What’s going on this Sunday?
– Awesome worship
– Kids Choir
– Advent Candle
– Encouraging Messsage
– Christmas Party
– An opportunity to celebrate Jesus and connect with others
Can I invite a friend?
Absolutely. While we associate joy and happiness with the holidays, for many it can be the toughest season of the year. Do you have a friend or loved one who needs encouragement? God wants us to get our eyes off ourselves so we can help others. In helping others we find joy. Here is a profound truth. If you invite them the will come. If you don’t they won’t.
Will there be enough chicken at the Christmas party for my friend?
I think so. I’ll give up my piece if I have to (haha). It’s really not about chicken, it’s about celebrating together. Wendy and I look forward to having a great time with every one there.
Why are we doing a series using movies?
God loves to reach people who are far from him. Finding his children is the most important thing on his mind -.
A movie is a story, and stories sneak past defenses and barriers to touch the heart. Jesus used stories all the time because he loved people. Did you know that God often asked his prophets to act out his message rather than simply speaking it (see Ezekiel 3)? God still uses stories today.
If this series isn’t for you, do you know someone else it could reach? You could be giving someone the greatest Christmas gift ever.
What’s going on with the idea of repurposing the barns on our land?
We have three existing structures on our land – 2 barns, and a house. An architect is looking now at the possibility of turning those into usable structures for worship. By the way, research and proposals like this normally cost money. The folks at MCS Architects are doing this at no cost. Praise the Lord.
In the research they’ve done so far the white barn will need a few upgrades – an entry way with bathrooms for men and women, a water fountain, and a custodial closet. They are still taking measurements and doing more code research. We hope to have an estimate in the next few weeks.
We were hoping to have the Site Plan completed and ready to submit by the end of the year, but it is looking more like end of January. Still, progress is being made and that’s something to be thankful for.
Why are we doing a Heart for the House offering?
In Malachi 3:10 God says, “Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house…”
I believe God wants his church to have a house. Can I get an Amen? In God’s house there is work to be done, needs to be met, hungry souls that need to be fed, and people that need to be reached. For that to happen effectively God wants his storehouse, the church, to be stocked and ready. He wants food, or resources, in his house.
Pray about what you might give to help your home church finish 2015 strong and ready to start 2016!
What’s up Christmas Eve?
– We’ll be at Marsteller Middle at 7 PM
– Kids Choir
– Special music from the VC worship team (We’ll have some new members up there!)
– Candle lighting
– Encouraging Message
Will we have service on December 27th?
No. We’re giving our volunteers a break on this Sunday. There will be an online message for you to enjoy with your family.
What’s up as we start 2016?
Starting Sunday, January 3 we’re kicking off a brand new series called – Detox. I believe God wants to do something new in our hearts in 2016. For God to do something new, we have to clear out the old – toxic thoughts, behaviors, and influences. The good news is God wants to help us start fresh by his grace.
I’m so thankful to be your pastor!