TERRA BELLA PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
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BULLETIN BOARD
Worship Time is 9:30am
Services are held in the Sanctuary
Bible Study at 10:45 am in the Fellowship Hall
Topic: "Epistle to the Romans"
* Welcome
* What We Believe
* Pastor's Letter
Volume 63 December 2017
MEN'S PRAYER BREAKFAST
1st Thursday of each month
7AM at Denny's Restaurant
on Hwy. 190 in Porterville
WORSHIP SCHEDULE
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CHURCH POTLUCK MONTHLY
There will be no potluck in December.
Potlucks will return on January 28, 2018

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PRESBYTERIAN WOMEN
Monday Dec 19 the women will meet at
RJ’s restaurant in Porterville for lunch at 11:15 am.
All ladies are encouraged to attend and invite a friend!
There will be no meeting, just fellowship and a meal.
RJ’s is on the corner of “D” Street and Putnam Ave.

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DEACONS MEETING
Wednesday January 10 at 9:30 am
Hastings Hall

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SESSION MEETING
Wed Jan 10, 5 pm Hastings Hall

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There will not be an evening Christmas Eve service as the 24th is a Sunday.
Join us for the Christmas Eve Service at 9:30 am, December 24th.

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CHRISTMAS JOY OFFERING
December 17
The Christmas Joy offering celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ,
the truly “indescribable gift,” as well as the gifts of church leaders
—past and present, and future.
The Christmas Joy Offering has been a cherished Presbyterian
tradition since the 1930’s. The offering distributes gifts equally to
the Assistance Program of the Board of Pensions
and to the Presbyterian-related racial ethnic schools and colleges.
The Assistance Program provides critical financial support
to the church workers and their families. In gratitude to God for the gift of Jesus,
the Presbyterian Church (USA) invites congregations to join in this
celebration of God’s presence with us by supporting those
in need of help and hope. Your contribution may be put in the offering plate
on Sunday or mailed to the church office.
Please note “CHRISTMAS JOY” on your check.
Thank you for your support of this life-changing offering.

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YEAR-END is coming and that means
YEAR-END REPORTS ARE DUE JANUARY 14th.
I prefer reports be sent via email
but paper copies are okay too. Thanks.

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2017 TAX DEDUCTIONS
If you are planning on making a monetary gift to the church
please make sure that it is received by SUNDAY, DECEMBER 31st.

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IN LOVING MEMORY

VERA MAE COTTEN
October 18, 1934 - November 17, 2017
Memorial Service December 1, 2017

Vera joined our church on June 22, 1964.
Vera always was eager to send cards or make phone calls
and was always willing to serve God’s Church in whatever capacity
she was called upon to serve. She was active in Clipper Club
and was a faithful and loving Deacon for many years.
Donations can be made to the
United Presbyterian Church of Terra Bella

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“Giving thanks always for all things unto God the Father
in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;”
- Ephesians 5:20 KJV
“What does the Lord require of you? To act justly
and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.”
- Micah 6:8 NIV
UPCOMING DATES TO REMEMBER: