Weekly News — Week of October 15

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First Melissa Celebrates 133 Years
This week marks the 133rd anniversary of First Melissa, which was founded on October 18, 1884. We are so thankful and praise God for His abundant blessings and the great work He is doing through the ministry of our church. May we continue to glorify God and bring Him honor. “Not to us, Lord, not to us but to Your name be the glory, because of Your love and faithfulness.” Psalm 115:1

Baby Blessing
Baby Blessing (for children two years and younger) is a special time of commitment for parents to publicly express the desire to spiritually nurture their children. Our next Baby Blessing service will be Sunday, October 29. If you want to be a part of it, please register for the Baby Blessing parent class held on Sunday, October 22. Email kbaxley@firstmelissa.com or call 972.838.2277.

Christmas Angel Applications Now Available
The Christmas Angel ministry provides a meaningful Christmas for children and families in our church and the community who would otherwise go without. Applications are available in the church office. For more information, email info@firstmelissa.com or call the church office at 972.838.2277. Families in need of this blessing should complete an application by November 5.

Operation Christmas Child
If you are participating in Operation Christmas Child, shoe boxes should be returned by Sunday, November 12. Please include a $9 donation for shipping or donate $9 online and you can follow your box and receive an email with the destination of your shoe box gift!

UPWARD Sports
First Melissa is offering UPWARD Basketball and Cheerleading this fall for boys and girls K5 – grade 6. Play is structured to emphasize Christian character, sportsmanship and teamwork, giving every player an opportunity to participate. Registration deadline is November 18. Pick up a registration form at Information Center. For more information, please contact Tom Shade at tlshade@att.net.

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