Bob Digiandomenico’s surgery went well. It will take three months to find out if it was entirely effective. Kevin Larkin (friend of Joe Hamm) had a heart attack. Curtis McBride (Maureen McBride’s husband) is now home, after having heart rhythm issues. Jerry Moore has been experiencing some back pain related to muscle spasms. Willey Nice is now home, but still has need for improvement. Francis Satterfied (Sally & Terrie’s dad) has been experiencing respiratory problems.

Mike Slatt is doing well. Test results showed that the tumor was cancer, but it was a non-aggressive form.

Please continue your prayers for those for whom prayer has been requested: Jim Bass, Bill Beisel, Bob Biesel, Charles Boger, Howard Carpenter (Clyde’s brother), Keith & Debbie Dotson (cousin of Kimberly Burghy), Barbara Hostetler (Dave’s mother, 68257 Orchard Ave., Bridgeport, OH 43912), Kevin Kalany, Arlene Kopyar, Kaylin Stafford,  Jimmy Thrash & Jennifer Wheeler.

Please continue to pray and encourage those who are no longer able to worship with us…Evelyn Barker, Ella Bell, Bill & Sue Daley, Mae Deller, Wilda Freeland, Joyce Orzolek, Alice Shunk, Leon & June Smith, Jim Thrash, Marlene Trisolene and Joanne Wallner.


Please keep our expectant mothers in your prayers: Andrea Baldwin (March 10th), Lindsay McKeen (February 14th) & Maizee Bunner (March).


Please continue to pray for those who are serving in the military: Jason Harris (Bill & Pat Rice’s son-in-law), Chad Huggins, Bill Randolph (Matt’s father) and Joey Stenger (Joe & Karen’s son).  


The ladies’ bible study meets on Tuesdays at 6:00 at the building. It will not be meeting over the holidays; it will resume in January.


Thanks to everyone who signed up to prepare communion for 2015!


On Dec. 22nd ages Preschool – teens will meet at the church building (9:30) to make cards and then go to visit the shut-ins. After visiting they will go bowling. Parents will need to pick up the children @ the bowling alley around 2 p.m. Please see Sally McDiffitt for further info.


Newly updated Care Group Calling Chains and Care Group Lists are available in the rack by the main entrance. Please make sure you have the up-to-date information, especially as winter weather nears.


We extend our sympathy to the family of Jean Loy, who recently passed away. Jean was Nancy Hudson, Janet Eide, & Donna Burghy’s aunt and Margie Piper’s mother. Please be praying for the family during this time.


We are memorizing together Luke 4.18-19 for the month of December. Spend some time praying over and discussing this passage with each other,


Brad will be on vacation beginning Monday. Lord-willing, he will return to the office on December 30th.


The congregational meeting originally scheduled for tonight (December 21st) will be postponed until the first part of January.


Our mid-week Bible studies the week of Christmas and New Years will be moved to Tuesday night, at 7pm (Dec. 23 & 30).


The life of following Jesus is an active life. We’ve been invited to put our faith in action. As a church, we’re always trying to find ways to live this active faith. Here a just a few ways for you to get involved. This is just a starting point!

  • Praying for those who are sick and hurting & writing cards for them.
  • Become a part of the Ministry of Encouragement.
  • Give old eye classes, ink cartridges, greeting cards, “Box Tops & Campbell’s Labels for Education, for various ministries in the back hallway.
  • Take food or provide other assistance to the sick and those who are grieving.
  • Go out of your way to welcome guests in our worship gatherings.
  • Volunteer to teach or assist in our Children’s Ministry. No experience needed, just a willingness to serve!
  • Visit our shut-ins to encourage them.
  • Come up with creative ways we can fulfill our mission to love God and to love people.


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