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The following are Prayer Requests from Worship Services this morning:

For Margaret Zeller for strength and healing.
The family of Denny Hughes who passed away last night.  He is the grandfather of David and Mike Dixon.
God's favor for UPWARD Basketball Season.
Friday will be Gene and Carolyn's 60th wedding anniversary.  Prayers for Gene's health.
For Barb Claypool's cousin who has cancer.
  Thankful that Pastor Tim was not hurt in his car accident.
  Thankful that our ribbon bookmarks have returned to the hymnals.  Thank you for the little things from Sharis.
  Adam Mack and Jess Bitters closed on their home this week.
  Matt, Michele and Eli Kinson welcomed new baby Asher to the family.
  Dick Rupert is now able to walk without a walker and is getting stonger every day.  He hopes to return to church next Sunday. :)
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A Message From the Pastor

The past few years, a couple of us have participated in a weight loss challenge through a local gym and we have won some prizes, one of which resulted in the drum set in our 9:30 and Wednesday Night worship services. 

This year, we want to hold a 2 month fitness event known as “the Challenge.”  For January and February, we want to challenge you to make significant progress toward your fitness goals.  Here are the details:

Everyone will have a partner either of your own choosing or assigned based on who enters.  The cost will be $20 to be a part of the Challenge.

The team who loses the highest percentage of weight during the challenge will decide what group gets the money.  Example: I could be a group here in the church (UMW, Missions, Youth Group, Children’s Ministry Etc.) or it could be a group from the community (Rescue Mission, Samaritan House, your son or daughter’s sports team).  The only rule is it has to be a service organization designed to receive donations. 

The Challenge will begin on Sunday, January 4 and will end at midnight on Sunday, March 1.  Weekly weigh ins will be available during Sunday morning services as well as during regular youth group time (Sundays 3:00-5:00).  To be eligible to win, you must weigh in before 5:00 on March 1. 

Wednesday nights during the Challenge will be devoted to health and fitness topics to add greater accountability and encouragement.

To sign up, please talk to Nicole Coleman or Jodi Wireman.  They will be signing people up on Sunday mornings.  In order to sign up, you will need your $20. 

If you haven’t chosen a partner, you will be assigned one on December 29.  When you weigh in on January 4, you and your partner  will declare what organization will benefit if you win the Challenge.   

Pastor Tim Benjamin
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