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A Full Season of Celebration!  
Here are some important events coming up at Saint John's.  Scroll down and dive in.  It's a great season for spending time together.  This Sunday, we have our Alternative Gift Giving Fair all morning and Advent Night at 5pm.   See you Sunday!

God's Peace,

Greg

P.S. Let’s keep praying for Barbara Mayfield for healing, comfort and God’s mercy while she is recuperating from her broken hip.
This Sunday Morning!
Come and experience the Alternative Gift Giving for Christmas Fair in the Commons on Sunday, December 2nd between 8:30 am and 12:30 pm. So many of us have people on our Christmas lists that are difficult to shop for because they already have most of what they need or want. This Christmas Fair is your chance to support a charitable cause in honor of those on your Christmas list.

HEIFER INTERNATIONAL – donations in the name of someone on your Christmas list for the purchase of farm animals to sustain small farms in Africa.

ZOZU PROJECT – donations support this locally based non-profit organization that supports Solid Rock Christian School in Arua, Uganda. Donations can be made for school supplies and physical education equipment; for the planning of the construction of a high school; or to sponsor a child. In addition beaded boxes, eyeglass keepers, beaded jewelry and Christmas garlands will be available for a donation.

HOMELESS COALITION SHOWERS FOR THE PEOPLE PROJECT – donations will cover the cost of rental showers and water for the homeless in our community who do not have access to showers.

FEED OUR PEOPLE PROJECT – donations cover the cost of food and supplies for the project offered by Iglesia Luterana (the Hispanic church in Santa Maria started by Pastor Pat Muran) . This project offers weekly lunch and prayer conducted by Pastor Estovan and his wife, Angie, for the field workers in the Santa Maria produce fields.

We can also take your credit and debit cards this year!
This Sunday Night!
Join us for a Potluck dinner (bring a main dish, side, salad or dessert) at 5pm, then Advent activities including making a wreath, decorating cookies. Afterwards, there will be caroling in the Commons, decorating the Church Family Tree with ornaments you bring and refreshments of hot cocoa, hot apple cider, cookies & some Scandinavian treats!

If you're on Facebook, you can spread the word here.
They're Back

Spirited 50’s Meeting Sat. Dec. 8th 6pm

We’ll sing Christmas songs, have a gift exchange ($10-$15 limit) and enjoy awesome goodies. Please sign up on sheet in hallway to Ouimette Hall.
Women's Ministry

Annual Christmas Luncheon
Wednesday December 12 at Noon.

Location: Spy Glass Inn Restaurant, 2703 Spyglass Drive, Pismo Beach.
Cost: pay $25.00 to either Rena or Louise.
Menu choices: Club Sandwich, Chicken Quesadilla, Cobb Salad, & Lobster-Shrimp Tacos (Gluten Free).
DEADLINE: DECEMBER 9 (Sign-up this Sunday)
Please indicate your menu choice on the Sunday Welcome Card  
 
Make a Difference

Let's bless this great church

We're directing our December Food of the Month to Iglesia Luterana Santa Cruz 
in Santa Maria.  This exciting Lutheran church is reaching so many wonderful people.  We're going to support them with 3 foods this month:
  • Rice (white rice is fine, small bags are best)
  • Beans (small bags of dried pinto beans are best)
  • Mas Harina (small bags of corn flour are best)
The kids will pick up the food this week on Family Sunday and you can bring food any Sunday you want to place in the Lord's Wagon in the Commons.
Who are you inviting?
Special Thanks
Be sure to thank these bastions of democracy for hosting this year's elections at Saint John's.  Thanks for your service!
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