ANNOUNCEMENTS

December Calendar of Events

Please return wrapped gifts (with the ornament attached) for the Giving Tree by Sunday, Dec. 16. Thanks to all who have participated.

Advent begins on Sunday, December 2:
- Advent Coin Folders are available for those who would like one
- The Deacons Offering on Dec 2 will go to the Good Family Benefit Fund
- The choir's Christmas Cantata is December 23 during the worship service
- Christmas Eve Service is at 6pm - all are welcome!

On December 30th , immediately following the service, there will be a meeting to discuss the purchase of a new sound system for the church.

IBC Small Groups:
      Senior Saints meets Wednesday evening at 6:30 pm at the Oak Hill Apartment of Audrey Brown. Please Contact George Norris for more information. (on hiatus until January)
      Men's Group meets the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month meeting here at IBC at 7:00 am.
      Women's Group meets the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month at 10am at the home of Cathie Robie. The group is currently studying the Book of Mark.

The Board of Christian Education is the process of updating the library, which has been moved to the church office. If anyone has relevant Christian books, DVDs - fiction, studies, daily readings, etc - that they would like to share, please give them to someone on the Board of Christian Ed or feel free to put them in the office.

Nursery is available year-round for infants through age 4 during the worship service. Junior Church (during the sermon) is available year-round for ages 4 through 2nd grade. Please note that there is no Jr. Church on Communion Sunday.

Are you praying persistently, boldly and believingly for someone or something that God has laid upon your heart and mind?

Ipswich Dinner Bell - a FREE community meals program serves meals at the Masonic Hall (Topsfield Road) from 5:00-6:00 pm every Monday evening. The meal is available to everyone and is prepared by members of local churches and the community. See Merrily or Sue for additional information.

Food Offerings for the Ipswich Food Pantry may be donated any Sunday. There is a container in the entryway for this offering. Specific foods that are always kept in stock include: cereal, mac & cheese, peanut butter and baked beans. Other items, including baby food & formula, are also welcome.

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