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Christmas Wishes

 

Merry Christmas!

Candace and I want to express our heartfelt thank you to each one of you for how you gave so graciously of yourselves during this last semester of Morning and Evening Edtion.  We have heard numerous stories of how you have contributed to life change.  You are making a difference in the lives of women to you come in contact with and when you invest in their lives.  So Thanks!!!

What a great evening we had together on Tuesday as we took time to eat, chat and talk about the life change that is happenng.  For those of you who were unable to make it to the WM Leadership Christmas Party, we missed you!  We have a small gift for you, so please look in your mailbox here at church.

Thank you to Lisa who made the night extra special, by adding her touch to an already beautiful setting. 

Some dates for you to put on your calendar for January,

Jan 4 – Pre registration for EE and ME begins at the kiosk in the lobby

Jan7 – All EE & ME Leadership meeting – 6:30 in room B100 (old library)

Jan 14 – Evening Edtion begins – Prayer at 6pm, sessions goes 6:30-8:30

Jan 15 – Morning Edition begins – prayer at 8:20 , sessions start at 9am

Wishing you a wonderful, relaxing Christmas Season as you gather with family and friends.

Christmas Wishes,

Candace and Twyla

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Urgent EE News

Hi all,

This weekend, Pastor Wayne will be announcing a new church-wide initiative that effects EE for the winter semester.  Effective January 14, 2009, all evening ministries will be moved on to Wednesday night. 

The rationale for the decision comes out of the 24 home meetings that he conducted through the spring, where he heard families ask the church to help them simplify their lives.  A common concern he heard is that many families are at the church 3-5 times a week!  So, with input from all ministry leaders, the decision has been made to try to move everything on to one night. 

We have some real hopes for this model and we are also aware of some concerns.  We (the staff) have all committed (because of the significance of the rationale) to supporting this decision and trying this model.  All feedback as we try this is welcome!

I wanted you to hear it from me before you hear it from the pulpit.  With a change of schedule, we need to hear confirmation from you as soon as possible about whether you are able to return as a leader at EE.  Could you please contact Lisa as soon as you know, so that we can plan?

We know change can be hard (believe us, we’re feeling it, too!), but we are so committed to moving forward under our senior pastor’s leadership.

Please contact me or Twyla directly if you have any questions or concerns.  We are here to serve. 

With love,

Candace & Twyla.

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As I am slowly getting into the Christmas Spirit, a Christmas Carol that I have sung for probably most of my life has struck a cord with me this year…. ‘O come all ye faithful, joyful and triumphant, o come ye, o come ye to Bethlehem.  Come and behold Him, born the King….’. A question came to my mind while singing this recently, “Am I joyful for the holiday season?’ I love this time of year, but there is so much to do, so many places to go, so many people to please.  After pondering this for a while, I have decided to start today – December 1st, to take time to ‘be joyful and triumphant’ , to ‘behold Him’.  Will you?

EE & ME Updates….

~A huge thank you to all who helped in the preparations for the ‘Legacies’ Christmas Event.  What an inspriring morning!!

~ WM Leadership Christmas Party – Tuesday Dec 16 – 6pm (meet in the Trinity parking lot at 5:45 to car pool) If you have not RSVP’d for our WM Leadership Christmas Party, please do.

~ Pre- registration for the Winter semester will start soon – keep watching this blog for specific details.

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