Immanuel Church, Highlands
WHAT'S NEW AT FRIENDSHIP HOUSE?
The Friendship House Board of Trustees held their quarterly meeting on November 7th. One of the main items on the agenda was a report on Strategic Planning for the future including evaluation of the current board structure. Another important item on the agenda was the management succession plan. Bill Perkins will be retiring in 2017 and plans for the new management team include the appointment of Kim Eppehimer as Assistant CEO. Four new managers have recently been hired. These people are serving as assistants to the current management team. The most exciting news is that in the coming year Empowerment Centers will be opened in Middletown, the Fairfax area, and the Pike Creek area. These centers will be modeled on the Newark Empowerment Center and will provide services in suburban areas of the county.
Bill Perkins will be with us on Sunday and will preach at both services. He will be available in the Parlor at 9:00 a.m. to discuss Friendship House programs.
Deacon Sheila, Board Member
The collection of items for Ditty Boxes for the Seamen’s Center at the Port of Wilmington is well under way. The final day to contribute will be November 15.
Please contribute any of the items listed below and put them in the red bucket in the foyer:
Knitted hat and Scarf, Comb, Shampoo, Cough Drops, Candy, Warm Socks, Toothpaste, Razors, Playing Cards, Hand Lotion,
Bars of Soap, Winter Gloves, Toothbrush, Deodorant, Chapstick, Sewing Kit, Stationery and Pens
Please see Deacon Sheila if you have any questions.
DELAWARE HOSPICE FESTIVAL OF TREES
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
726 Loveville Road
$6.00 Adults, $4.00 Seniors & Students
Ample Parking, Shuttle Service, Candy Cane Café,
Vendors, Bake Shop, & Raffles
Information: Call 302-479-2577
or visit www.delawarehospice.org.
A long-standing fall tradition in most churches is to ask parishioners to consider their financial giving to God, and God’s work in the world, in and through their church. This year, Commitment Sunday here at Immanuel Church is November 22nd and on that day we hope that you would return your completed commitment card (placing it in the offering plate).
It is very important that every member of our community of faith prayerfully consider their overall financial commitments such that God is clearly their number one priority.
I invite everyone to join me for a stewardship conversation either Sunday 11/8 @ 9:00 a.m. or Tuesday 11/10 @ 6:30 p.m. I especially invite anyone who has not previously made a financial commitment to our church.
DRAMA KIDS PARENT SURVIVAL NIGHT
November 20, 2015
5:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Need a night out? Leave the kids with us for an amazing, fun night of games and crafts! $30/child with siblings being an additional $10. Costs less than a babysitter!! We partner with local restaurants to get you deals as well. This time it’s Trolley Tap House and Santa Fe. “Drama Kids Parent Survival Nights” are all the rage. Don’t let this one pass you by. November 20th from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. at Immanuel Church, Highlands. Register online at www.dramakids.com/de1 Spaces fill up fast!
PARISH LIFE DAY
Ages and Stages of Faith
"Growing with God"
Featuring The Reverend Scott Gunn
Executive Director of Forward Movement and
co-creator of ‘Lent Madness’
November 21, 2015
8:30 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
St. Anne’s Episcopal School, Middletown, Delaware
First 75 online registrants will receive
Free Diocesan Gift
Workshop descriptions can be found in the brochures at your church or on our website @ www.dioceseofdelaware.net
For more information and to register,
Please see brochure in your church office or online @ www.dioceseofDelaware.net.
Event Contact: Cynde Bimbi, 302.256.0374.ext.106 email@example.com
MUSIC FOR ADVENT & CHRISTMAS
If you are interested in singing with the choir or ringing handbells for upcoming Advent or Christmas services, speak to Steven Patchel. We are looking for singers and ringers for the following services... Make a joyful noise this season! Sundays in Advent, Advent Lessons and Carols - Sunday Dec 4 at 4:00 p.m., and Christmas Eve 6:30/7:00 p.m.
AWAY IN A MANGER: AN ADVENT DAY OF PRAYER AND REFLECTION
December 1, 2015
9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Jesus House Prayer and Renewal Center
2501 Milltown Rd
Wilmington, DE 19808
St. Francis of Assisi is often credited with giving us “the first Christmas crib. While his devotion to the Christmas mystery has no doubt influenced our modern custom of arranging Nativity scenes in our churches and homes at Christmas, what St. Francis did at Greccio, a small town in Italy, was something more—something deeper. You are invited to “come to the stable” on this day of prayer to reflect on how this familiar scene portrays the kind of human heart which can hold in welcome our Incarnate God-Child who comes to dwell with us. Clare A. D'Auria, OSF, a Sister of St. Francis of Philadelphia, will be our retreat leader. Cost is $35.00 per person before December 1st or $40.00 at the door. Sign up on our website http://jesushousecenter.org/events/away-in-a-manger/ or call our office at 302.995.6859 to register.
UPCOMING MUSICAL EVENTS
Sunday, December 6 @ 4:00 p.m.
Lessons and Carols for Advent
Sunday, December 13 @ 7:30 p.m.
Osher Madrigal Singers
Sunday, December 20 @ 6:00 p.m.
Cathedral Choir School: Lessons & Carols for Christmas
There are music flyers in the foyer to take home.
Remember to mark your calendar!
Highlands Voice Deadline: 4:00 p.m. each Tuesday for the next week’s issue.
Phillip Stephens, Parish Administrator and Highlands Voice Editor
Office hours: 8:30 – 1:30, Monday through Friday.
Phone: 302.658.7326 ext. 10
Venezuela - (V, The Episcopal Church): Orlando Guerrero, Bishop
The Members of Bishop and Council
Emmanuel Dining Room
Those in need of our prayers for strength, guidance or healing:
Tom, Maria, Christopher, Jeremy, Joan, Janie, Lois, Gerry, Marian, Mike, Richard, George, Marie, Leslee, Tom, Victoriano, Beverley, Eve, Cathy, Molly, Keith, Don, Austin, Kim, Barb, Rebecca, George, Aileen,
Judy, Alxa, Fam, Salvador, Hugh, Suzanne, Chase, Anne Marie, Anne, Lillian, Erika, Jordan, Mac, Elaine
Those that are on assignment in the Middle East and throughout the world in the service of their country:
Those who have died, and for the comfort of their families: Bernadette, Rosie