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Friendly 411 Weekly November 2, 2017

11.02.17 | Weekly 411 | by Joan Hammerson

    Friendly 411 Weekly~November 2, 2017

    Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday morning at 2:00 am!

    Men’s Breakfast-Our men's speaker for this Saturday, November 4th at 8:00AM will be Doug Deppe. Our cook will be Art Heinrich. Contact Ray Ohlaug (208-908-3281)

     This Saturday, November 4th, from 10am to 1pm there will be a seminar on the subject of Cancer Killers at FCLC. This is a DO NOT MISS seminar if you want to learn about how to avoid getting this terrible disease by keeping your body healthy. We are asking for a $10.00 free-will donation and all proceeds will go to the establishment of a new free Integrative health and Wellness Clinic run by the National Integrative Health & Wellness Project Inc., a 501c3 charitable organization run by Bob Neugebauer. Contact Bob (208-887-2144) if you are interested in attending and don’t have a ticket.

     Let us give thanks to the Lord! 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.

     Dave Ramsey’s Smart Money Event is this Tuesday, November 7th at 6:00pm, Dave will be live streaming his Smart Money event to churches and Financial Peace University classes across the country including here at Friendship Celebration. It’s absolutely free for you to attend; so bring a friend! We’d love for you to join us and learn the steps you and your family can take to live like no one else. Sign up this Sunday in the foyer at the Information Desk.

     This Sunday, November 5th, is the last day to order Christmas wreaths to be delivered before Thanksgiving. There will be a table in the foyer each service. All proceeds go to help the team of 16 People go to Texas for the Hurricane Relief Servant Trip in March. Thank you for all your prayers and support.

     New!  Shared Blessings from LCEF (Lutheran Church Extension Fund).  As a ministry partner, we already have good reason to invest with LCEF.  It supports the work of the church at large, features generous interest rates (such as 3.5% for youth accounts), and FCLC can also earn a Shared Blessings Rebate if we have enough people join.  Right now, 23 people in the congregation are investors with LCEF.  If we get just five more, we’ll reach our first rebate tier which is good for $3,000/year for Friendship Celebration.  That’s a real blessing and it gets even better from there.  All it takes is just $25 to open an account.  Learn more by visiting the table in the fellowship hall or speak with Rick Richter or Pastor Matt.  Forms and brochures are on hand.  More info at

     Operation Christmas Child Time! Deadline for boxes is Nov. 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 .

     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.

     Vacation Bible School! 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:

     Advent By Candlelight ~ It’s coming up sooner than we think...the beginning of Advent. The coming of our Lord Jesus! December 3rd is the first Sunday of Advent.  Our Advent By Candlelight program will be held on Friday, December 1st.  Time for the Christmas Shoppe starts at 6pm.  Our program begins at 7pm.

     Betty Reimann (208-376-8687) and Jenny Kandler (208-362-5410) will work with the table hostesses again this year. If you would like to be a Hostess for a table, please contact one these ladies. They will have all the information to give you.

     The ladies heading up the food and servers this year are Susan Banker (208-455-9499) and Kerri Stewart (206-979-9231). Check with them if you’d like to help in this area.

     Mary Lou Heinrich (208-321-2727) and Jane Wierson (515-290-6827) will be organizing the Christmas Shoppe this year. We hope everyone has had their hands busy creating wonderful things for this endeavor. Anything each of us can do to make this a fun area to shop is greatly appreciated! Everything that’s donated will help to support a worthy cause! As soon as the choice for our donation has been made we’ll let everyone know.

     My name is Marla Olsen. I am heading up this group of wonderful ladies! If you have any questions or would like to help in some way, please let me know. Phone 208-631-3325.

    Blessings to each of you!