11 | 11:15am | Young Adult Dinner
12 | No Volleyball
13 | 6:30pm | MOMSnext
18 | 5-6:30pm | Family Communion
19 | 6pm | 4-H Dinner
19 | No Volleyball
21 | No Kids or Teen Programming
21 | 5pm | Christmas Caroling
24 | 4pm | Christmas Eve Service
25 | 10am | Christmas Service
26 | No Volleyball
28 | No Wednesday Night Programming
26-2 | Church Office Closed
Young Adult Dinner
| Sunday, December 11 | 11:15am | It's a progressive dinner. So, bring your appetite, and every 4th young adult, bring a car.
Monday night volleyball will be taking a break over the Christmas holidays. They will meet for the last time this year on December 5 and resume playing in the new year on January 9. (In case you missed it, on Mondays we have pickup volleyball in the gym from 7-9pm for all ages.) Contact Mykenna Eckhoff if you have questions.
Annual Church Elections
Our church elections are this week. We will be electing board members, councils, department heads, and delegates to our district assemblies. To vote, you must be a member of Manteno Nazarene Church, be 15 years old, and vote in person. After service, stop by the table in the lobby to vote. If you would like to see a sample ballot or photos of board candidates, go to http://bit.ly/3OUp9Ks
Again this year we are posting Christmas Cards on the bulletin board in the hallway by the kitchen for those who wish to send greetings to our church family. Please feel free to post one or just stop by and read the greetings from others.
Do you want to have a family activity that will demonstrate Christ’s love? Our church is adopting 3 families (10 people) for Christmas this year. Out in the foyer, you will find a Christmas tree full of angels. Please take an angel or two, or three, or ten, and purchase the item on the angel. Please purchase new items and then wrap the gift up. Be sure to put the angel on the outside of the package. Please bring your gift and put it under the tree, by December 18. We will pray for these lives represented by each gift before we present them to the families. Each gift should be no more than $50. If you don’t have time to go and purchase the item, you can make a donation and your gift will be purchased on your behalf. Please check with Lynne Utter if you have any questions.
Birthday Party for Jesus
| Wednesday, December 14 | 6:30pm | Preschool and K-4th will be celebrating Jesus's birthday with a typical birthday party during Wednesday programming. Come ready to have some fun and invite a friend!
| Sunday, December 18 | 5-6:30pm | During this evening, you and your people (family, friends, coworkers, neighbors, et al) are encouraged to come to the sanctuary, have a quiet time of meditation, and then come to the altar or front row to be served communion.
Wednesday Night Programming
| Wednesdays, December 21 & 28 | There will be no Wednesday night programming (youth or kids) due to the holidays.
| Wednesday, December 21 | 6pm | Wondering what to do with your free Wednesday night? (See above) Come caroling, one and all. Meet at church at 6pm and we will carpool to some of our finest Manteno residences and help them welcome in the season. Afterward, we will come back to the church and warm up with some chili and cocoa.
Christmas Eve Service
| Saturday, December 24 | 4pm | Join us as we welcome Christmas together. A cozy time to sing a few carols and listen to the Christmas story.
| Sunday, December 25 | It would be weird not to have a service on the birthday of our Lord, yet it is weird to have a service on Christmas, a huge family time. Know that if you stay home with your family, we understand, and if you come to worship with us, we get it also. If you are coming, we will have a hot chocolate bar starting at 9:30am. (For our custodians, we will be requiring lids in the sanctuary.) Service, maybe a little more acoustic than usual, will be at its regular time of 10am and will be streamed and recorded for future viewing. It will be a family service, i.e. no children's programming.
Church Office Closed
| December 26-January 2 | The church office will be closed the week after Christmas. Normal business hours, 8am-1pm, will resume on January 3, 2023.
Thank you for your faithfulness in supporting the church financially. We want to remind you that in order to get credit for giving in 2022, if you are mailing it, it must be postmarked by December 31. If you are mailing it: PO Box 698 | Manteno, IL 60950 is the place to send it. If you would prefer to give online you can either text the words "MCN GIVE: to 833.827.7949 or go to: https://pushpay.com/g/mantenonazarene
Tech Team "Hiring"
Ever had an interest in running sound, a camera, the words, or the switcher? We would love to have you join our team. You never have to miss service, get to play with very expensive equipment, and get to experience worship twice. Contact Jenny Lyle, firstname.lastname@example.org, for more information.
Journey Groups Schedule
We will be starting our Winter Journey Groups session the week of January 11 and run through the week of March 15. You can sign up for a new class, sign up for your old class, or sign up for the first time. Registration will open first week of the new year. Nursery and dinner will be back.
Tithes and Offerings
Monthly Budget: $53,333
December 4: $7,270
Month to Date: $47,551
Pastor Ken Bushey | Lead | email@example.com | 812.583.1542
Pastor Amy Kilpatrick | Children | firstname.lastname@example.org | 815.573.6322
Pastor Marcus Cleveland | Student Ministries | email@example.com | 517.525.7648
Church Office | 815.468.8946 | mantenonazarene.org | 698 N. Locust | PO Box 698 | Manteno, IL 60950 |
Martha Krueger | firstname.lastname@example.org |
Jenny Lyle | email@example.com |
Connect Card | https://bit.ly/mcconnectcard
Giving | https://pushpay.com/g/mantenonazarene
Website | www.mantenonazarene.org
Worship Service | 10am | Sunday
9th-12th Grade Youth Group | 6pm | Sunday
Volleyball | 7-9pm | Mondays
5th-8th Grade Youth Group | 6:30pm | Wednesday
Manteno Kids Wednesdays | 6:30pm | Wednesday