THE WEEKLY -Black Friday + More

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Thanks so much to everyone who helped out with the homeless breakfast…great to see so many happy helpers on Saturday.

Wow, it’s already been a busy week and it’s only Tuesday! Thanksgiving prep is underway; my house smells like a delicious combination of sauteed herbs, onions, and celery right now. Also have been busy working with Cvent to set up the Black Friday promotion for Reach2016…more on that below.

Here’s what’s coming up…

Reach2016 Black Friday Promotion: Great news! If you haven’t registered yet for Reach2016, this is for you.  There will be a 48-hour Black Friday promotion on Friday 11/27 and Saturday 11/28.  Super Early Bird Rates will be unlocked for all adults and campus students; $5 off the current Early Bird rates for teens, for two days only.  You can read more about that here:

Please share and make sure those in your small group know about this; we don’t want anyone to miss this opportunity.

Strength in Weakness Workshops:  As a Christian, you may find difficult to know how to respond to the world view of homosexuality. To help bring clarity to this confusing issue, we invite you to attend one or both of the following workshops.  Please note the specific audiences for each:

Friday December 4, 7:00 – 9:30 pmFor Campus Students and Adults – Homosexuality 101 – Separating Myth from Reality & The Christian Response to Pro-Gay Theology.

Saturday December 5, 10:00 – 11:00 amFor Middle School and High School Students and their parents – The Designer’s Intent.

Both classes will be taught by Guy Hammond.  You can learn more about Guy and his ministry at this website:

Christmas Party:  Deadline to register: Sunday, December 6th.

The annual all-church Christmas Banquet will be on Friday, December 11th at 6:30pm. This year, we will celebrate in style at the beautiful Hilton Frontenac hotel. Semi-formal attire.

A sit-down, plated dinner will be served:

  • Green Salad
  • Bowtie Pasta with Chicken, Sun-dried Tomatoes, Peppers, Mushrooms, and Asparagus
  • NY-Style cheesecake with chocolate and raspberry sauce

A special kid-friendly dinner will also be available:

  • Fruit Cup
  • Chicken Fingers and Fries
  • Cookies

Cost is only $20 for adults, $8 for children age 12 and under.

Please visit MyGateway to register for this event:

Christmas Production: Our annual Christmas service will take place on Sunday, December 20. There will be two services as usual, at 9am and 11am. Childcare will be provided for ages 4 and under; older children will join their parents for this family-friendly service.

Pulse/Campus New Year’s Eve Party: The first ever Pulse / Campus New Year’s Eve Bash will be the “party of the year”. All Campus students and Young Professionals are invited! There will be fondue, snacks, games, fellowship, and dancing. Thursday, December 31st, beginning at 7pm.  The registration cost is $5.00 until December 1st. Contact Jackson Pavelka with questions and please RSVP as soon as possible:

Happy Thanksgiving!