Dear Friend,

Thank you to all those who participated in the Grand Opening last Friday night of the Recovery Café! It was a wonderful evening and experience! So many people came together to make this dream a reality. A special thanks goes to Deacon Dennis Paschke and his wife Dawn for all their hard work and vision. Now the real work of Recovery Café begins, our prayer is Recovery Café will be a place of healing, peace, and renewal.

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 RSVP to [email protected].

We had a great turnout for Fr. Dale’s first Bible Study last Sunday. It continues for two more Sundays: this Sunday, December 11 and December 18. We are studying the Book of Isaiah and meeting in Building 4:12 from 8:45 am to 9:30 am. If you missed the first class, you can still attend the next two classes.

PWC Kids: This Sunday December 11: 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.

Our Annual Christmas Raffle is in full swing! We have had a great response so far! Lots of tickets have been sold!
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 this 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.

Fr. Mike Lessard is available for pastoral counseling on Monday and Wednesday mornings. Please call the church office to make an appointment at 480-649-0300.

It is 10% off Christmas items in the Cross Shop! We have lots of wonderful 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!

Do you need a PWC name tag? You can sign up for a name tag on Sunday morning in the office or email Tami Heinl at [email protected]. If you have a PWC name tag, we encourage you to wear your name tag so you will get to know the names of others in our PWC community.

Our website reflections inspire every week! This week checkout Deacon Sharon Trischan’s reflection. Next week will be Deacon Carol Palmer. Click on our Weekly Reflection Tile and be nourished. Here is the link: PWC Reflections Page.

Thank you for your tithing! It is vital for you to know your giving allows PWC to meet the spiritual, emotional, and physical needs of our community and our surrounding community as well! 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!
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.

A Reflection by Henri Nouwen:
God is a God of the Present
The real enemies of our life are the “oughts” and the “ifs.” They pull us backward into the unalterable past and forward into the unpredictable future. But real life takes place in the here and the now. God is a God of the present. God is always in the moment, be that moment hard or easy, joyful, or painful. When Jesus spoke about God, he always spoke about God as being where and when you are. “When you see me, you see God. When you hear me, you hear God.” God is not someone who was or will be, but the One who is, and who is for me in the present moment. That’s why Jesus came to wipe away the burden of the past and the worries of the future. He wants us to discover God right where we are, here and now.

We hope you are having a wonderful Advent season, growing in your relationship with Jesus and others in peace, truth, and joy.

Fr. Dale and Pastor Mark

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