Dear Friend,

Tonight, is the Last Night for
The School of Prayer

The School of Prayer is exploring different ways and styles of prayer and why as Christians we are called to pray. The goal of the School of Prayer is to explain and experience how one can have an intimate relationship with God through prayer.

If you missed the previous sessions, you are most welcomed to still attend this session.

7:00 pm to 8:30 pm in the church
+ In-Person Only

Please join tonight, November 9 for Lectio Divina and Contemplative Prayer from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm. It is prior to the School of Prayer. If you have any questions, please contact Deacon Karen Klemens.

Grief Support is this Thursday, November 10 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am, please contact Pastor Mark for more information.

Our office will be closed this Friday, November 11 in honor of Veterans’ Day.

Recovery Café is opening soon, and we are very excited! We have scheduled our Grand Opening and Fund Raiser for Friday, December 2 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Tickets are on sale now in the office and the cost is only $50.00.

The Praise and Worship Center Executive Board will have an opening beginning January 1, 2023. If you are willing to serve, please pick up an application this coming weekend. The term for each board member is three years. The job description of the board is to oversee the policies, annual budget, and the direction of PWC. The expectation of each board member is to attend a monthly meeting (usually on the fourth Sunday of the month), be registered at PWC, be active in ministry, and be willing to participate in special events and meetings held by the board. All names of qualified candidates will be put into a hat and in biblical tradition be drawn by lot. We currently have a very active and supportive board. If you are willing and believe you can help guide our church family, we encourage you to fill out an application.

Thank you to all
who took shoe boxes!
The deadline to return the shoe boxes is November 13, this is the absolute last day to return them.
If you can return them before November 13 that would be great! Just put them in the church by the north facing windows. Please contact Carol Palmer at 206-612-1742 or Cindie Taylor at 480-205-4272 for questions or more information.

PWC Kids: This Sunday November 13: 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 fashion designed so young people can understand the scripture reading. Please Note: PWC Kids is for young people grades K through Five only.

If you would like to volunteer on Sunday morning for PWC Kids, please sign up in the church office and Rachel will contact you. Thank you in advance for ministering to our young people!

November 27th begins Advent, and we invite the PWC community to join our hearts as we prepare for the birth of our Savior. Our new Advent devotional, Waiting Here for You, by pastor and author, Louie Giglio, is a guide filled with hope in the waiting. The book is now available in the Cross Shop for only $10.00.

Get involved at PWC in November, here is our online calendar, we have a lot of inspirational stuff going on! PWC November Calendar

Mark your calendar for our Thanksgiving Day Service which will be Thursday, November 24 at 10:00 am in the church.

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 age 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.

Our website reflections inspire every week! This week check out Savannah Abbotts’s reflection. Next week will be Tami Heinl. Click on our Weekly Reflection Tile and be nourished. Here is the link: PWC Reflections Page.

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!
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.

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.

Henri Nouwen’s Reflection
on Claiming the Light
People who have come to know the joy of God do not deny the darkness, but they choose not to live in it. They claim that the light that shines in the darkness can be trusted more than the darkness itself and that a little bit of light can dispel a lot of darkness. They point each other to flashes of light here and there and remind each other that they reveal the hidden but real presence of God. They discover that there are people who heal each other’s wounds, forgive each other’s offenses, share their possessions, foster the spirit of community, celebrate the gifts they have received, and live in constant anticipation of the full manifestation of God’s glory.

We are looking forward to seeing you tonight at 7:00 for the School of Prayer.

Father Dale and Pastor Mark

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