Announcements for Dec. 4, 2021

Prayer Meeting will meet Wed. evening at 7:00 p.m. 


SOSA (Something on Sabbath Afternoon) Plan for a special afternoon event this afternoon Dec. 4 at 3:00 p. m. in the Community room.  We will be making greeting cards to include in the Christmas food boxes.  Bring your creative ideas, encouraging words, markers, stamps, punches, or any supplies you have to help decorate the cards.  Come even If you don’t have supplies, some will be provided. Fun for ALL.


Save the Date For – ALL ABOUT THE FAMILY, Dec. 11, 3:00-4:30 p.m. This is an opportunity for the entire family to do “Something on Sabbath Afternoon”.  Special activities planned for the children and a great time of fellowship and sharing for the adults.  More information is coming soon! 


Work Bee All church work bee in the valley next Sunday, Dec. 12 at 8:00 p.m. to help get ready for the live nativity event.  Deaconesses will provide lunch.  Bring your wood cutting equipment.


Social Event Dec. 11 immediately following the Gentry Christmas Parade.  You are invited to enjoy some refreshments and a Christmas movie in the youth center. Check out the parade and come join the Christmas fun!


Special Christmas Program on Dec. 18 – 11:00 a.m. at the Gentry Church by Tim Parton and Ryan Day.  This will be an event you will want to invite your friends.  See insert in your bulletin.  There will be an all church fellowship potluck following the church service.


OAA Drive Through Nativity - From Christmas to the Cross- Enjoy the sights and sounds from your car, as you pass by live fully costumed portrayals of the streets of Bethlehem through the resurrection.  11 scenes in all with live animals Friday, Dec. 17 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. and Sat. Dec. 18 from 3:00-6:00 p.m.


Cookies Needed for Drive Through Nativity  If you would like to help make cookies, we will be collecting them Mon., Dec. 13 through Friday Dec. 17 in the Ad building from 8:00-5:00 each day and 8:00-12 on Friday, and also at the Gentry church office during morning office hours.  If possible, please bring them in individual baggies so that they are easy to handle and pass out. If you have any questions contact Judy Fetters 804-874-9430.


Special Thank You to Cecil Bledsoe for helping with. additional wood cutting in the valley during the week after the last work bee.  It was greatly appreciated


Year End Contributions The deadline for the end of the year contributions need to be in by Dec. 25.  All online giving will need to be in by Dec. 31.





We believe that reaching out in hope is the very work that Jesus calls Christians to do.  Through Hope for Humanity we support projects that make a fundamental difference in the way people life.  In your giving remember the needs of those less fortunate.  Part of your giving stays in our local community.  Dec. 25 will be the deadline for your giving.