Sunday, November 18, 2012

November 18 Weekly Highlights

Dedication of New Choir Robes, Today, 12 Noon: The United Ghanaian Presbyterian, led by Evangelist Ebenezer Boateng, will hold a special Praise and Worship Celebration Sun., Nov. 18, at noon, in McPhail Hall. All are invited to the church for this Choir Inauguration Day when new choir robes will be dedicated.

Community Thanksgiving Service, today: All are invited to this 4 pm service at Willow Meadows Baptist Church, 4300 W. Bellfort, with music provided by the BIM choir. A special offering will benefit Braes Interfaith Ministries.

Presbyterian Youth Fellowship (PYF): Meeting today at 5 pm to begin planning the annual Christmas Eve Family Service and the skit for the Christmas message. For more information, contact Mary at or 713-723-6262.

Church Beacon Newsletter Assemblers: Come to Room 203, Tuesday November 20, at 9:30 to help assemble November/December newsletter. No experience is necessary.

Living Gift Market, Sunday, December 2, 11:30-l:30 pm -  This special Living Gift Market will include many booths selling items that will benefit our community and the world. Booths represented at the market include Living Waters of the World, Heifer International, Ten Thousand Villages, Grace Children’s Home in Uganda…just to name a few. Please plan to attend this special event at St. John’s. The items and donations make wonderful Christmas gifts!

Blood Drive, Sunday, December 2: Start adding iron to your daily diet so you can donate. The Gulf Coast Blood Drive will be back on campus on the first Sunday in December. Come, bring a friend or two, and make a real difference in the world.

St. John's Breakfast - Saturday, December 1. Anna DeJoya, a physical therapist with Memorial Hermann T.I.R.R. (The Institute for Rehabilitation & Research), will present our program. This will cover brain trauma and injuries, spinal cord injuries, and other related issues. Come at 8 a.m. for breakfast with the program starting at 8:30. (Do you remember Gabbie Giffords was treated at T.I.R.R.?)

To the Congregation: Many of you may have had a favorite story about you and St. John's that you didn't get to share with us the night of the anniversary dinner and program. To that end, would you write out your special happening and submit it either directly to Pam Tedeschi, or to me, and we will include it in a "stories page" in an upcoming Beacon? Thanks, Linda Dobbin

A Great Big Thank You to all who chose to bake and buy for the bake sale on
November 11. Braes Interfaith Ministries received $676.76.