Christmas info & schedule — plus

Don’t forget our Christmas Eve service tomorrow night from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Bring the whole family, friends and neighbors.

And also remember that this coming Sunday, December 27, we all will be together at the 11:00 a.m. worship service only. We will have childcare for ages 0-3 years. There will not be a worship service or classes at 9:30 a.m.

Merry Christmas!!

LIFE Groups Resume
Our winter 10-week session of LIFE groups begins during the week of January 10. Please go to to find the list of locations and times. Get connected to your church family in 2016!

Volunteers Needed for our Security Team
We have men who serve on Sunday mornings to keep us safe and to serve those who come through our doors for each worship service. Our Security Team is in need of more men (18 years & older). It’s a great way to minister at church when you are already going to be here. The more men on the team, the less frequent the assigned time to serve. Contact our new coordinator, Alan Bigler () to sign up. Many thanks to our previous coordinator, Mark Dillmuth for his faithful service to the security team and to our church for the last two years.

Numbers on the Monitors
Ever wonder why there are two wooden boxes on the walls at the front of the auditorium? Those are LED monitors that project numbers related to our children’s classes. If it’s 000 it means we are in immediate need of more volunteer helpers in our children’s classes, either due to empty spaces on the schedules or an abundance of children. All other numbers mean parents assigned that number on their check-in label need to come to their children’s classroom(s).

Praise & Prayer
We praise our God for another year of abundant blessings, challenges to bring us closer to Him, and His gift of redemption. As we enter the new year, please pray that all we do as a church, as families, and as individuals would bring Him glory, honor and praise. Philippians 1:3-6, 9-11

On December 20, Pastor Jack reminded us of the joy available to us during the Christmas season. But what is it based on and how do we get it? Download “Why So Joyous?”  to see where the angels’ “good news of great joy” comes from?

Weekly giving needed for FY2016 budget – $16,807.27
Total giving to budget for week of 12/20/15 – $21,454.82
YTD giving needed for budget – $201,686.97
Actual YTD giving to budget – $228,517.35
Giving over budget – $26,830.38

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

January 5, 6:30am – Congregational prayer with the elders
Week of January 10 – Winter LIFE Group session begins
January 10 – Baby Dedication
January 25, 7:00pm – Women’s Coffee & Conversation @ the Murphys’
January 29-31 – DNOW retreat for Senior High (contact to sign up)

March 25 – Good Friday
March 27 – Easter
April 1-2 – Women’s Retreat with Margaret Ashmore