Here’s what’s in the 5 Things for this coming Sunday.

GIVING TREE | LOCAL CHRISTMAS MISSION PROJECT
HELP SUPPLY GIFTS FOR THE RESIDENCE OF MARY’S PLACE IN BURIEN
JKPC is partnering with Mary’s Place to provide gifts for children and adults during this holiday season by sponsoring a Giving Tree. Please check out the tree in the Atrium and select a gift or two (or even more) that your family can bless others with. Unwrapped gifts along with the gift request tags must be returned by December 12th to the Atrium. If a gift card is the requested item, it should be returned to the Welcome Center or to the church office. These gifts will be distributed at the Holly Jolly Party for Mary’s Place participants December 20th and 21st. Please find out more by visiting the display table next to the tree in the Atrium.

THANKSGIVING EVE SERVICE & SPECIAL OFFERING
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28 AT 7:00 PM
Join us for a service of Thanksgiving to God. We will lift our gratitude and praise through song, prayer, Scripture, and in the sacrament of Communion. Childcare will be available for children ages Nursery through Preschool. This year’s special Thanksgiving offering will be shared equally by Hospitality House and The Outreach Foundation’s Syria Relief Fund. Please use your special Thanksgiving offering envelope or write “Thanksgiving Offering” on the memo line of your check or pew envelope. Donations can also be made online at
www.jkpcusa.org or through Realm.

OFFICER TRAINING OPEN TO ALL
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23RD | 9:00AM-NOON | FIRESIDE ROOM
Interested in learning about the elected offices of the Presbyterian Church? If so, you’re invited to join in the upcoming training session for church officers taking place on Saturday November 23rd. This three hour training takes place from 9am-noon in the Fireside Room, in the Administration building. Topics include: navigating change, basics of Presbyterian polity, responsibilities of Session, nuts of bolts of leadership, basics of the church budget and how the board of Deacons functions. Plus there’s lots of time for Q&A. To sign up contact the church office or join the Officer Training group on Realm. Training materials are electronic. Requests for print copies must be made by November 20th. Questions? Contact Pastor Shari or Pastor Jon.

ADVENT BEGINS SUNDAY, DECEMBER 1ST
SPECIAL HAPPENINGS TO ENHANCE THE SEASON
Advent is almost here! In Advent, we anticipate the coming of Jesus by looking to the hopes and expectations around Jesus found in scripture. This year, our advent theme will be “Prepare the Way.” We will be focusing on John the Baptist’s life and message. As part of our Advent celebration, we will have an Advent Choir to lead us in rich music related to Advent on Sunday mornings and we will be providing a daily devotion via e-mail throughout the work week, written by members of the JKPC community. If you would like the devotion but are unsure of whether the church office has your e-mail, please send your e-mail to suzy@jkpcusa.org.

SAVE THE DATE FOR CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES
CHRISTMAS SERVICE SCHEDULE
Tuesday, December 24th
* Family Candlelight Services at 5:00pm and 7:00pm
* Communion Candlelight Service at 10:00pm
Sunday, December 29th
* Two Services at 8:30am and 10:30am | Childcare for ages Nursery – Preschool