THIS WEEK’S ACTIVITIES (11/24– 11/30)

SUNDAY:
Sumner Mission Trip Deposit of $75 is due!!!!

Sunday School classes meet immediately following morning worship.  If you need help in locating a class, please stop at the Information Booth.

Coffee and cookies will be served in the Fellowship Room following the morning service.

Fifth Graders:  Please remember High Five is today from 1:00 – 3:00 PM.  Please wear dark (solid) pants and socks and a solid colored shirt.  We will gather in the Fellowship Hall.

Thanksgiving and Christmas can be particularly difficult times for those who are adjusting to the death of a loved one. Wenig Funeral Homes are hosting a “Holiday Service of Remembrance” today at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Sheboygan Falls at 2:00 PM.  The public is welcome to attend.  Call 467-3431 for more information.

WEDNESDAY:
There is NO Bible Class or Youth Programming. We hope everyone enjoys the Thanksgiving break!

7:00 PM – Sr. Choir Practice. NOTE TIME CHANGE!  Devotions – Nancy Huenink;  Prayer – Sally Mentink

THURSDAY:
9:00 AM – Thanksgiving Day Worship. The offering has been designated for our Mission Budget.

FRIDAY:
The Church Office will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday.

FRIDAY/SATURDAY:
Pictures will be taken upstairs in the Ed. Unit for the new pictorial directory.

SATURDAY:
5:00 PM – Oostburg Christmas Parade. Look for our church bus decorated with the theme JESUS…Light of the World!

GENERAL INFORMATION FOR EVERYONE!

Volunteers needed for nursery holiday service coverage. Looking for 1 – 2 people for Thanksgiving morning service and Christmas morning service.  Also looking for individuals or families that would be interested in becoming a nursery volunteer throughout the year, generally 3 – 4 assignments annually.  Please contact Lorann TenHaken @ 262-573-5406 or email ltenhaken@wi.rr.com.

Did you know that Wisconsin has more curling clubs than any other state in the US? What is curling?  It is like extreme shuffleboard on ice.  This is your chance to learn more about it and get your own chance to curl like the Olympians!  There is a sign-up sheet in the foyer on the back table for those interested.  When there is an idea of how many people are interested then we can make plans.  Ice time is limited so we need to act fairly quickly so sign up will end on November 24.  The cost will be around$25/person which will include an hour of instruction, an hour of play, and an hour of social time at the end to share stories and eat some food (We are a church group!).

CRAFTS & BAKED GOODS needed for the Pine Haven Auxiliary Christmas fundraiser held on December 7, 2019.  If you would like to donate items please have them in the church kitchen by 9:00 AM on December 7. Your donations are greatly appreciated.  If you have questions, please contact Pam Quaas, LuAnn TenPas, Mary DeMaster or Colleen Swart.

RCA Vision 2020 Team has released a survey online and anyone can participate.  This is the team that is trying to chart a course forward for the denomination. If you would like to participate you can use this link. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2019-2020RCACommunitySurvey For your information, FRC is a part of the Synod of Mid America. You will need that for the survey.

The kids continue to shine!!  We were so proud to have 97% of them know the memory verse on Wednesday night! Way to go!

Calling all Bell Ringers for the 2019 holiday season.  Sign up to ring bells at Mentink's Piggly Wiggly red kettle and you’ll help make a difference in our community all yearlong.  Sign up online at  www.RegisterToRing.com. Hourly shifts available Monday – Saturday.  Questions please call Mary Roerdink at 920-564-3148.

Attention Congregation:  Mark your calendars for the upcoming “Giving Experience” on December 15th,and watch upcoming bulletins for more information!

There are still photo sessions available on Nov. 29 and 30 for our new pictorial directory. You can go to the church website (frcoostburg.org) and click on the Pictorial Directory tab to schedule your session or you can call the church office and Ruth or Jill will help you schedule a session.  If you have questions feel free to contact Pastor Brian.

Volunteers are needed to serve as hosts for the photo sessions on November 29-30.  On Nov. 29 we need volunteers for the following shifts: 1:30-4:00 PM, 4:00-6:30 PM and 6:30-9:00 PM. On Nov. 30 we need volunteers for the following shifts: 8:30-11:00 AM,  11:00 AM-1:30 PM and 1:30-4:00 PM.  If you are able to help with any of these shifts please sign-up on the sheet at the Information Booth. Thank you!

If you have enjoyed seeing the Faces of FRC each Sunday please take a little time to submit your information.  All you need to do is answer a few simple questions and submit a photo.  You can either submit your information by going to the FRC website: frcoostburg.org and click on the Faces of FRC tab and fill out the form online or pick up a form at the Information Booth and place it in the Faces of FRC box with a picture attached. Thanks for your help!

Ushers Needed: If you are willing to help usher for a month during the new year, please stop at the Information Booth and sign up for the month that works best for you.  Thank You!

DONATIONS NEEDED: On Tuesday, December 10th,we would like to once again provide a meal for our community members that shop at the Food Vault, as well as for the workers who help out that night. There is a sign-up sheet on the Children's Ministry Board outside the Library if you're interested in helping out with any of the items.  If you have any questions, or want to help serve, call Vicki Swart at 920-627-8125. Thank you so much for your generosity!

November Food Vault Needs:  We are in need of 30 hams for the Christmas Food Pick-up on December 10th. Please sign up on the Children’s Ministry Board outside the library if you are willing to donate.

Sunday, Nov. 17th – Offering Received – $19,995.00 (Budget Amount Needed $19,669);  Attendance – 478.

MISSION OF THE MONTH:  The offerings received in November are going to Hurricane Dorian Relief.  The amount received to date is $535.00. The offerings received in December will be going to the mission budget.

Urgent Need:  We are still collecting coupons from the Sunday paper.  Please consider sharing them with us when you are finished cutting what you will use!  Your coupons help us save $$!

Thank you to the Pastors and the congregation for your prayers, cards, gifts and visits while I was receiving therapy.  It is wonderful to be a part of a loving church family.  Carol Hengst

MEN’S MINISTRIES

The next Men’s Prayer Breakfast will be Saturday, December 7th, at 6:00 AM at Judi’s Place in Oostburg.  All men are invited!  We place our order for breakfast, have a short devotional, share prayer requests and pray for those requests and then enjoy our food concluding around 7:15-7:30 AM.  Sign up is encouraged but not required.  There is a sign-up sheet at the Information Booth.  If you have questions contact Pastor Brian.

 

Hey Men! The No Regrets Conference is February 1, 2020 and FRC will be a streaming Host Site.  Don’t Conform to the world and be UNCOMMON among men!!!  Stay tuned for more details.  If you are interested in helping with the event contact Jeremy Huenink, Jason Stewart or Pastor Brian.

 

ADVANCED ANNOUNCEMENTS

December 4 – Jr. High Caroling at Pine Haven from 6:45  – 7:15 PM (meet in the Shed at 6:30 PM).

December 5 – Mission Circle Christmas Lunch at Noon   in the Fellowship Hall

December 8 – Congregational Meeting after the morning service.

December 10 – Eernisse Circle Christmas Party at Noon in the Fellowship Hall.

December 10 – Christmas Food Pick-up and Community Meal.

December 14 – Children’s Christmas Practice from 9:30  – 10:30 AM.

December 15 – Children’s Christmas Service – during morning worship.

Feb. 21-23 – Area High School Winter Retreat at Silver Birch Ranch – more details coming soon!

July 19-25, 2020 – High School Twin Cities Mission Trip  – $75 deposit due TODAY!

No Thanksgiving Plans?

Don't feel like eating turkey sandwiches for the rest of 2019?  If you do not have plans for Thanksgiving and would like to share a meal. Please sign up on the sheet on the table in the foyer and we will organize a meal for those church family members who are in a similar situation.  Details about this potluck style meal will be figured out at a later date.  Please sign up by TODAY!

 

Please be in prayer for the following people this week:

Pray for Benson Daane as he recuperates from having his tonsils and adenoids removed this past Tuesday.

Pray for Phyllis Parrish as she recuperates from surgery on her foot which took place this past Wednesday.

Pray for Nelda Westerbeke as she adjusts to living back at her home at Pine Haven in Oostburg.

Pray for Ken (Shorty) Hoftiezer who is under Hospice Care in his room at Cedar Grove Gardens.

Pray for Nancy Josiah as she concludes her chemotherapy treatments and transitions to radiation treatments.  Pray that the treatments are effective with minimal side effects.

Pray for Ruth Ann Draayers as she undergoes some tests in an effort to get relief from back pain.

Pray for Verla Westerbeke as she receives her first maintenance treatment for cancer on Monday. Pray that the treatment is effective with only a minimum of side effects.  She will be receiving the maintenance treatments every three weeks.

Pray for Jean Kohls with her ongoing treatments for cancer.

Pray for Tom Horn with his ongoing kidney dialysis and other health issues.

Reach- Within FRC and Our Community:

Oostburg Christmas Parade: Preparations are underway for the Oostburg Christmas Parade (Sat. 11/30)!!  Our church bus is being specially decorated and our theme is JESUS...Light of the World! You can participate in this fun way to REACH to our community by signing up to walk behind the bus while handing out a special gift for kids and invites to our FRC Christmas Advent services! Another way you can participate is to help defray the cost of our gift for kids by making a small donation.  Stop at the table in back of church today!  Any questions, contact Brenda Stecker(920-377-2017).

LoveInc.: Gap Ministry Product Drive – October 15 – Dec. 15.  More information at Love Inc. Table – Donations can go in Love Inc. bin.

The next session of classes for the Transformational Ministry will begin in early January.  There are many opportunities to serve in this ministry as a volunteer… but also, these classes are for EVERYONE!  It is a wonderful experience to participate and grow in class alongside those who are seeking transformation in their lives…we all need transformation.  Please stop at the Love Inc. table to look at all the different options available for you.  Contact Cindy Hoitink at 564-3150 or phoitink@hotmail.com with any questions.

Reach - Our World:

Missionaries – Gay Wynveen and Pam Quaas do a wonderful job in keeping us up to date with the missionaries we support through the board in the narthex. Contact them if you would like to help support our missionaries by letter or email.

RememberNhu– Ending child sex slavery through prevention. FRC helped start the Ke24 home in Kenya.  Sponsorship is still need for 29 girls! (Either $60, $40 or $20 per month).  Imagine the impact we can have on these girl’s lives.  Please consider changing their world.  See Pastor Brian for details.

If you have any questions about any of the Reach opportunities, please contact Cindy Hoitink 564-3150 or phoitink@hotmail.com.

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