This weeks events ~
Wednesday, December 3
10:30 am CWF Rachel Group Christmas Meeting Atrium/Parlor, door 12. Please bring a covered dish.
1:00 pm Ruth Group at the Continental.
5:00 pm College Group ~ college room, door 7 5:30 pm Handbells ~ choir loft, door 3
5:30 pm Snack Pak 4 Kids ~ Friendship Court, door 7
6:00 pm Youth group ~ youth room, door 7
6:30 pm Choir ~ choir room, door 3
Thursday, December 4
9:30 am Ladies Thursday Bible Study
Friday, December 5
11:00 am (CWU) Church Women United covered dish luncheon in the Parlor/Atrium. CWU will disperse $4,500 to various non-profit agencies throughout Amarillo.
Saturday, December 7
1:30 pm to 3:00 pm Burke Isbell’s 90th birthday party is going to be December 7th at the Continental. It will be held in the Parlor of the Continental, 1300 S. Jackson, come and go, no gifts but cards will be wonderful.
Salvation Army Bell Ringers at the Wal Mart at 45th and Coulter, we have open spots available. Please call Dick Snyder for more info. 806-584-0732.
Sunday, December 8 Choir Christmas Cantata
Our sanctuary choir will be singing “Small, Dancing Light,” during the morning worship service with a full orchestra.
In-Gathering for December ~ CITY CHURCH: gloves, caps, scarves, and small fleece blankets for children.
First Christian Church
Upcoming Advent and Christmas Activities!
Saturday, December 14 Salvation Army Bell Ringing
11AM-6PM at Market Street on 26th and Georgia. Sign-ups in Narthex.
Saturday, December 14 Open House Ugly Christmas Sweater Party
6PM-9PM at the home of Rev. J and Donna Alexander
Sunday, December 15 Breakfast with Santa Claus during Sunday School
Tuesday, December 17 Blue Christmas Service
6PM in the chapel. Does the Christmas season make you feel “blue?” This service is designed to provide a sense of hope for those who have difficulty with the holidays.
Tuesday, December 24 Christmas Eve Candlelight Service in Sanctuary at 6PM
Every Monday during Advent beginning December 2-23 at 7pm in the Atrium
The Gift of the Nutcracker
We will use Matt Rawle’s study “The Gift of the Nutcracker.” The Nutcracker was first performed in 1892 and quickly became a holiday tradition. Matt Rawle takes a look at this Christmas classic in a new way–through the lens of faith. Rawle uses this classic tale to help us understand God’s greatest gift of the Christ child and of the kingdom of Christ. Please let the office know if you would like to participate. Books are $12. This study will be led by Jacob.
Salvation Army Christmas Stockings for children of the Salvation Army Angel Tree are available in the Narthex and in the church office. There are suggestions and a colored label to designate age and gender. They may be returned to the church office and Bob and Helen Exner will deliver. The last day to turn the stockings into the church office is December 16.
Adult Sunday School Classes
All adult classes at First Christian are open to visitors and new members. Classes begin at 9:00 a.m.
We invite you and encourage you to visit several classes and then choose that one that you find interesting, affirming and challenging!
The Mariners Class
This class meets in the east classroom behind the stage area in Snodgrass Hall. This class is taught by Joel Olson.
This class meets across from the Kids for Christ area, and is taught by Don McColl. The class uses the Uniform Series. As the name states they celebrate friendship with everyone. Some of the ways they do this is with a prayer chain in the class, monthly birthday celebrations and special celebrations.
Located behind Snodgrass Hall, members rotate teachers each Sunday, using Old and New Testament curriculum from David C. Cook. The Fellowship Class supports various chosen charity projects yearly. Currently the rotation of teachers include Harvest Riedt, Doniece Ray, Phil Woodall and Beverly Whittler.
Located behind Snodgrass Hall, this discussion oriented Bible study class is taught by Ralph Maxfield. This class meets in a room north of Snodgrass Hall. Our class uses the “Present Word” curriculum which is a topical study and scripturally based. We have outreach concerns and responses and class functions away from church during the year. About 30 members with 20 or so being there consistently. We work hard on loving each other.