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CHOIR REHEARSALS

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Next rehearsal is scheduled for Wednesday, November 13th at 8 p.m. Still plan to sing 11/17.

We plan to sing each Sunday during Advent, with rehearsals on 11/13, 11/20, 12/4, 12/11, and 12/18.

If you need more information, please contact Betsy Durnin. 

ANNUAL CONGREGATIONAL MEETING

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  Our Annual Congregational Meeting was held on Sunday morning following our Worship Service. There were two items on the agenda: (1) To vote for new Church Board Members; and (2) To present and then vote to approve a 2020 Church Budget—General Fund.

The following individuals were elected to serve as Church Board Members beginning in 2020: Martha Hogan and Sue Wagoner as Elders; Dave Akpakip, Robert Knochenmus, and Tom
Wagoner as Deacons; and Andy Jones as a Trustee. After the presentation of the proposed budget, it was unanimously approved.

If you were unable to attend the Annual Congregational Meeting and would like more information or clarification regarding these two agenda items, please contact Wyatt. 

WEDNESDAY EVENING BIBLE CLASS - NOVEMBER 13

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WEDNESDAY EVENING BIBLE CLASS (7:00—8:00 p.m.): The Journey of Sacred Delight 

Class Meeting for November 13th: Read Chapter 18 in The Applause of Heaven – With each Beatitude spoken by Jesus, we are invited into a journey of “sacred delight.” The “delight” we can experience in Jesus Christ is “sacred” because it is all orchestrated by God. As we conclude this present study on the Beatitudes of Jesus, we will explore the difference they have and now continue to make in our lives. 

2019 ADVENT DEVOTIONAL BOOKLET

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Become an author this year as we prepare another Advent Devotional Booklet for the congregation’s use during this holy season. The sign-up sheet will be available this Sunday for you to sign-up. Please print your name beside the date. The scripture listed is for your use - you may use the scripture only as a basis for your writing – you may choose instead to tell a story – or you may choose both options. All submissions are due by Sunday, November 24… preferably sent by email with attachment to: fccallen@att.net. Or if you prefer, a hard copy. All submissions must be into the office by November 24. Thank you! 

SUNDAYS OF NOVEMBER

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Sunday, November 17
9:15 a.m. Coffee & Fellowship
9:30 a.m. Christian Education & Formation - Final Session, Winter Break Begins
10:10 a.m. Coffee & Fellowship
10:30 a.m. Worship Service


Sunday, November 24 - Thanksgiving Sunday

10:10 a.m. Coffee & Fellowship
10:30 a.m. Worship Service
After Worship Service, Annual Thanksgiving Fellowship Dinner 

ANNUAL THANKSGIVING FELLOWSHIP DINNER

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Sunday, November 24th, we will gather for Worship, followed by our annual Thanksgiving Fellowship Dinner.

Eat a light breakfast that morning and come prepared to share together in our time as a church family to give thanks.

A sign-up sheet is now available. 

CHURCH OFFICE CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING

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The Church Office will be closed on Wednesday-Friday, November 27-29 for Thanksgiving. We will be back on Monday, December 2nd. 

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DISCIPLES MEN'S BREAKFAST & FELLOWSHIP

 Last Saturday's Disciples Men's Breakfast & Fellowship. It was a good time of food and fellowship 

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SPECIAL MOMENT

 We shared some tearful moments on Sunday morning. But, it was also a time of celebration as we thanked God for the blessings he has given us with Charita and Jerome Howard. If you missed Sunday morning, then you are encouraged to listen to Wyatt's message which includes words of thanks and gratitude shared by Charita and Jerome ( https://fccallen.org/worship-messages-audio ). We will certainly miss Jerome tickling the keys and Charita leading us in worship but we are happy for them and the new opportunity they now have to serve in their new church.