Our Community & World Service Board hosted the
Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child (OCC) Shoebox event
and packed 130 shoeboxes!
Thanks to all who donated and packed shoeboxes!
In a few weeks, we will be notified of where our boxes were shipped.

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Church of the Chimes Thanksgiving Food Drive
All items to be donated at the Thanksgiving Eve Interfaith Service.

Suggested Food Items:

  • Peanut Butter
  • Canned Fruit
  • Canned Vegetables
  • Canned Soup
  • Size 3 Diapers
  • Canned or Boxed Baby Food
  • Tube Socks - New
  • Canned Meats – E.g. Tuna Fish, Chicken, Ham
  • Thanksgiving items: Stuffing, Canned Beans, Corn, Cranberry Sauce, Pumpkin
  • Powdered or Canned Milk
  • Pasta
  • Tomato Sauce,  Diced Tomatoes, Stewed Tomatoes, etc.
  • Boxed Cereal

If you will not be at the service, please consider bringing to church anytime prior to November 22nd. Thank You!

 
 

Thank you for supporting the
42nd Annual San Fernando Valley CROP Hunger Walk!
The Walk raised $17,092.05 and our church's contribution was
$4,695 !
In case you missed it, we are still accepting donations - thank you!
https://www.crophungerwalk.org/sanfernandovalleyca/Team/View/49375/Congregational-Church-of-the-Chimes
 
 

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Women's Bible Study
2nd & 4th Thursdays
December 14th (no meeting Nov. 23rd due to Thanksgiving holiday)
6:30-8:00pm
 
 
 
 
 
 Save the Date:
February 24, 2018 for the CWS Annual Fundraising Fabulous Fifties Gala
 
 

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FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY (FPU)
Jack Hendershot and Rev. Rae will be leading a class for members and friends in Dreier Hall, Wednesday evenings at 6:30. It is a small group study of financial principles designed to help families and individuals understand how to handle money responsibly.  It teaches how to dump your debt, get control of your money, and construct a plan to walk in Financial Peace.  Because money management is 80% behavior and 20% head knowledge, FPU helps you build that behavior through commitment and accountability. In short, it's a great way to get your finances on track and make sure you stay there.  While based on Christian principles, people of all faiths are welcome to attend and can apply the lessons to their lives. Sign up cost for individual enrollment is $99.

 

HELPING HANDS KNITTING GROUP
Learn the knitting and crocheting basics. Start a new project or finish up your other projects with our help.
We meet every Friday from 1-3 pm in Dreier Hall on our church campus. Everyone welcome!
For more information please contact the church office at 818-789-7124 ask for Maryam.

HELP SUPPORT THE NORTH HOLLYWOOD INTERFAITH FOOD PANTRY (NHIFP)
Their regular sources of boxed dry cereal have none, so all collection efforts should be focused on Boxed dry cereal. In July, over 1200 bags were distributed so the need is huge for August!  Boxes from the 99 Cent Store are satisfactory.
Packers for Monday mornings between 10 am and 12 noon are also needed.  For many years one congregation had filled that need but they are no longer able to do so. People can come by themselves or bring a friend and join with people from other congregations to pack the grocery bags with the cereal and other non-perishable foods that are distributed to our clients.  It's a nice way to make new friends.
The address is: Temple Beth Hillel, 12326 Riverside Drive, Valley Village, 91506.
Please email Luis at luis@fccnh.org if you can volunteer or have questions. Thank you for any help you can offer.
 

OPPORTUNITIES FOR CREATIVITY
Festival Workshop meets Tuesday mornings from 9 a.m. - noon in Dreier Hall to create various handcrafted items. Maryam Jonas provides many materials and ideas for you to choose from or you can bring your own to share.
Knit & Crochet Group meets in Dreier Hall every Friday from 1-3pm. The created items are then sold at the annual Holiday Boutique sale which will be held this year on Saturday, Dec. 2nd in Bower Hall. 
The income from that sale is used for mission projects and improvements to the church campus.

AMAZON SMILE
If you have an Amazon account, there is a way for you to help the church at no expense to yourself!
Smile Amazon allows you to make a purchase and 0.5% of your payment will go to your favorite charity.
"Congregational Church of the Chimes" in Sherman Oaks, CA, is now an officially registered charity on Amazon.
To join, go to smile.amazon.com 
0.5% may not seem like a lot, but if all of us join Smile Amazon, over time, it could add up.
Thank you for your support!

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