Christmas Season 2021 Events
This is a tentative schedule, check the church bulletin or call the church office for details.

DECORATE THE CHURCH FOR CHRISTMAS – Sign up in the church foyer to help decorate our church, Saturday, November 27th, 10:00am.

SOCIABLE SINGLES – Friday, December 3rd & 17th, 12:00pm – Join us for lunch.  Please sign up in the church foyer.

 

BOB HOPE PROGRAM - Join us December 3 as we celebrate the holiday season with Bill Johnson as Bob Hope and the Motown Girls singing your favorites of the 40's, 50's, and 60's. This patriotic USO style tribute show will surely warm your hearts for the holidays and gain an appreciation for our troops abroad! The church has a limited number of seats, so sign up in the church lobby or email the church office. SOLD OUT

 

CONCERT SERIES – Sunday, December 5th, at 3:00pm – Rachel Cox and Judy Kaff present Holiday Magic, celebrating the Christmas season.  A free will offering will be taken – suggested donation is $15.00.  Cookies and Punch will be served following the concert.  Season brochures are in the church foyer.

 

CHRISTMAS POT LUCK DINNER – Wednesday, December 8th at 5:00pm – Turkey and Ham will be provided. Please sign up to bring a side dish or dessert.

CHRISTMAS CANTATA – Sunday, December 19th, during the Worship Service, the Chancel Choir will present “The Winter Rose” by Joseph Martin; with Pastor Pullen as Narrator and a featured soloist.

OPEN HOUSE AT THE PULLENS – Pastor Pullen and his wife Bo invite you to a Christmas Open House on December 12th or Dec 19th, from 1:30 - 3:30pm.  This is a time to say thank you & Merry Christmas to the congregation of FPC, visit with one another, and enjoy some seasonal treats in a relaxed atmosphere.  Pick the Sunday that works best for you and sign up in the church foyer.

CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE – December 24, Traditional Christmas Eve Service with Communion at 6:00PM

CHRISTMAS GIFTING OPPORTUNITIES

CHRISTMAS POINSETTIA – Remember a loved one this Christmas by giving a poinsettia to help decorate the church. Suggested donation is $7 per poinsettia. Special envelopes are on the table in the back of the sanctuary. Please return your envelope by December 13th in order to be listed in a special bulletin insert.

CHRISTMAS OFFERING – This year’s Christmas Offering will be given to our church’s new Stand In The Gap Fund.  The purpose of this fund is to assist supported missionaries and ministries of our church, when they face unexpected financial burdens. Designate your gifts to “New Fund”.

TOYS FOR TOTS PROGRAM – This year our Missions Ministry Team is asking you to join us in support of the Marine Corps Reserve Toys For Tots program....the campaign that collects toys for needy children throughout America. Since 1947, Marines have fulfilled the dreams of millions of less fortunate children each Christmas. They do this by providing Christmas toys. A shiny new toy sends a message to a needy child that someone cares; that he/she hasn’t been forgotten; that the magic of Christmas hasn’t passed him or her by. There is also a special need for gifts for teenagers. You can help the Marines this year by dropping off a new, unwrapped toy in the church foyer through December 12th.

CHRISTMAS BLANKET MINISTRY – Consider a gift of a 50” x 60” solid color or plaid fleece blanket for one of the homeless who come on Wednesday mornings to the Jesus Loves You Shower Ministry (in our parking lot). You may also donate $5.00 and we will purchase one (list “Blanket” on your check or envelope).

GIFT CERTIFICATES FOR VETERANS – Walmart Gift Certificates will be given to the Veterans at Punta Gorda Veterans Village, a transitional housing and supportive services for homeless Veterans, currently around 25 residents. Mark donations as “Veterans” on your check or envelope.

MISSIONS SUPPORT – If you would like to donate to the missionaries and organizations that we are supporting in 2021 in our church budget, please make checks payable to FPC and on the memo line write the name of the mission.

     Antioch Partners – Stone Family (Guatemala) or Lisa (Peru)

     Crossroads Hope Academy (Punta Gorda)

     Jesus Loves You Ministry (Port Charlotte)

     Misión Peniel (Immokalee)

     Missionary Ventures (Chasen & Katie- Nicaragua)