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Friendly 411 Weekly January 4, 2018

01.04.18 | Weekly 411 | by Various Authors

    Friendly 411 Weekly-January 4, 2018

     GLEANINGS 2018: It is that time of year again! For all of you who received new blankets, gloves, coats, sweatshirts, and sweaters. Consider donating your old ones to Friendship Celebration. We will be collecting donations through January 7th before and after church. The collection box is in the foyer. Our Youth Group will separate them and deliver them to the City Light women’s shelter and the Boise Rescue Mission on the evening of January 7th. Thank you for your donations.

     Jr. & Sr. High Youth Group is meeting from 5pm to 8:30pm this coming Sunday, January 7th, to pack up and deliver the Gleanings from church this week.

     PLEASE NOTE - Due to the Gleaning Ministry, there will NOT be a Prayer & Praise service at 5:00pm this Sunday.

     Friday Morning Women’s Bible study will be starting a new study on Friday January 19th at 10:00am on Great Women of the Bible. All are invited to study with us.

     FCLC Celebration Choir: A great churchman said, “I’d rather attempt to do something great for God and fail, than attempt to do nothing and succeed.”  I believe this attitude was displayed by you soldiers of the Celebration Choir.  Motivated by saying “yes” to the Holy Spirit in using your gifts, the cantata “How Should a King Come?”, brought glory to God.  Thank you for giving countless hours of preparation and your ardent prayers.  I was blessed in being part of the process, and amazed at the number of visitors on Christmas Eve, our final presentation. Thank you too, for the affirmation you gave me at the final rehearsal/warm-up. You are all very dear to me and I look forward to what God has in mind for our future. Thank you! Linda

     Since Friendship Cards weren’t included in the Christmas Eve Cantata bulletins. if you know of someone who was there as a visitor, please give their contact information to Pastor Matt or Pastor Tom so they can make a follow-up phone call. Thank you!

     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 www.FPU.com/1053470. 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).

     Reminder! Offering Envelope Boxes are available for pick up in the foyer. If you would like a box of envelope for 2018, please sign up on the sheet by the Offering Envelope Boxes.

     Did you know...? You can access our monthly newsletter “Friendly Findings” through our website’s Articles section at www.friendshipcelebration.org. OR Email 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.

     Do you shop at amazon.com? Choose Friendship Celebration Lutheran Church as your charity at http://smile.amazon.com/ch/82-0503966and Amazon donates to Friendship Celebration Lutheran Church. #YouShopAmazonDonates.

      Don’t forget! 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 www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards. 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: www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards.

     Did you know….? You can access our monthly newsletter “Friendly Findings” through our website www.friendshipcelebration.org 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.