Children’s Christmas Assembly Today!
Today’s Children’s Assembly in Heritage Hall during the Sunday school hour will be a “Christmas Around the World” experience for children and teachers, preschool through grade 5. The children will not be performing, rather they will explore Christmas traditions from around the world together. Drop-off and pick-up will be in their regular Sunday school classrooms.
Young Adults Bible Study
Cookies and hot cider, Christmas cheer and laughter, Bible study on the Gospel of Mark around the fireplace. If that doesn’t excite you, young adults, I don’t know what will. This Monday, December 18 at 7:00 pm at David and Cec Horn’s home, 1 Howard Street in Hamilton.
David Horn, email@example.com
New Men’s Breakfast & Bible Study
The Men’s Ministry is glad to announce a wonderful opportunity for men to grow in faith and get to know other guys. Makoto Makita, a recent graduate from Gordon-Conwell, will lead this group which will meet on Tuesdays beginning January 9, from 6:15–7:15 am at the Depot Diner in North Beverly. We’ll have breakfast together and start reading the book of Jonah, which is not just a storybook but is also full of insight and irony. Our time will conclude with a prayer for the day.
This is intended to provide a weekly opportunity for busy men to keep their faith in good shape through the reading of scripture and fellowship with other men. And for those who take the train, you’ll be able to grab the 7:23 train! Contact me with questions.
Makoto Makita, firstname.lastname@example.org
Men’s Morning Workout
Come get a workout from 6:00–7:00 am each Thursday in Heritage Hall. We do a variety of exercises and finish our workout in prayer. This group is open to men of all ages and fitness levels, so bring your friends. (We will not meet this Thursday, December 21).
Jim Beville, email@example.com
Giving Envelopes for 2018 are ready for pick up in the Fellowship Foyer. There are numbered boxes prepared for all who have used them in the current year. Please contact me if you would like a set of envelopes.
Linda Coonrod, firstname.lastname@example.org
Updated Church Directory Reminder
The 2017 Autumn Church Directory is now available! To receive your free digital edition (PDF), or to request a printed copy, please send your request to email@example.com or visit http://www.fcchamilton.org/about/church-diretory for more information. We are already working on the 2018 Winter edition as well, and hope to have that available by the end of January. This holiday season may be a good time to add or update your family photo for the upcoming Winter edition, so if you get a chance to snap a new photo of your family, please send a copy along to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll be sure to get it in to the next edition. Thank you and have a wonderful holiday!
Childcare Workers Needed on Tuesdays
Childcare workers are needed on Tuesday mornings from 9:15–11:45 am starting January 16 during the SonLight Women’s Bible Study. There are openings in the infant room and preschool room. Substitutes are also needed. The pay is $12/hour for all positions. Please contact me if you are interested.
Kim Boudrot, email@example.com
Calling All Basketball Enthusiasts
Basketball and Bible is coming starting January 10, on Wednesdays from 3:30–5:00 pm (ages K–2nd grade) and January 11 on Thursdays from 3:30–5:00pm (ages 3rd–5th grade). Invite your friends! No previous skills necessary! Cost is $10 per child for this 8-week session. Sign up on-line at fcchamilton.org! Bill Burridge will lead these groups in dribbling, shooting, and playing games. We will also have a devotional each week to learn about how we can count on God no matter what happens, and how that can affect our daily actions on and off the court. We would love 4–5 volunteers (youth or adults) to assist Bill. Come for all 8 weeks if you can, choose one afternoon or both, or help for a few sessions. Contact us today!
Children’s Ministry - Coming in 2018
•Infant Baptism/Dedication Class for new parents will be held on January 14 during the Sunday School hour. More details to come.
•Save the Date for Family Fun! On Sunday, January 21, come to the Beverly Roller Palace for an afternoon of fun from 4:30–6:30 pm! Family roller skating is for all ages. The cost is $10 per family including all skate rentals. Sign up online at fcchamilton.org!
Kathy Lindsay, Elementary Children’s Director
Christine Hendrickson, Early Childhood Director
Christmas Break: We’re on Christmas Break December 18 through January 6! Hope to see you at our Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve services! Sunday School resumes on January 7 and Youth Groups start back up on January 9 and 10.
High School Youth Group on Tuesdays, 6:45–8:45 pm: Join us for a break from the daily grind with games, food, friends and conversation about authentic faith as we study Acts! (In other words, it’s the most epic night of the week!)
Middle School Youth Group on Wednesdays, 6:45–8:30 pm: 6th, 7th & 8th graders and their friends are invited to join us. Don’t miss all the high-energy games, worship, teaching, and small group breakouts as we talk this year about Encounters with Jesus! We meet in the Ministry Center.
Deep Freeze 2018 Winter Retreat for Middle and High Schoolers We will be hanging out with three other Greater Boston churches for an outrageously fun weekend of snow tubing, basketball, volleyball, and carpetball tournaments, the giant swing, paintball, and more January 26–28! The theme is “Color the Night,” and our speaker, Mark Oestreicher, will talk with us about what it means to have hope in uncertain times. We’ll worship with the Gordon Band and have plenty of time to hang out with one another. $160* covers lodging, meals, transportation, and activities (other than paintball). You can sign up online through January 18—after that, sign-ups will be handled on a case-by-case basis. Space is limited, so grab your spot today! *We never want cost to exclude students from joining us on a retreat! For information about scholarships or payment plans, please contact me.
Chelsea Erickson 978-468-1940 • firstname.lastname@example.org Instagram: @hamilton_ym