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Church Mouse: Nov 2018

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Happy November! It’s the month of giving thanks, eating turkey, and Christmas music starting on Veteran’s Day! Now there’s a proposition I could get behind on the November 6th ballot – No Christmas carols until after Thanksgiving! (Sorry Christine Marks and Michelle Bouse!) 

There are lots of fun events going on this month, starting with a Bunco Night on Saturday November 3 at 6:30 pm in Koopmans. Jr, Highers, High Schoolers and adults are all welcome to play this high-energy dice game for fabulous prizes! Eat dinner before you come, but feel free to bring a dessert to share. Please RSVP to so we will have enough tables set up.

Then don’t forget to set your clocks back when you go to bed that night, because Daylight Savings time is over starting November 4th. It’s that glorious night when everyone gains an hour of sleep and there is sure to be someone who shows up for church at 8:00 am

Ashley is introducing a new holiday service project this month - a World Vision Giving Tree. You may choose an ornament off the tree in the Narthex and each ornament describes an item from the World Vision Christmas catalog. By taking an ornament, you commit to providing the money for the item, such as a goat, a bible, a soccer ball, a mosquito net, etc.… The World Vision Giving Tree will be available from November 4 – December 9. This opportunity to help children around the world will be in lieu of Operation Christmas Child boxes this year. 

Calling all kids, Lego lovers and engineers – Ashley is hosting Lego Fest and Feast on Friday November 9 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. Everyone is invited to this intergenerational event, which will start off with a delicious meal, and then a competition to see which team can create the best Lego Bible scene! Masterpieces will be showcased during dessert, and there are prizes for the winning team! RSVPs are a must and can be sent to

November 10-12, Veteran’s Day weekend, Pastor Andy would love to have you join him and his team to continue work on the Casa de Los Angeles Orphanage in Rosarito Mexico. They have some major concrete work planned. Email him at if you’re interested in all the details.

The last PEAK night for 2018 will be on Wednesday November 14, since the holiday season gets so busy for everyone. PEAK will resume on Wednesday January 9, 2019 with a whole new line up of classes for adults, and all the same favorites for kids.

Sunday November 18 will be Thanksgiving Celebration Sunday, with one combined service at 10:00 am. Bring your Estimate of Giving cards for 2019, as we commit to bless LCPC with our gifts of time, treasure and talent. After the service, the deacons will serve a scrumptious brunch downstairs in Koopmans, free of charge. We hope everyone will join us!

One of my favorite tidbits to share with everyone is an addition to the LCPC family, and Ashley, Darren and Charlotte Pollock are feeling very grateful and excited these days, as Charlotte will be getting a new baby brother in March! Keep Ashley in your prayers for a smooth pregnancy for this precious bouncing baby boy!

CFC had a wonderful 50th anniversary celebration last month with a special worship service, huge party, lunch, book fair, pumpkin patch and inflatable slide, just to name a few activities! It was so much fun to see all the old photos of the many people who have worked at CFC over the years, and the countless children who were cared for there. So many old and new friends, staff and students joined us for the festivities. What a blessing the Center for Children has been to this community.

We will all miss Terri Hewitt as she headed back to Taiwan after an extended visit here. Her inductive bible study of the book of John was amazing and the group she had every Sunday is thrilled that George Buehler will be continuing the study. If you love to examine scripture and discuss it in a group setting, then this class is for you! Join George on Sundays from 10:45 am-12:00 pm in the John Estelle room, upstairs from the Narthex.

Bob Keiter did a fabulous job entertaining the Cruisers at last month’s meeting with his “Do We Really See What We’re Looking At?” slide show presentation, with his lovely daughter Linda Winfield assisting him. You may think Bob is quiet, but give him a pointer stick and an audience, and he is hysterical! Those Cruisers know how to have fun!

Take some time to ponder your blessings this month – we all have so much to be thankful for! See you next month!