****Parish Happenings and Events****


Backpack Program

“Holiday meals for Backpack Program”

**Ceresco and Valparaiso**  

A BIG THANK YOU to everyone who contributed towards the Raymond Central Backpack Thanksgiving and Christmas Holiday meals.  Any money contributed over the cost of the food will be given to the Backpack Program.                               Thank You!!!!!!!!



The next ABIDE meeting will be on Sunday, November 20th @ 2:30pm @ Ceresco UMC. We will be discussing chapters 4 through 7 of “Crazy Love”.


Bible Study

Our Wednesday morning Parish Bible Study will NOT meet on November 23rd.  We will resume the study of Jesus’ Parables on November 30th  @ 10 am @ Ceresco UMC.    Everyone is welcome!        


Youth group

The Parish Youth Group will meet on Wednesday, November 23rd @ 7pm @ the Ithaca UMC.



The date for the collection of clothing donations has been extended to Sunday, November 27th.



Ceresco’s Trustees will meet after worship on Sunday, November 27th.



Valparaiso UMC will have its 3rd annual “Tired of Turkey” Holiday Meal and Games on Sunday, November 27th @ 12:30pm at the church.  Bring either a pot of your favorite soup or a dessert to share.  Come and bring a friend and join us for fun, food and great fellowship!




Ad Council

Ceresco’s next Administrative Council meeting will follow worship on Sunday, December 4th.


Lets do holiday lunch

Ithaca’s annual All-Church Christmas luncheon will be at 12:30pm on Sunday, December 4th.  Families with last names starting with A thru K bring salad or dessert and families with last names starting with L thru Z bring casseroles.



The Ceresco UMW will have their holiday meeting and white-elephant gift exchange at Barb Burklund’s on December 15th @ 7pm.  The white elephant gift should be valued at nor more than $5.  Everyone who wants to participate in the gift exchange needs to bring a gift.  See you there!


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