Tower Tidings for the Week of January 1, 2018

​Amahl and the Night Visitors
January 5th, 6th, & 7th

The 3rd annual production of Amahl and the Night Visitors is coming up at First Congregational Church of Redlands! Performances will be Friday, January 5th at 7p, Saturday, January 6th at 5p, and Sunday, January 7th at 5p. Tickets are $10 per person (children 5 years and under are free) and can be purchased at the door. A pre-show craft and meet-the-cast will take place an hour before the Saturday and Sunday performances.

Amahl and The Night Visitors is Menotti’s tale of the three wise men who sought the Christ child by following a star. With humor, wonderful singing, and beautiful costumes, the story unfolds with spiritual meaning and miracle. The libretto is written in English because it had to go on American TV; Amahl first aired as an NBC special on December 24, 1951.

If your family will be in Redlands after the new year, we encourage you to come and join us in one of our performances of Amahl and the Night Visitors!

​Youth Group Winter Camp
February 2nd - 4th, Forest Home

Join us for our Youth Winter Conference Feb 2nd – 4th up in Forest Home! Cost is $150 per person, and a $50 deposit is required for registration; deadline to register is Sunday, January 21st. Scholarships are available! For more information, contact

Our Church Community

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Worship Service

Youth Ministry

  • No Kirk Night/Bethel/Alpha until after the holidays.
  • Women's Book Club Jan 7th at 11:15 in the Church Library
Christian Education
  • Men's Coffee & God Talk
    Tuesdays 6:30a - Basement
  • Adult Bible Study
    Sundays 8:45a - Library
  • Find your S.H.A.P.E.
(Your contributions support)
Our Condolences
It is with sorrow that we share with you the passing of one of our members, Phillip Cline; he passed away on Thursday, December 14th, 2017. A memorial service in Phil's honor will be held on Sunday, January 7th at 2pm in our chapel.

​Women’s Book Club
Our holiday book is The Christmas Shoes by Donna VanLiere. It’s the story of a serendipitous meeting between a man losing his family because of his focus on professional achievement and material rewards and an 8-year-old boy whose mother is dying of cancer. Our next meeting is January 7th at 11:15 in the library.

2018 Flower Calendar
The 2018 Flower Calendar is now up in the church office. If you would like to sign up for a specific date, please write your name on calendar, or you may also call the office at (909) 793-3157 to select a date. Thank you for your generous support!

Baby Congrats
Congratulations to Bill and Nan Emmerson on the birth of their granddaughter, Winter, born to parents Kate and Lee on Tuesday, December 19, 2017.
2018 Officiary and Ballot
Here below is a copy of our 2018 Officiary and Ballot for our upcoming Annual Meeting on January 21st, 2018 at 11:15a in the Main Sanctuary - Chris Lyford, Chair of the Nominating Committe. (Click on the roster for a full-size image)

Click below to view full size calendar.

Prayer List
Gordon Baird
Brenda Bennett
Mary Clegg
Weldon Clegg
Dorothy Dally
Barbara Davies
Lloyd Dodd
Seve Garcia
Jean Harp
Margaret Hartzell
Athene Johnston
William Vander Lugt
Don Nydam
Carol Roghair
Jeanne Rosenquist
Marian Rundle
Margaret Sheeley
David Swanston IV
Bob & Monica Temple
Audrey Vaughn
Grace Wilson
Mike Wirz

Michael DiMuro
Steve Graves
Carl Griffin
Jane Hawkins
Darla Heringes
Roy Sheeley
Teri Hankammer—Joann Dickson’s daughter
Jennifer Haynes—Granddaughter of the Lecklers & the Alfords
Hoffman Family: Jim, Kenny, Brian, & Laurel—John Grossman's sister-in-law's family
Keith Hook—Barbara Hook’s son
Stacy Huckins—Maizie’s daughter-in-law
Tom Johnson—Shirley Miner’s son
Turner Jaysen Kallen—Bud and Shirley Miner's Grandson
Shirley Mayse—Sue Baze’s mother
Jeannine Petnode—Friend of Darla Heringes
Alma Rennegarbe—Robert Mendez’s mother
John (Tim) Simon—Ken and Madeline Hendershot’s son-in-law
Grace Williams—Ruth Ann Nydam’s granddaughter
Marge Wilson—Younger sister of Jean Nease

If you know of anyone who is in need of prayer or a visit from the pastor, please feel free to call the church office and let us know, or leave a note on your response card in church.

Birthday Wishes!

Jan 1:
Marjorie Olson

Jan 2:
Jean Horner
Allen McCall
Frank Warren
Jan 3:
Chris Martin

Jan 4:
Charlotte Keel

Jan 5:
Jake Gozzo

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