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Friendly 411 Weekly December 7, 2017

12.07.17 | Weekly 411 | by Various Authors

    Friendly 411 Weekly-December 7, 2017

     Voters’ Meeting Highlights-Thanks to all who made for a productive voters’ meeting on Dec. 3.  We passed the 2018 budget as presented by Peggy Runcorn and chose delegates for the district convention in Portland in June 2018 (Pastor Matt and Dan Collingwood; alternate delegates are Pastor Tom and Ralph Cavalieri; youth delegate is Ethan Collingwood).  Ron Bischoff reported the parking lot fund is at 82% of its $70,000 goal.  Lynn House shared campus safety efforts, Nicole Sarty reported a group was being formed to explore a possible move of the preschool to the main building, and David Reinke announced donations (not tax-deductible) are being accepted for the addition of a garage bay for Pastor Tom as a thank you gift for his years of service to the church.  Pastor Matt’s report and budget info is still available from the church office.  Thanks to all for their participation!

     NEW! Pastor Matt’s sermons are available. If you would like to receive an electronic copy of Pastor Matt’s sermons, please email him at . We hope to have his sermons available online after the beginning of the new year. Stay tuned!

     Angel Tree Gift reminder! Thank you for your awesome response. All the Gift tags have been taken. Help is still needed to deliver gifts to the children before Christmas. Gifts need to be returned THIS Sunday, December 10th.  Questions call Judy Sivey.  (208-921-2340).

     Parents Night Out Update: PNO is this Saturday Dec 9th from 5:30pm to 10:30pm. Pizza dinner will be provided. Donations are accepted and will go toward the Texas Servant Trip in March. This is for all ages of children. Please let Brett know if you are dropping kids off by emailing him at: .

     Thrivent Action Team seed money has been received to use for Christmas food boxes for those that are in need of a hand up at Christmas. We are accepting donations of specific food items or money to supplement the grant. Want to give money? The cost of one food box is $25.00. Want to donate food items? We need: pancake mix, syrup, butter, eggs, juice (64 oz.), 10 lb. bags of potatoes, oranges, and apples. Canned corn and green beans are also needed. The donation box is located in the foyer by the Ushers Room. Do you know of someone that can use a helping hand? Please call Nancy Cheney at 208-898-9092 (email: ) if you would like someone to receive a Christmas food box or to donate. Thank you for helping to continue this outreach. We are also in need of help to assemble and deliver the boxes. (Date to be announced later)

     Please join us for the last Advent Holden Evening Prayer next Wednesday evening at 7:00 pm.

     Celebration Choir Rehearsal Schedule—Members of the choir, please note the following rehearsal dates:

     (Tonight!) Thursday-Dec. 7th at 7:00pm [Please park on the lawn in back of the church.]

    • Sunday-Dec. 10th at 12noon
    • Monday-Dec. 11th at 7:00pm
    • Saturday-Dec. 16th at 12noon
    • Sunday-Dec. 17th warm up at 9:45am [Perform at 11:00am worship service]
    • Wednesday-Dec. 20th at 7:00pm [tentative]
    • Saturday-Dec. 23rd at 12noon
    • Christmas Eve Sunday-Dec. 23th at 6:00pm [warm up].

     Questions? Contact Linda Hausch (208-941-4442).

     December calendar reminders! December 17th there will be no Holy Communion at the worship services. On Monday, December 25th (Christmas Day) there will be Holy Communion. Holy Communion will also be offered at both services on New Year’s Eve Morning.

     Shared Blessings! LCEF invites you to become an investor and help Friendship Celebration earn a Shared Blessings rebate. Term notes, family emergency accounts, and Young Investor accounts are all available so find the one that suits you best! Parents and grandparents—you can set up a Young Investor account for your child/grandchild for just $25. The interest rate (on the first $1,000) is a generous 3.5%! Youth can even earn money for good grades and community service. What a great incentive! Talk to Pastor Matt, Peggy Runcorn, or Rich Richter for more information. Forms are online at

     Shop for everyone on your gift list this holiday at Amazon donates to Friendship Celebration Lutheran Church. #YouShopAmazonDonates.

     We have signed up Friendship Celebration for the Fred Meyer Community Rewards program. You can help Friendship Celebration earn donations just by shopping with your Fred Meyer Rewards Card! Here’s how the program works:

    • Sign up for the Communion Rewards program by linking your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to Friendship Celebration at You can search for us by our name or by our non-profit number 85075.
    • Then, every time you shop and use your Rewards Card, you are helping Friendship Celebration earn a donation. Donations will be split 50-50 between the church and preschool.
    • You still earn your Rewards Points, Fuel Points, and Rebates, just as you do today.
    • If you do not have a Rewards Card, they are available at the Customer Service desk of any Fred Meyer store.
    • For more information, please visit:

    Did you know….? You can access our monthly newsletter “Friendly Findings” through our website in the Articles section. OR click here. OR Email Joan in the church office to receive Friendly Findings directly in your email inbox as a PDF file. Hard copies of the newsletter are available at the Information Desk in the foyer.