Estrella Mountain Church
Rejoice in the Lord
Though the fig tree should not blossom, nor fruit be on the vines,
the produce of the olive fail and the fields yield no food, the flock be cut off from the fold and there be no herd in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the Lord; I will take joy in the God of my salvation. God, the Lord, is my strength; he makes my feet like the deer's; he makes me tread on my high places.
We will be meeting together this Sunday, November 22, 9am service only. We will be live streaming both 9am and the 11am service. Once again, we leave the decision of wearing a mask and/or social distancing up to you. We have hand sanitizer and masks available for your convenience, and the facility is clean. If you do not feel well or have possibly been exposed to COVID, please stay home.
You Matter Ministries continues to minister to the homeless. They are most in need of WATER. Please bring your water and PB&J donations on Monday & Tuesday, 9am-11am, and/or on Sundays. Thank you!
Thank you again for your faithfulness and generosity! There are several ways you can give: We have a drop box by the office door, mail your check, use your bank's Bill Pay option and have them send your check, or give online here: https://emcaz.org/give. Again, thank you!
If you know of anyone who needs help, or need to contact the office, please call (623.386.0300) or email (email@example.com) and I'll respond as soon as possible.
Looking forward in HOPE!
Livestream - EMC Sunday Service
We are streaming on Sunday, 9am & 11am. Here's the link: https://faithlife.com/emcaz/livestream
Giving Summary 2020
Budget Needs Year-to-Date $400,200
Actual Giving Year-to-Date $399,610 99.9%
Thank you for your faithfulness!
Forge - Not meeting this week
We will not be meeting Tuesday, 11/24 due to Thanksgiving week. We will be back on 12/1. Forge regularly meets Tuesdays, 6-7:15pm!
FORGE is a time for families to grow and learn together! We’ll have worship, games and a look at the WHOLE story of God, from Genesis to Revelation! You don’t want to miss out!
Operation Christmas Child Success!
252 boxes were packed and donated to needy children around the world. THANK YOU for your generous hearts!
Membership Class Rescheduled
Membership Class will meet on Sat., Dec. 12, 9am-noon. Please RSVP your attendance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
EVERY MOMENT COUNTS...EVERY WOMAN COUNTS
We strive to make Every Moment Count
and we believe that Every Woman Counts!
Please join the Estrella Mountain Church Women & Ministry private FB group here www.facebook.com/groups/EMCWomensMinistry
In this private group you can share praises, prayer requests and connect with other women from EMC.
Save the date! Women's Retreat @ EMC, January 22-23, 2021.
Let's stay connected!
This or That 2020
It's that time of year! This or That is here. For more info, our Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/EMCWomensMinistry
**Please see the different options available below and how to register.
**Christmas Earring Make & Take
Sunday, Dec. 6, 1-3pm, EMC Student Center, with Janet Erb (thanks for filling in for Beth!). Cost is $1 per pair of earrings, 5 maximum. We only have one spot left! RSVP on our Facebook page HERE or at the table after church.
**Christmas Cookie Decorating
Saturday, Dec. 12, 10am-noon, Room 214 with Christine Davidson & Serena Webbe. Cost is $10 for 6 cookies (supplies included). 4 spots left!! RSVP on our Facebook page HERE or at the table after church.
**Ladies 8th Annual Christmas Tea
8th Annual Ladies Christmas Tea hosted by the staff and elders wives and the women's ministry team on Sunday, December 13th from 1-3pm at Kristine Harkin's new home, 18048 W Narramore . You won't want to miss the yummy food and sweet fellowship.
The Lockards will be the family we bless at our Ladies Tea on Dec. 13th. We will collect cash and/or gift cards. They will be traveling to Mayo for their sweet daughter, Desi's radiation 5 days a week for 6 weeks so gas, restaurant and grocery store (they live close to Frys) gift cards would be very helpful to the family.
Please let us know if you are planning on attending by signing up on our Women's Ministry FB page HERE or at the table after church
**Hike to the Christmas Tree
Saturday, Dec. 19 with Wanda Erb. Meet at the FINS parking lot at 9am.No cost, but make sure to bring water and a snack. Feel free to bring a non-breakable ornament to leave on the tree. RSVP on our Facebook page HERE or at the table after church.
Women's Bible Study
Friday morning group meets at 9:30am, in the Ignite Student Center. We are studying "Unexplainable Jesus" by Erica Wiggenhorn. If you already have the book, great! If not, we have plenty of books available. This is an 8 week study. For more info, contact Janet Erb at email@example.com
The Wednesday evening group is meeting @ 6:30pm in the Ignite Student Center. For more info, contact Laurie Knapp at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ignite Student Ministries
NEW TIMES! We have grown and needed to add another gathering time. Still meeting on Sunday, JR HIGH is 4:30-6pm, SR HIGH is 6-7:30pm.
6th grade students are welcome to attend Ignite! We are meeting in person on Sundays at 4:30pm. Also, volleyball for all ages on Wednesday evenings!
Follow us on Instagram at emcstudents for what's happening this week. Questions? Contact David Sims at email@example.com or Cameron Isaacs at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
We have new chairs coming in February/March. If you would like to donate to help with this purchase, please mark your gift "Chairs." We are long overdue for new ones, and found a great deal. Thank you for your consideration!
Meeting the first Monday @ 6:30pm and the third Thursday @ 6:30pm, office conference room.
Coming up - Monday, Dec. 7 @ 6:30PM. Come and pray!
Communication Card & Prayer Requests
Communication cards are on the back table in the sanctuary if you are attending Sunday service. You can update your contact information, etc. AND you can submit prayer requests and praise reports.
If you aren't attending services, please email email@example.com with any updates, prayers and praises. Thanks!
Estrella Mountain Preschool
Preschool is in session! Registration is still open online for the 2020-21 school year. Visit https://empreschool.com to register, and to learn more about our preschool. There are only a few openings remaining, so don’t delay! Contact Lisa Tucker if you have questions. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the office at 623.476.5578
Love One Another
Call, email or use social media to stay in touch. Of all people, we will be known by our love for others. Hugs and prayers and blessings. We love you!