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Summit Youth served joyfully at the Carolyn Scott Rainbow House on Sunday. We started by making chili and other foods at the Celebration kitchen, and then took it to the Rainbow House, a place where families of Children's Hospital patients can stay while their kids are getting treatment. We prayed for people and gave them a reason to smile. Here you see a picture of our youth praying for a grandmother visiting her grandson who is recovering from his third open heart surgery. 
 
Owe nothing to anyone - - except for your obligation to love one another. If you love your neighbor, you will fulfill the requirements of God's law. Romans 13:8
 
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Contact Youth Director Dawn Lewis for questions.

 inCommon Christmas Gift Card Drive

 This is the 6th year of Celebration collaborating with, blessing, and being blessed by inCOMMON Community Center. One gift card will be given to every hard-working parent and student involved in inCOMMON programs ranging from GED, to Workforce Development, to Citizenship. Additional gift cards will be used to bring special recognition and blessing to program participants who’ve accomplished a special level of achievement this year. The deadline to turn in cards is Sunday, December 2nd. Celebration’s goal is to donate 50 cards in the denominations of $20-$30 to Amazon, Target or Walmart. Or Celebration can collect donations and Brandy DeRuiter will purchase cards through our SCRIP program. Just indicate “inCommon” on your donation check/envelope. Follow the link HERE for more information and/or see Brandy in the commons area this Sunday or contact her at brandyderuiter@gmail.com


NEW - Homeless Bags Ministry

 It’s cold outside, especially if you are homeless. Our homeless bags ministry is gearing up again so we can give help to those in need. Follow the link HERE or stop by the brown donation station in the commons area to pick up a list of items needed for this important ministry of blessing. 


NEW - Crossroads Connection Transportation Volunteer

Crossroads Connection is a community of churches in the Omaha Metropolitan area who have joined together to assist prison inmates in their transition back to life outside of prison. Working to bridge the gap in the current penal system by helping former inmates find their way back into society through the caring support of Christ's followers. And they are in desperate need for drivers to help in transporting people to and from their Sunday evening worship services. If you are interested in exploring this further read their driving info sheet HERE and let them know if you can help.


 Ministry Partnerships:

Serve your church family and community

Become a Snow Angel | Volunteers are needed to help clear the sidewalks this winter at the Ministry Center. Many events take place during the week in addition to Sunday mornings. Celebration provides the snow blower, shovels and salt. Reply back to this message to be contacted with more information.

Usher Team Ministry | Collect the tithes and offerings during worship service.  Volunteers needed at both 9 AM & 10:30 AM service. Reply back to this email to sign up! 


 Fundraising with SCRIP

Purchase gift cards from SCRIP and a percentage goes back to the church. You can use your cards for regular purchases or to give as a gift. See the SCRIP table in the commons area to submit an order this Sunday or reply back to this message.

 


 

Operation Christmas Child

 
It's that time of year when we gear up for our annual Children's Ministry project! We will be collecting items for children ages 2-14 that we can pack in a shoebox and send to poverty stricken areas around the globe. (No Toothpaste please) Help us share the good news of Jesus with each box we send! Donations can be dropped of each Sunday at the Children's Check in station.
 

 Pray for the Church and Other Prayer Time

Thursdays 6:30 - 7:05 AM Join us at the Stony Brook Boulevard Hy-Vee dinning area to pray for the church and other prayer requests God has placed on your heart. 

 


Upcoming Events

 Nov. 18, Baptism Sunday

 Is God inviting you to take the step of faith that is Baptism? If you are interested in Baptism (or in reaffirming your Baptismal vows) contact Pastor Roo at 402-990-8195 or respond to this email.


 

Nov. 18, Bring a Turkey to Church

The Open Door Mission will be preparing turkey ’n fixins food boxes for the Heartland’s hungry. We can help by donating turkeys or other items such as: canned vegetables/fruit, canned meat, instant potatoes, boxed stuffing mix, gravy mix. Watch for turkey sales ads to appear soon and pick up an extra turkey for the ODM! We will have an Open Door Mission special offering if you would like to donate funds towards a turkey purchase on the 18th as well.


 

Nov 19th, City Wide Prayer Focus

As part of our commitment to the Citywide Prayer network, Celebration has agreed to pray for the Metro area churches on the 19th of every month. This month’s prayer focus is "Thankfulness". As 2018 rounds the corner toward the finish line, there is certainly no shortage of needs to lift before God’s throne! But just as our forefathers saw fit to take time to offer praise and thanksgiving to God in the midst of an unknown and uncertain future, we would do well to follow their example, because HE IS WORTHY. So stop too and thank Him for what He has done, and praise Him for who He is! For a list of scriptures and prayer points follow the link HERE.

 

Nov. 21st, Thanksgiving Eve Service at 7 PM

Celebration is hosting the Omaha area Covenant churches Thanksgiving Eve service this year. Enjoy a time of singing, prayer, and testimonies of God’s goodness. Following the service we will have a time of fellowship with refreshments and desserts. Sign up on the CONNECTION CARD to bring your favorite pie or dessert!

 

Nov. 26th, Christmas Decorating Party, 6 - 8:30 PM

Come help with “decking the halls” at Celebration as we prepare for Christmas. Men, women and children are welcome. Contact Stacie Busch with any questions 402-651-5927.

 


 

Dec. 16th, Children’s Christmas Pageant at 9 & 10:30 AM Services

 If your child ages PK - 8th grade is interested in participating, please contact Children's Ministry Directory Teresa Bray at tbray@celebrationcovenant.org.