Christmas Day Volunteers

Volunteers are needed at Emmanuel Bethel Church
in Royal Oak on Christmas Day.

Assistance is needed during the day to help
monitor the church and to assist
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church with
Christmas dinner for the homeless.

Volunteers are needed to allow the homeless
to have a Christmas meal and stay in a warm,
safe environment on Christmas Day.
If you cannot attend, food dishes are welcome.

Outreach will be signing up volunteers during coffee hours.
Shifts will be broken up in two (2) hour segments
from 6 am to 8 pm.
All are welcome to stay longer if you like.

Christmas Poinsettias

Christmas Poinsettia Donations

There will be a box in the Narthex to
collect monetary donations. Your gift
may be given as a memorial or
in honor of someone special to you.

Poinsettias will be used to decorate the
sanctuary and to be given by the Deacons
to those on our Care List.

Jimmy’s Kids

We will be collecting new unwrapped Christmas gifts for
underprivileged children and youth in Southwest Detroit.
We have been asked to concentrate on gifts for older children
and teens since they are often forgotten.

Many gifts can be purchased for $5 at Five & Below
such as basketballs, footballs, soccer balls,
nail polish, and girls’ winter hats and gloves.

Collection will begin after Thanksgiving
through Sunday, December 12.

If you prefer, PF youth can do the shopping for you.
PF will be collecting monetary donations for their
annual Jimmy’s Kids Shopping Spree.


Give the Gift of Life – Blood Drive

Blood Drive

Wednesday, December 14
1:00-7:00 PM

Schedule an appointment online at
(enter sponsor code: FCCRO)
or call Marian Kahn at 248-686-9730


Special Holiday Events

December 4    
Christmas Workshop
Crafts  3-5 pm
Caroling  5:00 pm
Dinner  5:45 pm

December 11
Christmas Pageant during Worship Service
Pancake Breakfast hosted by Boy Scouts following worship
Classical Bell Concert  4:00 pm

December 12
Hearthside Yule Tea  6:30 pm
Program features The Royal Oak Bells

December 24
Christmas Eve Candlelight Service  7:00 pm

December 25
Christmas Morning Worship Service  10:30 am

Women’s Fellowship Luncheons 2016-17

All are welcome!
Price: $3.50

Monday, December 12 – 6:30 p.m. 
Hearthside Yule Tea
Entertainment by The Royal Oak Belles
Reservations to the church office by Friday, December 9

Tuesday, March 28 – 12:30 p.m.
Program to be announced
Reservations to the church office by Monday, March 27

Tuesday, April 25th – 12:30 p.m.
Program to be announced
Reservations to the church office by Monday, April 24

Collecting Pill Bottles

Pastoral Care Ministries
World Medical Relief Outreach

Used pill bottles are being collected to be
recycled in Third World countries.

Please remove any labels and place them
in the collection container outside the Social Hall.

Contact Theresa Russell (586-805-9003) with any questions.

Sunday Greeting and Coffee Hour Opportunities

Serving as a greeter before a Sunday service
is a great way of connecting with fellow church members
and welcoming visitors to FCC.
No experience is necessary, all that is required
is a friendly smile and a warm handshake.
Questions regarding this service opportunity may
be directed to the church office or
by contacting Bob Rogowski.

Hosting a coffee hour after a Sunday service is a great way to
promote fellowship among church members and visitors at FCC.

This service opportunity is handled throughout the year on a
volunteer basis by various church organizations
(boards, committees, teams, clubs, etc.) and
also families and groups of friends.

If interested in hosting a specific Sunday, look for the sign-up sheet posted
on the bulletin board in the hallway near the balcony stairs.

Any questions may be directed to the church office
or Deacon Chairperson, Claire Boyce.

Wear FCC Colors with Pride!

FCC Online Shop for apparel, gifts, and household items-
Sweatshirts, t-shirts, duffel bags- you name it- you can get them
all printed or embroidered with our own FCC logo.

It’s easy to use. Just go to www.shop.mylocker.net and enter the
FCC “locker door number” of sp981. You will be directed to
the FCC shop where you will find numerous items from which
to choose. As a special incentive, you may enter the
promotion code RKHcX65x during Step 3 of the checkout process
and receive $10 off your purchase! You can use this code
and receive this discount every time you make a purchase
from this website. If you spend $85 or more at one time,
you will also receive a free t-shirt!

We have all enjoyed wearing our FCC polo shirts, t-shirts and hats-
now everyone has the opportunity to have different
FCC items delivered directly to your home.

Take a minute and check it out!!


Beacon of Hope Fresh Food Pantry

Beacon of Hope Fresh Food Pantry
December 17

   We are collecting donations of butter and cheese.
Please check the list of other items needed for the Food Pantry,
including coats and jackets.

Volunteers are needed to assist shoppers on Pantry Day.
A volunteer sign-up sheet is available during each Coffee Hour.

Thank you for volunteering and for your donations.