Friday, December 19, 2014

Friday Fives

1. Sunday Worship - This Sunday, we will have the incredible joy of hearing the combined Chancel Choirs of Belleview and Druid Hills perform the Christmas Cantata, "A Promise Kept". Last week they performed at Belleview to rave reviews! I hope you will come and hear the Word of God expressed in song in what is sure to be a special and sacred time. Invite a friend and I hope to see you all there!

2. FAD Night - We have concluded FAD Night for 2014. I hope you all enjoyed this time of food and fun and gained something out of this time together. We will gear up again on January 8, 2015 with a guest speaker from Education First. They are a foreign exchange program that brings students to America from oversees to learn and experience life abroad. They will be using our facilities in February as the education site for a group of students from China. I want to encourage you to come out and listen to what this ministry offers these young people and be open to ways we might be able to help. I hope to see you all there!

3. Christmas Eve Worship - Wednesday, December 24th, we will gather at 6 P.M. in our Sanctuary for our Candlelight Christmas Eve Service. This will be a time for fellowship, for prayer, for singing, and to hear the Word of God proclaimed. We will conclude our preaching series, Anticipate, as we look to the anticipation we have with the coming of Christ, then and for the future. We will conclude our worship time by processing out of the Sanctuary, by candlelight, singing Silent Night and this year we are adding a new element to this time. It is a surprise so you will have to come to see what it is! This service a a wonderfully moving time for all of us to come together and be moved by the Holy Spirit. I look forward to seeing you and all you invite to come with you on this special night.

4. Advent Challenge - This year the monies raised will be split between a local and global charity. Of our goal, $2,900 will go to our global charity, Stop Hunger Now, as we strive to host another meal packaging event to help those children around the world that are suffering from malnourishment. The other $2,100 will go to our local mission, a Church Has Left the Building event, scheduled for early 2015.

Please prayerfully consider how you might give, above and beyond your normal giving, to support this challenge so we may reach out and share the love of Christ with other people. If you want more information about this challenge, including updates for how much you have raised, please click here.

5. Office Hours - Just a little reminder that the church office will be closed December 24th, 25th and 26th as well as December 31st, January 1st, January 2nd for the holidays. I pray your holiday celebrations are wonderful and filled with memories.

Have a great week and I will see you Sunday!

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