We will be having our Kids on Mission Discipleship Class Sunday from 4:00-5:30 in Rm D045-048.

We are entering into the dreaded flu and cold season. To help take a pro-active approach I would like to encourage each one of you to take the following steps.
1. As children enter your room make sure to apply hand sanitizer (you may need to re-apply at snack time)
2. At the end of each day please spray down the tables and chairs with disinfectant (you don’t need to wipe down, just let the midst dry on the surface)
Please make sure you have the following supplies in your class-hand sanitizer, spray disinfectant, Kleenex and paper towels. If you do not have one of these items please let the Elementary office know and we will bring them to your room. If you leave your spray disinfectant bottle on one of your tables custodial will refill them for you.

-Beginning Dec 2, your attendance bags will no longer be collected. This will allow you more time to accurately take attendance both in Realm and on the marking sheets and make sure every child is accounted for, and also allow you more time to get flyers out of the bags for distribution. Please make sure your marking sheets and Realm attendance matches- including attendance for each leader present as well. At the end of SG, you will need to bring your SG Leader bag to the bin located in the E building lobby greeters station. Thank you so much for helping us accurately account for our children when they are in our care.


Each small group should have received an order form for your Christmas Crafts in your small group bag.  If you have not returned your order form in to Susan Bailey, you can still do so but it must be done 7 days prior to the date you would like the craft.  You can also order the crafts online at

Many of you have now gotten acquainted with Realm and have seen the benefit and ease of taking attendance through this app. If you have not yet done so, we encourage you to have at least 1 small group leader in each class take attendance weekly through Realm. Don’t forget to mark any students that may come in late as well. This is a very useful tool for the church to accurately account for each child. Please remember also to mark yourself and your co-leaders present as well!

Dec 23- Sunday schedule as usual
Dec 24- Family Candlelight Service (3:30 & 5:00)
Dec 30- Family Worship Service (10:30-11:30)  no small groups, no children’s church, no childcare


Please make a best effort on finding subs to cover your absence. It is very difficult for church administration to keep up with 60 Sunday leader’s schedules each week and coordinate the necessary subs. We appreciate your help in this area especially during the busy holidays.

Here’s a reminder about the process for finding a substitute when you will be out:

1) Notify your co-leader as soon as possible.

2) Contact parents of children in your class to see if they will be a substitute for you. Contact information is available on the Monthly Class Roster report provided in your Small Group attendance bag. All class information is available in Realm as well.

3) Contact other church friends or family to see if they will help.

4) If you are still unable to find a sub yourself, Bro. Barry and Kim Barrelle will help find someone.

– 2nd-5th contact Bro. Barry

– K-1st contact Kim Barrelle



Do you have any praises and prayer requests you would like to share with us? Do you have any changes to the prayer requests that we have listed? Please let us know of your changes or requests in E.L.I.S. or fill out a Weekly Care Ministry Report.


Please pray for Donna Moore who leads our Elementary New Christian Class and serves in Kids 1st connection. Her father passed away recently. Please remember to pray for them this Christmas season as they celebrate Christmas without him.

Please begin to pray for hearts to be changed this Christmas season. As we look towards Celebrate Jesus, we are praying for hearts to be prepared to receive His word and that God will be lifted up and glorified!

Please pray for 13-yr old Cajaria Jennerett (mom Carolynn). Her leukemia has come back and is in Nemours Children’s Hospital for treatment. A bout with pneumonia put her chemo on hold, but she is nearly recovered and ready to start again. A bone marrow transplant is likely as well. (She used to come to church with Kyle Dueter.)

Please pray for Kara Ballentine (JOY/Buddy Break) and her family as her mom is in the hospital on life support. They are still hoping and praying for a miracle healing for her. Pray for wisdom and discernment, and peace during this time.

Isabella Spreen (3rd grade- B Class)- Pray for healing for her grandmother as she fell.


Brother Barry’s twin grandbabies arrived safely on Nov. 27. Thank you for your prayers! Please continue to pray for mom and dad as they adjust to new life as parents and for both babies as they grow and develop.

Praise that Bob Hazzard (Kay’s husband) is doing better! Prayers for continued healing.



Eric Rankin- 12/5
Lisa Terrell- 12/7
Philip Graves- 12/9
Brian Barrelle- 12/10
Nayra Montanez- 12/16
Bill Schultz- 12/18
Pat Krause- 12/25
Melanie Bishop- 12/29
Kenny Brancato- 12/29


Weekly Attendance

December 9
Small Groups: 212
Kids Worship: 149

Next Lessons

December 16:  Unit 4, session 2
December 23:  Unit 4, session 3


Wednesday Nights

No Choir

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Please contact us with any questions you have!
Barry Edwards
Karen Harmon
Kim Barrelle