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      This Week in Worship:    

Sunday Worship Times:

8:30, 9:30 & 11 am

This Week in Worship: What Are You Thankful For?
Thanksgiving is just a few days away and as it approaches it’s a great time to examine our lives and see what we have to be thankful for.  Join us Sunday, bring a Bible and bring a friend.  

Be Rich Update!   
Our Be Rich Campaign has ended and it has been a huge success!  Here is our latest update.    
✦Be Rich and Generous with our time. We have served 847 hours!  Our goal is 1,000 hours.  If you have some hours that you have served and have not turned them in its not too late!  Email Donna at . 
✦Be Rich and Generous with our food.  We have collected 1653 food items!  Our goal was 1,000!  Great job! 
✦Be Rich and Generous with our money.  We have received $5,100 in donations!  Our goal is $7,500.  We will donate to two great charities, Goochland Family Services and Richmond Justice Initiative.  If you would still like to give you can!  Be sure to write “Be Rich offering” on the memo.  If you have any questions about the Be Rich Campaign, contact Pastor Gordon at  

Mid-Week Gathering Will Continue on December 10th
Our Mid-Week Gathering continues on Wednesday with pizza dinner at 6:00 pm ($1 per person), group study session & youth & trinity choir at 6:30 pm.  If you are interested in attending one of our classes, please complete and return the bulletin tear-off or email:  
College Student Care Packages
If you have children in college this year, please submit their name and college mailing address to Amber Kennedy (789-8485) or email:  We are in need of homemade cookies, snack foods, school supplies, personal notes, gadgets, gift cards, or anything that would bring a smile to them as they prepare for winter exams.  We are also in need of shoe boxes for packaging.  You can drop off any of these items to the church office. We will be packing boxes on Monday, December 1st at 7 pm (in the basement).
CARITAS Begins November 29th and lasts December 6th. Be in prayer for our church and for the men we will house.

Advent Kick Off
Mark your calendars for Sunday, November 30 from 4:30 - 6:00 PM for our second annual ADVENT KICK OFF!.  Dress for the weather and plan for a fun night of an outdoor movie, snacks, games, and a singalong around the fire.   All families will receive a gift of a take home advent countdown to make and use this season.   Please consider bringing one coat for CARITAS and the Goochland Christmas Mother and one box of cereal for our food pantry.   Please complete and return the bulletin tear-off to let us know you will be attending.

Mark Your Calendars!
November 23 @ 7 pm:  Charge Conference
November 26 @ 7:30 pm: Community Thanksgiving Eve Service
November 29-December 6:  Caritas
November 30 @ 4:30 pm:  Advent Kick Off @ SLC
December 1 @ 7:00 pm:  Packing College Care Pkgs.
December 3:  Children’s Musical @ Our Lady of Hope
December 5-7:  High School Retreat
December 7:  Adopt an Angel
December 7 @ 9:30 & 11:00 am: Children’s Christmas Musical
December 7 @ 4:30 pm:  Healing Service
December 13:  Coats on Wheels Delivery
December 13 @ 6:30 pm:  Adult Christmas Musical
December 14:  Adopt an Angel
December 14 @ 3:00 pm:  Adult Christmas Musical
December 17 @ 11:30 am:  Prime Timers Luncheon
December 21:  Homebound Stockings
December 23 @ 7:00 pm:  Christmas Eve Eve Service
December 24 @ 3, 5, 7, & 11 pm:  Christmas Eve Service
















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Richmond, VA   23233
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