VILLAGE KIDS, age 4 through 4th grade, will be in worship through the opening music and then our Village Kids leader, Megan Kemerley, will escort them to the Village Kids room. Parents or guardians, please pick up your children at the Village Kids room immediately following the service. Supervised child-care is also provided for children 3 and under with Dana Rood.
SEAGATE FOODBANK - Village Church members, friends and family are invited to help pack boxes of groceries for area senior citizens in need on Saturday, December 20th, from 9:00 am to noon at the Seagate Foodbank, 526 High Street, Toledo, OH 43609. The more volunteers we have, the more quickly we will finish, so anyone interested can email Patti Lusher firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 419-349-6333.
DECEMBER TAVYG EVENT – The December Totally Awesome Village Youth Group (TAVYG) Event will be the Seagate Food Bank event listed above on Saturday, December 20th, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Seagate Foodbank, 526 High Street, Toledo, OH 43609. We invite all TAVYG members to DO THE BIG HELP and join in!
OPEN HOUSE – As a result of our R&B Blues Project, Rock and Beth are now happily living in a beautifully remodeled home. As a way of saying thank you to the Village Community, Rock and Beth are having an Open House on Sunday, January 4th, from 2-4 p.m. Come and share their joy (and enjoy a few desserts!). What a great way to kick off the New Year! Rock and Beth live at: 7510 Dorr Street, Lot #57, Toledo, OH 43615. Call Beth at 419-917-0975 if you need directions.
OPEN MIND/OPEN MIC NIGHT - Please join us for The Village ARTS' first ever Open Mind/Open Mic Night on Friday, January 9th. Plan to share a message with us in the form of a poem, song, monologue or skit--anything goes! We will have an accompanist available. Let's celebrate the creativity in all of us in a supportive and friendly environment. If you'd like to participate, please email Juliette Quinlan at email@example.com by Sunday, January 4th.
LET’S CHANGE THE WORLD - With all that's happening in our country these days, what better time could there be for dialogue on Racism? Dialogue to Change groups are being formed to offer all citizens an opportunity to have honest conversations about racism. Groups of 10-12 people meet for two hours each week for six weeks, ending with an action plan to change race relations in the Toledo area. Trained facilitators guide the discussion. Groups meet in the afternoons or evenings. If you are interested, see Karen Shepler or sign up at dialoguetochangetoledo.org.
PUB THEOLOGY - Interested in casual conversation about faith issues? Pub Theology may be for you! We will meet on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month to talk and fellowship together. The next gathering will be January 8th at 6:30 at Shawn’s Irish Tavern, 4400 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo, OH. We will not be meeting the 4th Thursday of December due to Christmas. For more information, contact Karen Shepler at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEXT WEEK'S SCRIPTURE: If you want to use next week's scripture reading in your daily devotional time it is: Luke 1:46-55.