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Friendly 411 Weekly November 16, 2017

11.18.17 | Weekly 411 | by Various Authors

    Friendly 411 Weekly~November 16, 2017

     Operation Christmas Child Time! Deadline for boxes is THIS Sunday, November 19th at Friendship Celebration If you are interested in sharing the joy of the Gospel with children all around the world, please fill a box with toys, school supplies, and hygiene items. A booklet of the Gospel message will be included in each box in the child's own language. Small items can be such a joy, but the Joy of The Gospel is the greatest gift we can share!!! Questions-Betty Reimann 208-376-8687 or .

     Vacation Bible School! Next week we are embarking on a quest to understand the saga of “A Thankful Jedi” on November 20-22 from 9am to 3pm. All preschool through 6th Grade children are welcome. This is a FREE event. Enrollment forms are available at the Information Desk or online at our church website:

     Let us give thanks to the Lord! Next Wednesday, November 22nd at 7:00 pm, there will be a Thanksgiving Eve Worship Service. Join us for fellowship and pumpkin pie before the service at 6:30 pm with the worship service following at 7:00 pm.

     Please join us during in Advent on Wednesday evenings for Holden Evening Prayer worship at 7:00 pm. Beginning Wednesday, November 29th, and running through December 13th.

     A Voters Assembly meeting will be held on Sunday, December 3rd at 9:45 am. Agenda items include the 2018 budget and election of Lay Delegates to the upcoming 2018 Northwest District Convention.

     Advent by Candlelight Sign up! Ladies, please sign up if you are planning to attend Advent by Candlelight. SEATING IS LIMITED! The sign-up sheet is on the Information Desk.

     Shared Blessings! LCEF invites you to become an investor and help Friendship Celebration earn a Shared Blessings rebate. Term notes, family emergency accounts, and Young Investor accounts are all available so find the one that suits you best! Parents and grandparents—you can set up a Young Investor account for your child/grandchild for just $25. The interest rate (on the first $1,000) is a generous 3.5%! Youth can even earn money for good grades and community service. What a great incentive! Talk to Pastor Matt, Peggy Runcorn, or Rich Richter for more information. Forms are online at

     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:

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