This Saturday, ladies you are invited to the Ladies Christmas Fellowship! RSVP if you can, but come regardless. See details here for what to bring.

Anticipating Jesus this season. You may notice some differences in our Sunday worship during December, including songbooks, instrumentalists, and Christmas carols! Pastor Tom and the worship team have crafted a special month to help us prepare our hearts during Jesus’ advent, leading up to our “King is Coming” focus on Christmas Eve.

Young Adults Christmas party – December 21
Join the young adults group (ages 18 and older) on Friday, December 21 for a Christmas party—and feel free to invite students who may be home from college on break. Come dressed in your ugliest Christmas sweater for a night of carols, games and dinner! 7:00-10:00pm at Stuart & Anna Vermaak’s. Please RSVP to 540 878 0191 or RSVP on the Facebook invite.

Christmas Eve service & BLESS your neighbor – December 24 
The Christmas season is a natural time to continue our outreach from the fall and BLESS the folks God has intentionally put in your path, who may still be lost on their way to Him. See for suggestions! If helpful, consider using the bulletin flyer on upcoming Sundays (or social media) to invite a next-door neighbor, friend, coworker, fellow student, etc, to our annual family-friendly Christmas Eve service on Monday, December 24, 6:00-7:00pm. We’ll celebrate the birth of our Savior together through song and Scripture. It’s for the whole family; no childcare is provided.

December Sunday Schedule – December 23 & 30
On December 23 & 30, we will have identical 9:30am and 11:00am services. No Sunday School; childcare for ages 3 and under for the entirety of each service; ages 4-8 dismissed after worship in each service.

Blue Ridge Connect Tip #2
How much communication & what type do you want to receive? Did you realize you can control that? Check out the bulletin flyer on Sunday or follow the step-by-step FAQ to adjust your comm settings! (Not a part of Blue Ridge Connect yet? Visit today.)

Mission Accomplished*
Continuing in a series in the book of Joshua called “From Promise to Victory,” Pastor Jack preached from Joshua chapter 10. From the Israelites’ circumstances battling the five surrounding armies, we learn that God’s promises enable our obedience … and our “Gilgal” enables endurance. Listen to “Mission Accomplished*

Giving Report “They gave themselves first to the Lord and then to [His work] …” 2 Cor 8:5
Weekly giving needed for FY2019 budget – $18,815.17
Total giving for General Offering of 12/2/18 – $22,453.54
YTD giving needed for budget – $169,336.53
Actual YTD giving to budget – $146,982.74
Giving under budget – $22,353.79

This Week
December 12 – Youth Group
December 15, 7:00am – Men’s breakfast & study, kitchen

This Month
December 21, 7:00pm – Young Adults Christmas party (RSVP 540 878 0191 or Facebook)
December 24, 6:00-7:00pm – Christmas Eve Service
December 26 & January 2 – No Youth Group

Looking Ahead
Week of January 6 – Life Group winter session starts
January 8, 9:30-11:30am – Ladies Bible study restarts
January 10 – Ghana 3 Team leaves (give online, via text or check)
January 10, 9:30-11:30am – Moms’ Connection
January 25-27 – High School DNow retreat
February 15-17 – Middle School retreat
March 29-31 – Save the Date: Women’s retreat @ White Sulphur Springs