Worship with us on Friday, December 21 at 7:00 pm in the sanctuary. On the longest night of the year, we will acknowledge our fear and sadness and give thanks for the promise of Jesus.
We will once again be collecting toys for Toys for Tots this Christmas. Please have your new, unwrapped, toy to the church by December 9. Thank you to York Center persons that are organizing and delivering the toys for us! If you would like more information on this organization: https://dupage-il.toysfortots.org
During worship on November 18, we welcomed a project field representative with Heifer in Senegal. Senegal is a country located on the west of the African continent. The York Center congregation will be again challenged to “Fill the Ark” during this Advent Season in support Heifer’s work in Senegal.
Please donate mittens, gloves, hats, and scarves to decorate the tree in the narthex. Donations will be given to children and adults in need.
For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. (Ephesians 2:10, NIV)
The York Center of the Church of the Brethren participated in a Brethren Disaster Ministries activity in the Eureka, MO, area the week of January 21-26. In addition to those from York Center, the volunteer team included persons from northern Indiana, southern Indiana and Pennsylvania for a total total of 14, plus six leadership persons provided by BDM. The response of the team was uniformly positive given that all volunteers worked well together, the food was more than adequate, the accommodations in Eureka were excellent, and being able to help families suffering loss felt like a privilege.
The next scheduled IL/WI BDM assignment is November 25 – December 1, 2018. The location is North Carolina. Persons with a potential interest in being part of that team, or wanting more information should contact the BDM District Disaster Coordinator, Loren Habegger, at ILWI.DDC.LH@gmail.com .
Also, a person from York Center will be traveling to the Virgin Islands, January 6-19, 2019, to assist in their clean up from Hurricane Maria (2017) that devastated the island. Following the hurricane, many places were wrapped with tarps and are still waiting for clean up and restoration assistance.