All-Church Thanksgiving Dinner

Join us in Page Hall, this Sunday 11-24 at 5:00 pm.  Turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, gravy and rolls will be provided by the Hospitality Committee.  If your last name begins with Q-Z please bring a dessert and if it begins with A-P bring a salad or vegetable. 

Honduras Donations

We are being very specific about what we are requesting because we can only take so much, and we also want it to be in the right form to make it easy for us to distribute.  Right now we are in most need of

Adult Antihistamines, Adult Cough and Cold, Prenatal Vitamins, Chewable Acetaminophen, Liquid Acetaminophen for infants, and Children’s Cough and Cold Medicine.  For a full list see the December Plumbline coming out this week.  You can bring your donations to the patio on the weekend.

Service Worship – Wednesdays in Advent

Memorial, Orangewood and Westminster Presbyterian Churches are partnering this year for Service Worship.  Instead of gathering for a Worship Service, we will gather for a service project with a small worship component.

Wednesday, December 4, 6:30 pm, Orangewood –   Wrapping of Angel Tree Gifts

Wednesday, December 11, 6:30 pm, Westminster – Plarn Sleeping Mats for the Homeless

Wednesday, December 18, 6:30 pm, Orangewood – Hygiene Kits for Agua Fria Food Bank, Letters to          Detainees in Eloy and packaging vitamins for the Honduran mission trip.

Orangewood Presbyterian Church - 7321 N. 10th St. Phoenix

Westminster Presbyterian Church - 4735 N. 19th Ave., Phoenix

Honduras Follow-up

Last Sunday we were honored to hear Dori preach here at Orangewood and I’m sure her grandmother Gene Vogel must have been very proud.  It is amazing how Orangewood and Honduras have become intertwined through the years and Dori’s story of the new Presbyterian congregations was very inspiring.  If you would like one of her mission cards they are available on the patio along with the sign-up to receive her newsletter.  The card also contains the information you would need if you want to make a financial contribution to her work.

Donations for Mission

Tis the Season…to bring things you might otherwise throw away to be used for GOOD!

· Please bring your plastic bags (to make mats for the homeless)

· your empty medicine bottles (they will be filled with vitamins or shampoo for Honduras)

· Christmas cards and note cards (for notes of encouragement to Eloy detainees)

· your reusable bags (for people who only have what they can carry)

· your travel shampoos and lotions for ICM

· blankets (to comfort the homeless)

Our Busy Fall Patio

November begins our very busy season on the patio, the time when we find “angel” children on a tree, the time for recycled paper beads from Uganda, the time for selecting the perfect Heifer International animal as an alternative gift for someone.  Here’s the line-up for this year:

· Angel Tree

November 24 2nd week for tree and beginning of bringing in gifts

* December 1  all gifts must be received at the church

* December 4 wrap gifts at the first Advent Service Event

· Bead for Life November 24 and December 1

· Heifer International  December 1, 8, 15, and 22