The adult choir is currently working on the Christmas program that will be presented at Lincoln County High Auditorium on Thursday, Dec. 18.
Nov. 17-24 are the collection dates for Operation Christmas Child. Please prepare to participate in this important ministry. The shoe boxes filled with toys, clothing, and candy open the doors in many countries for a ministry that would not otherwise be welcome. According to a special report from Operation Christmas Child, "In Papua New Guinea, inmates at a men's prison helped hand out shoe boxes to their own sons and daughters last year. Normally children are not permitted inside the prison gates. However, on this special occasion, the wardens relaxed the rules and allowed these fathers to give the boxes to their children. Fathers, mothers, and children hugged each other and wept. One boy pulled out the toothpaste and toothbrush in his box and handed them as a gift to his father."
"The Chinese government allows the shoe box gifts into the country as part of a cultural exchange program. In a country where evangelism is prohibited, the distributions provide an opportunity to lift up the name of Christ." Shoe boxes will be placed on the altar at the evening service on Sunday, Nov. 23. Please join us as we express thanksgiving for the blessings we have received and share those blessings with others in need.
If you have a student or family member in college or in military service, the Christ Followers would like to have their names and addresses. Give them to Annette Story or place them on the bulletin board.
The deacons are participating in a study, "The Deacon I Want to Be," written by Johnny Hunt, on Sunday evenings. Remember these men as they strive to grow in faith and faithful service.
The youth experienced a wonderful time of study and growth as they participated this past weekend in Disciple Now. This was an association wide gathering led by college students from Campbellsville University. Thanks go to all the people who helped make this endeavor a success. Special thanks go to Jamie Smith for being the key leader for this event.
On Sunday, Nov. 16, following the morning worship service, the WMU will sponsor the 14th annual Thanksgiving dinner with our Hispanic congregation. It will be in the fellowship hall and you are invited to bring food to the potluck meal and stay for fellowship with us. The meat, bread and drinks will be provided.
Pleasant View would welcome anyone who would like to join us for worship. The Sunday worship schedule is 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. worship, 10 a.m. Sunday school and evening worship at 6:30 p.m. Bible Study is held on Wednesday night at 7 p.m. as well as IMPACT, a program for children and youth worship in the shelter.
Thought for the week: "God comforts us to make us comforters not comfortable."