One of our traditions is writing advent devotionals for and from our congregation, so we need your help! Last year, we started emailing them out daily (instead of printing them).
We’re using a book titled “Advent in Plain Sight” as a prompt (it’s by the same author we used for Lent), though you do not need the book to write. There’s ONE more copy on the side table in my office for anyone who would like to pick it up, you can also order one up here (there is a digital version if anyone prefers).
Each devotional only really needs to be 2-3 paragraphs. It can be a story from your life or a reflection on the provided Scripture passage. Let’s have some fun with it! You can sign yourself up for a date on the list Portia put together, HERE.
Please take an ornament from the Giving Tree in the Narthex. Each ornament requests a NEW children's board game. Please return the UNWRAPPED board game to church tomorrow Sunday, December 4th. They will be donated to Harbor House and given to our marginally homed and un-homed families in our community.
Alternative Christmas Market
Are you starting to think about that exceptionally hard to buy for person on your Christmas List? How about honoring them with a donation to a Mission Partner that will be available at the Alternative Christmas Market after service tomorrow Sunday, December 4th. You'll find the Alternative Christmas Market shopping list in the pews tomorrow morning. Take a look at a unique gift that will benefit our mission partners locally, nationally and globally. We'll also have cards available tomorrow, Dec 4th. (Please note that we don't actually need you to purchase the Target Gift Cards for Harbor House... your donation will go toward the gift cards.)
FALL FAITH FORMATION
Moment 4 Moms ~
Motherhood comes with both joy and challenge. A Moment for Moms is a ministry of WPC that meets each month to create a space for Moms and Mothers-to-be to gather and support each other. The aim is to create a place to be known, refreshed and encouraged as we navigate the kingdom work of raising children. Prayer is a part of each meeting and there is a focus or topic which either provides a space for moms to be refreshed and encouraged or pertains to the daily work of motherhood. No matter where you are in your motherhood journey, all are welcome here.
Dates & Times: Locations:
12/12/22: Time TBD Annual Christmas Party: Potluck, etc.
01/09/23: 9:30-11AM Hike Paramount Ranch
Monday Morning Sermon Study ~
Join a small, diverse, group who gathers to discuss the sermon and weekly meditation. See Sunday's Meditation HERE.
Monday: 10:00 a.m. via Zoom.
Dave’s Deep Dive Sermon Discussion ~
Wednesday, December 7th at 9:30 a.m. in The Prayer Garden
If you would like to participate in any of these small groups and/or have questions please reach out to Portia for more information.
As we continue to help Harbor House feed the homeless in our community, please join us on Sunday, December 4th to prepare sack lunches. We need helping hands for the following:
Making sandwiches at 9 am in the kitchen
Filling the lunch bags on the patio after the church service
Please email Donna Leidersdorf if you’re available to help. Hope to see you December 4th!
Give Financially - Much of our operating budget comes from what is collected during services on Sundays. Help us continue our ministries by giving online here. Checks may also be mailed to the church office: 32111 Watergate Road, Westlake Village, CA 91361.