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Combined worship and potluck luncheon December 9

Join us for a special combined worship at 10 am on Sunday, December 9. Our annual Fellowship Potluck Luncheon will immediately follow the service.

Please bring the following to share:
Side dish, if your last name begins with A-G
Salad, if your last name begins with H-L
Main dish, if your last name begins with M-S
Dessert, if your last name begins with T-Z

Evergreen on Mission. 
Every year at Evergreen Church, a Mission Partner is focused on during the Advent season. This year we are partnering with Bloom, a non-profit foster care organization in Fayetteville. We can best support Bloom this season by assisting with the annual Christmas Party for their foster children and their families. They will see Santa, receive Christmas gifts, and enjoy a catered meal.

On December 9, we will be taking a special love offering to cover the cost of dinner for the event. We also will be assembling 90 goodie bags for the children and their siblings during our potluck luncheon. If you would like to contribute to the goodie bags, please drop off small Christmas themed party favors that will fit in a small bag to the church office. For a list of party favor ideas, click here.   

The ages of the children follows: 
10 babies ages 0-1, 10 kids age 2, 24 kids ages 3-5, 19 kids ages 6-8, 15 kids ages 9-12, 9 kids ages 13-18.



Evergreen On Mission – Bloom

Every year at Evergreen Church, a Mission Partner is focused on during the Advent season. This year we are partnering with Bloom, a non-profit foster care organization in Fayetteville. Bloom provides safe shelter and physical, educational and emotional support to children who have been victims of abuse, neglect or other tragic circumstances, in order to strengthen them for the next phase of life. We can best support Bloom this season by assisting with the annual Christmas Party for their foster children and their families. They will see Santa, receive Christmas gifts, and enjoy a catered meal.

On December 9, we will be taking a special love offering to cover the cost of dinner for the event. We also will be assembling 90 goodie bags for the children and their siblings during our potluck luncheon. If you would like to contribute to the goodie bags, please drop off small Christmas themed party favors that will fit in a small bag to the church office before Friday, December 7. Bubbles, crayons, pencils, stickers, miniature coloring books, erasers, miniature puzzles, miniature activity books, finger puppets, miniature stuffed animals, and candy canes are some items the kids would enjoy. If you would like to donate the actual Christmas goodie bag, please coordinate with the church office.  
 
The ages of the children follows: 
10 babies ages 0-1, 10 kids age 2, 24 kids ages 3-5, 19 kids ages 6-8, 15 kids ages 9-12, 9 kids ages 13-18.


Combined worship and potluck luncheon

Join us for a special combined worship at 10 am on Sunday, December 9. Our annual Fellowship Potluck Luncheon will immediately follow the service.

Please bring the following to share:
Side dish, if your last name begins with A-G
Salad, if your last name begins with H-L
Main dish, if your last name begins with M-S
Dessert, if your last name begins with T-Z

RSVP by Wednesday, December 5 online or with the church office at 678.788.7374.

 


Come decorate the church for Christmas

Join your Evergreen Church family Wednesday, November 28 for a fun day/evening decorating the church for Christmas. During the day help with seated, light labor projects, and in the evening tasks involve climbing, bending, and lots of movement (such as hanging wreaths and garland), as well as assembling and decorating the Christmas trees. Stop by anytime!



Holiday Grief Seminars

Holiday Grief Seminars are for those individuals who are mourning or needing emotional support during what can be a challenging time of the year. Classes are scheduled for November 26, December 3, and December 10 from 6-7:30 pm. Each session is a stand-alone class. Men and women will have separate classrooms. 
 
For more information, contact Maria Waller at 770.891.3694 or jmwaller1042@gmail.com



Theology on Tap is meeting on November 27 at Evergreen Church

Theology on Tap is a men’s group that meets in various homes on Tuesday nights from 7-8 pm for Bible study and fellowship. On November 27 Theology on Tap will meet at church from 6-8 pm to unpack Christmas decorations. The group will then go out to dinner. Come join the group at any time! For more information, contact Jonathan Goolsbee 404.558.1130.



Thanksgiving week office hours

Evergreen Church will close at noon on Wednesday, November 21 and will be closed on November 22 and 23. Normal hours will resume on November 26. Happy Thanksgiving. 



Daylight Saving is on Sunday, November 4.

Daylight Saving is on Sunday, November 4. Don’t forget to adjust your clocks back one hour. 



There is no Wednesday night dinner on October 31.

There is no Wednesday night dinner on October 31. Wednesdays at Evergreen will resume on Wednesday, November 7. 


Trick-or-tailgate

Coming up, our cities will hand each of us a great opportunity to be on mission: Halloween. Two years ago Evergreen Church started a new tradition on Halloween called trick-or-tailgate. Evergreen Church Covenant Partners hosted tailgates in their driveway for trick or treaters. The opportunity allows us to get to know our neighbors and continue to be on mission in our community. This year we have three host homes: Al and Gayle Gardner, Dale and Jill Turnier, and Margaret and David Bowers. Please feel free to stop by their tailgate to show your support. If you would like to host your own tailgate, here are some fun ideas:

  • Set up lawn chairs and invite neighbors to have a seat
  • Set up a spooktacular mini haunted house 
  • Set up a fun activity like a treasure hunt, or game where a winner gets a prize 
  • Provide snacks-apple cider, hot cocoa bar, hot dogs, pizza, boiled peanuts, bottles of water, etc. 

If you have questions, please contact Corinne Roberts (Corinne@EvergreenChurchGA.org or Sarah Thompson (Sarah@EvergreenChurchGA.org).