Churchwide Caroling in the Community – December 20
Now is the time for all carolers (good and not so talented) to come together. On Sunday afternoon everyone is invited to come spread glad tidings to our community as we sing Christmas carols in neighborhoods and invite people to our Christmas Eve service. There is power in numbers even if you are not sure about your ability to sing. We will meet in the church auditorium at 5:30 p.m., practice a bit, break up in groups, and then return to the church for cookies and cider, ending at 8:00 p.m. Bring the whole family for this great evening together!

Don’t forget to include our Christmas Eve Service on December 24 as part of your Christmas celebration. It starts at 6:00 p.m. and is for the whole family. Come together to rejoice in the birth of our Savior!

More details below…

Christmas Eve Service – December 24, 6:00 p.m.
Everyone is invited to come on Christmas Eve as we celebrate the birth of Christ, the Light of Christmas. It begins at 6:00 p.m. and is a traditional service, appropriate for the whole family, friends and neighbors. Childcare is not provided for this one-hour program. Plan to stay after the service for cookies and cider.

December 27 Worship Service Change
We will have just one worship service on December 27 at 11:00 a.m. Childcare will be provided for ages three and under. No classes or worship service at 9:30 a.m.

Year-End and Online Giving
All year-end giving must be received by the December 27 offering to be included in 2015 donations. If sending by mail, the check must be dated and postmarked by December 31. December 25 is the last day for a scheduled online gift either through The City or your bank. Make 2016 a more generous, obedient and consistent year through online giving on The City. Aren’t on The City yet? Contact Rich Shipe (rich@brbible.org).

On December 13, one of our elders, Bill Parker, gave us a passionate Christmas message from Genesis 1. Yes, from Genesis! Hear more about our Almighty, Creative, All-Powerful and Loving God, who included us in His redemption plan. Be amazed by His abundant love by downloading “Beginning With Love” 

GIVING REPORT
Weekly giving needed for FY2016 budget – $16,807.27
Total giving to budget for week of 12/13/15 – $13,736.78
YTD giving needed for budget – $184,879.70
Actual YTD giving to budget – $207,062.53
Giving over budget – $22,182.83

THIS WEEK
December 20, 5:30pm – Churchwide Caroling in the Community
December 24, 6:00pm – Christmas Eve Service

THIS MONTH
December 27, 11:00am only – Worship Service (childcare provided for 3 yrs & under; no 9:30 service or classes; )
December 28-January 2 – Church Office Closed

LOOKING AHEAD
January 10 – Baby Dedication
January 25, 7:00pm – Women’s Coffee & Conversation @ the Murphys’