Happenings
Saturday, December 22nd
Christmas Play Practice
Our Youth (Pre-school through College) will be presenting their annual Christmas play tomorrow, Sunday, December 23rd.  This year’s play, Christmas with Grandpa, is a fun and sentimental look at Christmases through the years all the while focusing on the true meaning of Christmas.  We will practice at 10 AM.
 
Sunday, December 23rd
Christmas Breakfast
In lieu of our regular Bible Study, we’ll join together and celebrate the Christmas season together as we eat breakfast together. So we’ll meet in the Fellowship Hall at 9:30 AM. Please bring your favorite breakfast items to share, food and drinks: egg casserole, doughnuts, grits, orange juice, apple juice, etc. And bring a friend! Call the church office if you have any questions.
WORSHIP
Each Sunday, adults meet in the Worship Center to sing praises to God, share in the Lord’s Supper, and study God’s word together. Children from infants through 5 years old meet in the education wing for a time of crafts and games. Children in Grades 1-5 meet in the Worship Center for the first half of the worship service. During the Message time, they join the younger children in the education wing for an age-appropriate lesson time of their own. Kid’s Quest is our name for Kid’s Worship. We are on a quest to discover God and His Word.  Tim’s message will continue our series for Advent/Christmas:  God With Us.  
 
A remarkable thing happened that first Christmas, just as Isaiah had prophesied 700 years earlier – Jesus was born as Immanuel – which means “God with us!”  Christmas can still truly give us a taste of the most wonderful time of world history. The true light came into the darkness and stress and pain of the world—our world. Miraculously, we continue in God’s story of love everyday as he promises to be with us always.
 
This week’s message is God With Us Brings Peace.
 
Christmas Play
In addition to our regular worship, our Youth will be presenting their annual Christmas play.  This year’s play, Christmas with Grandpa, is a fun and sentimental look at Christmases through the years, all the while focusing on the true meaning of Christmas. 
 
Monday, December 24th
Christmas Eve Candlelight
On Christmas Eve, at 6:00 p.m., we will celebrate the birth of Christ with a Candlelight Service. This service is always a highlight of our year as a family of faith. The service will feature the traditional Readings of Christ’s birth, our favorite Christmas Carols, and the celebration of God’s gift to us-Jesus, the light of the world.
 
Sunday, December 30th
BIBLE STUDY
At 9:30 AM, we have Bible Study and Sunday School for all ages. Our children from new borns through 5th grade meet in the education wing of the Main Building (go in through the side door). Enthusiastic and prepared teachers look forward to teaching your children. Our youth in Grades 6-12 also meet in the Main Building. We have two adult Sunday School classes. One meets in the Main Building and is currently doing a verse by verse study of a book of the Bible. A second class (Young Adults, primarily 20’s & 30’s, but it’s up to YOU!) meets in the Fellowship Hall located behind the Main Building.
 
WORSHIP
Each Sunday, adults meet in the Worship Center to sing praises to God, share in the Lord’s Supper, and study God’s word together. Children from infants through 5 years old meet in the education wing for a time of crafts and games. Children in Grades 1-5 meet in the Worship Center for the first half of the worship service. During the Message time, they join the younger children in the education wing for an age-appropriate lesson time of their own. Kid’s Quest is our name for Kid’s Worship. We are on a quest to discover God and His Word.  Gary Nyman, one of our elders, will be speaking.  Gary will be resuming The Story with his message coming from the book of Ruth, The Faith of a Foreign Woman.  
 
 
Wednesday, January 2nd
THE CONNECT!ON
We invite you to join us at The Connection on Wednesdays. “Get Connected” to God through deeper study and to one another as we spend time together. Classes begin at 7:00 p.m. We have Nursery, Classes for Kids, Teens and Adults.  The adults will study the ninth session of The Story which will focus on the book of Ruth, The Faith of a Foreign Woman.