Announcements

WELLSPRING WELCOMES YOU! December 16, 2018
 
We hope your time with us will be a blessing and wish you God’s peace in the coming week. Please feel free to contact Pastor Nancy with any questions.
(Church office 508-842-4665). Come again, soon!
 
December Birthdays –
Lucy W. (12/9), Norma C. (12/13), Cindy G. (12/13), Paul C. (12/22),
Kalie F. (12/29) and Bob L. (12/30). Happy Birthday!
 
Standing in the Need of Prayer …
Pastor Nancy, Marie, Debbie B., Michael, Bridget Lewis and her family, Sandy, Heather, Diana, Dylan, Carl and all the Bongiovi family, Amanda, Todd, Jean L, Margaret, Roger, Lillian, Sandy M., Rev. Agunwamba, Sharon and Alden, Jack, Kimberly, Marion S., for those in mourning, and for those in transitions.
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
 
Calling all Stewards! Deadline to return 2019 pledges is December 30th!
Making a pledge is a very personal thing and comes from the heart. GOD has given us much to be thankful for and part of your pledge goes to help those less fortunate than us. Anything you can pledge will be greatly appreciated as we prepare our 2019 church budget. Thank you and GOD bless you all!
 
Advent is here! How about a “Reverse the Advent Calendar”? From Sunday, December 2nd to Sunday, December 23rd, we will be collecting food donations (for the Worcester Fellowship) following the Advent Calendar: One item per day (that would be 7 items every Sunday). Please see the flyer for more information or speak with Sabina.
 
Symbols of Advent - A study - This study is a three week study on the symbols and meaning of Advent and continues this week. It is a cooperative study between Mt. Olivet, Trinity and Wellspring Churches. All three pastors are leading one night each. We will be looking at what Advent has to say about the New Creation, New Selves, and New Relationships. Each night will include some interactive elements, discussion and some teaching. The study is open to everyone. The last meeting datesis: Tuesday, December 18th. Time: 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Location: is the Common Room (behind Lawrence Hall) at 440 Main St. in Shrewsbury, otherwise known as Trinity/Wellspring Churches. Come one and all!
 
Daytime Bible Study –Trinity is offering an opportunity for people to examine several Bible passages that shape our understanding of the Season of Advent. Beginning at 10:00 a.m. in the Common Room, Fr. Crocker will help us move more deeply into the Bible passages that define Advent. We will also have some quiet time for prayer and reflection as well as time for fellowship and conversation. We will use The African Bible Study that helps us explore scripture in a way that informs our prayers. The portions of Scripture we study are portions of Scripture we will read on the following Sunday. Do come and join in. We will meet for no more than ninety minutes. This study conclude on Thursday, December 20th. All are invited.
 
There will be NO Christmas Eve Service this year. We will celebrate Christmas Sunday during worship on December 23.
 
Worcester Fellowship –This wonderful ministry to the homeless is gearing up again to prepare for the start of their Café in the fall. The Café is held every Thursday and serves warm lunches to over 100 people. There are two ways you can help:
1. Donate cash in the Matthew 25 box which will be on the altar. All money donated will be spent on underwear (both male and female). The Worcester Fellowship is in dire need of these items as homeless people rarely have access to laundry facilities and, consequently, throw away underwear and socks when dirty.
2. Buddy Bags: Donate hygiene items for both males and females, socks, male and female underwear of all sizes, treats (energy bars, crackers, cookies, etc. all individually wrapped), small bottles of water, chap sticks, throat Lozenges, band aids, individual packets of Tylenol.
A big thank you to all who donated to the Worcester Fellowship so far. Because of the congregation's generosity, Wellspring will be able to financially sponsor 3 meals: 12/27/18, 1/3/19, 3/28/19. Please continue donating to this.