The Newsletter

The monthly newsletter for the First Presbyterian Church of Spring Hill, Tennessee.

December 2015

From David's Desk

I want to thank everyone who came out on November 28 to help clean up the closets in the Sunday School wing; it was a hard job. The PW have decided to replace the carpet in the Sunday School wing with funds they have gathered from Flea Markets and other programs; in order to prepare for the carpet the closets needed to be purged.

Anyway, we will be enjoying new carpet to go along with the new paint job in the Sunday School wing thanks to the PW’s efforts. Some folks think that sprucing up has no real value, it’s just cosmetic, but there are times when our diligence and efforts actually reveal where our priorities are.

Please take note of the happenings in December; it is a busy month with many opportunities to join with your church family in celebrating Christ’s birth. I know that sometimes December gets to be too much, and that a lot of the stuff we do just seems cosmetic, but we might just be showing where our priorities are in our willingness to celebrate Christ’s birth with our church family.

Yours in Christ,

David

Prayer List

Please keep our sick and shut-ins in your prayers: Alice Campbell, Billie Galloway, Liz Jacobs, Juanita Roberts, Jim Victory, and Jean Webster. Also keep Marnie Pewitt, June William’s sister, in your prayers. Chris Hogan and his family need our constant prayers as well. Remember Ronnie Lankford in your prayers as he battles cancer.

Elder Election

On Dec. 13 the Nominating Committee will present a slate of Elders to serve as the Class of 2018. Please make an effort to attend this important meeting in the life of our church.

Christmas Parade

The Spring Hill Christmas Parade will be held on Saturday, Dec. 5; as we have done for several years we will welcome visitors by offering parking at the church (not on the lawn) and providing refreshments. If you want to join in the fun make sure you head towards the church before the 4:30 road shut down. The Center of Hope will be joining us with an information booth, and we will be collecting diapers during the parade.

Pledge Sunday

On Dec. 6 the proposed 2016 budget will be presented and pledges will be dedicated during Worship. We ask that the congregation consider supporting the budget through pledging so that Session can plan and implement the programs of the church. A final budget will be presented to the church during a Congregational Meeting on Dec. 13 for your vote.

The Knitting Ladies

Busy Fingers Knitting, Crocheting and Sewing Group recently delivered almost all of the pillows Cleta Rahe made. Some were delivered to the Maury Regional Cancer Center located behind the Columbia Mall by Pat Allen, one of our members. Cleta delivered some pillows and some hats to The Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center in Franklin. And she and I delivered some to the Pediatric and the Oncology unit at Maury Regional Medical Center in Columbia. If anyone would like to make some hats, they are needed. We have lots of yarn. Just let me know. And out of the 72 pillows Cleta made we only have 12 left. For more info contact Sarah Harris at 931-451-7119.

PW News

On December 9th we will have our Birthday Outing at Grecian Pizza by Walgreen’s; on that day we will celebrate Gayle Alley’s birthday and put together Christmas baskets for our shut-ins. We will not meet on the 4th Monday.

We will have our Bake Sale on Dec. 12 to provide a Nursery worker; donation drop-off is on Saturday 1:00-3:00.

After much planning and hard work our Sunday School wing project should be finished by the end of the year. I want to thank Gayle Alley, Phyllis Anderson, and Frankie Sawyer for their hard work; and many thanks to Kathy Thompson and Ken Beckman for the painting. And, special thanks to everyone who took time to help clean up and haul off and organize in the closets and Sunday School rooms.

Christmas Pageant

The children’s Christmas program will be on December 20th, rehearsals have begun – 10:35 in the Youth Room and during Children’s Church. If you are able to help use the sign-up sheet on the bulletin board or contact Anna Johnson.

Center of Hope

The Center of Hope, a shelter for domestic abuse victims, needs diapers (sizes 3 and 4), baby wipes, and baby shampoo/wash. If you are able to help bring your donations to the church library and they will be delivered to the Center.

Bible Trivia

Bible trivia from Exodus: Jethro

Funny Trivia: Who is the biggest law breaker in the Bible? Moses, he broke the first tablets of the Law.

Leviticus trivia: How many blemishes was a sacrificial beast allowed to have?