Praying each of you are having a joyous Christmas season as we reflect on our Savior’s first coming and anticipate His second coming! Amidst this busy season, would you consider if you are able to help build up our church body by helping in one of these tangible ways?
Can you bring cookies for our sharing time after caroling? Sign up here.
Wanting to find a way to serve on an occasional Sunday? See the Kids Check-in Team need below.
Churchwide Caroling in Our Community – December 17
Our Christmas outreach gives a practical reminder that God is at work during the Christmas season reaching those who don’t know him! See more details on the City and consider taking home the Christmas tract & invitation included in the bulletin this Sunday and think of someone to give it to!
Christmas Plans – December 24
We will have our Christmas Eve service at 11:00am only. Please bring your family, friends, and neighbors to celebrate the birth of our Savior together! No childcare is provided and no other Sunday activities will occur. See the flyer in the bulletin Sunday about children ages 4-11 participating in a special choir, or talk with Tom or Regina! On December 31, we will return to our regular Sunday schedule.
Women’s Retreat Earlybird Deadline – December 31
Visit the table at the back of the sanctuary on Sunday to register for a very special retreat and receive an earlybird discount! Save by signing up by December 31 (prices go up January 1). The registration fee includes great teaching by Kim Hyland, 5 gourmet meals, and 2 restful night’s sleep at the beautiful White Sulphur Springs retreat center. See the City for costs, what’s included, and complete info. Remember that a retreat gift certificate makes a wonderful Christmas gift!
Middle School Retreat Deadline – December 31
Students in middle school have an awesome winter retreat lined up with Pastor David and the youth group at Camp Highroad from January 5-7! See the City for details and the registration form—or purchase a gift certificate.
Help Needed – Kids Check-in Team
Do you use the check-in system each week for your children? Would you consider volunteering on an occasional rotation to help make this service possible? Contact Tom Abdoo at firstname.lastname@example.org or on the City.
A Christmas Gift to the Church
Continuing to preach through our values, Pastor Jack taught from Ephesians 4:1-16 and we see that as followers of Jesus, we are competent … to serve anywhere! Through His Spirit, God has blessed us with gifts to bless others. Listen to “A Christmas Gift to the Church.”
Giving report “They gave themselves first to the Lord and then to [His work] …” 2 Cor 8:5
Weekly giving needed for FY2018 budget – $18,813.71
Total giving for offering of 11/26/17 – $9,241.06
YTD giving needed for budget – $169,323.39
Actual YTD giving to budget – $144,103.25
Giving under budget – $25,220.14
December 17, 5:30-7:30pm – Churchwide Caroling in Our Community
December 20 – Youth Group Christmas Party
December 24, 11:00am only – Christmas Eve Service (no evening service)
December 25-29 – Church office closed
December 27 & January 3 – No Middle or High School Youth Group
December 31 – New Year’s Eve – Regular Sunday Schedule
December 31 – Deadline for Women’s Retreat & Middle School Retreat registration
January 5-7 – Middle School Retreat
Week of January 7 – Winter Life Group session begins
January 9 – Ladies Bible study begins
January 11 – Moms’ COFFEE
January 26-28 – High School DNow Retreat
February 18 – Baptism
March 9-11 – Women’s Retreat