Bad Weather Shelter – ABC is responsible for staffing the community Bad Weather Shelter on Sundays, December 2, 16, & 30, 6:00-9:00 PM
A volunteer sign-up is posted on the bulletin board.
Altadena Children’s Center Christmas Program
Friday, December 7, at 7:00 PM
Altadena Baptist Church
Women’s Prayer Brunch
Saturday, December 8, 10:00 AM
Guest Speaker: Debora Unruh
ABC Barinaga Hall (downstairs), 626-797-8970
Youth Group – The ABC Youth Group invites their families and the congregation to a potluck meal on Friday, December 14, at 6:30 PM. The youth group will bake the desserts, so please do not bring sweets. Come and hang out with our youth. Bring a white elephant gift* to exchange!
*A white elephant gift is ‘something unusual’ you purchased, or were given, that has value to someone, somewhere. You’ve never used but can’t throw it away. It is wrapped or rewrapped and given away.
Christmas Friendship Baskets – On Saturday, December 15, 9:00-11:30 AM, we will be preparing Christmas Friendship Baskets in the church kitchen for our neighbors. We need your help with donations. We are trying to cut down on the refined sugar items in the baskets, but homemade baked good are still welcome! We invite kid bakers to show their love. If you are buying items, we also need non-sugary gifts of nuts, raisins, fruit, hand cream, socks, facial tissues, and other little gifts. We also need an enthusiastic crew to put together our beautiful baskets. These yearly baskets are an expression of our love and we welcome your help in sharing the joy of Christmas.
Missionary Love Offering will be received Sunday, December 23 during the morning worship service.
Christmas Caroling to ABCers & Neighbors. Wednesday, December 19, at 6:00 PM (meet at the church)
ABC Family Holiday Meal – If your family is far away, or if you need a safe haven during the holidays, you are invited to our Holiday Meal on Sunday, December 23, following the morning service. No need to bring anything but yourself, but please RSVP to Allisonne Crawford or to the church office at 626-797-8970.
Christmas Eve Candlelight Service Monday, December 24, 7:00 PM
ABC Staff Gift – This is our annual opportunity to thank the staff through a holiday donation. If you’d like to do so, label your check “STAFF GIFT.” The Deacon Board will distribute it to all the paid workers, both full-time and part-time.
Christmas Cards – ABC encourages you to give one card to the congregation, and donate the money saved to our Missionary Love Offering Fund.