ANNOUNCEMENTS

ANNOUNCEMENTS

CHURCH SECURITY:  For everyone’s protection, the Leadership Team and Trustees have decided that the doors to the church shall be locked on Sunday mornings.  Please be prepared to enter through the Welcome Center handicap accessible entrance.  A member of the security team will be at that door to let people in.  When possible, a security team person will be at other doors as well for convenience.  Thank you for your understanding.

OUTSTANDING YOUTH LEADER AWARD: Brenda Anderson, our SURGE Youth Director, is being awarded by Atonement Church for the Wilmington District’s Outstanding Youth Leader Award. Please come and support Brenda at the Laity/Clergy Celebration on March 18th at 7:00 p.m. at Cornerstone United Methodist Church, 3135 Summit Bridge Road (Rt 896, south of Glasgow) Bear, Delaware. Tickets are $10.00 and must be purchased in advance. If interested, please contact Lynn Peters by Monday, March 4th.

LONE STARS:  Rebecca Circle is sponsoring a social evening for you "LONE STARS" on the last Saturday of the month.  This month it will be on Feb. 23 at 6:30 p.m. This is a relaxed evening with christian friends.  Who are the LONE STARS?  Single people, widowed, separated, never married, divorced, one or all of the above who would like to share a social evening with other Christian folks.  

PIZZA PALS: Not just another clothing drive for Christmas - Join “Pizza Pals” small group as we collect new warm socks, hats and gloves for the men, women, and children servced by Sunday Breakfast Mission. Please drop off donations in the collection box in the Welcome Center, anytime through February.

ABBA’S DAUGHTERS: Next meeting will be Saturday, Feb 9 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm in the Choir Room. Patricia DeFeo will be the speaker. All women are welcome including teens. For more information, you can contact Donna Johnson at 610-800-9896.

PASTORAL CARE TEAM:  Are YOU considering a way to be part of a ministry here at Atonement Church? Prayerfully, won’t you consider being part of our pastoral care team? Following worship on the first Sunday of each month, the elements of Holy Communion will be prepared for servers to take out to the faithful of Atonement who are no longer able to attend services. Contact the Church Office (798.8472) to learn more from the pastors. On Sunday, October 7, meet in the Sanctuary for instructions and send-off.

KNOLLWOOD COMMUNITY CENTER Bible study for children and youth.  Elementary students will participate on Mondays at 3:45 in a Homework club, which is followed by a Bible study at 4:30-5pm.  This begins our fourth year of outreach to this age group.  Please, keep our efforts in your prayers. God is on the move in the hearts of these kids. On Thursday evenings from 6-7pm, teens are welcome to the Community Center for Goodies and God-Time. Middle School and High School share snacks and then participate in a Bible Study on the Essential Fifty (E50) Bible passages of the New Testament. This quarter’s focus will be Jesus’ teachings on the Beatitudes. Thanks to the four men who have volunteered to teach!

KNITTERS WANTED:  Attention knitters, crocheters or anyone that wants to learn, we would really like you to come join our group, Knitters for a Need.  We meet the 2nd and 4th Sunday of every month from 1:30 - 3:00 to knit, crochet and socialize.  We regularly donate items to AI Dupont Children's Hospital, A Door of Hope PRegnancy Center, Operation Christmas Child, Forwood manor and we also make afghans to give to babies being baptized in our church.  If you don't know how to knit or crochet but are interested in learning, we have several women with years of experience that would love to teach you this wonderful hobby.  Bring a skein of yarn in your favorite color and a set of knitting needles (size 8 is best for beginners) or a crochet hook (size 5) and let us introduce you to a fun and rewarding way to minister to others!  We meed in the Library at Atonement Church.

CHILDREN'S MINISTRY:  We are looking for a team of volunteers to serve in the nursery and KIDMO on a monthly basis.  Whatever time you can give would be appreciated.  If you are interested, please contact Mary Ryan at 484-433-0720.

EXERCISE & PRAYER ROOM:  Atonement has an exercise room and prayer room available to all, open Monday-Thursday, 8:30 - 4:30.

CARDS FOR MILITARY:  Anyone wish to send cards to Trevor Richards or any servicemen can do so by placing them in the manila envelope at the Welcome Center Desk and Mary Richards will make sure they gate mailed.

CLAYMONT COMMUNITY FOOD CLOSET:  The center is in need of support!  There's a round container located outside of the Welcome Center where you may drop off items.  You may also write a check to the CC Food Center.

ATONEMENT'S FOOD CLOSET:  Atonement's FoodCloset serves many people in our church and community.  On average, we are handing out 20 bags/month.  We want to continue serving the Claymont community and beyond but need your help.  We are currently in need of peanut butter, jelly, cereal, rice, canned vegetables, crackers, applesauce, spaghetti sauce & noodles, and personal hygiene items such as shampoo, soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, and deodorant.  Donated items can be placed in cart outside of the Nursery. 

SAMARITAN'S PURSE WELL WATER:  The Well Water ministry will now go towards Samaritan's Purse.  We have raised $2,433.77 to date.  To donate, please leave change in the water jug found in the Welcome Center.