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Looking For Something Different?
Join Us
For a Picture Perfect Christmas
December 3, 2017 4:00 - 8:00 P.M.

Enjoy beautiful decorations inside and out.
Bring your camera or cell phone and take a photo
(A photo with you and our elaborate decorations).
Don't have a camera or a cell phone?
We'll take your picture and mail it to you.
Enjoy music of the season by our guest musicians.
Visit with Santa and Mrs. Clause,
while you sip hot cider or eggnog and
nibble on a cookie or some popcorn.
ADMISSION: FREE

Deck the Halls with Boughs of Holly!
Beginning at 12:30-? on Sunday, November 26th, the indoors of the church will be decorated for Christmas. The monumental project will continue Monday & Tuesday, November 27 &28 at 9 AM. 

Each One, Reach One
The prolonged holiday season stretching form Thanksgiving through New Years provides ample opportunities to invite unchurched family, friends neighbors, and co-workers to the community of faith.

Three occasions in December are designated as "Each One, Reach One" events:
Christmas Eve
5 PM and 7 PM
Candlelight Services
Saturday, December 30th (7PM)
&
Sunday, December 31st (10:45 AM)
Gary Means, Inspirational Chalk Artist Returns
with
Live Music From Violinists Jim & Betty Stephenson

New Year's Eve, December 31st (7PM)

Pray and reflect whom you might invite.  If necessary, offer transportation.  Welcome the individual, couple or family to be seated with you.  Attend the fellowship hour with your guests.  Statistics indicate that only 20% of Americans are affiliated with a local congregation.  "Each One, Reach One!"

Here We Go A-Caroling
Members and non-members, youth and adults, are invited to go caroling on Sunday, December 10th.  Immediately following the morning service, all carolers will be hosted to a complimentary lunch in the downstairs social room.  We will car-pool and travel to nursing homes and residences, to sing some of the songs of the season, to individuals connected with the congregation.  The event is sponsored by the Missions & Benevolence Committee.  Return to the church is expected by 4:00PM.

Ho! Ho! HO! Who Wouldn't Know
Santa and Mrs. Clause will take time out from their busy schedule to greet the children of the congregation following the weekend services, on Saturday and Sunday, December 2nd and 3rd, presenting each boy and girl with a bag of goodies.  There will be complimentary photos taken of each youngster with St. Nick; adults will be asked to supply an address for mailing purposes.  The event is sponsored by the Social Life Committee.

Change in Bible Study Schedule
*The 12 Noon Prayer and Bible Study on Wednesday, November 22nd is cancelled.  The weekly group will resume its meetings on November 29th.*
Recognizing that it now gets dark early and in the anticipation of wintry weather and increased activities with the forthcoming holiday season, the last evening Bible study on Wednesdays will be held on October 18th.  The 12 noon Wednesday Bible study group will continue to meet, with the evening participates encouraged to attend.  The Wednesday evening group will resume in the spring.

Membership
Adults seeking to join the congregation, by Letter or Transfer or Profession of Faith, may contact the Pastor, for arrangements.  Baptism "In The Name Of The Father, The Son, And The Holy Spirit is a prerequisite for membership.
 
Sacrament of Baptism
Infants, children, youth and adults desiring to receive the Sacrament of Baptism, are invited to make arrangements with the Pastor.  The mode of the administration of the water is by sprinkling.  Godparents are optional for babies and children; but must be baptized Christians.  A baptismal service is scheduled before Lent.
 
Recycled Card Program
IMC is collecting new and old Christmas and greeting cards, to be shippped to the St. Jude Ranch For Children, in Nevada.  The covers are recycled for a fund-raising project.  Bring your cards to the church, placing them in the white boxes at the front entrance.
 
Share A Ride
Are there times when you or someone you know does not attend church because you have no transportation?  IMC is offering help to our congregants in this situation.  The Missions Committee will coordinate this new program.  When someone has no way to get to church, we will make arrangements with one of our volunteers to supply transportaion.  Contact the Pastor for further information.
 
Floral Tribute
Flowers for the Altar are purchased from Country Flower Barn, with arrangements beginning at $50.00 and up/ with a choice of fresh or silk.  Please inform the Pastor of weekends that you would seek to adorn the Lord's Table with your arrangement.

 The Pastor Makes House-Calls:
Recognizing the right of privacy and the need for rest following a stay in the hospital The Reverend Gilbert provides follow-up pastoral care, visiting the residences of the convalescing congregants, by invitation.  Be assured, that all the sick, and recovering parishioners are in his prayers, as well, as those of many others at I.M.C.
 
Please Take Note:
The U.S. Privacy Act disallows hospitals for reporting to clergy, over the telephone, the names of patients.  If you desire for Reverend Gilbert to visit you in the hospital; it is your responsibility to notify him.  Indicate the name of the health institution, plus the room number.
 
 
Operation Christmas Child: