Sunday Night BBQ and Corporate
Sunday, November 10, at 4:30:
This is our last time together for
Sunday night fellowship and
corporate prayer in 2013. We are taking a break in December
due to the holidays. But this evening is strategic. We
will enjoy fellowship from 4:30 to 6:00 pm. Our corporate
prayer will begin at 6:00 and go to 7:15 or 7:30 as the
Spirit leads. We will exalt God together, pray for revival,
and then plead for the salvation of the lost who participate
in our holiday outreach ministries. We want to shine the
light of Christ this season. But God must remove the veil
of Satan blinding those who are perishing. See 2 Cor
4:1-6. This requires corporate prayer by us!
will celebrate Thanksgiving as a Church Family
November 24, at 6 pm. This
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. Please pray for Blain who will be
ladies will gather together on
Monday, November 18, at 6 pm,
for a special evening. We plan
to make Manzanita Holiday trees that can be decorated for
Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, etc. We will make 2 trees,
one to keep and one to give away. The night will include a
devotional and potluck dinner as well. More information
will be coming soon, but please mark your calendar.
Sunday, December 1, at 4 pm we will minister at Atterdag
Village. Please pray for Al Doctolero who will be
teaching. Our children will be singing in nativity dress.
Plan to bring the whole family.
Missionary Christmas Gifts:
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 Todd and Celesta James.
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 the 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.
High and High School kids and their families will get
together at the Shelly’s home for their traditional
Christmas Party on Tuesday, December 3, from 6:00 – 9:00
pm. It will be a potluck dinner and White Elephant gift
Born” Christmas Concert:
Sunday, December 8, at 6:30 pm:
Grace Baptist Church in Lompoc, [and perhaps Trinity Baptist
in Solvang] will join us to bring the gospel and the “Hope
is Born” concert to our community. Steve Lively will be
singing at this concert. He will lead us in Christmas
carols, and will also be accompanied on a few songs by his
daughter, Laura. I will be presenting the gospel to our
guests. We will advertise in the newspaper. Promotional
invites will be distributed to our friends and posted in key
locations. A sign will be made, and placed in a very
strategic place in the SYV. We will share Christmas
desserts and fellowship
following the concert.
Caroling & Chili:
December 15, at 4:30: We plan to
carpool from the church and sing at the homes of families
and individuals within our Church body. We will then return
to the church for chili, cornbread, and Christmas cookies.
This is always a fun and memorable time for our church.
Sunday, December 22, 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 and 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
Christmas Eve Service:
again we plan to share our Christmas Eve Service with
Trinity Baptist Church on Tuesday, December 24, at 6 pm.
The candlelight Communion Service will be held at Trinity
this year. We will encourage the community to join us.
Nursery care is not provided. Fellowship and dessert
will follow the service.