:  The parking lot may not be cleared or salted.  Please use the back lot and glass doors to avoid the front steps.  YOU CAN MAKE UP YOUR OWN MIND IF YOU WANT TO RISK TRAVEL TO BE HERE.  If you are playing, singing, reading, or serving, do not feel undue pressure to be here.  If I do decide to cancel worship, it will be listed on WKYT channel 27 (Spectrum Cable 9).

Brother Lee

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ARE YOU UP TO DATE IN YOUR GIVING?

Years ago, ministers used December as the month to remind church members to catch up on their offering before the end of year.  That way they could deduct it from their taxes.  The new, higher, standard deduction has removed the tax advantage from most people’s charitable giving.  That doesn’t mean it is okay to shortchange what God expects us to do.

I know it is Old Testament, but scripture says we are to give the first of our goods to God, not the leftovers.

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SCHEDULE FOR ADVENT AND CHRISTMAS, 2019

Sunday, December 1, 10:30 a.m., in the Sanctuary

This is the First Sunday of Advent.1 Part of our worship service will include a "Hanging of the Greens" service to finish decorating for Advent and Christmas.  Something NEW this year will be hanging some Christmas Stockings on the ends of the pews.  These will be functional, as well as decorative.  You are invited to bring small gifts for children and adults to put in the stockings.  You may bring several like-items to put in different stockings, or you may bring a variety of things to put in one stocking.  These will be hanging for three Sundays, December 1, 8, and 15.  Then on December 16th, they will be taken to the Arlington Elementary Family Resource Center for distribution to students' families.  If we collect more than will fit in the stockings, do not worry, we will deliver the extras with them.  You may bring socks, gloves, mittens, small toys, personal items, whatever you can think of (probably not food items) that are appropriate for a Christmas stocking.  Use your imagination.

Sunday, December 15, 10:30 a.m., in the Sanctuary

Cathy and the Choir have been putting extra effort into rehearsals as they prepare to lead our worship with their annual Christmas Music Program.  Come and enjoy the beautiful, worshipful, music.  The poinsettia tree will be up, too.  Following worship you are 0invited to stay for a time of fellowship, because a Salad and Sandwich Lunch will follow our worship.  Bring a salad or some sandwiches to share (pot-luck without the pot).

Tuesday, December 24, 6:00 p.m., in the Sanctuary
After all (or almost all) of the stores have closed and hopefully you have finished wrapping, it is time to take a quiet break to replenish your spirits.  Come and let God be the center of your thoughts during our Christmas Eve Communion Service.  It is a wonderful way to begin Christmas.

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INVITE A FRIEND, NEIGHBOR, OR EVEN A RELATIVE TO PREPARE FOR AND CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS WITH OUR CHURCH FAMILY

Let one of our Advent packets containing the Charles Dickens's "A Christmas Carol" Devotion Book, a Pen with church information on it, and an invitation To worship with us be your start to a heart-felt invitation.  Christmas is the best time of the year to ask.

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ARLINGTON CHRISTIAN CHURCH DIRECTORY

Copies of the directory are available in the church office.  Stop by to pick up your copy, or give us a call at (859) 252-4393, and we will get one to you.

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SUNDAY MORNING SCHEDULE

 9:00 - 11:45 a.m. Nursery Room Available
 9:10 - 10:00 a.m. Church School Classes
10:00 - 10:30 a.m. Fellowship Time
10:30 a.m. Worship Service

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DECEMBER MEETINGS

Sun., Dec.  1 Elders Meeting, 6:00 p.m.
Tue., Dec.  3 Stewardship Committee Meeting, 6:30 p.m.
Sun., Dec. 29 Elders Meeting, 6:00 p.m.

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DECEMBER SERVING SCHEDULES

Elders
  Bread Cup
Dec.  1 Steve Bowman Joe Jones
Dec.  8 Larry Brown Peggy Myers
Dec. 15 Lonnie Jackson Steve Bowman
Dec. 22 Joe Jones Larry Brown
Dec. 29 Peggy Myers Lonnie Jackson

Devotional:  Steve Bowman
Home Communion Visitation:  Steve Bowman, Larry Brown, Peggy Myers
 
Deacons

Serving Communion:  Mollie and Patrick Smith

Communion Prep and Clean-Up:  Mollie and Patrick Smith
 
Liturgists

Dec.  1 Pam Proffitt
Dec.  8 Larry Brown
Dec. 15 Lonnie Jackson
Dec. 22 Betty Nevius
Dec. 29 Steve Bowman

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