Dinner on the Grounds - This Sunday
We will be celebrating Christmas together thisSunday, December 16th, at DinnerontheGrounds after service. Please bring a few dollars to donate towards the meal but if not, it's free! If you would like to volunteer for setup, clean up, or bringing something for the meal, click here.
*It might be a bit colder than usual in the gym so be sure to bring a jacket!*
Baby Dedication | DEC 23
We will be doing baby dedications during service on December 23rd. As a church, we are excited to embark this spiritual journey with your family. It is also a wonderful opportunity for family and friends to be a part of this special occasion. If your family is interested in dedicating a little one or has any questions, please contact Pastor Sarah at email@example.com.
ChristmasEve Service | DEC 24
Plan to be a part of Renovation's ChristmasEve service at 4-5pm, as we celebrate together as a church family! You and your friends and family are invited to come early as doors will open at 3:30pm. There will not be any childcare for this service.
Year-End Giving Statements
Just a reminder to those who would like to receive year-endgiving credit for 2018, checks must be postmarked by December 31st, 2018. If you would like to see your statement before then, email Ali at the office: firstname.lastname@example.org. The office will be closed the week of New Years, so please submit in person by the Christmas Eve service, or mail to the church before the end of the year. The church address is 5604 N. 24th St, Phoenix, AZ 85016.
MERCY PROJECT : ADVENT NCM Offering - Clean Water Projects - DEC 16
Thank you to all who gave last week! We will be taking another offering this Sunday in case you missed the last. Right now, 2.1 billion people don’t have access to safe drinking water globally, and more than 300,000 children die from diarrheal diseases every year. If survival is the only thing families can think about, there isn’t time to think about the future, much less hope for something different. You can help make sure children, parents, and individuals have access to clean, safe water: http://ncm.org/christmas .
School Community Partnership
Thank you to all who chose people to bless families from three different schools in the area on Sunday! For all of those who signed up for the Christmas Family Partnership, please bring your gifts this Sunday or drop them by the office on Tuesday, December 18th. For those who did not sign up or cannot shop for individuals, we also need donations to help with additional families. Make checks out to Renovation Church and designate the gift for “School Families".
In addition, we will also need help with sorting gifts and preparation on December 18,19, & 20th. We will deliver the gifts to families on Saturday, December 22nd. For more information, email Pastor Dana: email@example.com.
Parents' Night Out | DEC 14
We would love to give parents an evening that could be ‘kids free’ so to go and enjoy a nightout. Please allow us to watch your children and we will provide dinner and fun activities for babies- 6th grade. Drop off and pick up times are from 6:00pm-9:00pm in the Fellowship Hall and the cost is FREE! It’s important that you RSVP today to Sarah@renovationphx.com.
Feed My Starving Children | DEC 19
Renokids is inviting all families to join us for this wonderful opportunity to serve other children around the world. On Wednesday, December 19th, from 6:00pm-8:00 pm, we will be packing nonperishable food items that will be distributed worldwide to hungry children. We encourage families to come together to this special night of serving (The age requirement to serve is 5 years old and children must be accompanied by an adult.) We will be meeting at the Feed My Starving location in Mesa at 5:45pm. Please reach out to me, Pastor Sarah, at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot as I anticipate they will fill up fast.
SCHOOLS Camelview Teacher Luncheon - DEC 21
We have been asked to host a special Christmas lunch at 11:30 am for the teachers on December 21st at Camelview Elementary. We need three people to help set up, serve food, and interact with teachers. This gives us a great opportunity to share God's love with the staff.
Family Transportation Needed
We need additional people to pick up some of our school families that want to attend our Sunday Services each week. We have families of 4-5 that you can pick up in your vehicle and we also need some who are willing to drive the Church Van. This is not difficult!!! It only requires you to set aside a few extra minutes on a Sunday morning to pick up and talk with the families as you transport them to Renovation. Email Pastor Dana if you would consider this important ministry: email@example.com.
Sunday, December 30 - NoGathering There will be no services or programming on December 30, 2018. Why? We believe in and want to model "Margin". So we give a week back to our volunteers, workers and staff - not just to say thank you for your faithful service, but to recharge your batteries, spend time with your family, travel, and most importantly - follow God's example of rest.