Monthly Archives: November 2017

The Angel Angle — Brenda’s column

When I was growing up, it didn’t feel like the house was ready for Christmas until Mom hung the angel mobile in the front window. It was a simple. home-made decoration, a gold-painted wooden hoop from which dangled small red … Continue reading

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Church Reform in Room Four

On Reformation Sunday, Pastor Jeff asked folks to write ways they think the church still needs to reform on a stick note, and post it on the “church door” hanging in the fellowship hall. One of our youngsters said that … Continue reading

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Women’s Fellowship News

Women’s Fellowship Group   The Daytime Women’s Fellowship group meets on the third Monday of the month – this month, December 18 – at 11:30 a.m. One of our pastors will lead us in Bible study (typically looking at a scripture … Continue reading

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Giving opportunities continue through the season

As announced in last month’s edition of The Bell, there are several opportunities to share the joy of the season through your special giving. Here’s a summary of how you can give during December. The Holiday Food Gift Bag drive … Continue reading

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Church helps run toy party at local charity

The members and friends of Niles Discovery Church are invited to staff the Tri City Volunteers Toy Party on December 15, 4:00-6:00 p.m. We will be providing activities for children while their parents pick out holiday gifts. We will be … Continue reading

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December’s Special Offering for Puente

The December special offering will be used to support the ministry of Puente de la Costa Sur. This is the same organization for which the Ministry of Social Concerns is collecting stocking stuffers (see “Giving Opportunities Continue” article here). Puente … Continue reading

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Pledge Campaign shows stable growth

Following the Generous Way of Jesus, 63 households made financial pledges for 2018 totaling $210,320. This is an increase from pledges for 2016, both in the number of pledges made and the total amount pledged. Bookkeeper Cecilia Le noted that … Continue reading

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Special Theme, Special Services planned for December

The overarching theme of this year’s Advent and Christmastide worship services is “The Angel Angle.” Angels keep showing up in the Christmas stories in Matthew and Luke and that is inspiring everything from the Christmas Cantata the choir is preparing … Continue reading

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Longest Night Service A service of Light in the Midst of Darkness

“This may be one of the most important gifts we give the wider community,” Pastor Jeff said, speaking of the Longest Night Service. For many, Christmas time is a bittersweet time of year. For people who are dealing with grief, … Continue reading

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