Giving from the heart
The Outreach Committee delivered a gift card to two of our senior members this year as a token of our church giving from the heart to make the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays brighter for them.
Deck the Halls
On Sunday, November 26, a host of volunteers stayed after worship to decorate the sanctuary in the Christmas paraments, decorated the tree and set up the nativity. The front doors to the narthex welcome our guests with festive Christmas wreaths.
Let the Advent Season begin!
Join us Sunday, December 10 for a breakfast fellowship immediately following the worship service, hosted by the Fellowship Committee. Their plan is to host a fellowship on the second Sunday of each month. If you would like to help with the food or serve on the fellowship committee, please contact Russ Kahler.
We say goodbye
StMt said goodbye for now to Bill Pires who went to claim his heavenly home in November. As Christians, we know this is a temporary parting until we all go to join him and celebrate the day when we do. Bill's memorial service was held at StMt with a whole host of friends, family and church members. StMt Fellowship Committee provided a large lunch after the service.
We also said goodbye to Loretta Anne who moved to Texas this month after the passing of her mother, Betty Richwine in September. Loretta received her blessing from Pastor Mohr during the Dec. 3 worship service.
The backpack program will resume September 20, 12:30 p.m. at Antioch Baptist Church located at 150 Amity Road, Conway AR 72032. There are two opportunities to help! Use your hands to help assemble the goods for delivery to the schools...just go upstairs and look for the room with the friendly people and groceries. They are friendly and assign you a spot in the assembly line. And/or register your Kroger card to support the Backpack Program if you physically lend a hand. Registering your Kroger card is an open opportunity to help all year! Kroger cards have the option to send the Kroger rewards to charities once a quarter from Kroger. The church office has a list of instructions on how to do this. If you need assistance, ask Debbie Barnes or Deb Roper. They are available to help after church some Sunday if you are interested.
Kid's Food Programs
St. Matthew continues to support various programs which feed needy children in Conway . If you care to support these programs, please donate money labeled "kid's food programs." At this time, Federal guidelines now prohibit the donation of food items.
Thank you to everyone who has opened an LCEF account. The more who do, the better for our congregation. One way is that with a certain number of existing accounts owned by our congregational members, our mortgage interest rate is lowered.
CAPCA Food Pantry is always happy to receive donations. If you are interested I helping, please contact Terri Kemper at 501-329-3891 x2133 or email email@example.com
Serving in the month of December:
Kim & Ellen Schreyer
Ushers: Russ Carter, Craig Olsen
Assisting Minister: Robert Linton
December 3: Caleb Mohr/Debbie Barnes
December 10: Rachel Mohr/Deb Roper
December 17: Caleb Mohr/Jeff Roper
December 24: Rachel Mohr/Donna Peterson
December 31: Caleb Mohr/David Reese
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Outreach Committee: Dec.13 , 6:00 p.m.
Admin Council: Dec 13 7:00 p.m.
Bible Study meets at 10:00 a.m. each Wednesday at the church. Pastor Mohr is currently leading a study of the book of Isaiah.
Pastor's Office Hours
Just a reminder: Pastor Mohr is in the office most every morning Tuesday through Friday. Stop by at any time. If Pastor is not in the office, you can reach him by phone 501-697-5761 (cell).
Please remember our shut-ins: Jean Allen (home), & Juanita Blue (residing at Village Park of Conway). Pray for them and visit them as you can. Jean Allen has a new phone number 501-245-1354. Orphans and widows have a special place in God's heart. They should have a special place in your heart as well.
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