Pastor Eric Sayler Family – Prayer Request
Many of you may be aware of the medical concerns with our pastor’s middle daughter. Your prayers are solicited as the family travels this journey of medical uncertainty. Join the “Praying for Julianna” Facebook group. If you do not “do” Facebook, we will try to keep you up-dated through communication at church.
Though the journey may not be known, the destination is clear. The Kingdom of Heaven.
If you would like to make financial donations to support the family, gifts can be given in the church offering. Please direct it to “Pastor Appreciation Fund”.
Little miracles so far:
The family minivan was in need of repair. Skilled individuals within our community stepped up and made all the repairs currently needed and did not charge any money for their service.
A house to be a home away from home within 8 minutes of the Spokane hospital “Thank you Jesus”!!
Potluck Fellowship Today, December 3
Today is a special Fellowship Dinner. Please join following church service.
Don’t Forget: Food is Needed for our Brunch
Don’t forget to prepare and bring some food for our annual Christmas Brunch. Holiday Breads, fruit platters, Breakfast kinds of things. Starting at 9:30am!
Retired Denominational Workers Potluck
Sunday, December 4, 5:00pm, Fellowship Hall, Village Church. A fee of $1.50 bus ride to Cordiner Hall for the “Feast of Carol”. Admission to Cordiner Hall is a can of food or cash donation.
Bake Sale to Benefit Sayler Family
Milton-Stateline Adventist School will be having a bake sale during their Christmas concert Thursday (Dec. 8th) 7pm in the evening.
Christmas Food Boxes & Children’s Gifts
Community Outreach Remember to help with this ministry. We will be assembling these on Saturday the 10th at 6:00pm here at the church. More information is available in the lobby and on the bulletin board.
SonBridge Thrift Store Seeking Volunteers
Positions open as shopping assistants. Call (509) 529-3100 for more information.
Adventist Community Services Offering
Your offering on December 10 will help Adventist Community Services continue to transform communities and people’s lives in practical ways. ACS accomplishes this through programs for youth, seniors and their caregivers, urban dwellers, and more. For information or to donate go to communityservices.org
Calling all Cookie Bakers–Assistance Needed
We are planning on delivering more than 20 dozen cookies this year. Can you help by preparing one or two dozen cookies? This benefits our shut-in members. Help them feel remembered and a part of this congregation. You can help create a mix of cookies, help package and/or deliver by coming on Sunday morning. Please Call Rosalie Dickerson at 529-4871.
REMEMBER! Christmas here at Eastgate
9:30am – 10:30am Christmas Brunch
10:45am Christmas Program
5:00pm Christmas Food Box Preparation
Walla Walla Valley Academy Praise Ringers will perform in Leavenworth, WA Friday evening December 2, 5:00pm-6:30pm in the town square as a part of the Holiday festival celebration.
German Christmas Singalong, Saturday, December 3, 2016, at 10:00 am. Walla Walla University Fine Arts Center room 208. For more info call Kurt Schäfer, 527-3116.
Milton-Stateline Adventist School invites you to attend their annual Christmas Concert on Thursday evening December 8 at 7:00pm in the school gym. 53565 W. Crockett Road, Milton-Freewater, OR. 541-938-7131
Rogers Adventist School invites you to their K-6 Christmas Production entitled, “The Night Shift before Christmas”. Thursday, December 8 at 6:30pm in the WWVA auditorium. 300 SW Academy Way, College Place, WA. 509-529-1850.
Tuesday, December 13 at 6:30pm in the WWVA auditorium. The grades 5 – 8 will present their Christmas Program featuring two bands, two orchestras, three handbell ensembles and steel drums.
Walla Walla University will present Christmas Joy the evening of Friday, December 9 in two separate concerts. The first beings at 6:00pm and is repeated again at 8:00pm. Both of these programs will be live streamed. The link will be shared at a later date.
Spanish Christmas Singalong, Saturday, December 10, 2016, at 10:00 am. Walla Walla University Fine Arts Center room 115. For more info call Eli Entrena, 527-3116.
Walla Walla Valley Academy will present their Christmas program entitled “Joy to the World!” the evening of December 10 at 6:30pm in the WWVA Auditorium.
Christmas Food Boxes & Children’s Gifts
"Most of us can remember a Christmas where things were tough in our family or have witnessed other families struggle to provide even the basics during this season of the year.
Each year, East gate church enthusiastically rallies together to lend a helping hand during this season of giving.
The church provides a number of family’s with food boxes and gifts for all children living at home under 16 years of age.
List of Suggested Food Items for Christmas Food Boxes
Canned Vegetables of many kinds:
Corn String Beans Beets Beans & Legumes
Peanut Butter Jam
Various Dry Beans & Legumes:
Black-Eyed Peas Lentils Garbanzos Lima Beans Rice
Black Beans Pinto Beans Red Beans Etc.
Cake or Cookie Mix
Some folks are lactose intolerant. Some options with this limitation in mind are helpful. Please don’t bring any perishable items. Perishable items will be picked up just prior to assembling the food boxes and are on order.
In November and the first part of December food barrels will be located in the lobby.
The evening of December 10 we will be organizing and sorting and creating the food and gift boxes. We always have a great time together working on packing preparing and delivering the boxes and gifts. If you can help come out to the church that evening. Thank you for sharing God’s blessing with others during this Christmas season."
WALLA WALLA VALLEY ASAM
CALENDAR - Unless specified otherwise, all activities are at the SonBridge Community Center
located at 1200 SE 12th Street, College Place
All singles, their families, and friends are invited to come and fellowship with us.
Sabbath Nov. 26 6:00 PM Vespers & Fellowship and table games
Sabbath Dec. 3 1:30 PM Potluck
Sabbath Dec. 3 6:00 PM Vespers & Fellowship and table games
All activities and times are subject to change. Call if you want to verify.
- Nov. 26 Marilyn Roller
SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT:
"The Lord has a great work to be done, and He will bequeath
the most in the future life to those who do the most faithful, willing service in
the present life." – E. G. White (Christ Object Lessons, p. 330)
ASAM Officers – Feel free to call us as needed.
Jim Cain President 509-301-5091 Sue Steck Secretary 509-301-2103
Vi Swanson Vice President 509-525-3046 Annette Stiller Treasurer 509-540-5550
Marilyn Roller Co-Chaplain 509-525-0329 Marlene Holland Co-Chaplain 509-386-1122
Jack Taylor Co-Chaplain 509-529-8387 Ralph Owens Emeritus Pres. 509-540-0558
Carl & Jeanette Sullivan Co-Chaplain 509-522-2750
Upper Columbia Conference of Seventh-day Adventist
Looking to Jesus: Bible Reading Plan
In your December Gleaner, you will find the UCC Update and an invitation from Paul Hoover to spent time looking to Jesus by reading the Bible along with The Desire of Ages and selected sources. You can find this plan at: http://www.uccsda.org/home/2017BibleReading Get a head start on 2017 or make a New Years Resolution to participate in this venture.
Remembering Families all over the world this Christmas.
It is good to give to those who can never repay you to relieve suffering in this world. As you think about giving these kinds of gifts, keep in mind that ADRA has a great gift catalog where you can give a cow or a goat or an education to a family in need. Here is that link. https://giftcatalog.adra.org/#/
Bible Study Guide and Men’s Devotional based on Hacksaw Ridge
If you have people in your community who would be blessed by this resource please check it out. http://www.hacksawridgeresources.com/study-guide.html
Registration Open for 2017 Summer Camps
Give a Christmas gift: Camp MiVoden Registration for 2017 is now open! In addition to our regular kids camps we have a lot of exciting Ultimate Camps, and we have added another Family Camp as well. Along with the great camps that you already know are some new adventures that will be coming our way this summer. Come enjoy an amazing summer with God and others who live for him! Register now or get more information at www.MiVoden.com or contact Denise Kinney: 509-242-0506, DeniseK@uccsda.org .
EGYPT BIBLE TOUR: DECEMBER 14-24, 2017 with Dr. Carl Cosaert of Walla Walla University. Visit ancient sites like the Pyramids, the Valley of the Kings, the Temple of Hatshepsut who may have been the princess who rescued baby Moses and even a Nile Cruise all of which will make the Bible come alive. Wonderful meals, accommodations, and guides included for only $2,375 plus airfare. For a complete itinerary and additional information, Contact Sharon Searson at email@example.com
Sign up Now for Guatemala Mission Trip During Spring Break 2017!
Looking for an opportunity to serve this coming spring break? The UCC Youth Department will be taking a trip to build a church for a village near San Luis, Guatemala. This church will be a greatly appreciated place for the locals to worship, as most of them do not have the means to travel to a church that is farther away. Come join us for the experience of a lifetime! A chance to see some of the native countryside, an opportunity to serve, and an opportunity to see the joy and happiness in the lives of people who live a very simple life. Not only can you witness to them, but they are always a powerful witness to the group as well. Participants should apply before December 1, 2016. For more information or to apply go to www.uccsda.org/Guatemala
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