Happenings at Prince of Peace in Advent
Worship
Advent Evening Prayer and Group Spiritual Direction- will be held each Tuesday evening from 7-8pm in the Chapel through December 18. This is a great way to move away from the clutter surrounding the season and focus on the coming of God's great gift.
 
Christmas Flower Dedications- Gracing God's altar in beauty is a wonderful way to remember loved ones and blessings. Blue donation envelopes are in the pew racks. Dedications turned in by this Sunday, December 16 will be listed in the Christmas Eve bulletin.
 
The Children, Youth and Families of Prince of Peace- will present the play "The Christmas Window" at the 10am service this Sunday, December 16. 
 
 
Stewardship
2019 Giving Cards-    Thank you to everyone who  has turned in their Giving Cards. If you still need to fill out your pledge card, please pick one up in the Narthex or Click here to submit your pledge electronically.  Thank you for your support!

Pledge Envelopes- will be labeled and in the Narthex this Sunday.  Please pick up yours to save on postage costs.  Thank you!

Planned Giving- there are many creative ways to plan a gift to Prince of Peace. We have established a dedicated, confidential email address to share information, field questions, or start the conversation about planned giving: pop.plannedgiving @outlook.com. You can contact Brian Tucker, Planned Giving Coordinator at that email or by phone. And watch for future announcements about the coming inauguration of our Prince of Peace Legacy Society.


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Fellowship
The Dinner Club Christmas Party- will be on Saturday, December 15 at 5:30pm at the home of Tina Larson. No charge, but please bring a ready to serve appetizer or dessert.  For more info contact Ginny Burke.
 
The Next POP Golf Tournament- will be a best ball scramble held at the Westlake Golf Course in Westlake Village on Thursday, December 27. To sign up, see Stephen Boyer, Ray Perkins, or Larry Totter on the patio after services. The deadline to sign up is Sunday, December 23. The social will be held at Roman Melnyk's house.
 
International Brunch- Following the 10am service on Sunday, January 6 in the Family Center. Join us as we celebrate Epiphany with dishes from many of the wonderful variety of nations represented in our Prince of Peace congregation!
 
Twelfth Night Handbell Concert-  Bells will be ringing on Sunday, January 6 at 6pm. Invite your family and friends to this festive event.  Freewill offering.
    
Attention Amazon Shoppers- Just a reminder that Prince of Peace benefits every time anyone goes through the Amazon Referral link on our church's website. 
 
Discipleship
For the season of Advent- Journeying the Way of Love offers four sessions to be explored as we await the coming of Christ by moving through the first two chapters of the Gospel of Luke. Luke's gospel provides a pattern for understanding how we can live the Way of Love as individuals, as families and friends, as a community, and out in the world. Click here  for this week's lesson.

Prayer Shawl Ministry- The next Prayer Shawl Workshop is Saturday, December 29 at 10am in the Chapel, and is open to all knitters as well as those who would like to learn!    Please contact Kathryn Reasoner for more information.   
 
Labyrinth Walk-  from 6:30 - 8pm on Thursday, December 20Come walk the labyrinth with love in your heart and joy in your steps. For more information, please contact Chantel Zimmerman.
 
Bible Study For the New Year- What's your life experience? If you've been "around the block" a few times, or even just once or twice, then you have what it takes to participate in the Book of Job Bible Study. Join us for seven sessions on Tuesdays (9:00 to 10:30 a.m.) in the Guild Room from January 8 thru February 19. Questions or to signup, contact Dennis Bartz and he'll send you the materials. Then start reading Job now.
 
Outreach
Advent / Christmas Outreach- The large glass jar will be in the church's main aisle through Advent. All monies including Christmas envelope donations and the loose plate offering at Christmas services will be
used to support the Community Dinner Ministry at Prince of Peace. The mission of the Community Dinner is to reach out in love to our neediest friends and neighbors in the West Valley. On the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month, volunteers and guests come together over delicious meals & heartfelt hospitality.  
 
The Community Dinner-  which typically takes place on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month at 5pm, will take place on the 2nd and 5th Saturday in December. Mark your calendars for Saturday, December 29th at 5pm.  If you are interested in volunteering please contact Elizabeth Bates at Elizabethbatescd@gmail.com

Christmas Outreach- Let's help make this Christmas special for families in the West Valley!  
*Make a donation of new, unwrapped toys for a child or a teen gift card to Walmart, Target or iTunes
to the Food Pantry by Thursday, December 13. Drop your gift off at the Pantry before noon, Monday-Friday. 
*ECW and POP jointly sponsor some of our church families and individuals. Monetary donations gratefully accepted. Checks can be made payable to Prince of Peace with "Christmas Baskets" in the memo line and placed in the collection plate on Sundays.  Or click here to make your donation online. Thank you!   
 
2018 Outreach Distributions- The Prince of Peace Outreach Committee has voted to support the following organizations this year:
*The Episcopal Diocese of Northern California: $1000 http://www.norcalepiscopal.org/disaster-relief/ 
*Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles: $1425    https://www.edlagives.org/ 
*Ventura County Community Foundation: $1000      https://vccf.org/make-a-donation/ 
*The Los Angeles County Fire Department Foundation: $1000  http://www.lacfdf.org/donate/ 
 
   
Youth Ministry
Dave Dumas
youth@popwh.org


   
 
Youth Group Calendar For Middle and High Schoolers-

Sunday Morning Meetings- are held twice monthly on the second and fourth Sundays of the month at 10am in the Youth Room:  
             
Sunday, December 23: NO CLASS.                            Enjoy your Christmas Break!
 
YOUTH CHRISTMAS PARTY: Friday, January 4, 
6:30PM - 8:30PM
(Please note the change of date and time.)
 
Location: the home of Gerry, Elizabeth, Caroline & James Bates.
 
*** RSVP to Dave Dumas***
so we know how much food to get.
Text OR e-mail Dave.
 
Youth: Please bring a $10 gift card for our Kris Kringle exchange.
Parents: you can drop off or you are welcome to stay, but make sure to RSVP!!!

 
Other Volunteer Opportunities for Youth (earn volunteer hours for school!):
Acolytes: still in need! Call the church office if you are interested: 818-346-6968
 
Dave Dumas
Youth Director
 
 
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Children & Families Ministry
 family@popwh.org 

Advent Wreath This Advent Season our children will be learning the meaning of Advent and lighting our Advent wreath during class each week.






Christmas Pageant-
The POP children and their families will be presenting a Christmas Pageant on Sunday, December 16 at 10am. All children are welcomed to participate. A Children's Christmas Party will follow the performance.  
 
 
cookies Children's Christmas Pageant & Party on December 16. All children must arrive by 9:15 am & proceed to Taylor Hall to get dressed in their costumes.After the pageant our children will have a Christmas party in Taylor Hall. Parents, to make this Christmas Party special, please bring one plate of the following for each of your children:  
*Last names A-S: 1 doz. cookies  
*Last names R-Z: 1 doz. finger sandwiches 
No peanut butter or nuts please, several children have allergies. Thank you!
 
Beginning January 13, 2019
Our Prince of Peace Children will begin a five week series called 'Wake Up!'that centers around five impactful stories that required someone to wake up. This is themed in a Wake Board extreme water sport atmosphere with medal champion's sharing their faith in Christ. Our children will be introduced to life changing principles that will make their faith Wake Up and come alive.
 
December
16        Christmas Pageant & Party, Advent 3
23        No Classes,Have a Merry Christmas with your  
            families Advent 4
30        No Classes,Have a Happy New Year!
 
January
06        Classes Begin 10am, Epiphany Lesson

Prince of Peace Church
is called to know,

love and serve Jesus as Savior and Lord, to share

His healing and transformation with all people.



Prince of Peace Church
5700 Rudnick Avenue
Woodland Hills, California 91367
(818) 346-6968
office@popwh.org
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Advent 3

8am
 
Zephaniah 3:14-20
Philippians 4:4-7
Luke 3:7-18
 
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The children and families will present "The Christmas Window" 

  
Advent wreath