Estrella Mountain Church
Glory to God in the Highest
And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger.” And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!”
We will be meeting together this Sunday, December 20, 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.
Christmas Eve services will be on Dec. 24, 4pm at the fields here at EMC (bring your own chair and/or blanket) and also at 11pm in the sanctuary.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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 $435,000
Actual Giving Year-to-Date $445,457 102%
Thank you for your faithfulness!
Year-end Contributions - the deadlines are: mail must be postmarked no later than 12/31/20; drop-box donations must be dated and in the box by 12/31/20; online giving must be completed before midnight 12/31/20. And of course, your gift in the offering Sunday, 12/27, will be considered a 2020 charitable gift for tax purposes. Thank you for faithfully giving to EMC!
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!
Women's Bible Study
Friday morning group will start up again after the first of the year. For more info, contact Janet Erb at email@example.com
The Wednesday evening group is also on Christmas break. Please contact the church office for more information.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Cameron Isaacs at email@example.com for more info.
Forge is on Christmas break and will resume Jan. 12, 2021. (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!
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 at $60 each. So far, you have donated 1/3 of the amount needed. Thank you for your consideration!
Meeting the first Monday @ 6:30pm and the third Thursday @ 6:30pm, office conference room.
Coming up - Monday, Jan. 4, 2021 @ 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 firstname.lastname@example.org with any updates, prayers and praises. Thanks!
Estrella Mountain Preschool
Preschool is closed for Christmas break Dec. 21-Jan. 3. Visit https://empreschool.com to learn more about our preschool. Contact Lisa Tucker if you have questions. Email email@example.com 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!