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Friendly 411 Weekly November 30, 2017

11.30.17 | Weekly 411 | by Various Authors

    Friendly 411 Weekly-November 30, 2017

     Angel Tree Gift reminder! Thank you for your awesome response. All the Gift tags have been taken. Help is still needed to deliver gifts to the children before Christmas. Gifts need to be returned next Sunday, December 10th.  Questions call Judy Sivey.  (208-921-2340).

     Parents Night Out Update: PNO has been cancelled for this Saturday. It is on for Saturday Dec 9th 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: .

     Thrivent Action Team seed money has been received to use for Christmas food boxes for those that are in need of a hand up at Christmas. This year Craig Hoellwarth has shared a need with Family Advocates, so we will be providing some of the boxes to support this outreach. We will be accepting donations of specific food items or money to supplement the grant. Want to give money? The cost of one food box is $25.00. Want to donate food items? We need: pancake mix, syrup, butter, eggs, juice (64 oz.), 10 lb. bags of potatoes, oranges, and apples. Canned corn and green beans are also needed. We have received a very generous donation for the hams that are included in the food boxes. Do you know of someone that can use a helping hand? Please call Nancy Cheney at 208-898-9092 (email: ) if you would like someone to receive a Christmas food box or to donate. Thank you for helping to continue this outreach. We are also in need of help to assemble and deliver the boxes. (Date to be announced later)

     Please join us during in Advent on Wednesday evenings for Holden Evening Prayer worship at 7:00 pm on Wednesdays and run through December 13th.

    Celebration Choir Rehearsal Schedule—Members of the choir, please note the following rehearsal dates:

    • Monday-Dec. 4th at 7:00pm
    • Thursday-Dec. 7th at 7:00pm
    • Sunday-Dec. 10th at 12noon
    • Monday-Dec. 11th at 7:00pm
    • Saturday-Dec. 16th at 12noon
    • Sunday-Dec. 17th warm up at 9:45am [Perform at 11:00am worship service]
    • Wednesday-Dec. 20th at 7:00pm [tentative]
    • Saturday-Dec. 23rd at 12noon
    • Christmas Eve Sunday-Dec. 23th at 6:00pm [warm up].

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

     A Voters Assembly meeting will be held THIS 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. Copies of the proposed budget will be available in the office for your perusal.

     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.