12-1-19 Announcements

Evening Gathering: Meet 6:00 pm in the Multi-Purpose Room.
Youth Choir Chimers: Today at 4:00 pm.
Adult Hand Bell Rehearsal: Today at 5:00 pm.
Choir Practice: Sunday, December 1 Men at 5:00 pm. Everyone at 6:00 pm.
THIS WEEK, Dec 2-Dec 6
There will be no youth and adult classes this Wednesday and no meal.
Stone’s Christmas Café: Wednesday, December 4 from 5-7 pm. SMCC will be hosting a drive-thru hot beverage bar. We need help in all areas. Please sign up to be a part of this community outreach event and spread Christmas cheer! Signup sheet on bulletin board.
Joy Circle Brunch: Thursday, December 5 at 11:00 am.
Mission for the Homeless: Thursday, Dec 5 at 1:00 pm everyone is invited to help make mats for the homeless. Thank you to all who have donated bags for this ministry. The group has made multiple mats due to your contributions. We are in need of plastic bags. Please bring your bags by the church office.
Deacons For Dec are: Jerry Martin, Paul Farrar, Gary Young
Looking Ahead
Children’s Christmas Program: Sunday, December 8 at 10:30 am. Join us as our Youth Ministry presents the “Jesus Family Tree”.
Silver Stone Seniors: Thursday, December 12  – meet at 11:30 am at the church and leave for lunch at Clarence’s. Bring $5 gift suitable for a man or  women to exchange. See sign-up sheet on bulletin board.
Adult Christmas Program: Sunday, December 15 at 6:00-8:30 pm. Come out and enjoy the “Joys of Christmas” program featuring the Carillion Ringers, SMCC Choir, SMCC Drama Team, and Dance Team.
Christmas Caroling: Wednesday, December 18, 6:00-8:00 pm for everyone.
Candlelight Service: Sunday, December 22 at 6:00 pm.
Grace Network Donation: Apple Sauce (12-15oz.)  For Oct-Dec
Note To Church Members: There are old directories and 50 year anniversary booklets that members are welcome to take. These items are placed at each entrance going into the main auditorium. The quantities are limited. If you are interested be sure to pick up a booklet or directory while the supplies last. There will be no more once they are gone.
Christmas Cards: If you would like to give Christmas cards to your church family, the boxes will be located in the Breezeway beginning in December. Karren Meeks will be overseeing the cards this year. Please see Karren if you have any questions.
Offering Envelopes: See or contact Joe Ashworth at 647-1499. Envelopes will be distributed in December.
Thank You Note: Many thanks to Dan Calloway and Brittaney Brown for coordinating & overseeing Operation Christmas Child and to all who participated in the shoe box collection. There was a total of 2,221 boxes collected from our area and of those 273 boxes came from SMCC!
Youth Gingerbread Christmas Party: Wednesday, December 11  at 5:00-7:00 pm. See Bobby for more details.
Family Sunday Lock-In: December 29, for preschool and grades K-5.  There will be two times for this event. The preschoolers will be able to come from 7-11 pm and K-5 will be able to come from 7pm-7 am. You must sign up by December 22 to be able to attend the lock-in. Sign-up sheet on youth bulletin board.
NYEELO: December 30-31, for middle and high school youth only. This (New Year’s Eve Eve Lock-Out) event will be at Camp Lee Ford. Plan to leave the church at 12:00 pm. Sign-up sheet on youth bulletin board.
TCTC (Wilderness): January 10 – 12, 2020. This event is for  8 – 12 graders only. Leaving from Bassett High School at lunchtime. More information and sign-up sheet on Youth Bulletin Board.
Virginia Preteen Convention: March 6-7 at Fairmount Christian Church in Mechanicsville, VA. Early bird registration is $54.00 which includes lunch for Saturday, the event, and lodging for Friday night. See Bobby Paulk for more details.

Heather Helton
Administrative Assistant
Stone Memorial Christian Church
Tel: (276) 647-8285
Fax: (276) 647-2087
Email: office@stonemcc.comcastbiz.net
Alt. Email: hhelton1529@gmail.com