First Sunday of Advent
Sunday, November 30 – 8:30 a.m. Chapel and 10:30 a.m. Sanctuary services
LIGHThouse Christmas Play at WNO
Wednesday, December 3 – 6 p.m. Dinner, 6:30 p.m. Program
20/30s Christmas Brunch and Gift Exchange
Sunday, December 7 – 11:45 a.m. – Stillwagon home (440 Millaudon Street)
Youth Group White Gift Shopping
Sunday, December 7 – Jr. High at 4:45 p.m., Sr. High at 5:45 p.m.
Presbyterian Women Christmas Worship Service and Reception
Tuesday, December 9 – 6 p.m. Chapel, reception at Wright home (1518 State)
Shades of Praise Gospel Choir at WNO
Wednesday, December 10 – 6 p.m. Dinner, 6:30 p.m. Program
White Gift Service
Sunday, December 14 – 10:30 a.m. Sanctuary worship service
Youth Group Celebration in the Oaks
Sunday, December 14 – 5:00 p.m.
Celebration of Carols, Orchestra and Choir Performance
Sunday, December 21 – 10:30 a.m. Sanctuary worship service
Youth Group Gift Exchange
Sunday, December 21 – Jr. High at 4:45 p.m., Sr. High at 5:45 p.m.
Carrollton Christmas Camp
Mon, December 22 – Fri, January 2 (except Christmas Day & New Year’s Day)
Lafayette Academy, Carrollton Avenue
Christmas Eve Services
Wednesday, December 24 – Sanctuary
Family Service with Childcare – 5:00 p.m.
Lessons and Carols without Childcare – 7:00 p.m.
Sunday after Christmas
Sunday, December 28 – one Sanctuary service at 9:30 a.m.
News & Announcements
Poinsettia Memorials/Honorariums - It’s that time of year again! Time to prepare to adorn the Sanctuary with fresh poinsettias and the entrance ways with fresh wreaths. There are cards available in the pew racks for those that wish to make a $15 donation toward the purchase of these adornments in honor or in memory of a loved one. Fill out the card and place it in the offering plate with your check (payable to SCAPC). Memorials/honorariums will be acknowledged in the December 14, 21 and Christmas Eve bulletins. The order deadline is Monday, December 1. Questions? Contact Emily Fleshman, firstname.lastname@example.org.
White Gift - For over 40 years, the White Gift program has allowed SCAPC members to “adopt” a child for Christmas and purchase gifts that address their needs and wants. A tree is set up in Frampton Fellowship Hall full of children’s names and gift requests Sunday, November 30 and Sunday, December 7th after the 8:30 service and before and after the 10:30 service. Organizations served include Eden House, Lafayette Academy, Raintree House, St. Thomas Clinic, and Victories in Service. On Sunday, December 14th, bring the gifts to the annual White Gift dedication ceremony during the 10:30 a.m. worship service. Questions? Contact Genny Hagler, email@example.com.
RHINO Christmas Cards are Here! - Looking for a unique way to support our home grown ministry while showing your loved ones you care? Send them our 2014 RHINO Christmas Cards! Stop by the table in Frampton Fellowship Hall following Sunday’s service or order them online at http://www.rhinonola.org/holiday-giving/. Questions? Contact Emma Pegues, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Intergenerational Mission Trip to Dominican Republic Informational Meeting - The Youth and Young Adults and World Missions Teams are partnering to offer an intergenerational mission trip to the Dominican Republic on June 13-20, 2015. We are doing this intentionally so that youth, families, and adults can all partner together in service. If you are interested in learning more about this trip we will be holding an informational meeting on Monday, December 1st from 5-5:45pm in Phifer Library. Questions? Contact Andy Fox, email@example.com.
PW Book Club Fall Books -November 6 - And The Mountains Echoed: A Novel by Khaled Hosseini, December 4 – Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand, January 8 – David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants by Malcom Gladwell, February 5 – Last Night at the Lobster by Stewart O’Nan, March 5 – Nive Lives: Mystery, Magic, Death, and Life in New Orleans by Dan Baum. Meets at 7 p.m. in the Land Building for lively discussion and refreshments! Questions? Contact Elizabeth Artigues, firstname.lastname@example.org. Meets at 7 p.m. in the Land Building for lively discussion and refreshments! Questions? Contact Elizabeth Artigues, email@example.com.
20/30s Christmas Brunch - Join the 20/30s next Sunday, December 7, after the 10:30 a.m. worship service at the home of Brad and Claudia Stillwagon (440 Millaudon) for our annual Christmas Brunch! We’ll have food and drinks and childcare will be provided! Don’t forget to bring a wrapped white elephant gift (either purchased for less than $15 or a re-gift item!) to exchange! Questions? Contact Genny Hagler, firstname.lastname@example.org.
PW Christmas Worship Service & Reception - All women are invited to attend the annual PW Christmas worship service, a favorite Advent tradition! The service will be held in the Chapel on Tuesday, December 9 at 6:00 p.m, led by Don Frampton. A reception will immediately follow the service at the home of Valerie & Tom Wright at 1518 State Street, right across from the church. Questions? Contact Betty Hope, email@example.com.
Youth Christmas Calendar – Join us as we celebrate the Christmas Season! Join us for one or all of the planned activities. Questions? Contact Andy Fox, firstname.lastname@example.org. Sunday, December 7th | White Gift Shopping | Normal Youth Times and Location Sunday, December 14th | Celebration in the Oaks | Meet at City Park at 5:00 p.m. Sunday, December 21st | Gift Exchange Party | Normal Youth Times and Location
Carrollton Christmas Camp Snack Drive - SCAPC is once again hosting a free, two-week, enrichment camp for the children of the Carrollton neighborhood, December 22 – January 2, Mon-Fri from 8 am-3pm (except for Christmas Day and New Year’s Day) at Lafayette Academy on Carrollton Avenue. We are currently in need of healthy snack donations. Please place snacks (granola bars, trailmix (no nuts please!), fruit snacks, Lance crackers, popcorn, kettle corn, goldfish, pretzels, apple juice boxes, applesauce, graham crackers, etc.) in the donation box in FFH. Questions? Contact Sean Tate, (email@example.com or 504-615-4971).
Scotland 2015! - SCAPC will return to the land of John Knox, Robert Burns, and Sir Walter Scott: July 28 – August 8, 2015. Join Don Frampton for this educational and entertaining tour! Anyone interested in the trip should go to: www.aitsatl.com to register. Click “Login”. The Group ID is “stcharles2015”, and the password is “travel”. There they will find everything you need to know about the trip, including how to register, the deposit amount, how long it’s refundable, etc.
Wednesday Night Out
Cajun/Creole Night! Cajun Chicken, Chicken Nuggets for Kids, Not-So-Dirty Rice, Louisiana Citrus, New Orleans Bread Pudding, and Creole Cream Cheese Ice Cream.