December 16, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES I • Page 25 Emmanuel asks... Can You Help? tion to help keep our programs going. So far, the usual attention that is given by the community in terms of contributing holiday dinners and holiday gifts for the kids has been low the side. I am hoping this picks up, because it has never been an issue. Here are the opportunities: The children of Emmanuel Cancer have given us their wish list for a holiday gift. If you would like to adopt a child for the December holiday, please call us at (201) 612-8118. December Holiday Dinner: You can consider the December Holiday Dinner as a giving idea. If you are in a hurry, simply buy a gift card at your local chain grocery store. Figure out what it would cost to buy everything (including the turkey or ham) for a family of six. The amount of the card could be anywhere from $40 to $60 for the basics, or higher if you add extras. You can put together a basket (or a bag or a box) of non-perishable items that a family can use to create the holiday meal. Suggested items can be things like stuffing, turkey gravy or gravy master, canned yams, a disposable turkey pan, cranberry sauce, canned vegetables, canned pumpkin, pie filling, pie crust, fresh yams, potatoes, onions, coffee and tea, cake mix and icing, pancake mix and syrup (for the breakfast, of course!) and a chain gro- Our hat’s off to you, our dear supporters, for your help this past year. We especially thank everyone who voted for Emmanuel Cancer Foundation in Liquidnet’s $150,000 Local Impact Challenge. Thanks to you, we received an eighth place award, which puts us in line for a grant of between $10,000 and $25,000. We thank Dwight D. Eisenhower School for the students’ “spare change” collection and Abundant Life Reformed Church of Wyckoff for their recent food collection. Here are the last minute (time sensitive) opportunities for this holiday season: 4-29-09Boy Scout or Girl Scout troop karen/janine Your EmmanuelHelp3x.75(4-29-09) can help volunteer at our Annual Holiday Party Sunday, Dec. 20 by assembling 3 x .75 a gingerbread house making team. You would acquire needed items, pre-assemble simple gingerbread houses, and then help kids decorate them that Sunday. You would have to act fast to do this one! Call for details. You can still purchase a holiday gift for one of our children. We have some teens asking or gift cards for clothing, books, music, or electronics stores. You can purchase the ingredients for a holiday dinner or a chain grocery store gift card, or write a year-end, tax-deductible check to Emmanuel Cancer Founda- cery store gift certificate so they can get a turkey and fresh items. If possible, augment the dinner with a ham or turkey. Call us and we’ll give you a family. All you need to do is assemble the foods and drop them off here at the Midland Park office. We will make the deliveries in time for the holiday. We need office volunteers during the following times: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 1 to 5 p.m.; Thursday, 2:30 to 5 p.m.; and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call us at (201) 612-8118 before you stop by. Please do not leave items at the center without checking with us first. Our storage space is limited. Our current hours are Monday 10 to 1; Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, 10 to 5; and Thursday, 10 to 2. The Northern Regional Center is located at 174 Paterson Avenue, Midland Park, NJ 07432. Visit us on the web at: www. As always, thank you for helping the children and their families! Religious Notes (continued from page 23) is offering two candlelight services on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24; they will be held at 7 and 11 p.m. The earlier service is informal and family oriented. Both services will feature traditional lessons and carols. Sunday school for children ages three through sixth grade and a nursery is provided during regular Sunday worship at 10:30 a.m. Call (201) 529-3075 or visit Christmas comes to Bergen Highlands United Methodist Church Bergen Highlands United Methodist Church is celebrating the Christmas season with various services. The church’s three choirs will perform the annual Christmas Cantata at the 10:30 a.m. service on Dec. 20. This year’s cantata includes music from “Song of Christmas” by Robert J. and Betty C. Hughes, and “Morning Star” by Joseph M. Martin. The children’s, youth, and senior choirs, under the direction of Betsy Haley and accompanied by Becky Kester, will tell the story of the Christmas miracle. The Christmas Eve Candlelight Service will be held Dec. 24 at 7:30 p.m. This family service includes scripture, caroling, and music. The children who attend will participate in bringing the Christmas story to life. The children’s, youth, and senior choirs will perform Christmas favorites. The church will continue to celebrate Christmas on Sunday, Dec. 27 with a service of lessons and carols at the 10:30 a.m. service. Bergen Highlands United Methodist Church is located at 318 West Saddle River Road in Upper Saddle River. For more information, call the church office at (201) 327-3960. Powerhouse Christian Church Email: • Web: 500 W. Main Street, Suite 2, Wyckoff • 201-540-1993 December 20, 9:00am & 10:45am “He Gave...Himself” December 20, 6:00pm “A Christmas Carol” ~ Special service around the piano December 24, Christmas Eve Services 5:30pm Family Service ~ Special puppet show presented by the Pearl Puppet Theater 7:30pm Classic Service ~ Candlelight with a traditional flavor 11:30pm Sacred Service ~ A solemn, contemplative time to reflect  December 20 10:30am: 4th Sunday of Advent Service with Sunday School Christmas Program Rev. Norman Brown - “Jesus: The Holy Infant” 6:00pm: Candlelight Service with Cedar Hill Choir and Girls’ Chorus  December 25 10:30am: Christmas Day Service Rev. Norman Brown - “Angels: The Heralds”  December 27 10:30am: Sunday Morning Service Rev. Norman Brown - “At Home in His Father’s House” 6:00pm: No Evening Service  December 31 7:00pm: Old Year’s Evening Service - Communion Rev. Norman Brown - “With a Sense of the Past and Future”  January 3 10:30pm: Sunday Morning Service Rev. Norman Brown - “A Plan for the Fullness of Time” Cedar Hill Church A Christian Reformed Community A Family of Christ Where You Belong Franklin Lakes Baptist Church 649 Franklin Avenue • Franklin Lakes (corner of Franklin Ave. & Summit Ave.) 422 CEDAR HILL AVE, WYCKOFF Church Office: 201-652-4277 Worship Service 10:30am & 6:00pm Disability Accessible Worship Service for the Sick or Homebound: 201-447-5300 e-mail: website: Christmas Concert December 20, 2009 at 11:00 am 12-16-09 “The Wonder of Christmas” PowerhouseChurchHoliday3x(12-16-09) Horn Directed by David 3col x 2.5” Pat... from Janine Come home to celebrate Christmas at HOLY CROSS-LCMS Children’s Christmas Pageant with The Sunday School & Nursery School - 10:25 am 5:30 pm - Christmas Eve Family Service 10:00 pm - Traditional Christmas Service with Holy Communion 10:25 am ~ Christmas Morning Hymn Sing Sunday, December 20 Thursday, December 24 Friday, December 25 Christmas Eve rev1 Candlelight Carol Service December 24, 2009 at 6:00 pm Dr. Lee Kliewer • (201) 125 Glasgow Terrace, Mahwah • 201-529-2117 Pastor Dennis Rockett The Public is Cordially Invited 891-3253 • website: 12-16-09 Joan/Janine HolyCrossXmas3x3(12-16-09)