This week we enter into Luke’s Gospel, 1:25-56 and discover “Peace in a World of Trouble”.
A special Christmas offering for Empower Ministries will be received on Sunday, December 17th during the morning worship service. This year, we will be contributing to the purchase of “mini farms” for church planting families in the country of Laos. Mini farms can include livestock such as chickens, pigs, ducks and fish. They may also include aquaponics systems, seeds and gardening equipment. We have the opportunity to bless pastors and their families with a mini farm at a cost of $350 each. All donations will be pooled together to purchase as many mini farms as possible. Please pray about how you can contribute to this exciting Christmas project.
2024 Offering Envelopes – For those who prefer to use physical offering envelopes, envelope sets for 2024 will be available for pick-up in the church foyer during the month of December. If you do not have envelopes but would like them, please contact the church office.
2023 year-end giving –Please note that all cash and/or cheques being given for 2023 need to be dropped off to the church office by December 27th so they can be processed in this calendar year. E-transfers will be processed on the same day they are received up to and including December 31st. Thank you for your generous giving to the work of the SEMC throughout the year.