Peace On Earth
Sunday, December 4
If you want to have fun sometime go into public and give away something people want for free!
On Friday we had a chance to give away hot chocolate at the Christmas parade. We discovered that well over ninety percent of people of all ages are “pro hot chocolate.” They are for it. And they have a great attitude about receiving it for free. They are grateful. They wonder why we are giving it away. And they walk away happy. What fun!
We gave away hundreds of cups of hot chocolate and we could have kept doing so had we not run out just before the parade began.
As we move into week two of Advent, our focus is on peace. Our town needs peace more than hot chocolate. And the beautiful thing is, peace is available and it’s also free. I pray the Lord would give us hearts and opportunities to offer His peace to people he brings to our path in these days.
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Are you searching for ways to be the church throughout the week? Join our Helping Hands group for opportunities!
NDI - To make Christlike Disciples in the Nations
See what the kids are up to!
See what the teens are up to!
Check it out! Our teens will be gift wrapping at church this year every Sunday from 1-4pm. The gift wrapping is free but they will be accepting donations to raise money to go to camp next summer.
You can sign up for an approximate arrival time using this link: https://www.signupgenius.com/.../10C0F49AEA722ABFACF8
If you would like to donate to help our kids go to camp, you can do so by marking your envelope "camp" or by choosing the camp fund here:
Life is better when we do it together - when we are able to come alongside and support and encourage each other.
Life Groups have begun! They meet at various locations/times/dates every other week.
Use the link below to sign up or see John Harris:
Grief Share Support Group
This support group meets from 6:30 - 8:30pm in the side classroom off the sanctuary.
Here are the scheduled meeting dates:
Tuesday, December 6
Thursday, December 15
Tuesday, December 20
There is no cost to participate but you may purchase the work book for $15. If cost presents a problem for you, the church can help with that so you can attend this healing process.
See Richelle Martzke for more information on this group.
Financial Peace University
Would you like to take control of your money? See John or Darlene Harris for a one-on-one FPU class or sign up for a group class with others.
Grand Ledge Christmas Parade
Huge thank you to all our volunteers who helped at the parade Friday night! We gave out 250 cups of hot chocolate to our neighbors and cleaned up lots of trash after the parade. Thank you for helping us love our city!
Shared Pregnancy Women's Center Partnership
We are excited for our new partnership with Shared Pregnancy Women's Center. There are many ways we can give, donate, volunteer and pray for this ministry.
See the list below of items they can use. You can bring them in and drop them in the toy box in the kids hallway.
If you wish to donate money, you can drop change or bills in the baby bottle outside the kids room or give online at https://faithlife.com/glnaz/give and choosing the "Shared Pregnancy Women's Center" Fund
If you have any questions, see Kara Purves
Crisis Care Kits are a way we can help others in emergency situations. Receiving simple items like toothpaste, a comb, or band-aids become very helpful in a natural disaster, war or other crisis. Crisis Care Kits (CCKs) are designed to provide people with some of the essentials they may not have due to those scenarios.
Our NMI Council has set a goal for Grand Ledge to collect 12 boxes (72 CCK's) by July 2023. Each month or so, we will feature an item to collect. (Although you can always give any of the items at any time!)
See below for this month's featured item and the details on the specifics. Thank you for helping us work toward reaching our goal!
December Featured Item:
December - Fingernail Clippers
We will be collecting these at the Missions corner in the foyer. Here is an idea of how many we will need by July 2023:
1 per CCK
6 per box
72 for all 12 boxes
Other ways to help:
- Pick up banana boxes (can get free from most grocery stores) we will need at least 12 before July 2023
- Pray for those who will be receiving these kits