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Dear Friend,

The Recovery Café Grand Opening and Fund Raiser is tonight, this Friday, December 2 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Thank you to those who purchased tickets, we look forward to seeing you tonight.
For those who are not attending the Grand Opening, please pray as we begin the Recovery Café ministry, may it will be an instrument of healing, hope, and peace.



Men of PWC, tomorrow, Saturday, December 3 is your opportunity to grow in your Christian faith and support other men in experiencing Christ through the Brothers’ Ministry. We are meeting from 9:00 am to 10:30 am in Building 4:12. Please evangelize, you are welcome to bring a friend. Breakfast will be served!

The Women’s Bible Study is also meeting tomorrow, Saturday, December 3 from 9:00 am to 10:30 am in the church. We will continue studying and learning about women of the bible. We also want to focus on women who have made a huge difference for the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Fr. Dale will be speaking about Mother Teresa and the privilege he had of knowing her and being influenced by her.

Fr. Dale’s Bible Study begins this Sunday, December 4 from 8:45 am to 9:30 am in Building 4:12. We will be studying the Book of Isaiah.
Mark your calendar for the two other dates: December 11 & 18. You are most welcome to invite a friend!



Our Sunday Service begins at 10:00 am In-Person and on Facebook Live for those who cannot physically attend.

The scripture reading for this Sunday, The Second Sunday of Advent, December 4 is Matthew 3:1-12. Here is a synopsis of the reading: John the Baptist appears in Judea preaching a message of repentance. Please come to Sunday worship prepared to hear the Word of God proclaimed; we invite you to read the scripture passage before service. The music for this Sunday can be found on the top-right hand corner of our website.

PWC Kids: This Sunday December 4: 9:30 am to 10:30 am in Building 4:12. Contact Rachel Freeman for more information about PWC Kids at 480-649-0300 or [email protected]. At PWC Kids we break open the Word of God that is proclaimed at Sunday Service in a creative, inspirational way designed so young people can understand the scripture reading. Please Note: PWC Kids is for young people grades K through Five only.

PWC Christmas Kids Night: Wednesday, December 14 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Come celebrate the holiday in Building 4:12 with the entire family. Listen to a story from Santa himself on how he met baby Jesus, enjoy cookie decorating and ornament making, and finish the night with hot chocolate. Be sure to RSVP to [email protected] by December 12. Please click here for the flyer and more information.

Recovery Cafe Arizona - Our First New Member Introduction! For those interested in recovery, you are invited to our first ever New Member Introduction on Saturday, December 10 at 10:00 am at Recovery Cafe Arizona 2992 N Alma School Road, Chandler, AZ, 85224. We will talk about what we do at the Cafe and how you can become a member! If you or your loved one is interested, please have the RSVP to [email protected].

If you purchased the Advent book, Waiting Here for You: An Advent Journey of Hope, please read and pray with it every day during the Advent Season. Our prayer is this Advent season will be a time of real spiritual growth in your relationship with Jesus and our community.

Our Annual Christmas Raffle has begun!
Tickets are only $20.00 or six tickets for $100.00. The winner will receive half of the jackpot with the other half going to the Praise and Worship Center. The Christmas Raffle drawing will take place on evening of Christmas Eve.



Pastoral Care Associates Present our Annual Holiday Fundraiser: Believe. Join us for an evening of music, delicious hors d’ oeuvres, cake, dancing and a little bingo on Saturday, December 10 from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm at Recovery Café. Admission is one new unwrapped toy or a gift card for a young person aged 2 to 18. Rev, Michael Lessard’s books and artwork will be on display for purchase along with a special event painting raffle. Please see Fr. Mike for more information.

It is Christmas in the Cross Shop, and we have lots of great items in our gift shop! Check it out: wind chimes, Nativity scenes, ornaments, coffee mugs, inspirational books, bibles, and a whole lot more! The Cross Shop is open during the week during office hours and on Sunday mornings!

It is important for you to know your tithing allows The Praise and Worship Center to meet the spiritual, emotional, and physical needs of our community and the greater community in the East Valley. From pastoral counseling to grief support, to Bible Study, to Adult Education, to providing food through Matthew’s Crossing for families who are economically unstable to PWC Kids and Marriage Enrichment; your consistent giving makes a difference, a big difference! Thank you for your consistent giving!
Here are the different ways you can tithe to PWC:
Mail in your gift to: Praise and Worship Center, 2551 N. Arizona Avenue, Chandler, AZ 85225.
Donate on our web page: Donation Form.
Sign up for monthly giving with a credit card or voided check. Just call the office at 480-649-0300 or stop by the office.

From Henri Nouwen:
A Prayer
Dear Lord,
Give me eyes to see and ears to hear. I know there is light in the darkness that makes everything new. I know there is new life in suffering that opens a new earth for me. I know there is a joy beyond sorrow that rejuvenates my heart. Yes, Lord, I know that you are, that you act, that you love, that you indeed are Light, Life, and Truth. People, work, plans, projects, ideas, meetings, buildings, paintings, music, and literature all can only give me real joy and peace when I can see and hear them as reflections of your presence, your glory, your kingdom.

Let me then see and hear. Let me be so taken by what you show me and by what you say to me that your vision and hearing become my guide in life and impart meaning to all my concerns.

Let me see and hear what is real and let me have the courage to keep unmasking the endless unrealities, which disturb my life every day. Now I see only in a mirror, but one day, O Lord, I hope to see you face to face.

Amen.


We look forward to seeing you on Sunday at 10:00 am for worship for the Second Sunday of Advent!

Love,
Fr. Dale and Pastor Mark

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