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Stay Connected for December 14-23

TAKE NOTE
ONE SERVICE ONLY For the Sundays of December 17, 24, and 31, we will have ONE combined service in the Main Auditorium! (Services in the Fireside Room will resume on January 7.) There will be no Nursery, Preschool or CONNECT (Grades 1-6) classes on December 24 or 31.
CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES Morning Service at 10am, with special Christmas Eve services taking place at 3:30pm and 5:00pm. Pick up a few postcards at the Info Kiosk to hand out to friends and neighbours.
SCENT-FREE BUILDING We have provided the balcony as a scent-free zone on Sunday mornings. Thanks for reducing the scents you wear as there are several people at OEFC who have extreme sensitivity to scents.
FINANCIAL UPDATE The Finance & Property Committee has the financial update for November. Thanks for your continued generosity! Good news for OEFC Missions: Budget $69,740; Income $69,792; Expenses $59,325.
RAISE THE ROOF! We're excited to let you know that $65,798.95 has already been received (cash in hand)! Pledged but not yet received $11,200. Praise God! Pledges will be accepted until January 31. The Finance & Property Committee is asking for all funds to be donated by April 30, 2024. More info is available at the Info Kiosk.
COOKIE DRIVE Join us in blessing Eden Valley families through Anchored Warriors ministry by donating Christmas cookies! Donations will be accepted in the church kitchen or freezer until December 20; contact Shelly to let her know how many you can donate. Please mark anything made with NUTS. Any extra cookies will be given to those in our community who need some encouragement this season!
THIS SUNDAY! Our choir has been working hard to prepare for a special Christmas Cantata, which will take place on December 17 (10am). Please stay after the service to visit and enjoy some goodies in the foyer!
 CHECK IT OUT OEFC Library News
The Glory of Christmas Amid an extraordinary collection of delightful illustrations by well-known artists and beloved authors, Charles Swindoll, Max Lucado, and Charles Colson share the true meaning of Christmas-including salvation, power for living, righteousness, relationship, encouragement, and more.
THIS WEEK @ OEFC
Thursday, December 14
7-9pm CELEBRATE RECOVERY: Do you need someone to talk to?  Celebrate Recovery is a safe place to find freedom from the hurts, hang-ups and habits that are controlling your life.
Friday, December 15
6:30-9:30pm YOUTH CHRISTMAS BANQUET (Grades 7-12) $5 at the door, but please register HERE to let us know you are coming. Regular Friday night events will resume January 12. (More info: Facebook OEFCYouth / Instagram oefcyouth / 403-938-8888 youth hotline)
Sunday, December 17
9:30am PRE-SERVICE PRAYER in the Prayer Room to the right of the platform
10am WORSHIP SERVICE with everyone in the Main Auditorium for a Christmas Cantata! Pastor Rob will continue our Advent series with "Jesus as King." Nursery 0-36 months; Preschool ages 3-5; CONNECT Grades 1-6. Live-stream available HERE.
6-8pm GRADE 9-10 GIRLS BIBLE STUDY (last session until January 7)
Tuesday, December 19
9:30-11:30am MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers)
6:30-8pm MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) @ Jenn's home this month. No childcare.
Thursday, December 21
7-9pm CELEBRATE RECOVERY Celebrate Recovery is a safe place to find freedom from the hurts, hang-ups and habits that are controlling your life.
OUT & ABOUT
THE SALVATION ARMY is looking for volunteers for their Christmas Kettle Campaign in Okotoks. They are expecting a high volume of need within our community this year and would like help with the following locations (2-hour shifts; more information HERE):
Okotoks Costco
Okotoks Save-on-Foods
Okotoks Sobeys
Walmart Main Door
Walmart West Door
Okotoks No Frills
 
OKOTOKS MISSION THRIFT STORE is seeking applications for volunteer board directors. Please contact the store for more details.
MEN'S RETREAT AT SABC January 19-21, 2024 CREED: What Do You Believe? This is a weekend full of great food, challenging and inspiring teaching, and a chance to connect with men from across Southern Alberta. Full weekend $160; Saturday day & overnight $130; Saturday day only $80. Click HERE for more info or to register!