Men’s Prayer Breakfast:
Men and older boys are
invited to Bill Shelly’s home for a Men’s Prayer Breakfast on Saturday,
November 10, from 8 am until 9:30. Worship will be highlighted during
the devotional time. Prayer, fellowship, singing, and a light breakfast will
also be included in the morning.
We will celebrate
Thanksgiving as a Church Family on Sunday, November 18, at 6 pm. This
special service will include a devotional, corporate praise, prayer, and the
reading of the "leaves" from our traditional Thanksgiving Tree. It will be a
blessing for the entire family. Families are encouraged to bring a pumpkin or
apple pie for our fellowship time after the service. Nursery care will be
provided. Pray for David Watts who will be teaching the Thanksgiving devotional.
Christmas Cards For Our Missionaries:
missionaries who are often separated from their families, country and friends,
is one of the most important roles we play. We can do that at this time of year
by remembering them with a Christmas card. Boxes for the Missionary cards will
be found on the Missions table in a couple of weeks.
Missionary Christmas Gifts:
Very soon we will have
a basket on the Holiday table to collect funds toward Missionary Christmas
gifts. We will be sending monetary gifts to our missionary partners: The Kleis
family and the James family.
On Sunday, December
2, at 4 pm, we will minister at Atterdag Village. Please pray for Jay Fisher
who will be teaching. Our children will be singing in Nativity dress. Plan to
bring the whole family.
Youth Christmas Party:
The Junior High and High School kids (college too)
will get together at the Shelly’s for their traditional Christmas Party. More
details will be coming when the time and date are determined.
The ladies will gather together on Monday,
December 3, at 6 pm, for food, a devotional, fellowship, prayer and our
second annual cookie exchange. Each woman will leave with a beautiful container
of cookies ready to give as special gifts. Gina and Sonja are planning this fun
event. More information will be coming soon.
Missions Report from Joye and Freddy:
We have the privilege of spending an evening with
Joye, Freddy, and Enoch on Sunday, December 9, at 6 pm at Bill and Lillie
Shelly’s home. Joye and Freddy will update us about how their Bible translation
in Mexico is progressing. There will be a time of questions/answers and
"Sounds Familiar" Outreach:
Sunday, December 16, at 6 pm:
This eight member group has
remained friends for over 40 years. During their college years, they traveled
across the world presenting the Gospel through music and personal testimonies.
Because of their love for each other, music, and the Lord, they recently
regrouped and began rehearsing once a month. Don’t miss this opportunity to
invite family and friends to a special evening of Christmas music and the Gospel
Christmas Worship Service:
Sunday, December 23, at 10 am:
We will meet for our annual
Christmas Worship celebration. Please pray that many unbelievers will respond to
our advertising and our personal invitations. Jonathan Kleis will be preaching.
Please pray for God’s blessing on the preaching of His Word – that Christ will
be exalted and that the gospel will lead sinners to Him in saving faith!
Christmas Eve Service:
Once again we will share Christmas Eve with Trinity
Baptist Church on Monday, December 24, at 6 pm. The candlelight communion
service will be held at Community Church this year. We will encourage the
community to join us. Nursery care will not be provided. Fellowship and dessert
will follow the service.
Please be in prayer for Sandra Tombe who will be
baptized on Sunday, December 30, at 2 pm at the Tovalin’s home.