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Friendly 411 Weekly December 14, 2017

12.14.17 | Weekly 411 | by Various Authors

    Friendly 411 Weekly--December 14, 2017


    Christmas Food Box Update: All food donations for the Christmas Food Boxes need to be at the church by this Sunday, December 17th or call Nancy before 12noon on Monday, December 18th. The last day to submit a name for a Christmas food box is also 12noon on Monday. The food boxes will be assembled and delivered on Thursday, December 21st. Volunteers are needed for packing and delivering. Please call Nancy Cheney at 208-898-9092 (email: ) if you can volunteer your time. Thank you for helping to continue this outreach!

     NEW! Pastor Matt’s sermons are available. If you would like to receive an electronic copy of Pastor Matt’s sermons, please email him at . We hope to have his sermons available online after the beginning of the new year. Stay tuned!

     Parents Night Out: PNO is this Saturday Dec 16th from 5:30pm to 10:30pm. Pizza dinner will be provided. Donations are accepted and will go toward the Texas Servant Trip in March. This is for all ages of children. Please let Brett know if you are dropping kids off by emailing him at: .

     Celebration Choir Rehearsal Schedule—Members of the choir, please note the following rehearsal dates ESPECIALLY NOTE THE TIME CHANGE FOR SATURDAY REHEASALS:

     Saturday-Dec. 16th at 10:00am

    • Sunday-Dec. 17th warm up at 9:45am [Perform at 11:00am worship service]
    • Saturday-Dec. 23rd at 10:00 am (Tentative)
    • Christmas Eve Sunday-Dec. 23th at 6:00pm [warm up].

     Questions? Contact Linda Hausch (208-941-4442).

     December calendar reminders! December 17th there will be no Holy Communion at the worship services. Holy Communion will be offered on Monday, December 25th (Christmas Day) and at both services on December 31st, New Year’s Eve Morning.

     Financial Peace University: For everyone who would like to take the Financial Peace University class starting on Tuesday, January 9th, 2018, you need to go to This will sign you up for the specific class here at Friendship Celebration. Even if you bought a kit already or need to buy one, please sign up. There are also sign-up sheets here a FCLC for those who are going to attend; so that we can get a head count. Any questions, contact Rich Davis (208-807-0741).

     SHARED BLESSINGS SUCCESS! As of Dec. 14, FCLC has 32 investors with Lutheran Church Extension Fund and has reached the first tier rebate for Shared Blessings! That means the church will receive an estimated rebate of $3,012 per year! Wow! Thank you to those that signed up and helped us reach this goal! By investing with LCEF you earn great rates, make funds available for the church at large, and support the work of God’s kingdom. Our next goal is 56 investors so that means we need 24 more people to reach the next tier and earn an even larger rebate! All it takes is a one-time deposit of $25 to open a youth account and there are many other options too. Applications and forms are available in the fellowship hall and online at For more info, please speak with Peggy Runcorn, Pastor Matt or Rick Richter.

     Shop for everyone on your gift list this holiday at Amazon donates to Friendship Celebration Lutheran Church. #YouShopAmazonDonates.

     We have signed up Friendship Celebration for the Fred Meyer Community Rewards program. You can help Friendship Celebration earn donations just by shopping with your Fred Meyer Rewards Card! Here’s how the program works:

     Sign up for the Communion Rewards program by linking your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to Friendship Celebration at You can search for us by our name or by our non-profit number 85075.

    • Then, every time you shop and use your Rewards Card, you are helping Friendship Celebration earn a donation. Donations will be split 50-50 between the church and preschool.
    • You still earn your Rewards Points, Fuel Points, and Rebates, just as you do today.
    • If you do not have a Rewards Card, they are available at the Customer Service desk of any Fred Meyer store.
    • For more information, please visit:

    Did you know….? You can access our monthly newsletter “Friendly Findings” through our website in the Articles section. OR click here. OR Email Joan in the church office to receive Friendly Findings directly in your email inbox as a PDF file. Hard copies of the newsletter are available at the Information Desk in the foyer.