The Real Work of Christmas
When the song of angels is stilled, When the star in the sky is gone, When the kings and princes are home, When the shepherds are back with their flock The real work of Christmas begins…
To find the lost, To heal the broken, To feed the hungry, To release the prisoner, To rebuild nations, To bring peace among brothers, To make music in the heart.
Sunday, January 6
Wise Men Still Seek Him
Adult Class - The Real Christmas
The visit of the Wisemen.
New Member class begins at 9:30 AM in the sanctuary.
Youth and Family Services
Growing Together is a time for parents of either children or teenagers to gather and discuss the joys and challenges of parenthood. This month, Growing Together will be on Friday the 25th from 6:30-8:00 PM.
The Grove will be on Sunday, January 13th from 5:00 - 6:00 PM. Following The Grove that night, we will have an all family Pajama Party movie night and watch Aladdin from 6:30 - 8:00 PM!
Sunday School starts up again on January 13th and so does Wiggle Worship, a special worship time for children during the 10:30 AM service. Children will be invited to go with Jeremy and other leaders to the Mountain Room (old youth directors’ office) following the Kid’s Chat and returning to the larger congregation during the Passing of the Peace. During Wiggle Worship children will sing, dance, and play games, before rejoining their parents in the sanctuary for the time of offering and communion.
Parish Coffee: Jeremy would love to have coffee with you and dive deeper into the nuts and bolts of the Youth and Family Parish Ministry. Call or text him a 949- 231-2029 to set up a time in your area.
Summit, a middle and high school youth group time, will start on January 9th! We’ll meet from 6:00 - 7:00 PM on Wednesday’s with games, hangout time, and a devotion. Confirmation will then be from 7:00 - 8:00 PM.
The Black Forest Boardgame Group at Black Forest Brewery starts on Thursday, January 10th from 6:30 - 8:00 PM. Bring a board game to share or learn how to play a new one from a fellow player!
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Christmas Time in Black Forest
A sign-up will be posted on bulletin board in fellowship hall. If you would like to help defray the cost ($10), please make a check out to BFLC with a notation in the memo line “poinsettia” and put in offering plate. You can denote the name of a loved one you wish to dedicate or remember on the sign-up sheet. The plants may be picked up following the 7:30 PM Christmas Eve Service.
BFLC Staff Christmas Gift
It has been the practice for many years to invite special contributions from the members of the congregation towards a cash Christmas gift for the paid staff of BFLC. This includes the Pastor, Ministry Coordinator, Youth/Family Ministries Director, Administrative Assistant, Organist, Choir and Bells director. If you would like to contribute to the staff gifts you may: Indicate the purpose and amount on the front of the “Other” area on the face of regular contribution envelope or in the ‘memo’ section of your check.
Advent Sunday School
Throughout December, the children and teenager Sunday School programs will meet together during the 9:30-10:30 AM hour to work on a family advent wreath project and learn about the deep meaning behind the advent season!
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The Scribe is the semi-monthly newsletter for Black Forest Lutheran Church.