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Announcement Bulletin for December 9, 2023

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Announcement Bulletin for December 9, 2023

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Sabbath Thought: I Asked God

Greetings and Happy Sabbath Brethren,

     I pray that you are all doing well and have had a profitable week, despite the challenges I know many of you have faced. For that reason, you have all been in my thoughts and prayers. As the sun sets, and we engage in the keeping the holy Sabbath, I suggest that we all take the time to read the following short poem as well as these scriptures, 2 Timothy 3:14-17, 2 Peter 1:2-8, Matthew 6:25-34.

     These both serves as a reminder of the importance of keeping within us a clear and accurate perspective of how we’re expected to live our lives, especially as Satan continues his vicious attempt to distract and wear us down. We can never lose sight of that biblical outlook because it’s our lifeline. It defines how the servants of the Most-High are to walk in a world, that they are not a part of. It encourages us to keep pushing forward because we know that there is a God, there is a plan, and we have a purpose. In return, we must now be those faithful servants who trust in our God to not only take care of our immediate needs, but give us what we need to prepare us for what we are to become.

I Asked God

Author: Unknown

I asked for strength and God gave me difficulties to make me strong.

                              I asked for wisdom and God gave me problems to solve.

                              I asked for prosperity and God gave me brawn and brain to work.

                              I asked for courage and God gave me dangers to overcome.

           I asked for patience God placed me in situations where I was forced to wait.

                              I asked for love and God gave me troubled people to help.

                              I asked for favors and God gave me opportunities.

                              I received nothing I wanted I received everything I needed.

                              My Prayer Has Been Answered.

Our Love to All,

Ryan Hall

For the Youth - Bible Trivia:

1. Who asked God to make dew appear on a piece of fleece as a sign that God was with him?

*Hint: Judges 6:36-40

2. After a young boy was raised from the dead by God through the prophet Elisha, what did the boy do seven times?

*Hint: 2 Kings 4:32-37

3. Who told Joseph to take his wife Mary and the young child Jesus to Egypt?

* Hint: Matthew 2:12-15

North Canton Announcements:

  1. Sabbath Service Time: (Dec 9th): 11:00 AM
  2. Next Sabbath: (Dec 16th): 2:00 PM
  3. Marlene Ware: Marlene fell out of her wheelchair this week and broke her leg. She is now back at her care facility recovering. Your prayers for comfort and healing are greatly appreciated.
  4. Linda Ritter: Linda continues to recover well. She is scheduled to be release from the hospital on Saturday and will continue her recover and therapy at home. Your continued prays for both Linda and Dave are greatly appreciated.
  5. Greg Thomas: Greg Thomas, Pastor of the Cleveland, OH congregation has been hospitalized at Medina General with double Pneumonia. The doctors also discovered a bacteria in his blood. Test have been run to determine the type, before treatment is administered. If he responds to the treatment, it’s possible that he will be released to come home this weekend. Your prayers for healing and that Greg makes a full recovery are greatly appreciated.
  6. Cleveland Fundraiser: The Cleveland Congregation is doing the card, calendar and notepad fundraiser once again this year.  The funds will go towards a local community project. They are putting together fleece blankets and overnight bags with items for parents as well as the children that are cancer patients at Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital.

If you would like to order cards, calendars or notepads, the sign-up sheet is on the information table with order form and envelopes for payment.  Please mail form and payment to Debbie Kuhns P.O. Box115 Paris, Ohio 44669. All checks should be made out to UCG Cleveland.

If you would like to participate in purchasing items for the overnight bags, there is a list of items needed and a box on the table as well. The Deadline December 30, 2023.

Any questions feel free to contact Debbie Kuhns

  1. Winter Family Weekend: It is time to plan for Winter Family Weekend. Everything will be conveniently held at one location, under one roof! Please register at wfw.ucg.org.

Although the rooms at the main Hotel have all been reserved, UCG has secured a significantly discounted block of rooms at the nearby Courtyard by Marriott Hamilton. The hotel offers a full-service restaurant as well as a Starbucks coffee shop. It is conveniently located just one mile from the Champion Mill facility. The room types of Double Queen beds or a King bed with a twin sleeper pull-out will both be available at the discounted rate of $104/night.

You can reserve your room at the Courtyard by Marriott by either: Calling 1-800-Marriott directly and speak with an agent, using the code UNITED CHURCH OF GOD - WINTER FAMILY WEEKEND 2023. Or using the direct booking link found at wfw.ucg.org.

Please take note: (1) If you have reserved rooms at Champion Mill for anyone NOT in your immediate "family group" or if you are not certain you will attend Winter Family Weekend, please call the hotel and release those additional rooms so that others who are committed to attend may have an opportunity to secure a room.

(2) Online registration is a must! It is critical for our planning purposes. So be sure to wfw.ucg.org and fully complete the registration page for EVERY individual who will attend and include their participation choices. As you know it takes the help of many individuals for a program such as Winter Family Weekend. Regardless of what congregation you are from, if you are willing to volunteer in a certain area or simply in general, please be sure to complete the volunteer section of the registration page. We will find a spot for you and appreciate your service to God and the brethren! Watch for further updates at wfw.ucg.org.

If I’ve overlooked anything, Please let me know ASAP.