A WALK TO BETHELEM
First Christian Church
4800 South Calhoun Street
Fort Wayne, IN 744-3239
You are invited to A WALK TO BETHELEM by your friends at First Christian Church on either evening of December 7 and 8 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. Groups begin the 20 minute journey every 10 minutes. The last group begins at 8:10pm.
Christmas is a time associated with gift giving and First Christian Church will be giving the gift of A WALK TO BETHELEM to our community. Our hope is that you will take a moment o come to the manger and honor Jesus, the reason for this season of hope.
We will journey into five scenes of the nativity complete with live animals and real characters as we travel outside around the church building. Then we will go into fellowship hall to experience the bustling Marketplace of Bethlehem complete with spice and bread vendors, Roman soldiers, a census taker and other characters of the time. Finally, we will go to the sanctuary to see a breath-taking display of over 200 nativities from all over the world, featuring Fontanini’s, the Krider Collection, the Sauder Collection, sets from Dove’s Nest and All Saint’s plus much more. Additional display times for the nativities will be each afternoon on the 7th and 8th at 2pm to 4pm. Interpreting for hearing impaired A.S.L. and S.E.E. will be available in the evenings only. Join Mary and Joseph, the angels, the shepherds, the innkeeper, the animals, and your friends at First Christian Church on one of the nights. THE GIFT IS FOR YOU! Offerings are accepted but not required.
COME CELEBRATE OUR SAVIOR’S BIRTH!
Please join us for an informal Shut-In Service with Holy Communion Sunday, December 9, 2001, 2pm, at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church (refreshments and fellowship following service). EVERYONE IS WELCOME. If you need transportation, please call Betty Rekeweg at 747-1070.
HELP BOY SCOUT TROOP 44 HOLD THEIR:
“1ST ANNUAL MOST AWSOME HUMONGUS WAYNEDALE-WIDE GARAGE SALE”
(Time of sale to be announced as soon as their garage is full.)
Had a garage sale and don’t know what to do with the ‘leftovers’? Are you still sorting through all the stuff Aunt Millie left you in her will, attic, basement, and closets? Someone give you a gift at the last ‘white elephant’ party you attended and you want to get rid of it? Got a garage/basement/attic you want emptied of its contents? Moved a while back and haven’t unpacked all the boxes and don’t know what’s in them and haven’t missed the stuff? Don’t open them; call Troop 44. The leaders said they are willing to come to your house to pick up your donations. You may drop off your donations at the Scout Cabin but you must call first and arrange for someone to meet you there. Please don’t drop anything off in front of the door; it will only get wet or be stolen. Call and have someone meet you there PLEASE. Take a FREE tour of the Boy Scout Cabin while you’re there. “Don’t throw it out; call a Boy Scout” better yet, Call Scoutmaster John Mortimer at 672-9769, Assistant Scoutmaster Jack Shepard at 436-2422, or Assistant Scoutmaster Jay Hughes at 744-0807 for ‘free’ pickup. For more information about Troop 44 or about Boy Scouting in the Waynedale area, contact Ray McCune at Portage Creek Camp Association, 2700 Lower Huntington Road or call him at 747-4535 or call Troop 44 Committee Chairman Walt Pressler at 436-9462.
SOUTH SIDE BUSINESS GROUP ANNOUNCES MEETING
The South Side Business Group will conduct its monthly meeting on Thursday, November 29 at the Chamber of Commerce, 826 Ewing Road. The meeting, TASTE of the CHAMBER, 5pm to 8pm. Forty vendors will provide food, the cost is $5 per person. The South Side Business Group meeting is designed for those business people who are interested in patronizing other south side businesses. The evening will provide opportunities to find prospective customers as well as gain networking connections. Public Welcome. For more information, contact Rose Newman-Clevenger at 747-7000.
AUCTION! AUCTION! AUCTION! AUCTION! AUCTION!
Larry Martin-Auctioneer will hold an Auction for Waynedale Post 241 American Legion Ladies Auxiliary at the Legion Post Headquarters, 7605 Bluffton Road. This will be a Christmas Auction with baked goods, items for the young and old alike, tools, toys, and linen. The auction will be held Friday, December 9 from 4 pm until ??. All proceeds will go to those Veterans and their families in our area. Please come and help show your support for our veterans.
‘BATTLE OF THE BANDS’ – 2002
The 3rd Annual Battle of the Bands, A Night of FAME scheduled for March 9, 2002 is currently accepting audition tapes. Interested high school students may send video or audio tapes of their “garage bands” to Kay Nims, Daybreak Children Children’s Shelter, 909 E. State Blvd., Fort Wayne, IN 46805. Tapes will be accepted until January 18, 2002. For further information, call Kay at 482-9125, ext. 2532. FAME co-sponsors for this event include Crossroad, CANA, Daybreak Children’s Shelter, Great Kids Make Great Communities, Park Center, and The Villages.
ANNUAL CHRISTMAS COOKIE WALK
The Missions Committee of Robinson Chapel United Methodist Church will sponsor a Christmas Cookie Walk on Saturday, December 8 from 8am to 11:30am. The Walk will be held at the church, at 12707 Tonkel Road (2 miles north of Dupont Road). Featured will be a variety of home-made cookies; mix your own at $4.50/lb. Funds raised will go to help support Robinson Chapel’s mission projects. For additional information call the Church at 4848-1163.
PTA CRAFT BAZAAR
Waynedale Elementary School PTA Craft Bazaar will be held Saturday, December 8 from 9am to 2pm. Vendors are encouraged to contact Mrs. Billie Uffelman, PTA Chairperson at 478-1068 or Ms. Cheryl Monroe at 425-7480 for table rental guidelines. Set-up will be Friday, December 7 from 6am to 8am and Saturday, December 8 from 7am to 8:45am.
CHRISTMAS WREATH DISPLAY AND SILENT ACTION FOR CHARITY
Ossian Psi Iota Xi and Ossian Furniture are presenting a ‘Wreath Display’ and ‘Silent Auction’. The wreaths will be on display throughout the furniture store from November 23 through December 9. A special ‘open house’ at Ossian Furniture will be held from 1pm to 5pm on December 9 for people to place bids on the wreaths before they are awarded to the highest bidders. Bids will also be accepted during regular store hours from November 23 through December 8. The last two days of the Silent Wreath Auction (December 8 & 9) are also the dates of the 2nd Holiday Home Tour presented by the Ossian Chapter of Psi Iota Xi. All proceeds from these events go to various charities in our community. Call 622-6739 for more information.
Enjoy a Saturday of Christmas shopping at the 8th Annual Wyneken Craft Show, December 1 from 9am to 2pm. The event will include a taste tempting “Cookie Corner” featuring homemade cookies. Lunch will be available for a modest price. Wyneken Memorial Lutheran School is located 7 miles north of Decatur and 11 miles south of Fort Wayne on US Highway 27. The craft show is sponsored by the Wyneken 8th grade and proceeds will benefit their spring trip to Washington, DC.
FESTIVAL OF GINGERBREAD
Who: The Historical Museum
What: Annual Festival of Gingerbread – 100 beautifully decorated
gingerbread houses, castles, and imaginative buildings. Holiday elves, bisque dolls, and an old fashion dollhouse built in 1886.
When: November 23 to December 7 Monday-Thursday 9am to 5pm and Fridays from 9am to 8pm – Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5pm.
Where: Old City Hall Historical Museum at 302 E. Berry Street
Cost: Adults $3,
Senior Days November 27 and December 4 Seniors $2.
ANNUAL BAKED POTATO SUPPER
Who: Heavenbound Sunday School Class
What: Baked potato (with sour cream, chives, bacon bits chili, shredded cheese, croutons, & broccoli) – dessert, salad and drink. Chili by the bowl will be available for 50 cents extra.
When: Saturday, November 17 from 4:30pm to 7pm.
Where: Nine Mile UMC, 6303 Winters Road (just off Indianapolis Road)
Why: Profits go to general church budget.
Cost: $5 Adults, $2.50 Children 5 to 11,
Children under 5 – FREE
LEAF COLLECTION BEGAN OCTOBER 15
Leaf pickup will take place in southern Fort Wayne during the weeks of November 19-23, and December 10-14. Leaves should be raked into a pile and left on the park strip between the sidewalk and the street for pickup by the Street Department. Leaves should not be raked into the street because they can clog sewer inlets, pose fire hazards, and provide and inviting yet unsafe area for children to play. Leaves also should not be raked behind parked cars or into ditches.
NEW WORSHIP SERVICE
Simpson United Methodist Church, 2501 S. Harrison Street, (Calhoun and Suttenfield), will begin a new informal worship service on Wednesday nights. Worship services will be from 7pm to 7:45pm, and will feature Holy Communion each week. The entire community is invited to attend. For more information, contact Pastor Scott Shoaff at 744-1169.
SETTLERS HOST VICTORIAN REPAST 2001 AT THE HISTORIC SWINNEY HOMESTEAD.
Victorian music, history monologue and dinner will be served in the elegantly decorated Swinney House, 1424 West Jefferson Blvd., Fort Wayne. It will take place November 28, 29, 30, December 1, and 2. Activities begin at 12 noon and at 6pm. The cost for noon seatings on Wednesday through Saturday will be $18. Sunday noon and all evening seatings are $25. Reservations will be accepted in order of receipt. Call 426-1503 for information and seating availability. If possible, please try to have guests in multiples of two as all seats will be sold and odd number guests may not be seated with their desired party. Proceeds support the maintenance and restoration of the Swinney Homestead.
New Haven United Methodist Church is in need of Crafters for their bazaar to be held December 1, from 9am to 3pm. Tables are available for $25. Call Becky Hayes at 749-1711, Connie Heinfeld at 485-1752, or the church office at 749-9565.
SHOP WITH A COP
It may be a bleak Holiday Season for some Fort Wayne area children this year but maybe not. Wayne Lodge #14, Local Fraternal Order of Police, is now underway with its Annual Community Benefit Drive SHOP WITH A COP for children in need. “The purpose of SHOP WITH A COP is to aid area families experiencing extreme financial problems due to recent job layoffs, sickness, crime, or fire victims or people who are only working at part-time or minimum wage jobs,” said current Lodge President and veteran Fort Wayne Police Officer, Phil Geller.
F.O.P. #14 will allow each child from these unfortunate families to shop for warm winter clothing at the two Fort Wayne WAL-MART stores this December. The children are accompanied on their shopping spree by active duty and retired Police Officers from Fort Wayne, New Haven, and Allen County. Officer Geller said, “The idea behind the program is not only to help these deserving families, but to meet and get to know the Police Officers of our community. We want the kids to know that we are not just a bunch of meanies who write traffic tickets and arrest people. We are in need of donations.
“The first SHOP WITH A COP date November 28th at the Coldwater Road Wal-Mart is already overbooked and the second date, December 5th at the Apple Glen Wal-Mart is nearly filled to capacity. We are in desperate straits, and truly hope that anyone who can, will please make their most generous contribution to SHOP WITH A COP now while there is still time.”
“If we are lucky enough, we may have enough time and money to take a third group of children shopping. We can only have faith in the people of greater Fort Wayne whom we serve, and rely on their kindness. To donate, send your check to: SHOP WITH A COP,
Wayne Lodge #14 F.O.P.,
111 Three Rivers East,
Fort Wayne, IN 46802.” Call the Lodge office at 424-6600 for more information.
Moeller Road Wesleyan Church, 7722 Moeller Road, will have its annual Christmas Holiday Craft Show, Saturday, December 1, from 9am to 3pm. Booth space (8’X10′) with or without a table is $30. Call Deb Heth at 493-2126 or church office at 749-9758.
THREE RIVERS LITERACY ALLIANCE FALL 2001 LEARNING CENTER SCHEDULE
The Three Rivers Literacy Alliance Fall 2001 Learning Center Schedule for the Waynedale Area: Fellowship Missionary Church, 2536 Tillman Road – Monday and Thursday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm (Free Childcare)
*The TRLA learning centers serve adult students who are seeking to earn GED Diplomas or who simply wish to improve their basic reading, writing, and /or math skills. Please call 426-7323 for more information and for enrollment policies.
WRESTLING SUPERSTARS LIVE (AWA, WCW, WWF)
What: HOLIDAY WRESTLE MANIA
Who: Dick The Bruiser Jr., BoBo Brazil Jr., Adara, K.C. Thunder, Demolition, WWF’s Patriot, WWF’s Golga, WCW’s Chris Harris, and
Doug Ahr (Indiana’s Strongest Man)
When: Friday, November 23rd at 8pm
Where: Sunset Hall Event Center (Corner of US 27 South and S. Hanna
Cost: Tickets $10 advance (call 447-5758) or $12 at the door.
HOLIDAY FANTASIES BAZAAR
The New Haven United Methodist Women will hold the annual bazaar on Saturday, December 1 from 9am to 3pm. Holiday arts & crafts, home-baked goods, mincemeat, and an ala carte luncheon from 11am to 1pm. Crafters tables available, $25, call Becky Hayes, 749-1711, New Haven United Methodist Church, 630 Lincoln Hwy. East, New Haven , Indiana, 46774.
SUMMIT CITY CHORUS & NORTHROP MEN’S CHORUS
will present “A STOCKING FULL OF BARBERSHOP” at 2:30pm, Saturday December 1 at the Northrop High Auditorium, 7001 Coldwater Road. Their special guests will be district quartet champions, “Wabash Avenue” Tickets are $10 and are available from any chorus member, the box office, or by calling 622-4548 or 447-4115. Student, senior, and group discounts are available. There will be wheelchair seating.
CHURCH RUMMAGE SALE
Who: Christ U.M. Church
What: U.M.W. Rummage sale (good used winter clothes, toys, shoes, books, and household items.
When: Saturday, December 8, from 8:30am to 1pm.
Where: At the church, 1101 McKinnie Avenue
Why: Fund raiser
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN THEATER AUDITIONS
Show: ART by Rasmina Rasa, Translation by Christopher Hampton Rehearsals begin in December of 2001
February 7-23, 2002
Needed: 3 men, age 30-55
Where: First Presbyterian Theater, 300 W. Wayne Street (just north of the downtown Allen County Public Library, parking is on the North side of the building)
When: Monday, December 3, at 7pm in the theater
To Audition: show up and be familiar with the script.
Scripts are available to be checked out for a period of 5
days for a $10 deposit—call Thom to make arrangements. Any questions, call Thom at 422-6329.
ALLEN COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY
ABOITE BRANCH 5630 Coventry Lane
Storytime – Tuesday, December 4, and Thursday, December 6, 2001, 10:30am – Preschoolers, age 3 through Kindergarten, join us for a special storytime created just for you.
TODDLER TIME – Wednesdays, December 5, 12, 19, 2001 – 10:30am. Children ages 2 & 3 enjoy a special storytime with stories, songs, crafts, and much more.
WAYNEDALE BRANCH 2200 Lower Huntington Road
PRESCHOOL STORYTIME Mondays, November 26 and Tuesdays, November 27 at 10:30am.
Mondays, December 3, 10, 17, 31, and Tuesdays, December 4, 11, 18, – 10:30am. A specially designed storytime for children age 5 and younger.
MONROEVILLE BRANCH 104 Allen Street
SCHOOL AGE STORIES – Mondays, December 3, 10, 17, 31, 2001 – 3:30pm. Stories, crafts, and more for school age youngsters. Monday, December 3, Holiday Preparation! We will read Holiday stories and do some special gift-wrapping crafts.
HO! HO! HO!
Monday, December 17, 2001, 6:30pm – The “Big Man” in the red suit is coming for a special visit. Be sure to bring your lists and big smiles.
7th ANNUAL FANTASY OF LIGHTS PREPARATION
Who: Anthony Wayne Services
What: 7th Annual Drive-Thru 2001 Fantasy of Lights – lighting ceremonies
When: November 23 at 5pm (show to run from November 23 to December 31)
Where: Franke Park
Why: Fund raiser for AWS, a not-for-profit social service agency that
serves people with disabilities.
Cost: $5/car – $25/bus – $30/group for a horse drawn carriage ride
(available Fri.-Sun. – call 691-3780)
Thanks to: Zoo employees, AWS crews, agency clients, volunteers community correction workers and electricians from IBEW
locals 305, 1392, & 1393 who installed 58 illuminated and animated holiday scenes throughout the park.
GIVE A GIFT IN THE SPIRIT OF THE SEASON
There’s one gift you can give that doesn’t require a manual, programming or even batteries. In fact it won’t cost you a dime. This year you can give the gift of life by choosing to become an organ donor. The National Kidney Foundation of Indiana (KNFI) is encouraging all Americans to get into the true spirit of the holiday season by simply signing a donor card and discussing their wishes with their family.
There are more than 78,000 men, women, and children in need of a life-saving organ in the U.S. with nearly 800 awaiting a transplant in Indiana. If every American chose to become an organ donor, this waiting list could be wiped out forever. Sign a donor card; it may be the one gift that could change someone’s life. For more information or to receive your free organ donor card, call 1-800-382-9971.
NATIONAL KIDNEY FOUNDATION OF INDIANA NOW ACCEPTING CAR DONATIONS
Have a car, van, truck, boat, or other vehicle that’s cluttering up your driveway or just sitting around? Want to get rid of it and be able to take the value off your income tax? Donate it to the National Kidney Foundation. Call 1-800-382-9971 to donate your vehicle. It must be whole and have a clear title. Towing is free and vehicle need not be in running condition.
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