Eitz Chaim Newsletter – Dec 14, 2019

Eitz-Chaim is a congregation committed to prayer, discipleship, and service. If you have a need or a prayer request, let us hear from you.

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All activities begin at 2:15 pm
Bible Study this week on Genesis 10 & 11 led by Shane Gaffney
Youth group 7th – 12th grades

Important upcoming event for
 active  members of the Eitz Chaim Youth Group:
Put Sun 12/15 on your calendar!!!

The youth are going on an amazing field trip to Group Dynamix.

Festivities will be from 1:30p-7:30p.
Think American Ninja Warrior-ish.

We will be doing many things, such as team building, an amazing ropes course, blacklight dodgeball, archery tag, Gaga Ball and more!!!

The cost is $35 per person and EC is providing dinner.  Please put your money in an envelope with your name and GROUP DYNAMIX on the front in the tzadaka box.  We want EVERYONE there.  If you need a scholarship, those are available see Rabbi Schiller or Dan Boron.  We would love 100 % participation.

The first part will be team building activities. The second part will be a ropes course. The third will be games like Gaga Ball, dodge ball, laser tag etc.

Urgent! Read and take action, if not for yourself then for others!
Comments must be submitted on or before December 19, 2019.
The Department of Health and Human Services is proposing new rules that would allow faith-based adoption and foster care providers to receive federal money without compromising their beliefs on traditional marriage. This proposed new federal rule allows faith-based groups to only adhere to nondiscrimination provisions passed by Congress, not any previous agency regulations. In 2016, the Obama Administration added sexual orientation language to an HHS rule, forcing faith-based groups to choose between their biblical beliefs on marriage or receiving federal money to serve their communities. This new proposed rule removes those restrictions. It is now at the public comment stage. Your comment is now needed.

Take action

The proposed rule is posted and open for public comment for 2 weeks. Please make your supporting comment now. Click the button above to protect the religious freedom of faith-based adoption and foster agencies.

Hispanic Translation Ministry during the Shabbat service
Is looking for 2 additional translator volunteers.

Get ready for the
Eitz Chaim Hanukkah Talent show.
December 28, 2019 2:30 pm

If you would like to showcase your talent please see Rusty Acheson to get on the list.

Every Shabbat we are blessed to have MORE VISITORS join us for oneg. Because fellowship is an important part of Eitz Chaim’s ministry, we are asking

ALL MEMBERS and REGULAR ATTENDEES TO PARTICIPATE BY BRINGING A DISH, OR TWO, to Shul on Shabbat. Oneg is a time of sharing and fellowship.
Remember chicken is allowed for Oneg now.

Torah Portion of the Week

He sent
“A Wrestling Faith”

Genesis 32:3-36:43
Obadiah 1:1-21  

Hebrews 11:11-20 
Commentary by Mark Huey
Torah: Click Here
Haftarah: Click Here
Apostolic Scriptures: Click Here 

Eitz-Chaim Congregation

MEETING ADDRESS: 1651 E. Campbell Road Richardson, TX 75082
MAILING ADDRESS: PO Box 832568 Richardson TX 75083
Services: 10:30 AM, Saturday
Phone: 972-231-3884