COMING SUNDAY! The Redemption of Scrooge. Get ready for a new And exciting Advent Sunday School series. Ebenezer Scrooge is a man in dire need of a second chance. Is redemption possible for such a greedy, dark, and sad character? The Redemption of Scrooge, from Matt Rawle’s The Pop in Culture Series, shows us how the teachings of Jesus can be found in Dickens’ Christmas Classic.
THE ANGEL TREE IS READY! The Angel Tree is full of angels ready for our gifts. This year HCC is supporting three organizations: Mi Escuelita, Brighter Tomorrows, and Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services. The gifts are primarily "needs" since there are so many struggling families in need of basic things such as warm clothing. Here are some basic instructions: While the angel remains on the tree, remove the velcro tab with the "need" listed and take it to the table to sign up so we know who is bringing which gifts. Please note that some gifts are requested to be wrapped and some aren't. More directions are available at the table. Please consider supporting this wonderful ministry. Gifts will need to be back at the church by December 10th.
Local Mission Trip The HCC Missions Team is excited to announce our first Local Mission Trip, as we seek to be the "Hands & Feet" of Jesus Christ! Since Christmas Eve lands on a Sunday this year, HCC will have two Christmas Eve services that evening. But don't wait to polish those shoes! On Christmas Eve Morning at 9:30am, we invite you to join us to be with the fine folks at MacArthur Hills Senior Living for some Christmas Caroling fun!We will first carol with the Memory Care Unit at 9:30am, then with the Assisted Living Unit at 10:15am (give or take). That gives us plenty of time to mingle, offer some yummy treats, and pray with them- as you feel led. If you are interested in joining (and/or preparing yummy treats)please contact the church office for details. May the Lord prepare your hearts this Advent Season; that you be quenched with the Joy and Hope of Christ!
~The Missions Team COLLEGE CARES/ARMED SERVICES MINISTRY: Please stop by the table in the narthex today and write a note of encouragement to one of our college students or a word of thanks to those serving in the armed services.
CHRISTMAS POINSETTIAS: You may dedicate one for $10. Dedication sheets are available on the long table under the window in the education breezeway. You may leave completed sheets in the offering plate or on Sheryl’s desk.
CHILDREN’S MINISTRY ADVENT KICK-OFF: HCC’s Children’s Ministry invites you to kick off Advent season with us next Sunday, December 3rd, With a Pizza & Movie party! We’ll be watching The Muppet Christmas Carol (rated G), eating pizza and enjoying each other’s company from 5 to 7 pm, in the Children’s Worship room. Feel free to drop off and pick up your children at church or join us For some fun fellowship time!
WOMEN’S CHRISTMAS PARTY! Throw on your favorite ugly (or cute) Christmas sweater, whip up your favorite appetizer and joins us on Wednesday, December 6th, At 7:00 PM for our annual Women’s Christmas Gathering. We will be doing our Ornament exchange as well as collecting cleaning supplies and gently used home Goods for Brighter Tomorrows. Desserts will be provided. Contact the church office for the location. 2018 MEN'S RETREAT Save the date February 16-18, 2018. Dr Stan Ott, President of vital Church Institute will be our speaker.