Prayer Chain Requests: Please e-mail your prayer requests to prayermaranatha@yahoo.ca or call Barb Huiskamp (613-393-1585).
Our Church Family: No one was reported hospitalised at bulletin time. Please keep all our shut-ins in your prayers.

This Morning we celebrate the Sacrament of Holy Communion. All who have publicly confessed the Lord Jesus Christ and are seeking to live out that commitment in repentance and faith are warmly invited to join in our celebration.

Red Section Gathering TODAY: Please note that if you sit in the Red section, your “Meet and Greet” is today, Please come join your Section Leaders, John & Sandra Vanberkel to enjoy a time of refreshments and connection-from noon to 1pm in the Youth Hall.

Green Section Gathering Next Week: Please note that if you sit in the Green section, your “Meet and Greet” is next Sunday, Dec. 17, Please come join your Section Leaders, Darrel & Nora Brown, to enjoy a time of refreshments and connection-from noon to 1pm in the Youth Hall.

New Members’ Class will be held on Jan. 12 & 13 and Jan. 19 & 20. For more information see the insert in the bulletin.

Friendship Christmas Pageant: The congregation is invited to join the Friendship Circle Group in the celebration of Jesus’ birthday, Monday, Dec. 11 at 7pm in the main auditorium.

Christmas Food Baskets: Every year the Benevolence Team provides food baskets to families or single individuals who are struggling in the holiday season. You can help support this ministry by donating the cost of one or more baskets. Cost is $110 for a family basket or $90 for a single basket. For more information and a form to fill out please see the insert in the bulletin.

Invitations to special services at Maranatha during the holiday season are available at the Information Desk. These are a great way to reach out and invite friends and family for a service.

Year-End Giving: Please prayerfully consider how God has blessed you this year and how you can contribute to the ministry of Maranatha as we seek to reach the lost, restore the broken, equip the saints and release the workers. Prayerfully consider both the budget and the building fund to help pay down our mortgage. Donations must be made no later then Sunday, Dec. 31 to be eligible for donation receipts for 2017.

New Address: John & Wilma Brak are now at 1098 Sidney St., N, Belleville, ON, K8N 4Z5. John’s cell number is 613-398-7122 and Wilma’s is 613-827-3304.

Amaryllis Bulbs: Rhea VanBreda will have the amaryllis bulbs by the library today. If you ordered one, or would like to purchase one, please see her there.

Dinner Theatre: On Saturday, Feb. 10, Maranatha Marriage Ministry will be hosting a dinner theater and presenting the captivating musical “Moses”, filmed before a live audience at the world renown Sight & Sound Theatre. Tickets are $20 each and will be available after the service, or at the church office. They make great Christmas gifts. All adults are welcome.

The Drama Ministry of the church is in need of child-sized bathrobes, fitting children ages 8-15. If you have any such robes that you would be willing to donate or to loan, please drop them off at the church office asap, Tuesdays – Fridays, 9am – 5pm. If you wish to have the robes returned to you after the Christmas season, please label with your name. Thank you.

Thank You: We would like to express our appreciation, gratitude and thankfulness for all who helped us in our recent move. It was a joy and a delight to see the body function as the Lord intended. Graham & Elizabeth Quick

Christmas is Almost Here… and while for some that can be a lovely time of being with friends and family, it can be one of the most lonely times for those without others to celebrate with. Please look around and see who you can include in your Christmas celebrations this year. Let’s love one another by reaching out to include one another, remembering that we are family because of Jesus!

Allergy Notice: As the festive season draws near, just a reminder that there is a ban on any and all nut products (i.e. peanuts, pecans, almonds, macadamia, etc) as well as latex (balloons and bandaids) and kiwi (fruit drinks and fruit trays) being brought into the building at anytime.

The Banner, our denomination’s publication, can be picked up at the Information Desk.