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December 23rd Newsletter

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Happening This Week at First Presbyterian Church of Troy


10:00 Worship

11:30 Advent Discussion

12:00 Korean Worship


5:00 Christmas Eve Service


Christmas Day, Office closed


7:30 Women’s A. A

7:30 Korean Worship


8:00 Narcotics Anonymous


10:00 A. A. Group


10:00 Worship

12:00 Korean Worship

Post Your Holiday Greeting Cards
If you would like to post a greeting card to extend Holiday wishes to members and friends in our church family, the small bulletin board on the south, or outer, wall of the Fellowship Hall has been decorated to display them.

“Celebrating 90 Years” Photos Can be Posted for Others To See
Two 90th anniversary bulletin boards have been prepared to receive your photos celebrating our important Anniversary:
The large “Celebrating 90 Years” board in the back hallway and the smaller Fellowship Hall Board near the entrance to the kitchen are ready for you to post photos that you feel bring back memories of years past at First Presbyterian Church of Troy. Push pins are provided at the boards for you to add your photos. Be sure and write your name (and a year) on the back, so we can return them to you.

Advent Discussions
Today is the last day of the Advent discussions. Get some coffee and a snack and meet in the west Sunday School room at 11:30.

GEMS: God’s Elegant Mature Servants
Join us for GEMS on January 24th at 11:00 am. After lunch here at the church, we will be going to The Detroit Institute of Arts to watch the film “The 39 Steps” by Alfred Hitchcock (~86 min.) You also have the option to walk around the museum. The menu for lunch at 11:00 a.m. will include lasagna, salad and dessert. A bus will be picking us up at 12:00 pm at the church. The film will be followed by complimentary coffee and cookies. We will be getting back on the bus at 3:00 pm to go back to the church. If you plan to attend and if you would like to bring a dish to pass, please see the sign-up sheets on the bulletin board in the narthex. If you and a friend would like to go, I would appreciate it if you could sign up by January 10th. For more information, please contact Debbie Leafdale or Joyce Jarnick.

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service
Please join Pastor Jasmine for our annual Christmas Eve service tomorrow evening at 5:00 p.m.

Christmas Joy Offering: Helping Church Leaders-Past, Present and Future
On the table in the narthex, you will find envelopes for the Christmas Joy offering. “By giving to the Christmas Joy Offering, you honor this gift by providing assistance to current and retired church workers in their time of need and developing our future leaders at Presbyterian-related schools and colleges equipping communities of color.” This is one of four annual offerings approved by Session to be collected throughout the year for the Presbyterian Church USA.

Save the Date!
February 3, 2019 is “Bring a Friend Sunday.” More details will follow!

Lifeline Screening
Life Line Screening, a leading provider of community-based preventive health screenings, is pleased to offer a preventive health event at First Presbyterian Church of Troy on 1/15/2019. Five screenings will be offered that scan for potential health problems related to: blocked arteries which is a leading cause of stroke; abdominal aortic aneurysms which can lead to a ruptured aorta; hardening of the arteries in the legs which is a strong predictor of heart disease; atrial fibrillation or irregular heart beat which is closely tied to stroke risk; and a bone density screening, for men and women, used to assess the risk of osteoporosis. Register for a Wellness Package which includes 4 vascular tests and osteoporosis screening from $149 ($139 with our member discount). All five screenings take 60-90 minutes to complete. There are three ways to register for this event and to receive a $10 discount off any package priced above $129, please call toll-free 1-888-653-6441 or visit or text the word circle to 797979

Mark Your Calendar with these Upcoming Events:
-Final Advent Discussion, Sunday, December 23rd, 11:30 a.m.
-Christmas Eve Service, Monday, December 24th, 5:00 p.m.
-Deacons’ Meeting, Tuesday, January 8th, 7:00 p.m.
-Session Meeting, Monday, January 21st, 6:30 p.m.
-GEMS, Lunch and trip to the DIA, January 24th, 11:00 am.

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