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Weekly Announcements - November 19, 2017

posted Sep 1, 2017, 11:44 AM by Mifflin Pres   [ updated Nov 17, 2017, 9:30 AM ]


Today’s flowers are given by Steve & Cathy Morrison in honor of the children at Montaña de Luz, and thanks for the Mifflin support of this mission.

Mifflin Book Club

Our November book is The Day the World Came to Town by Jim DeFede, the moving true story of a community who opened its homes to more than 6,000 stranded airline passengers on 9/11/01. We’ll discuss it in the church library on Monday, November 27th at 7:00 pm – all are welcome!

Special Office Hours

The week of November 19th, the office will only be open on Tuesday the 21st and Wednesday the 22nd, from 9am to 1pm.


A reminder from the Stewardship Cornerstone that there is still time to send in your pledge of time, talent and treasure. If you have not submitted your    commitment, please take the opportunity to do so. Forms can be obtained from the Info Tower. Thanks for supporting all the good work that Mifflin does.


We are in need of volunteers for November and December. If you can spend some time loving on our little ones, please go to Sign Up Genius on the church website or sign up at the Info Center.


We always need acolytes for both worship times. This act of service is open to everyone who has been trained and is in 2nd grade and older. The sign up for this is on our website through Sign Up Genius. If you have any questions, please contact Randy Baker or Kate Cremean. 

Habitat For Humanity

Our last workday is December 2nd and we could use several more workers.  Sign up by November 26th at the Info Center or contact Ned or Marquell.


Enjoy spending time with family and friends by participating in or supporting 8th Day Puppets today at 2:30 at The Sanctuary (corner of High and Town in downtown Gahanna) for the Holiday Lights Festival. Then gather around 3pm to carol inside local businesses on Mill Street (be sure to sign up at the Info Center). Immediately following the second worship service next Sunday, a light soup lunch will be served in the Fellowship Hall and then we will "Deck the Halls" in preparation for Christmas here at Mifflin Pres. Be sure to sign up at the Info Center. myGroup will meet as a group again on December 3rd and 10th, dinner at 6pm and meeting 6:30-7:30pm.


Women's Christmas Dinner

Our annual Women's Christmas Dinner will be held Tuesday, December 5th, with refreshments at 6pm and dinner at 6:30pm. All women of the church (6th grade and older) are welcome to attend this evening of fellowship, dinner and worship. Tickets are available for sale in the Gathering Area today and next Sunday the 26th, and are $8 per person. Contact Mandi Shirley at for more information or to volunteer with set-up or ticket sales. A sign-up sheet is available at the Info Center for men willing to help with cooking, serving and clean-up.

Deck the Halls

On November 26th, we will “deck the halls” in preparation for Christmas. The festivities will begin immediately following the second worship service. A light soup lunch will be served. Decorations will be presorted and ready to go (more fun, less frustration)! You may decorate as a family or form your own group. Come and have fun with your church family. Please sign up at the Info Center. Contact Kathi Bubb with questions.

Fa la la la la! 

We have two opportunities for Christmas Caroling and are looking for singers of all ages who love to sing carols. The first chance is on Nov. 19 during the Holiday Lights Celebration. We will gather after the Puppets’ performance (around 3pm) and carol inside local businesses on Mill Street. On Dec. 17th we will meet at the church (around 3:00) to carol to our homebound        members. There are sign up sheets for both events on the Info Center. 

Holiday Lights Festival

Our own 8th Day Puppets will be presenting at The Sanctuary (downtown Gahanna at the corner of High and Town) this afternoon, November 19th at 2:30pm. Come support our puppet family before going to enjoy the other great activities at the festival.

Come Light the Candles

Advent is quickly approaching and we still need a family to share the Advent reading and light the Advent candles during worship on December 10th at the 1st service. Please sign up at the Info Center if you are interested. 

Walk to Bethlehem Update

Week 9: Miles traveled this week-607.5 miles, total reported to date-11287.5 miles. We have left Tunis and traveled to Libya. We visit the capital city of Tripoli and travel the coast of the Mediterranean Sea to the ruins of Cyrene, near the present day city of Shahhat. Simon, who was compelled by the    Roman soldiers to carry Jesus’ cross was from Cyrene. A few hard copies of the total travelogue are available at the Info Center.